When I was a child, my grandmother used to tell me to let sleeping dogs lie. I had no idea what she meant - so I always took that in the most literal sense and never, ever bothered a sleeping dog.
This is Kirby, my 1st dog, my first basenji, and the original 4-legged love of my life. He came into my life when he was a puppy. He loves to sleep and so do I - we are a match made in sleeping heaven.
Since everything I knew about basenjis I learned from my Kirby, I thought every basenji slept in a tight little basenji-ball. - which is the only way Kirby sleeps. Until. . .
This is Saana. She is my 2nd dog, my second basenji, and is the 4-legged love of my husband's life. Course Kirby & I love her just as much, so she is a lucky girl. She is a BRAT girl who found us last November when her foster dad brought her to OUR dog park.
Much to my initial suprise. . .she NEVER sleeps in a basenji-ball. Until then, Kirby was my only basenji-teacher. But you can wake her up and the first things she does is stretch and wag her little tail at at you - and your heart flutters too.
This is Bogey. He is one of Kirby's best doggy friends who rules the house where my friend Jenn lives. Kirby and Bogey have sleepovers, like all best friends do, and Bogey sleeps anywhere and any way he can find! But unlike Kirby or Saana, Bogey does not wake up and wag his tail. In fact, if you touch Bogey's backside anywhere while he's sleeping - you will be the unlucky recipient of a Bogey snark. He does not like to be woken up with touching. Who knew? A dog as grumpy as I am in the mornings.
And finally, this is Luey. He's not even a basenji. He's a Vizsla, and he is Kirby's other best doggy friend in the world. They are the same age and have grown up together since puppies.
And why am I showing you Luey? Because I think Luey really, really wants to be a basenji. . .
All I can really tell Luey is to just let sleeping basenjis lie!
(Even if they are on top of each other)