Merlot played football in previous life. He was probably offensive lineman, you know the ones that talk trash but like most athletes, doesn’t mean it. Merlot is a smart cookie, but will push limits unless quarterback pays him in treats, lots of yummy treats! He loves a good long walk before practicing his plays and commands. As an athlete he is getting back into good shape after being a chunky monkey in his off season. He is learning that lizards and squirrels are not for chasing and does good with his studies in this after a good workout. To sum it up Merlot is a handsome athlete , who listens to the quarterback and is looking for a new forever coach.