Basenjis

5 Reasons Why I Love My Quirky Basenjis

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 National Basenji Mischief Day was last Friday. Okay, so it’s not a holiday like Labor Day, the Fourth of July, or even National Ice Cream Day. But it’s a holiday that I celebrate, nonetheless. With a 10,000-year history, Basenjis are quirky, independent thinkers. As pets, they can make us laugh, make ...continue reading

5 Things I Learned from my Pup about Trying New Things

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 This weekend, we had a first in our family. We took our two Basenji dogs to the beach. There’s something you need to know about Basenjis. Unlike many breeds, they hate water. They’ll even go at great lengths to avoid rain, water from the hose, swimming pools, and especially the ocean. ...continue reading

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The Great Possum Caper

The shouts startled me. “Bonnie! No! Get away! Get away!” Oh, no. I realized our Basenji girl, Bonnie, must have caught some sort of hapless small creature who’d been foolish enough to venture into our backyard. Steve must have been trying to stop her. I rushed outside with Clyde, our male Basenji who’s almost six ...continue reading

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Completing the Pack

These past couple of years have been hard in some respects. In March 2016, we lost Aspen, our female Basenji. Granted, she was fifteen at the time, so her death should not have come as a surprise. Still, it caught us totally unawares. We had to make that tough decision to put her down, and ...continue reading

Characters That Can Steal the Show

Pets color our world. They make us laugh. They  irritate us. They add companionship when we need to hug something. Pets also add color to a novel. In Loose Ends, I provided Alex with two dogs, one a Coonhound mix and the other a Basenji. They are just as much secondary characters as Tiny and ...continue reading