Dean his beloved owner said in early summer 2016... "It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to you today. I lost my best friend and travel companion last night due to pancreatic cancer last night. I am the truck driver that adopted Diesel from Minpinerie last year around this time. I know when we adopted him he was not the healthiest boy with a few lumps and blind in one eye. But we really had the time of our lives on the road together. He unfortunately got really sick really fast on the tail end of our last trip and within three days and three trips to the vets for iv fluids and treatments for his cancer. We had to let him go, so he wasn't in anymore pain and discomfort. I felt I needed to let you know that he probably had the best year of his life traveling with me all over North America. And had made many friends in my trucking community. He was loved by many and was the unofficial mascot of the US customs ports in North Dakota and Montana. As these officers stocked treats just for him when we crossed the border. They were always excited to see him. He played up to the officers like the big ham he was. I personally am having an extremely hard time with the loss as he was my best friend and took care of me as much as I took care of him. It's going to be extremely hard to go back to work next week without my best friend. I am fortunate to have had him in my life and my family's lives for the past year.  He was a pleasure to know and love and will be missed terribly.”