The Rip Van Wrinkler,
XVII, Issue 1, February 2013

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Sunshine. . .

A year ago - Fiddle looking up to her mom, Fern.

Central Park, Hepi Armen photo

Feel Better:

Kaila Harlan. We all love you.

New Titles:

Andrea Stone’s Regan got her Championship. New Champion FoPaw's Touch of Evil at Saorsa (finished on the same day as her brother, Rage). She finished with a major and BOS over specials. The judge, David Bolus, was very compli-mentary and said it was the nicest Basenji entry (and the biggest) he'd judged to date.

Regan, new champ!

Susan Marsicano’s Scarlet got her NAJ agility title. She also got her ASCA Novice Jumpers title. FC Apu PiNache RN NA NAJ RS-N SC THD FCh SGRC2 SORC JOR CGC TDIA MVB.

Susan Marsicano’s Fern got her ASCA Open Jumpers title AND, in AKC agility, very first QQ, & a bunch more MACH points. She got 5 MX legs. 2 more to that title & 3 MXJ legs. Ch. Apu Painted Sand RN AX AXJ XF THD CL3 RS-N JS-O SC FCh SGRC ORC SOR CGC TDIA MVB.

Fern at the dog park at American K9, in NH.

Chris Maxka’s Tebow finished his championship. Ch. SunDiata's Urban Legend.

Wendy Hodges’ Tank got his FC & a BIF to boot!

Congratulations to Lisa Voss & Sam Stump on their marriage!

More New Titles:

Susan Marsicano’s Guy Noir got his ASCA Novice Jumpers title AND his AKC NFP title & 2 Open Jumpers P legs. Apu Guy Noir RA NAJ NJP NFP JV-N THD CL2-H CL2-S CL2-F FCh SGRC ORC SOR CGC TDIA MVB.

Lisa Marshall’s Miranda got her RA. Ch. Arendahl's Carnival Night RA NAJ OA. Lisa is the recipient of the 1st BCOSW Above and Beyond award.

Brenda Phillip’s Nike got his CPE Level 1 Standard title, Lucy Q’d in Level 2 Standard, & Captain got 5 of 5 Qs & his CPE Level 2 Standard title.

Kudos to:

Kathryn Ladick’s Diva, Jaroufa's The Glamazon at Etowah, now has 14 pts in ASFA, & a first placement.  She also has 1 pt. in AKC LC & 2 Breed pts. Rocky got 42 ASFA pts. & won a NOTRA meet.

Yvonne ‘t Mannetje’s Ch'ami was 1st Place Jubileumren 2012 in Goes.

Chris Maxka had 2 litters at SunDiata: Ch SunDiata's Taffanel x Ch. Sonbar's Seventh Son of Djakomba -  12/12/12   4 reds, 2 boys, 2 girls. Ch. SunDiata's Piccolo x Ch. Laurel's S'Sa Boy Wonder of Djakomba -  12/8/12   2 tri girls.

Karen Christensen’s Tutu (FC Apu Pi De Deux SC SGRC3 SORC JOR) had a litter sired by Liner (Apu I Liner) on Jan. 8th, 2013. 2 r/w boys, one brindle boy, 1 r/w girlie.

Uschi Grewe’s N Litter was born on 23 Dec. 2012. Lela had 1 try boy, 2 r/w boys & a r/w girl.

In Memoriam:

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Lu Dye. She will always be with all of our basenjis. She loved them so much.

Our sympathies and tributes can be found on Page 3

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(Affiliate Basenji Club of America, founded 1997)

President....Susan Kamen Marsicano
Vice President...Lisa Osenni Mackey
Secretary.....Debby Mayer
Treasurer & BCOA Liaison… Karen Sahulka

Board of Directors
Karen P. Christensen, Lotte Hotaling, Natalie Harner, Suzanne Schulz, Tamara E. Allen & Officers of the Club

BCOA Rescue Contacts: Mary Silva & Michelle Voyek

Roy Schecter..Music Director

Rip Van Wrinkler® Editors:

Editor in Chief: Susan Kamen Marsicano

Peon Editors in Chief:

Roy Schecter

Tamara E. Allen

Copy Editor :  Karen Sahulka

Collator in Chief:  Jo Lunetta