Have you ever noticed how many basenjis seem to NEED to be around each other, but yet making bodily contact is such a touchy subject? I must admit that I don't really understand the "dominance dances" that my two do with each other, but it seems that they're always doing them -- one day it's okay for one to steal the other's rawhide, but the next day it's not; sometimes it's okay for them to sit on either side of me on the couch, but sometimes one gets growly and wants to possess both sides of the couch.
I know that in doggie world, there's a rhyme and reason for all of these things, and I'm sure if I watched their body language more closely I'd understand it better. But most of the time I'm just a thick-headed human, and I don't "get it." Which is exactly why I think it's so adorable and momentous when I catch the pups in a rare display of actually being allowed to touch each other!!