Well, after week 5 of getting used to her new surroundings, she has relaxed a little more. She is still a bit wary of us and will walk or run away when approached (unless there is food involved). However, if we are sitting she will approach us. We think she really never had any contact with people until she was rescued from the rest area, if she did it wasn't anything positive. The great thing is that she and Biko are getting along famously! They have their play times, there haven't been any food fights and occasionally they will snuggle up together. There is still a lot more work to do - more reassuring, reinforcement, socializing, etc. but I think she will eventually come out of her shell.
Oh, and that droopy tail seen in the previous photos has been replaced by a nice tightly curled one.
Day 2 and things are getting better. She is more relaxed around us and exploring more- still a bit spooked at unfamiliar sounds. She seems so timid and jumpy at times it's hard to imagine what her past was like.
The skirmishes I mentioned were more of Biko getting snarky rather than fights as Mac Pack said; no biting, just a show of teeth, hackles and vocalizing. Today they were able to pass each other without any drama. She even tried to initiate play, but unfortunately Biko just watched.
Formerly Dara, a rescue from BRAT - http://www.basenjirescue.org/DOGS/TX/TX-Dara.asp
Since October after losing our oldest we have been looking for a "buddy" for Biko (see http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?14168-What-Biko-did-on-our-China-vacation)
Still a lot skittish and hasn't really got the dog door down yet. Biko doesn't know what to think about her yet - only one big skirmish and a few small ones. This may take some time. Still, after only a day she's starting to relax a little. More pics once the camera charges up.
My parents were looking after him while we were gone - feeding, spending time with, etc. for a few hours a day. They had cleaned up a bit. All of the debris was apparently spread throughout the house. This took him only 2 days to complete. Afterward, he was sentenced to kitchen confinement.