Do your basenjis have nicknames? It seems that mine acquire them quite by accident, and they often changeMy first basenji girl Bow had quite a few tags that would jangle like a cat bell, and she was often called "that jangly little dog" by friends and eventually Bow Jangles.
Bow's trainer always has nicknames for dogs in the class, and she often called Bow Minxy which I rather liked as well.
Now that I have Shaka and Audrey (who came to me named Shacka and Cry Baby) are part of my household, nicknames keep coming up. Shaka is often called Prince Shaka, on his good days at least, or Shaka-Doodle.
Audrey's trainer has tendency to call her Bug, and I often call her that or Audrey Bug. When a friend in New York saw a picture of me holding Audrey he asked, "Is that a baby kangaroo?" One of my Australian wines is called Little Roo with a picture of a young kangaroo on its label which, the more I look at it, sort of looks like Audrey. So I have come to call Audrey Little Roo more often. We are only a little more than three months into our adventures together, and I am sure more names will emerge on our path together. There are times I have come close to calling them Roy and Helen, my parents names, since their relationship so often reminds me of them.
I have yet to call Audrey Lucy,but maybe because of the centennial of that other famous redhead mischief maker, I have lately I have noticed that after catching Audrey being naughty that I take a deep sigh and say, "Audrey, you got some 'splainin' to do!"