I did bring him home.
OMG. I found myself saying "Good BOY Jacks" every couple minutes today and completely appreciating how gentlemanly he has been with the puppy. And playful. In fact, just a few minutes ago I had to take all his toys out of the room because he was trying to get the puppy to play with him. No mounting. No hormonal stress-outs. No growling or even looking like he's thinking of growling.
I'm sitting on my bed atm with Jacks laying in his usual spot on the pillows sound asleep. The pup (we are leaning towards naming him either James or Michael) is to my left at the foot of the bed and he's burrowed in against the crack of the wall and the foot boards where its cooler. He is a total hot water bottle! And hates being warm. And he wants to be right there with us. Or sleeping with Jacks. <- Like I was eating my supper and Jacks was sleeping under the table by my feet, and the kiddo went in and puppy piled with his big brother. And Jacks was happy to let him!
Puppy hasn't barked once. He nommed ALL his food down, with Jacks patiently waiting nearby for leftovers (there were a couple pieces for him). Refused to drink out of the big dog's bowl (I had to put out a cereal bowl for him to drink out of).
I haven't tried any training so far other than encouraging "comes" and training the "go duty" command.
He's going to the vet tomorrow.
I can see already he is fearless and goes with the flow. I think he already likes me.
I'm not exactly doing the umbilical cord thing with him, but he wants to be right there in my face or underfoot.
He already likes being groomed and stands quite nicely while I brush him out (every time he went zooming around outside, he got covered with burrs).
Probably the only show of timidity that I've seen so far was when Jacks was barking (trying to get us to play) and he came running to me to sit quietly behind me.
My bedroom smells like puppy breath - despite his breath not smelling quite as bad as if he were 1-2 weeks younger.
But yep - Jacks already LOVES him.
And they left his dew claws on!!!!!! Which hopefullly means he will be easy to do toenails with.
More pics tomorrow. We had a wintry mix going on out there while I took the few pics I did. It was rain and snow with some pebbly things falling too. So I hurried up and snapped as many as I could and ushered both boys inside.