Benji, The Basenji and Cybele The Other Basenji
Hepi was walking her two Basenjis on a cold winter day at Central Park.
Were they both adopted?
Benji was adopted. I got him in 2000 from a shelter. Cybele came from a breeder.
I started out with one female Basenji before. Then, I got involved with a Basenji rescue. They called me from the city shelter saying they have a dog for fostering. So I went and got him. I was going to find him a home, which I did. But by then, I was in love with him after correcting his misbehaving. He has been my longest living dog - for 16 years now.
My female died in 2011 and Benji was miserable, so I got him a companion Cybelle. He adores her.
Why Basenjis in particular?
They don't bark. They are extremely clean and they never smell like a dog. They are from Central Africa and only shed twice a year. They are gorgeous looking dogs in my opinion. They are one of the earliest descendants of the wolves according to New York Times.
I am the Basenji lady of the west side.
|Name:||Benji and Cybele|
|Age:||16 Years Old and 3 Years Old (@time of posting)|
|Location:||Central Park West Side
January 18, 2015
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