I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a month would pass without posting after my last post was entitled "We Adopted a Puppy." Basically 100% of our free time has been taken over by this little guy.
As for how he's fitting in, it was definitely an adjustment at first. He wasn't able to sleep through the night without potty breaks for the first three or four weeks that we had him, so we were running on very little sleep. And half the time, I'd get up at 3am only to find he had already relieved himself in his crate. Frustrating, to say the least.
But luckily that phase has passed. Our kitties are getting used to the puppy, although that certainly doesn't mean they like him. Ripley is pretty much fully house trained and only has the very rare accident when we make him wait too long, so it's our fault, not his. He nips less, although he definitely still uses those puppy teeth on hands and arms, so that's annoying.
He's picking up his training really well. He's a smart dog and he seems to enjoy when I work with him on new commands. He knows sit really well. He's getting "stay", "down", "come" and "watch me." He doesn't like wind so he figures out which direction it's coming from and sits in the appropriate part of the yard so he's protected from it. He's definitely not a dummy. haha