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PostSubject: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:52 pm

As most of you know, I lost Chip to old age in 2007. In his memory, I created the "Chip's Memorial Garden" project. As you enter the yard he loved to run and play in, you now see the Garden built in his memory.

Im got a late start (about a month late) on it this year because I decided to remodel it (again).

Instead of just two levels, it now has three. The third level (top) is devided into two sections. One has the "Gardian Angel" in it, and the other has the "Puppy Chip" statue ...

The middle level (covered with river rock) is were Chip's statue and the fire hydrant are located.

The lower level has been moved out about 14 inchs and is the main "Flower Garden" area and is still the location of his memoral plaque and the memorial stone.

I finished the reconstruction last week and just finished planting it today, and I cant wait to see what it looks like when the flowers and plants get "grown up" ...

If you are interested, I will be posting close-up pix on Chip's website (see link in my sig) in the next few days, and I will take more photos when everything is grown in. (Probably July 4th weekend).

To show the differance, here is last year's pic ... and below it, is a picture of this year's garden as of about 4pm today.



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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:06 pm

the fire hydrant is perfect! the entire memorial looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:56 pm

Ann wrote:
the fire hydrant is perfect! the entire memorial looks great!
Thanks Ann ...

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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:00 pm

More "close up" photos are now posted on the memorial page at: http://www.albeedigital.com/chip/memorial_garden.htm

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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:15 pm

Very beautiful....

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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:39 pm

Here is a picture of the Garden on July 4th. It was a steamy day in the low 90's. Heat index was 93 and dew points were in the low 70's. (very tropical)

We had a few ppl over and I filled the 3' wading pool and we had a "Pool Party" ROFL And of course, Chip's Statue was dressed appropratley for the party!!!

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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:18 pm

Here's a closeup of the statue ...

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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:01 pm

Too cute!!!
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PostSubject: Re: In Memory of Chip - The 2010 Memorial Garden   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:26 pm

It was 4 years ago today that I said goodbye to Chip, my best friend of over 15 years.

He was "just a dog" to most, a "good dog" to many, a "great dog" to a very few, But to Me, he was my best friend, my confidant and my brother in arms for over 15 years.

Everyday I thank God for letting Chip spend his time on earth right here with me. cheers

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