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Diana
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Dec 03, 2015 at 01:41
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Our memorial garden and also an inside tribute to my beloved girls and my gorgeous Rotti boy. The garden doesn't contain the memorial stones just yet as I had just planted the seedlings, will wait until they start to flower. I have memorial stones for all of our past doggies. Just waiting on Hannah's candle to arrive to add to the shelf behind her ashes. 


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janet
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Dec 03, 2015 at 03:42
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bless! that is lovely.


jan x


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NimbySue
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Dec 03, 2015 at 04:30
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That is soo Beautiful the garden and the caskets and pictures in the house,Bless them all Diana and thinking of you also.Hugs Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Moshe & Levi
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Dec 03, 2015 at 07:18
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That is so sweet Diane. I know it was done with a lot of love. It will look so nice when the plants become larger. Beautiful memorial garden and the pictures inside.
Love, Yoka,Moshe and Levi

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Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie
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Dec 03, 2015 at 09:26
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What a beautiful tribute to your beloved furkids! We have granite markers for our girls--in the garden where they loved to chase chipmunks and lie in the sun. A solar light and a ceramic bunny guard their spots.
Love, Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie

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Diana
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Dec 03, 2015 at 13:42
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Thank you, I realise that some may think it's a little over the top but I find comfort in both memorials and as the seedlings start to bloom I will think of them. Providing of course the big birds in the yard stop digging them out, I lost a couple of small ones after planting. 

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Mr.Willie
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Dec 03, 2015 at 17:52
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Diana It is NOT over the top. I like what you did with your memorial and all you have done to display it. It does comfort one's heart as you mention I have put my own special touches in my garden to honor Maddie and Emily. I could share a pic in this thread if you are ok with it.
Also I like the sweet memorial you posted of Kelsi and Hannah here on TC. Their pictures are precious and your message is touching.

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Diana
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Dec 04, 2015 at 02:24
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Go for it, I'd love to see some photos.

I did find it hard to find recent photos of the chix as I took quite a few on my Iphone but unfortunately I didn't get around to backing it up as regularly as I should have and then the phone chucked a wobbly and I had to start again from scratch. 

I do really miss them they were such an important part of my life. We always go for a drive down to my parents place for lunch on Xmas day, last year it was all 4 of us and they had a lovely time playing with Foster (Mum's Westie) and Lily (my sisters Westie) it always felt like a big production getting them all into the car but they loved the car and were great in it. They were a big part of the day, they were inside where all the action was and while we couldn't share our meal with them, they had their own appropriate treats. This year it will be much quieter without Kelsi, Hannah & Lily. I just hope Matilda doesn't take a liking to Mum's Xmas tree. 

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Miss Maddie
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Dec 04, 2015 at 15:55
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Glad to share my little special garden memorial plaque and stone with you. The words describe just how I feel about my Miss Maddie and Emily.A light is in place at night.We planted a lovely Blazing Maple tree for Emily the year she passed where the memorial is. This spring I planted lavender and mums for Maddie in the bed.
 I also have another planting area with a statue of two westies that sit in an iris garden..Irises that so generously given by Betty from Oregon Girlieville to us back in 2004 and is a gorgeous sight in spring bloom of a sea of blue flowers.Sorry it's winter and I can't share a pic now but maybe in the spring I'll snap a shot to share on TC.
Oh Diana...I got teary with your words of missing your girls for this Christmas.This will be our very first xmas without our two westie girls and my heart aches so heavy as I start to decorate the house and plan on the holiday photos without my little girls with us.I miss them so very much. 


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Casey
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Dec 04, 2015 at 21:06
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Lovely garden and lovely girls Sandra, always in your heart.
hugs, Theo

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Diana
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Dec 04, 2015 at 17:56
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Thanks so much for sharing that with me Sandra, it's beautiful. I finally got around to adding the rocks and the 2 pavers but I will wait for the flowers to bloom and then space them around a little more, need to clean Jess's paver it has been out in the garden and got a little stained. I have added a pic to my album but couldn't work out how to show just that one picture on here. Not sure whether I will leave the stones standing up of laying down will get a better idea once the flowers bloom. 

I know what you mean, even though both my girls had been sick mid year I never even considered they wouldn't be here for Xmas. I have just started 3 weeks holiday and it was always a great time for all of us. Matilda is a lovely little Westie but she's not talkative like Hannah and Kelsi were, if something upset them or they wanted to get your attention they would squeak and carry on. Hannah loved a hug and Kelsi didn't mind it either but Matilda wants to be on all fours. It's certainly very quiet here. I miss the tug of war between Matilda and Hannah. It's just a shame the only video I took was when Matilda was tiny. 

