Miss Buffy The Vampire lived only to 8 years of age due to "Fanconi" disease (kidney disease) that was bread in to the Basenji breed. Terrible way to go. A loving dog but very curious and a devil at times that loved to play "catch me" if you can! She would take something off the table and run! Funny but at the time no so because shredded many 10 & 20 dollar bills, reports that son did, newspapers, magazines, you name it! She loved looking outside while sitting on the sofa.