Likes: Eating and sleeping. She also loves No. 1 Position in the bed between her "mom" and "dad"
Pet-Peeves: When Talker comes on the bed and she's under the covers. She'll growl. She doesn't like Talker eating her bones.
Favorite Toy: Her bones
Favorite Food: Treats, steak, oatmeal, egg -- what doesn't she like?
Favorite Walk: Anytime and everywhere in the neighborhood.
Best Tricks: Sitting like a frog.
Arrival Story: Savannah almost didn't make it to our home. After experiencing one basenji (Talker), another basenji was not on my husband list of dogs to get to keep Talker company. A basenji friend (Linda) who's new pup came from the same breeder as Talker told us that there was a female available from the same litter. Linda brought her little boy pup to visit and my husband saw the way basenji played together and he just loved seeing her little "Taj" that he gave in right then and there and told me to make the call to the breeder and bring that little girl home.
Bio: 7-23-2012 Banners! journeyed to the bridge this afternoon. It's with a heavy heart that we let her go. The cancer traveled too quickly through her body. She was such a precious girl and she gave us many memories, but not enough. We wanted more, but she couldn't; she stayed as long as she could with us. She gave us so much LOVE! That's what she was all about. WE miss her deeply and she will live and Bee loved inside our hearts forever! Good Journey Baby Girl. Mamma Loves You and Dad does too...and Talker does too.
Well, tonight mom said that she wanted to go see a movie and talked Talker and Me into tagging along with the BanCam for a movie called Wolf Totem. I must say that I was a little reluctant to go because a few months earlier, mom said we were all going to see Wolf Pack. Wolf Pack is about a pack of wolves in New York City. I was jazzed because I envisioned wolves battling in the streets of New York City. I had not seen a good wolf battle since Jacob's pack battled it out with those bad vampires a few years ago. I have to say that I was very disappointed in Wolf Pack because there were no wolves in the movie. There were only a pack of boys wiff long hair walking around New York City and watching movies in their New York apartment.
So when Mom said let's go see Wolf Totem, I gave a paws down. Talker said he wanted to see the movie wiff mom so they out voted me.
Anyways, this movie takes place during China's Cultural Revolution in 1960; before my time and probably before your pawrent's time too. Two city students are sent to the Grasslands to live with Mongols who are sheep herders. The city boys are to teach the sheep herders how to read and the sheep herders are to teach them how to be sheep herders.
The sheep herders believe in the power of balance of the eco system. Every living animals has a purpose and none can be eliminated without suffering the consequences. Pretty heavy stuff for the sixties. So the sheep herders need the grass to feed their sheep. The Gazelles eat the grass and the wolves eat the gazelles.
When an official comes to the sheep herders and gives them the responsibility of tending the army's horses, that's when everything becomes unbalance. The Army officials believe that the wolves need to be slaughter but the Mongols say that it is wrong and that if the wolves are killed, then the wolves will seek their revenge and come after the sheep. But the Army official do not believe in such things and they do things to the wolves that really piss them off; like stealing the food that they bury in the snow/ice so they can have enough to get them thru the winter or when the Army demands that all the wolf cubs are killed so that the pack is reduced in size.
This was all very upsetting to mom, Talker and me and I often had to hide my eyes at the horrible scenes. Is this what life was about back in China??
But true to the beliefs of the Mongols, the wolves did seek their revenge in a big way. I had to constantly calm Talker down as he was out of his seat and lunging towards the big screen. He was always a dramatic theatrical dog; always trying to upstage even the smallest of roles such as when one of the city students tried to raise a wolf pup. Talker tried upstaging the wolf pup by trying to coach the pup out of his den; trying to get him to escape the ties and cages that kept him from the wild; and trying to make him learn the ways of the wolf when he couldn't since he was being raised by a human city boy.
There was a thrilling scene when the wolves worked together as a pack and herded the Army's horses to a lake. I won't tell you the end results because it was just too much for me to take.
The deep meaning of this film was that you can't tame the wild and you can't disrupt nature's course and balance without consequences.
I give this film five paws up (the highest rating), five pupcorns and five snap snap and five howls to the wind for the beautiful wolf packs and the scene they were in; the running scenes, the howling scenes and for the movie's message.
We left the movie truly touched by the story. Talker left in a harness because he was trying to find his wolf roots and well...I just didn't want him to break our mood so I kept him leashed up until we got back home.
