Hello, I'm pomegranatetears, Lina Marie's human ;).
I adopted a basenji/something mix (the vet can't tell what the other part of her is LOL) and am completely and utterly gaga over the breed. I've never been so enamored with a specific breed of dog (I just like dogs in general) my entire life. In fact, I don't remember ever being so in love with a dog before.
Lina has wrapped our entire family around her small white paw. Anyhow, after I adopted her I read up as much as I could as to how to keep a dog happy and found that they are happiest when someone else is the pack leader. I tend to be an old softie, but am doing my best to be assertive and maintain control over my dog…and she seems very happy about it.