About a week ago, we took Crockett down the road to our grandparents place to meet Perseus, an 8 month old Siberian Husky. Crockett was calm and sat down on the ground to watch Perseus who seemed to be afraid of him. He wasn't being territorial, but jumping away from Crockett and barking from a distance. After a few minutes Perseus calmed down and started sniffing Crockett, especially his ear where he had been mauled by a Pit Bull when he was 6 months old.
After a few minutes more, we took both dogs inside where Crockett decided that Perseus' food was much tastier than his own - and promptly ate all of it while Perseus stood next to him, whining. The whole time we were there, Crockett was the king - eating Perseus' food, drinking his water, sleeping in his bed and, most disturbing to Perseus, chewing on The Monkey. I am quite impressed with how both dogs acted. They were tolerant of each other and there was only one incident when Perseus bit Crockett's wounded ear.
Having a puppy isn't as hard as I thought it would be, even though he is more energetic than anyone in the house.
And he still wants to eat the cat.