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Master Buddy Dog

Updated on January 30, 2015

Meet Buddy!

I have known Buddy since he was a little shaver. Now I live with Buddy, his family (Mike (my son), Tammy (daughter-in-law), Marissa and Desiree (my granddaughters). Buddy is a best friend to Mike and has been with him through think and thin. Buddy was there for Mike at his wedding and was such a good sport he wore a tux! He is a real protector of the family and loves the children. He is a mixed breed (Basenji) but who is keeping track. He is almost 12 years old (that's old in dog years) but he can run like lighting and can be just as sneaky as the young dogs.

Buddy loves to go outside for adventures and when he comes back on command he get a treat ( a doggie bone). I think, if Buddy could talk, he probably would like a new doggie friend because when he gets out he loves to visit with other dogs like his friend Jack (terrier). The only problem is that Jack runs off and gets Buddy in trouble.

The best we can figure is that Buddy is probably a Basenji. Basenji's were bred as hunting dogs coming from stock that came from Africa. The Basenji is alert, affectionate, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. It can be described as speedy, frisky, tireless at play, and teasing the owner into play. The Basenji is somewhat aloof, but can also form strong bonds with people and can become emotionally attached to a single human. (Wikipedia).

That does describe Buddy. He is very alert, even thought he is close to 12 years in age. He loves people, once he knows he can trust you to the family. He is very good with children, loves to play and gets very lonely when left alone. When we are gone, we leave music or TV on for the Bud.

So this lens is dedicated to Buddy and may he have many more years added to his dog years. Love ya Bud!

Buddy Goes Camping at Steinaker Park, near Vernal, Utah

August 8, 2011

Bruce & Sandy
Bruce & Sandy


Friend, Grandmother, Animal Lover

I am the Lensmaster. This May 31, I will have been doing Squidoo lenses for three years. I love Squidoo and love to take pictures. I believe I love reading other lensmaster's creations as well as making lenses. Buddy was such a willing subject. I don't have a pet of my own but Buddy is always willing and able to play ball or take a walk.

That's me to the right with my late husband (lost him to cancer Sept. 3, 2010). Nothing helps you when your blue like the love of a pet...Buddy has been there for me.

How did you come up with the name?

My son got him when he was just a little pup and came up with the name. When he was a puppy, Buddy use to sit curled around the back of my son's neck.

What are your favorite things to do with Buddy?

Play Chase or Play Ball

A tennis ball is Buddy's favorite. He love to chase the ball and play catch. He also enjoyed a good chase around in circles. It always amazes me how dogs never get dizzy and they can stop on a dime!

The Thing I Love About Buddy

His wonderful disposition!

Photos of Buddy - Every Dog's Dream

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His Sister, he thinks she is a dog.Children He ProtectsRing BearerPutting On The Tux!Practice WalkFinal AdjustmentAttention to DetailLooking Sharp With The Bride's FamilyBride, Groom, Best Man & Man's Best Friend
His Sister, he thinks she is a dog.
His Sister, he thinks she is a dog.
Children He Protects
Children He Protects
Ring Bearer
Ring Bearer
Putting On The Tux!
Putting On The Tux!
Practice Walk
Practice Walk
Final Adjustment
Final Adjustment
Attention to Detail
Attention to Detail
Looking Sharp With The Bride's Family
Looking Sharp With The Bride's Family
Bride, Groom, Best Man & Man's Best Friend
Bride, Groom, Best Man & Man's Best Friend

Kodak Moment

Kodak Moment
Kodak Moment

Some of Buddy's Other Favorite Things

Buddy's Bed

We Think Buddy is a Basenji and ?


The dog below is a Basenji and he looks a lot like Buddy.

Handsome Buddy

Do Stop By. - They Say I will Get A Bone If You Do!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! He DOES indeed look like our Corgi mix . . . and love that you included photos of Buddy wearing his tux! I bet he and Holly would be great friends if they ever met . . . thanks for visiting my Holly-corgi lens!

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      7 years ago

      This was great mom. I am glad Buddy has taken to watching out for you. Pop would be proud!

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      7 years ago

      This was great mom. I am glad Buddy has taken to watching out for you. Pop would be proud!

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      Sherry Venegas 

      8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      A wonderful friend. I love how he was in the wedding. The first time I have seen that. I am sorry for your loss. Take care. Sherry

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I'm glad Buddy has been there to help you through what must be a difficult time.

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      8 years ago

      Sounds like Buddy has been a real gift from God for you! I can tell this is a subject that you are passionate about. Keep up the good work!


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