Thirteen-year-old Buddy, a cheerful soul who never met a stranger, found himself abandoned at a shelter. The caring shelter staff knew adoption prospects were slim for a senior Lab with some health concerns, so Buddy came to live with a Safe Harbor foster mom, another senior Lab, a feisty terrier and a couple of cats. While having his teeth and mouth attended to, our vet discovered he had an aggressive form of cancer. Buddy, who was a master door darter, was only with us for six months, but every moment was a treasured one.