Meet Ollie! Isn't she just the cutest thing you've ever seen? She is a labrador retriever mixed with a basenji.
Basenjis come from Africa, don't bark and can climb trees. Ollie barks but VERY rarely. Only when someone knocks or rings the doorbell and at balloons. She hates balloons. She doesn't climb trees either. I've never seen her climb one anyway!
I adopted her from Petsmart in 2005. Here she is as a little pup!
Her mother was pregnant with her and her brother when she was rescued from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She wasn't born until she came to NC but interestingly (is that a word?) she is deathly afraid of water. She won't go near lakes or creeks and like any dog, she hates baths! She was a Christmas present to my boyfriend (now my husband) and we have loved her like crazy since the first day we saw her. She is the sweetest, smartest dog I have ever met!! She knows when you are sick or upset and she will do her best to make you feel better. She can learn a new trick in one afternoon. She does have faults though. She chooses not to learn the Stay command. She always has to be on a leash or she will run at 90mph into the street. She has actually hit a car once. I have never been so freaked out in my life. She always comes back but not before she scares the daylights out of us!! We love her so much and we don't know what we would ever do without her. She is just like a child to us. I love you Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!!
I'd love to hear about ya'lls pets!!!