Coleman adopted Kelli's parents a few years ago, showing up at their door unannounced, staying for a snack and a quick pet, then disappearing again for parts unknown. Over the following months he stayed for longer and longer periods of time, and eventually accepted an invitation to stay for good. He came along with the family when they moved to a new home across town, though he would still show up at the old house from time to time on his evening rounds. A few weeks ago, losing weight and acting listless, he was diagnosed with cancer, and he finally succumbed today. He was unlooked for, but he blessed us with his friendship and became an important part of the Mettler family, one that all of us came to love, and he will be deeply missed.