I’m obviously very late in expressing my sympathies; however, I just started reading your strip a few weeks ago and I am coming across this for the first time. I knew there was a special lab in your life, and that’s how you must have come up with Louie. He reminds me so much of my own chocolate lab, Buddy. So sorry for your loss. If you’re anything like me, you probably still tear up when you think of him. My heart grieves for you….