Our new little black butterball, Neva, has survived the first forty-eight hours without incident. Other than climbing on the sofa, no unwanted behavior - thanks Marlene. We have not had any housebreaking issues yet - Thank You Marlene and Lisa!
My guess is that the twelve week old puppy weighs twenty pounds. Her head is tiny compared to the rest of her body which doubles in size after she downs a bowl of food and half her water bowl. Then she waddles from the kitchen to the living room, plops herself down, and takes a two hour after dinner nap. Potty break, followed by a two hour nap before bedtime.
When outdoors, she is very tentative, bordering on fearful, when encountering new sights and sounds. Her first reaction to dogs and people is to bark (or squeak) and run away. But she remains engaged and quickly rebounds to her care free attitude after making friends. This should change as she socializes more and gets more confident.
Update: She weighs 21 pounds. She has been "firm" throughout the transition :-)
“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” - Samuel Butler