Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Head Licking

I don't think it's unusual that my basenjis like to lick heads; from what I hear it's a pretty normal basenji "quirk."  I always thought it was because most peoples' foreheads are slightly salty, so that's what draws the dog to lick. But if that's true, then why is my basenji Biko obsessed with licking our new baby's head??? Take a look:

As you can see, the baby isn't too happy when Biko licks his head, so I try not to let it happen, but sometimes it's hard not to because it's just too funny!  Maybe the dog is trying to "groom" the baby as would a mother dog with its young?  I don't know, but I think we're going to have to teach Biko that the baby isn't a puppy :-) 

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