Skar was a Golden Retriever stray dog taken in by the Fairn brothers in Anaconda in early 2002. The dog was well loved by the neighbors but hard to train. When Indio (11) and Jesse (8) returned from a camping trip that summer, Caleb (14) and Harry told them Skar had run away. Indio always felt this was a lie, and Caleb later says the dog "was when things started going wrong between us."
In 01 Little Sister Song Caleb explains what really happened in attempt to put right "the only lie I ever told you."
Soon after, Harry bought a drum kit for Jesse, which Caleb always thought as a guilt offering.