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Postby moochesmama » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:18 pm

Just found this forum through a rescue coordinator and thought I'd introduce myself BEFORE I lurk too much. Plus - it's great to show of my beloved pooch and foster pooch. I spent years showing and living with pack of Basenjis and bred a few litters responsibly (tested for health, took back a lot of dogs for a lot of reasons) but still felt bad about the occasional less than ideal placement :oops: . Basenjis are another breed that is tough to place well - lot's energy, some dog aggression, and a "different" personality. My conscience got the best of me and when my last basenji was 15, I adopted a pit mix (Mr. Mooches) from a humane society that was getting ready to put him down because he had been in rescue too long. I made every mistake in the book, but I think I'm finally learning. And he's still a fantastic family member - loving, a great house dog, no barking, smart (okay, not stupid anyway). This is Mooches (now almost 6 yrs old) on the hot tub cover:

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The more I've gotten to know him, the more I've become fascinated with the breed. So a little while ago we decided to foster baby Ginger, who was in an overcrowded animal control/shelter (she was pregnant, delivered, and raised pups, too) for nearly 3 monthes before they decided her time was almost up. She was a little motherly looking so no one wanted to adopt her! Imagine, a PERFECT little (43 pounds) rednose with no behavior problems. Luckily, she found a fantastic home right before Christmas! Thanks if you're listening in! Lucky Ginger:

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Now we are fostering Daisy - from the same animal control/shelter and through the same organization. She's low key - almost lazy and sooooo sweet. I love her fat lips! We may keep her if we can get our picky boy to like her - we're trying to be very slow in introducing them. Unfortunately, I had some sneaking suspicions and had the vet x-ray her hips while she was out for her spay and she has the early stages of hip dysplasia - I guess almost a third of bully breeds do.... So now I'm pestering her with glucosamine tablets all the time...

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Our biggest challenge is finding someone besides little dogs (who he ADORES) and puppies that Mooches will live with. Sad thing is - he's not even a fighter - just a grumpy, jealous dog that will push other dogs to their limit if he doesn't like them. I keep telling him that if he accepts Daisy then he won't have to put up with anymore fosters.... (don't tell him or my SO that I'm lying !!!).

Anyway - glad to see all your beautiful dogs and great ideas. Hope the pics work....

Deb
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Postby PitBullPride » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:21 pm

Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby pocketpit » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:30 pm

:welcome:
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Postby X-girl » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:50 pm

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Great intro! Really cute doggies!
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Postby Boscoe13 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:05 pm

:welcome: to the board!
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Postby violet » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:19 pm

:hi :welcome:
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Postby kazuo » Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:45 am

:welcome:
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Postby tjbsandy » Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:12 am

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Postby mypitmika » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:09 am

I hate when I can't see pics :crybaby: haha
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Re: Hello in there!

Postby rosiegirl » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:28 am

moochesmama wrote:
Our biggest challenge is finding someone besides little dogs (who he ADORES) and puppies that Mooches will live with. Sad thing is - he's not even a fighter - just a grumpy, jealous dog that will push other dogs to their limit if he doesn't like them.


Welcome. Mooches sounds just like my Rosie-dog! :)
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Postby Boo439 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:52 pm

Welcome to the board!! :hi
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