Thanks for the compliments on my boys, folks. Yes, I always thought that I had two of the best looking Labs on the planet. But, then I bet we all think that.
Deirdra, in that one I had just given them each a treat. I caught Deacon in mid-chew. And Diesel, of course, had just inhaled his, and was waiting to see if I was going to give him another.
And yes, Deacon was a mentor and all around big brother to Diesel. From day one, the little guy followed him around and imitated him. Ate and drank when he did, went outside to go potty with him, and in general imitated everything he did. Man, I still miss that big goof.