We had to say goodbye to our sweet Buddy boy this past May. We think he was almost 15 years young. He came into our lives back in January of 2011 as a foster and became what we in rescue affectionately call a foster fail. For reasons we never understood, Buddy was returned to CILRA by his original adopter.

He had such a kind soul and goofy personality. He joined our 2 female Labs, one black and one chocolate, so we had the complete set. He was always the protective brother to his sisters. In his younger days he loved to retrieve his floaty in our pond and would always have a toy in his mouth when we had visitors. Everyone just loved him!

Although Buddy loved everyone, he was a momma’s boy. Over the years Buddy was my co-pilot when volunteering for CILRA. He loved going to events and on home visits with me. He was such a great ambassador for the rescue for many years.

We still miss him every day, but we were blessed to have him in our our home and hearts for 12+ years. Many thanks to CILRA for bringing this special boy into our family.   Lori & Todd T.