We met Groucho on Friday night and he fit all those criteria, except the biting thing -- but it was mostly just holding with his teeth (it's a puppy thing). He didn't bark at the door and he was happy and jumpy when he saw us. He was ready to play.
We made the next move and brought him home for a weekend tryout -- he needed to meet Benny. He jumped in front of Benny and wanted to play but Benny had no idea what he was trying to do or how to play, so things went south with lots of growling and barking. The puppy gave up on him and decided to play with the humans in the house. We wrestled, we gathered out all the toys that were collecting dust and had a great weekend.
Benny is getting used to the idea. The puppy is certainly making him more active and interested in more than just dirty laundry and napping. And the house, as a whole, has all this extra energy.
Yup, two dogs. Who'd have guessed that!?