You had a Basenji? I am truly amazed. You bought into the whole 'barkless dog' business.
For those that don't know about the Basenji, it isn't really a dog; it's a close cousin. A few important differences are the domestication factor, which in a Basenji is very low. Dropped off in the country, virtually all dogs will starve to death. The Basenji won't. It'll get right with the program and find its dinner, water and a safe place to live. Basenjis are very quick to learn and are thought to be the most intelligent dog when it comes to problem solving. It has a demeanor closer to that of a fox or something.
The Basenji is called the barkless dog, which is true but which attracts a lot of potential owners because they think the dog will be quiet. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Just ask Solleks about this. The Basenji can make all dog noises except the bow-wow noise. It can neither bow nor wow. Instead, it has a perfectly horrid yodeling noise that it makes which will take six weeks off your life the first time you hear it up close and personal. It sounds a lot like the dog is being fed into a garbage disposal, tail first.
Basenjis must be socialized from birth, and even then it isn't safe to leave them unattended around smaller animals, such as cats. The Basenji will clean your house of vermin while you're away, you see.
All that said, if you can domesticate and train one, you'll never find a better dog. Basenjis are loyal to a fault and are capable of following complex instructions. They'll climb trees and other objects and will happily help you with any chore you might have around a large yard or farm.