Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 50 - Come sit with me in the garden...

I'd like to thank Pamela from Something Wagging This Way Comes for directing us to the lovely memorial garden post over at 24 Paws of Love. It prompted me to share the story of ours. Folks who have dropped by So grows the gardener... have already heard this story but... (Did I say that out loud? Oops. Dear Jan, please don't divorce me.)

The year I lost my Beau, I was already building a new garden so it was an easy decision to turn it into a memorial garden. It was in an area that my dad once told me was his favorite place to sit in the garden. And now that he has left us also, I like to imagine them sitting there together under the Hemlocks and amongst the Hostas and ferns.






22 comments:

  1. Shelle PenningtonAugust 1, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    What a lovely garden... what an amazingly touching memorial spot... I know your Beau would approve!

    Hugs, snuggles, woofs and licks,
    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
    http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a lovely spot. Do you feel close to Beau when you walk through that garden?

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  3. Beautiful post.  No words needed at all.  RIP sweet Beau.

    pawfectdays.blogspot.com

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  4. Prudence (& Theresa)August 1, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Beautiful! A perfect place to reflect too! {{{coonhound}}} hugs!

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  5. What a lovely spot to sit and remember your loved ones.

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  6. The area is beautiful, it's easy to see why it was your father's favorite place to sit in the garden.

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  7. Georgia Little PeaAugust 1, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Beautiful garden, love the chair and I think Beau must be very happy with the spot you chose :) x

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  8. Dachshund Nola and her MomAugust 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    I'm sure they are! What a lovely spot
    Nola

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  9. Simply lovely.  What a beautiful spot to rest and remember.

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  10. What a beautiful, tranquil memorial place to remember your dear friend.

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  11. This is your memorial garden? That's just beautiful. Anyway I read your older post and was wondering how I am going to tackle Buchi's toy and food aggression. 

    I've always tried socializing my pups and doing my best to minimize bad dog behaviors. I have no fear taking their stuff away from them... then Buchi comes into the picture. 

    He is my sister's dog. Unfortunately, he doesn't get much interaction reason why everybody fears him and he's very aggressive. He's bitten a couple of people and last night, he also bit me... twice for that matter. I felt... clueless. Is it because even though I did stay with him for a long time, I was never there to supervise his growth?

    I think I'll be discussing that on my next two posts.  I will read the article you linked.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  12. It's a lovely spot.  I wouldn't mind being buried there.

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  13. What a beautiful garden, and that spot is just lovely - so peaceful!!

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  14. THAT is beautiful. 

    What a lovely resting place. 

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  15. this was simply beautiful. A moving tribute and a spectacular place to go and be with them and be deep in thought.

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  16. Your garden is amazing. I've seen photos of it before and I am still stunned. I wish I had the talent to create such a peaceful place. I could spend days there, just reading and daydreaming.

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  17. You've picked the perfect spot for a memorial...a lovely way to remember Beau.

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  18. How absolutely lovely and peaceful. I'm with your dad- I think that would be my favorite spot to sit.

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  19. I do, actually, as well as my father.  Beau isn't resting there (his ashes are in a box in my office) but almost any time I'm out in the yard I feel his presence - we used to spend a lot of time out there just sitting...  It's a very peaceful place.

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  20. Hi Haopee - that's the challenge with aggression - the dog learns that it works, right?  He doesn't want people to come near him, he acts aggressively and people don't come near him - self-reinforcing behavior.  I'd be interested to learn more about the situation where he bit you.  

    What we've learned with Bella is if we can learn to read her signals, we can avoid situations that make her feel aggression is her only option.  Additionally, understanding why she reacting badly gives us something to work on with her - in our case, confidence-building and fear-reduction.  If you want to drop me a line, I'd be happy to tell you what we've learned and maybe help you get a handle on what's going on with your sister's dog - for what it's worth.  (Write me at leslieolyott@yahoo.com if you want to talk it through.)

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  21. An absolutely lovely memorial.

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