Update!!! *************Her name is "Maya"****************
She has been home for 3 days now and she is as quick as a whip! We have a wonderful routine already. She goes to bed around 9-10ish and sleeps til 3-4ish...out to potty/poopoo and back to sleep next to by bed in a basinette playpen and up again around 6ish. She loves her fleece blanket and has already taken ownership of most of my house! She is VERY good about doing her business when we go outside...even though it is already getting down to 20-30ish degrees....yuck. When she's done she runs to me and I scoop her up and love on her to praise her and warm her up. She is navagating the steps outside and one large drop into our livingroom very well. The only room in the house with carpet is the livingroom....her favorite room. She is transitioning from her previous food (Iams puppy) to her new food (Natural Balance) very well....a few kibble at a time. I still soak it in warm water before she eats. It seems too hard for her still...she is only 7 1/2 weeks. She gets plenty of water from her food being soaked but, I would like to see her drink from her dish of water too. Any thoughts? She's up about an hour and sleeps the next 2 all day, it's pretty funny. I have to work twice as hard when she sleeps so I can give full attention when she's up.....glad she let's me sleep at night. Have not used her crate yet.....haven't really needed to. Not sure if I should. Is it possible she may just transition from pup to adult without it?