Likes: food, lots and lots of attention, Cookies, food
Pet-Peeves: RAIN, wet grass, baths, being ignored
Favorite Toy: sunshine, paper
Favorite Food: Bread, cookies, bread
Favorite Walk: Anywhere Dad goes
Best Tricks: Yodeling when in trouble, Yodeling just to be cute.
Arrival Story: Chica was in a kill shelter. A nice lady pulled her from the shelter and drove 3 hours to meet us. We drove 12 hours round trip to pick her up. Chica was very thin and appeared to have recently had pups. Despite all that, she is the most loving creature. Her beautiful golden eyes reveal a sweet spirit.
Bio: Chica was rescued by BRAT (Basenji Rescue & Transport-www.basenjirescue.org) . She has come through heartworm treatment and is doing well.
We had a lovely visit today from Mom's other daughter and her sweet little doggy, Biscuit. For those of you that don't know, Mom has two 2-legged daughters. The younger one is our favorite babysitter, but Mom says that both may be babysitting from time to time. This is very fine by me...so long as Biscuit comes along. Biscuit is a very sweet Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix. She is mostly white, but like me she is red headed. She is very sweet, polite and fun to play with. Mom was very careful to introduce us in a safe way so that we all had time to talk before we had time to sniff. After we settled down in each of our four crates, Mom lets us out. First Biscuit and Rascal, because Rascal is so easy going. Then Mom let me out. I immediately assumed the mother role and protected Biscuit when Mom finally let Spinner out. Spinner is a bit excitable and he barks loudly. I let Spinner know quickly that yelling was ugly and he had to stop. Before long, we were all lounging around the house together. I snuggled with both the 2-legged sisters and found their snuggle most excellent. So to all you dogs who have visitors, be nice. Visitors are fun to have and a blessing to know.
Blessings: New sisters, new friends, old sisters, old friends, Biscuit, Rascal, Spinner, BRAT, Mom & Dad, snuggles, smiles, warm hugs, time to play, time to rest, Friends on Dogster, having many many blessings.
Mom sent Dad to the store for cookies. Dad always buys the bestest cookies. Sometimes we get Milkbone or Scooby Doo, but this time Dad brought home the Holy Grail of Cookies. Mom says he bought them by mistake because they're the same brand as our food, but I say Dad knew what he was doing. Dad brought home (brace yourself small dogs of the world) COOKIES FOR LARGE BREED DOGS. Oh my goodness, it takes forever to eat one of these things. You nibble the corners, break it into pieces and hide all over the house. You can share a bite with your brother and not miss it at all. I even left a few pieces for Hazel (that's my Roomba vac). This is the life! You sit nicely for one cookie and you can ignore Mom's commands for the rest of the day. I highly recommend them. If you go to the store with you Mom or Dad, beg, cry and plead for the large breed cookies. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Blessings: Dad who knows how to pick a cookie, Mom who gives us the cookie, the cookie for being so good, the cookie box for sitting on the edge of the table cause I'm gonna get it, Spinner for being a sloppy cookie eater, BRAT for finding me a home with the best cookies, all my friends in Basenji's Rock--Thanks for the Rosettes, Dogster for giving me a place to share my adventures.
Don't forget to count your cookies--OOPS, I mean Blessings!