Sunday, September 19, 2010
Success Story: Dakota from Wimauma
When our beloved basenji mix Suede passed away in April this year, I was heart broken. In 2003, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time I had two wishes, one was that I could quit my job and adopt a dog. Both those wishes were granted by my husband Fred. During chemo, I fell asleep and had a dream about a dog with a curly tail. When I woke up, I Googled "dog with a curly tail" and then I started learning about the basenji breed. I contacted a breeder in North Carolina, Sheila Judd, who no longer bred basenjis but had three adult dogs up for adoption. She sent me a picture of Suede and I jumped on a plane and flew down to meet her. Suede was a stray that had been with Sheila for about four years, and after passing the adoption interview she was ours.