Okay, this girl needs a home.
I received an email from Tiara's owner, and I have her permission to pass along information:
_"I adopted her a few years ago and have dealt with her attacking the other dogs in the house. The male basenji we have just looks at her and ignores her. If a dog is very very submissive, she will not attack. If they stand up to her, she will attack. Tiara and our dalmatian got into a scuffle on several occasions and we ended up bring Tiara into the vet for stiches. The reason we are letting her go is because of my cousin's children. They visit often and her son has gotten bit because he does not know any better. I have tried to lock her up, but she gets upset when we seperate her from the house.
She does not dig or jump fences. She is a couch potato and is very very fat. She has been tested for the falcona and is negitive. She only eats 1/2 cup of dry food once a day and she does get treats. She loves attention and if you pick her up to place her into your lap, she growls like she is going to bite you - she doesn't. She is all growl and not bite to adults. If she is in your chair, all you need to do is snap your fingers and say down and she obeys. She loves a blanket in the corner of the room, but perfers sleeping with her humans.
She is a spayed registered female, but I cannot locate the registration papers and never transfered them anyway. I did not care about the registraton, only the dog."_
I asked about thyroid:**
_"As for Tiara, she has been tested for Thyroid issues - Falcona - and is negative. I was told that she is just a fat dog. She was not from a puppy mill. I adopted her from a local vet that raises basenjis. Her dogs did not get along with Tiara and vs versa. I was willing to give her a try with my dogs. We did not find out about small children until this year. My kids are all older and respect the dogs space."
The male dog was adopted from BRAT. She will not surrender Tiara to BRAT if no one adopts her. I asked.
Y'all know I'd take her, but I've got six that ((finally)) get along and the pack has adjusted to the last two adoptions. We're family, now!