Basenjis may look cute and innocent with their big eyes, ears, and tails, but the truth is that they can’t be trusted. Here are ten reasons why Basenjiss are risky animals to be around.
1. They will give you sass when you try to make them do something they don’t want to do, like leave the dog park. Then, you’ll have to argue with your pup, causing people to look at you strangely.
2. They’ll do goofy things that make you laugh until your stomach hurts.
3. When you walk in the door after hours or even just minutes away, they’ll jump on you with unrestrained joy. If you’re not prepared, this happy greeting could knock you over!
4. After you bring your dog home, your house will soon become covered with balls of fur. Soon, you’ll have enough to make a new rug and you’ll give up trying to vacuum them.
5. If they’re bored or annoyed with you for not giving them attention, they’ll start chewing on whatever’s nearby. So be sure to play with your pup and give them lots of toys that they can chew all day.
6. If you’re wearing makeup, watch out! They will lick your face to show their love and happiness, washing away any makeup that you’re wearing.
7. They are able to perform Jedi mind tricks. If they want you to play with them, they’ll stare at you until you start throwing a ball or a stick. The Force is with them, so it’s best to just do what they want!
8. They are notorious spot-stealers. If you’re sitting on the couch and get up to grab a snack, they’ll immediately jump into your spot. Then, when you try to get them to move, they’ll stare at you with big eyes until you feel incredibly guilty. You’ll end up sitting on the floor while your dog happily naps.
9. Your windows will quickly become covered with nose prints from all the times your dog presses their nose against the glass. You’ll just have to get used to looking through a cloudy window.
10. They are actually thieves—they’ll steal your heart! You’ll realize how big a hole there was in your life before you got your dog. From that point on, you’ll always want to have a lovable, funny basenji in your home.