I'm tentatively calling the puppy Roland. My kids don't like the name, they want to call him Doctor (after Doctor Who, so they can be the Doctor's Companions).
I must say that I am impressed overall with Roland so far. He has remained completely housebroken, he doesn't bother the cats (though they still aren't on "speaking" terms yet), and he didn't mind the rabbits even when they were bouncing around their cages.
He definitely has separation anxiety, though it's too soon to know if it is permanent or due to changing families. I attempted to put him on a tie out in the front yard and then walk to the back to check the shade garden and feed and water the rabbits. As soon as I walked beyond the length of the cable, he started jumping in the air and barking until I returned. We have the kitchen and the bathroom gated off with baby gates to keep Roland and #5 out of trouble. Whenever I go over a gate, Roland waits and watches to make sure I'll come back.
Today I allowed him on the bed with me while I was getting the baby to sleep and watching some tv. He's a big clutz, but he learns quickly and wants to please. He did cry at the door when #3 and #4 went out for the school bus.
He's still rough with the kids, but he is learning. The kids need to learn how to work with a big puppy too (it's not all his fault).
Little Floki has a vet appointment tomorrow, and Roland will be tagging along.
Tony asked me when I would start taking Roland out in public. I don't think he's near ready for that just yet. Once he understands some basic obedience (sit, down, and heel), and learns to sit for attention rather than jumping on people, then I will start working with him more in a public setting. I suppose I'll need to buy an "in training" patch to go on the vest in the meantime.