A dog named Buck is home after a harrowing experience. Buck and his human, Greg, live in southern California, near the Apple Fire. The fire nearly burned down their home; it was only thanks to the work of firefighters that the house is still standing. The fire also flushed out wild animals from the hills, onto Greg’s property. Buck ran off in hot pursuit of a coyote, and didn’t come back. Greg thought he might never see his friend again.