July 13th 2006 5:37 am
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Lets see, when I was really little I was taken away from my doggie mom and put in a cage, many people came and passed by everyday. Some of them took me out to play and one day a Lady took me "home". Home was great for a little while there were things to rip up and a cat to chase.... Life was good for me. Then I had some kind of accident...... I don't really remember much except it hurt really bad. They said it was a growth plate fracture, whatever that is.
One day the lady got tired of me chasing the cat and put me outside in a pen. I thought it was ok for a while till I learned it was to be forever. Then I got really sad and began to cry. I cried and cried a lot but never got to go inside again. My mommy says a lot of bad things musta happened to me in that pen, cause I have scars on my face from the boy dog that was in there with me. And my front teeth are all worn down from trying to chew my way out. Mommy thinks I might have had babies once too. I have blocked the past out so I'm not real sure either.
I lived in that pen until hurricane Ivan knocked it down, then they put my on a tie-out, I did not like it much either. Finally in 2004 the lady turned me over to rescue. I went to stay with Kristen ( Helping Hands Rescue FL ) my foster worker, but I did not like her dogs, so she made me a nice place to stay at the vet clinic where she works.
Kristen told my mommy that when she got me I had very little hair cause fire ants had bitten me all over my body, boy let me tell you that hurts a lot, those bugs sting!!!
Kristen treated me for heart worm too, that was really bad, it made me really sick and Kristen thought I was going to die on her a couple of times. I am tough a nails though and I pulled through.
Then one day I think it was the end of April in 2006 Kristen came and got me out of my run and took me into the front of the vet clinic, and there was my two new mommies. My mommy sat down on the floor and did her very best to keep from hugging and squeezing me to death! Hasn't she ever heard basenjis are aloof? I was very shy and did not know what to make of them at all.
That first night we spent in the camper and I got to meet my basenji sisters Sukeena and Lady and Hermione the beagle. I was very overwhelmed by everything and would not eat the "ice cream" stuff they tried to give me. I have since learned what a dummy I was about that, that stuff ROCKS!
Anyway all is well now, I really love my Mommy a lot and have only bitten her twice. I could not help it I was scared, and when I shrank back cause I thought for sure she would hit me for something like that, she just picked me up and rocked me back and forth and told me it was ok. Wow is that cool or what? I think........ I can trust her.........
My Mommy says I'm doing super good now, and I'm understanding the words she uses like "up", "down" and "come". She says we're going to something called "dog school" cause I need a few more words and something called socialization, whatever that is.
I really LOVE camping, and I do swimming therapy too to help build the muscles around my bum leg back up. I really like my family now and believe I have the good life!!
Sniff ya later,
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