Shay


Basenji
Picture of Shay, a female Basenji

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Home:Durham, NC  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Shaydog, Shog (the shortened version of Shaydog), Wrinkly-Head, Rude Dog (yes, she has an attitude)

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Likes:
Squirrels, tissues, grass, mom's pillow, sunny spots near the window

Pet-Peeves:
Being bothered when she is napping or when she is busy looking for squirrels out the window...

Favorite Toy:
A fat plush sheep, plush toys with floppy appendages, "snaky snake" (stuffed snake), ball, chewy bone, her blankets

Favorite Food:
She's a meat and cheese kinda gal... she is curious about vegetables, but won't actually eat them!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere!

Best Tricks:
Manipulating people with her cuteness

Arrival Story:
Shay came to me through Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT) in May 2003. She spent the first four and a half years of her life in the kennel of a commercial breeder. She was healthy, but very undersocialized and the poor girl didn't even know how to play when I first got her! She bonded with me quickly and she followed me everywhere, but it took her about a month to learn that toys were fun. And when she did finally start to play, she would only play by herself despite the best efforts by me and my sister's dog to get her to play with us! (I think she thought I was crazy!) Shay has really come a long way since then. She is still aloof (some might say "rude") with strangers and people she doesn't see often, but that is typical of her breed. She loves the people close to her and even seeks out attention, and she will occassionally play with other dogs.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 16th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
29972


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