So...see Wolf Totem for a taste of the Wild and See Wold Pack...if you're a city person and want to see five guys running around the city in a pack. Not the same thing, I tell you.
Sorry for the delay in writing my movie review on this movie. I saw it a few weeks ago by hooking up the BanCam to my Dad's head. I actually don't need to do that anymore since I'm an Angel, but I do it for Talker because he can't go to the movies. He can only go to the drive in theater but we don't have one near by. So I give Talker the hook up via my Dad's head.
A good movie, according to my Dad, is one that keeps him awake. This is one of those movies and good thing because we've had plenty of movies where Dad has fallen asleep and we only see the dark floor of the movie theater and Dad's feet.
But back to my review! I really enjoyed this movie. It was entertaining and funny and the food looked soooo good. I wish there was smell o vision and Taste O'vision for this movie because that Chef could cook.
The movie is about a talented chef who conformed to what the owner wanted him to cook and not what the Chef wanted to cook. This Chef could cook but he somehow got caught up on the mundane and boring food that was safe. I bet lots of you pups have the same ol kibble day in and day out. I bet you pups would love to have your very own personalized Chef come cook for you. Heck, I would too! Anyways, this Chef goes back to his roots and finds himself and also finds that he is first a father and then a Chef and that's the important message to this movie. Also, that you can get really excellent food off of those gourmet food trucks.
I have this movie four bags of garlic and chives butter popcorn with sea salt. Not your every movie day popcorn, but the real buttered popcorn. I don't recall any pups in the movie, but I may have missed them because I kept flying to the screen to press my nose over the dishes to see if I could smell the food.
So go see Chef and then go have a really excellent meal! Talker's treat! Just send him the bill.
Oh boy do I have a Tell for you. Well let me tell you what happened this late afternoon. Mom has been home sick all week. Actually gramma was at our house sick too. So Talker was home wiff mom all week but she was too sick to really pay much attention to him. So this afternoon mom felt a bit better and took him for a walk. Well they just got started when they saw the elderly Miss Minnie who was taking her afternoon walk. Mom always stops and talks wiff her cuz she nice and mom always gives her pictures of our xmas cards and Talker's Valentine Day's cards. She really likes Talker. She liked me too and more but now she only likes Talker.
Anyway, they chatted awhile and talker got whinny and they moved on. Then mom saw her other friend who walks Sage who will be 18 on April 18th! Way to go Sage! Oh pawsitive paws for Sage who is going to the vet on Saturday cuz he hasn't been feeling too well.
Anyways, Talker was getting upset cuz they were now heading home. So they said their good byes and moved on.
Well Talker had to pooped and then he did his boy dawg patch out on the grass. After he got off the grass he started limping and holding up his paw. Mom checked it and checked it and couldn't find anything. All the way home Talker kept licking and limping.
Then they get home and all the way I'm telling mom that Talker is faking it cuz he wants attention. But then Talker starts making that funny face of his like when he's gonna throw up and sure enough! He throws up! That yellow stuff. He did it three times! Then he's running around the backyard and panting and running in the house and tearing up the beds by digging to china! Mom keeps checking him but sees nothing so she thinks he needs a benadryl. She she tries to get the tiny pill in his mouth but Talker ain't having it; nope not at all -- not wiff cheese, not wiff dog food, nada!
Talker is just really playing up the scene. Mom takes a wet towel and wipes him down and wipes his paws and tries to cool him down, but nope...Talker is acting it up!
I yell at mom, Take him to the VET ;c;
Cuz I know he's faking it. So mom calls up the emergency vet and hauls Talker to the car.
Then Talker is in the car and he's shaking his paw and he's holding it up like it's hurting him big time. He's going for the Oscar now! But the thing is that he doesn't know he's going to the vet cuz mom had to take him to the after hours vet and he's never been there.
So they get inside and suddenly....yeah..just like that, Talker starts walking normal. The he's not panting anymore. The lady vet comes out and gives mom paper work and mom is about to sign him up, but Talker gets all calm and serious about the situation so mom waits. Then she tells the lady she's going to sit and wait for a bit. Then mom takes Talker outside and walks him around the block and Talker is walking and acting all normal CUZ HE FAKED THE WHOLE THING!!!
He realized he was at the vet's office and he cut the act right then and there!
So they came home and now he's all quiet and embarrassed.
Now mom is all mad at Big Daddy cuz she called him three times but he didn't pick up his phone.