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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Boomy; Babygirl, Boom-Boom, Bouncing Baby Bunmi, Rocketdog, BunmDini

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

January 1st 2005

Love, treats, playing

Dogs getting in her face

Favorite Toy:
Her brothers/sister

Favorite Food:
Dehydrated chicken bites, turkey hotdogs

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
Getting Spinner to play

Arrival Story:
Bunmi was turned over to BRAT by her owners because she had become a bit of an escape artist. She was loved and well cared for in her former home and comes to us a healthy and happy little girl.

Bunmi is a beautiful girl with a typical basenji aloofness. She is very smart and playful. We discovered why Bunmi escapes...she LOVES children!!! Her favorite thing in the world is to have children read to her.

Forums Motto:
God bless BRAT!!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Is my dog a Basenji?

BRAT Website:

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 7th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Chica BellaRock'n Rowdy
"Rascal" of
Caper KikiTrapper

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Amusement of Little Miss Adventures

What’s an escape artist to do?

May 15th 2008 7:07 pm
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We are 3 basenjis (me-Bunmi, Chica and Rascal) and a lab mix (Spinner) in my pack.

Spinner is what our vet calls “special.” He truly has the shortest attention span of any dog I’ve ever known. Of course, he is frightened to leave his own yard.

Rascal came from an excellent breeder in Virginia and would never entertain the idea of leaving his beloved yard/house or the people that inhabit. Chica (BRAT Basenji) came from a kill shelter. She was emaciated, heartworm positive and had just weaned a litter of pups. Chica has taken a journey or two, but only because she didn’t realize there was no leash in the hand of the human who was running behind her--cheering her on.

I, in great contrast, like to keep things interesting. I dig, chew, shred or any other activity that might grant me freedom to play with children. I especially love the girl, T, who reads to me the most interesting stories.

The school’s out bell is my call to action. I don't want to leave my people, but regrettably my people are only capable of producing grandchildren. Did you know that brand new grandchildren are simply of no use for play?

Today I had just finished the perfect and heavily disguised escape hole when Spinner sounded the alarm. I don't like barking, but Spinner's screaming makes me really upset. With all that infuriating noise, I had precious little time to take my leave.

Usually, Chica will yodel or snark her protest, but no…not this time. Chica planted her silly self mid escape route and proceeded to take a siesta. It is too late to dig another hole and I'm certainly not going to try and move "her majesty"

What’s an escape artist to do?

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