It went great! Stephanie dropped Spanky off to me at work, and then we had an hour drive home - he slept quietly the whole time. When I got home - all my peeps weren't home, only the furry and feathered. So, I was able to maneuver one dog out at a time to the front yard, to say hi to Spanky. Dixie first, then Pepper. All went wonderful. Spanky bowed and played. Then I moved the introductions to the back porch. Bindi first - she was wonderful - very tolerant. Then Bindi and Spanky had a play in the back yard - great time. I waited until Paul came home to introduce him to Kodi. Kodi is a 100 lb 11 month old Sheperd (probably Anatolian Shepard) mix. Very gentle, sweet, and playful - but still HUGE compared to Spanky's 25 pounds. It couldn't have went any better - Kodi rolled right over on his belly, and the games were ON! They played and played like puppies should. Spanky was just great - playful and interactive - neither fearful or dominant. Because he's not neutered, he did do a bit of the humping game, when Kodi was lying down. Kodi wouldn't just stand up and Spanky would be rolled off - pretty amusing. Spanky had his dinner of kibbles and a fresh egg in his crate. So far, all but one pee has been outside. Smart little fella - only took hime 3 treats to learn how to sit. Not food or toy aggressive at all so far - but I've just tried with people, not dogs - too early for that kind of test. He whined a bit when he was put to bed in his crate, but once he was asleep, he didn't make a peep until we woke up at 7:00am!!
This morn- he's had individual plays with all the dogs outside, and has played beautifully with Kassidy, my 3 year old daughter.
And cats - he couldn't care less about them - many gold stars for that reaction. If you've read this far, you are truly a dog nerd like me. :) Spanky is going to make someone a wonderful companion, that's for sure! Please keep your eyes and ears open for a loving forever home for him.