Rory will lay down next to Rio and kinda lean into him. Rio knows this cue and will start licking Rory's ears and face. He'll also nibble on his neck and ear areas, like he is picking out fleas or something (of course Rory doesn't have any). It is so cute and so sweet. Rory gets this dreamy look on his face while he's being groomed and you can tell he loves it. Rory never returns the favor though, though he is always the initiator of "bitey-face."
Do your labs ever groom each other? Does one usually groom the other or do they take turns?
Riley will groom Tonka, but Tonka will not do the same for Riley. In fact, Tonka will not usually even let Riley lay down within a foot or two of her. However, if Riley is grooming her, she will just sit there as content as can be.
Seamus and Flynn groom each other. Ears, toes, check butts, necks, bellies. The beagles do it, too, but it's especially interesting watching my two black boys tend to one another. Two manly dogs beauty parlouring and I just put everything else aside and watch them groom.
Essy grooms Murray and he loves it.* He does not reciprocate though.* He thinks of Essy as a pesky little sister.* He'd be perfectly happy if I accidentally on purpose just left her somewhere but I bet he'd miss the grooming sessions.*
Murray does something else which drives me insane though.* He gnaws on Essy's ears like a rawhide.* She just lays there and lets him do it.* :* I tell him to stop but he still tries until I get up and physically remove him from the situation.* It makes Essy's silky soft ears all crunchy/crusty from dried up saliva. Yuk!* >