Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Mawby of Adams Morgan can’t even this morning…”

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“This is Leelah, a WHS alum. When she’s not lounging, she’s chewing on baseboards and causing bunstruction in Dupont Circle.”

Cleo and Jackson

“Basenji neighborhood watch in Brookland: Cleo and Jackson.”

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  • Emmaleigh504

    I totally feel Mawby’s pain.
    Leelah has great markings.
    Cleo and Jackson are very handsome.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the Basenji breed before. They are beautiful!

  • OMG basenjis!! My dad’s dog is a basenji. Sweetest little pups! Do they also like burrowing under blankets?

  • Jackson the Basenji is a total sweetheart! Love that beastie!

  • Oh man, Mawby. That was basically me this morning…except less adorable.

  • anonymouse_dianne

    I love Basenjis! They are sighthounds from Africa and they yodel or baroo.

  • Question for Cleo and jackson’sperson (or people): how do they do here in the city? I had seriously considered getting a basenji in another busy city a few years back and was warned that because they are so wily and such wonderful African hunting dogs that they can get tunnel vision chasing squirrels and other city animals, which can be a tough fit for urban living. What has your experience been?

    • Anastasia Beaverhausen

      They do great! I think they’re wonderful city dogs. You just can’t ever take them off leash (except at a fenced dog park). If they see a squirrel, there’s nothing you could say that would stop them from running out in front of a car. Their prey drive is too strong.

    • Anastasia Beaverhausen

      Just make sure you read up on their personalities. It’s definitely a different experience than owning a lab. A basenji will not do your bidding. They are independent, very intelligent, and can be aloof toward strangers, but they form close bonds with their families and want to be with you.

  • @ Leela: You still HAVE baseboards? Any electrical cords left? Any books with spines still intact?

  • I love seeing bunnies on here. Always been curious about them as pets.

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