Song of the Basenji

DaGoddess @ 18:10

“What do you want me to sound like?” Little Dude asked.

“How about a fish,” I suggested. It had been motormouth city since I’d picked him up from school. Two hours later, I was pretty much at my limit.

“Okay. Fish done. What now? What do you want me to sound like now?”

“A butterfly, please.”

“Mom, you just keep picking quiet things! That’s not fair.”

I smiled. “Yes, it is!”

After twenty minutes of this game, he begged and pleaded for a cat or dog to imitate.

“Okay, be a Basenji.”

Needless to say, the next few minutes were full of breed discription and silent glaring.

I thought it was hysterical.

By the way, what’s green and sings?

Apropos of nothing, from the creator of comes poetc.com. It’s really cool!


  1. Kermit!

    Comment by Kate — 2005/04/27 @ 19:13

  2. Thank goodness he didn’t know that basenji dogs actually do make a yodeling sort of sound!

    Comment by Gardenwife — 2005/04/27 @ 22:35

  3. GW – shhhhhh…it’s our secret.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2005/04/28 @ 02:04

  4. Hehehe…and they pass gas like a BIG DOG! or at least my buddy’s did – that dog could clear a room in a flash!

    Comment by PJ — 2005/04/28 @ 10:03

  5. You are mean, mom. mean.

    My mom used to use that trick on me….

    Comment by caltechgirl — 2005/04/28 @ 13:01

  6. What’s green and sings here in NC are the tiny little green tree frogs. Loud little suckers tho!

    Comment by Indigo — 2005/04/29 @ 15:06

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