There is always a risk in having fun, but for most the reward is worth the risk. She has a momentary setback.
Since you mentioned her being a zombie for the first week on pain meds (but didn't mention which), I want to share my experiences with them. I've had more than 130 basenji fosters - lots of pain meds required for post-surgical sterilization procedures, etc., as well as various medical conditions the dogs have when they first arrive. Rimadyl is frequently prescribed by vets for pain. When I gave it to a couple of fosters, they became so lethargic that I would have taken them into the vet's or ER if they had progressed much further. I do know of others, including former fosters, that have died hours after taking just one more regular dose of Rimadyl. While there are always risks in life, there are other pain meds which have not produced such negative reactions in my fosters. I have used Tramadol for many more basenjis than I have ever used Rimadyl and have never had a reaction from the Tramadol (though I do have to hide it more carefully - very bitter taste!). I will not use Rimadyl for a basenji again. While it may be fine, I just don't want to take the risk based on the amount of reactions I've seen in the time that I have used it. There are other options. If you do use it, please watch your basenji very carefully and consider asking your vet for a different pain reliever if they do become lethargic or behavior changes significantly.
I would like to know what pain meds you were using, if you don't mind sharing the info. To keep life simple with so many fosters, I like to do everything in a manner that will be tolerated by all in the population. While, of course, there will be an exception here and there, if I see something is a problem multiple times, I will eliminate it from our routines.
Thanks for sharing!