Sorry this is a little long…but lots to tell...
Well, I've had my 11wk old b-puppy girl, Aaliyah (Liyah for short) at the house now for 24 hours and I would say everything has been going quite well :D. Having never had a puppy before, I will say all the puppy threads I read on here prior have helped a great deal. In particular, Pat & Lisa's words of "she has to cry it out" which came in handy around 2:15am.
The drive home (2.5 hours) was fine...she whimpered a little (max 15 minutes during the whole drive), but no screaming. She was really good about occupying herself...she had 2 toys and 2 nylabones...and slept max 45 minutes. She did throw up once and had a little nervous poop, but otherwise, I would say it went really well.
The intro of Liyah to Ruby and Brando was interesting...I think I was worried about it for no reason now. I had my brother meet me down the street where I had Liyah and then had him hand me Ruby's leash. Since Liyah isn't leash trained, I basically put a lead on her and let her go in the direction that she wanted and Ruby went with. Ruby was the one I was most concerned with...and other than a couple of growls because Liyah jumped up in her face, it went better than I could ever imagine. Brando sniffed her, she sniffed him, no drama at all...the thing that surprised me was that Brando sort of seemed indifferent to her. My brother and I brought Ru & Brando & Liyah back to the house and into the dog pen and took them all off the leash. Lots of running around, sniffing, small growling corrections from the adults (I didn't interfere with it). We kept them out there for about 1/2 hour.
Brought them all in the house, blocked off the living room (I have a litter box set up as she is litter box trained)...and well, she decided the rug was a better place to go than the litter box. It took about three times of missing her signals to get it right. So the housetraining is definitely a work in progress. There was a lot of rough housing - mostly Ruby playing with her. Brando played with her a tiny bit, but for the most part, I think he's wondering when the little interloper is leaving.
Other than the 10 minutes that I took to feed the kids dinner in their crates, the 3 dogs went non-stop for about 4 hours. Around 9:30ish, Liyah, finally went to a dog bed to lie down...Ruby went over and curled up next to her. Within a half hour, Liyah was back up. She finally seemed like she was truly ready for sleep about a half hour later, so I took all 3 kids upstairs. I have an xpen with litter box & her crate set up. I put the snuggle puppy in her crate along with a couple other toys and 2 nylabones. Ru and Brando climbed up on the bed, and with the tv on, and lights out, Liyah began to scream. This went on for about 15 minutes and then she put herself to sleep in her crate. Around 2:15am I heard her come out of her crate...she started whining and crying...I put my hand over to xpen, but it actually seemed to make her cry louder so I removed it. Both Brando and Ruby got up...although Brando stayed on the bed and growled at her a couple of times. Ruby actually went over to the xpen and growled once then climbed back on the bed. The crying ended about 15 minutes later. She didn't get up until around 6:40am. No crying, but we all got up, and I picked her up and took all 3 kids out.
The only other event in the 24 hours was I went to grocery shop today around 10am when Liyah finally went to sleep (my brother stayed with all 3). I picked her up and put her in her crate and she whimpered a little. An hour later when I returned, my brother said she was screaming the whole time I was gone. She had worked herself into such a lather, that once I let her out it took her about 1/2 hour to stop whimpering. Otherwise, the rest of the day went really smooth. She is such a tough little kid and hates to go to sleep...she fights it hard, and it usually takes well over an hour of hard play for her to even sit down to rest.
So overall, things are going really well. Brando doesn't play much with her, but I hope he will eventually come around especially since he is the most playful of the 2 adults.