So this morning I had my matching visit with Calvin. They came early and I wasn't quite ready so my mum, dad and brother got to meet him first. When I came down my initial reaction was oh my god he's massive and quite lively too, as he tried jumping on to the sofa and putting his paws on my lap whilst licking me! It took a while for him to calm down and I had to wrestle to get his lead out of his mouth. Apparently he is cream coloured, which I guess you'd call yellow. My mum was pleased he matched the carpet and furniture!
The instructor, Mitch, which is short for Michelle didn't have much to say about him. This left me asking all of the questions. He has no spending or medical issues, which is a relief and isn't sensitive, which matches my personality I guess! He's 19 months old and he shouldn't grow anymore thank god!
We eventually got to go on a walk and I was pleasantly surprised how quick he was. Initially I was struggling to keep up, but I was apprehensive that he might walk me into something or I'd trip. He guided me well around parked cars and some road works, but found the village smells far more interesting at times. He also attempted to chase a squirrel and a cat, which nearly had me flat on my face. He is extremely strong that's for sure. Apparently, he'd never tried to chase anything before, but if he persists I may need a gentle leader to control him and avoid being pulled over. The instructor mentioned that I need a shorter handle because he's so tall and I'm a short arse and hopefully this will make it easier.
However, nothing is official yet and he's coming to stay the night on Tuesday. This will allow me to have another walk with him and see if he's still distracted by the various wildlife and enable me to have more of a feel what it's like to walk with him with the correct handle. Also, by staying the night we can check if my brother is allergic, but he seemed fine at the time.
It's looking quite positive for now and he sounds like a real looker. Sporty and a rare colour. He is excitable, but hopefully he'll calm down. He is still a puppy after all.