She is now just a year and a half old. Amazing. How an animal, who only wants to be with her “pack” can be such an incredible friend. She was so easy to train. She only wants to make you happy. She can infuriate you and make you melt…. all in about the span of an hour. Basil is family. She is one of the tribe. She was THE RIGHT ANSWER for a guy who spends an awful lot of time alone dealing with stress. She never lets you be alone and when you are feeling particularly grumpy about all of the nonsense of the real world…. she brings you a toy and wags her tail. Dogs ARE Buddha nature.