Soon after I began my retirement adventure in Mexico I took on the responsibility of a foster dog who I named Marlow. A friend had found her dumped at a Pemex petrol station near Xcalak. She was all skin and bones, desperately in need of a bath and attention, but full of life and spirit. After a few months of care, and having her spayed, she was adopted by a great retired couple who were able to provide a permanent home. Taking on a foster pet is a great way to help out an animal in need, even if you aren’t able to permanently take one on. I have had several foster dogs over the years and remember each of them with a smile.