This morning Diesel caught a rat in our backyard. It was our morning potty session and he comes trotting around the corner of the house with a rat in his mouth, head held high, tail wagging, grinning around the icky little creature, which was still alive.... The husband had to finish it off. Husband seemed disgusted and traumatized. Diesel was beside himself with pride. Such a happy proud boy. It used to be Candy (the cat) would kill all our rats. But Sean's brother took Candy and then Candy passed over the rainbow bridge about a month later . And now Diesel has taken it upon himself to guard the yard from critters that don't belong.