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Mr.Willie
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Dec 04, 2015 at 21:23
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A work in progress and it sounds like it will look beautiful when it's done. I sprayed my stones with a clear finish outdoor spray coating to help from staining.
Awww...just like your Matilda not being as talkative as Kelsi and Hannah...Willie was never the big talker here in our clan. Emily was the breakfast and dinner alarm voice and Maddie the one always on patrol duty.Evenings were westie wrestle time and sparing practice. Oh how I miss all that chatter,growls and seeing them race through the living room to pounce on the floor rolling with fun.Willie would let the girls chase him for all but 15 seconds before jumping to my lap for rescue.He loved the excitement of the action but as an observer mostly.Fast to take their toys while they were not looking too..little toy hogger. I have this cute snap shot of Emily teasing Maddie into a play match that brings back the good memories.

 As to adding just one pic from your bucket album-click on the image you want then when the page comes up look to the right sidebar where it says (share this photo) just click on DIRECT and copy and paste  that link into the TC post page under Optional Image URL.


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Diana
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Dec 05, 2015 at 01:37
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Sandra thanks for the tip about the stones, will go to Masters and grab some. The sandstone paver seems to have faired the worst.

Our Vet Kent said 'Hannah always had something to say' and I said well she's little so she needs to be heard, but even from the day we brought her home she was vocal. We drove 2 1/2 hours to pick her up from the breeder and all the way home she whined and carried on, it was a nightmare, one little puppy making so much noise. I will never forget it, we took turns handing around in the car, thankfully there were a few of us. I could have happily walked home if it wasn't so far away. I've been playing some videos today and every time Hannah barks or growls Matilda runs around looking about. Kelsi was good with her too but wasn't as playful with her, I guess being that bit older she really wasn't as interested in her but Hannah wasn't really given a choice. Then Hannah was always playful up until the very end and loved a squeaky toy. Hannah would bounce up and down on the floor waiting for me to put her food bowl down she was enthusiastic. 

Thanks for the tip about photobucket, I've only just started using it.

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Sir William
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Dec 03, 2015 at 15:21
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That does tug at my heart strings. I wish I could set something up like that. I have several past puppers in photo urns.

Love Sir William ^--^ and Allen

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Diana
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Dec 04, 2015 at 02:17
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Allen, the plan was to have these beautiful photo urns engraved or whatever they call it into the lid of a box but unfortunately when Kelsi's turned up from the USA (Etsy) I wasn't happy with it, looks like yellow streaks running down thru her face, the seller insists its the grain in the wood but it's awful. So I bought urns where I could insert my own photos. 

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Casey
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Dec 04, 2015 at 11:28
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Your memorials are both lovely Diana. You have some beautiful pictures of the girls along with their urns and the candles, it is very sweet, all precious memories.  It is a shame that the Etsy urn was so poorly done, but the ones you have now are beautiful with their photos where you can easily see them. I love your TC Memorials too, I know how much you miss these two.

Maybe you could put some chicken wire or mesh over the plants in their Memorial Garden until they get a roothold. Once the flowers begin blooming, your garden will be awesome. I hope you'll post photos as they develop.

I know it will be a sad time when you go to your Mum's on Christmas day. When you see Matilda and Foster playing, remember the fun all five had together and try to be happy knowing you and your sister gave wonderful, loving lives to Kelsi, Hanna, and Lily and be thankful that you both were blessed to share your lives with them.

Warm hugs, Theo xox

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Diana
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Dec 04, 2015 at 18:28
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A couple of my favourite videos of Hannah & Matilda

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Mr.Willie
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Dec 04, 2015 at 21:42
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Love seeing your girls in the videos Diana.It just gave me a huge smiling watching.Yes...the tug of war was so cute.Happy spunky playful fun....sigh..so sweet!!
 I especially like the video of them on the sofa playing nipper cheeks with each other and hearing your voice asking what they were doing...LOL They stopped only seconds to go right back to play business.

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Casey
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Dec 04, 2015 at 21:09
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I love the 'Tug of War, and the two in the chair having a great growling session.

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Diana
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Dec 05, 2015 at 01:42
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Tug of war was Hannah and Matilda. They pulled apart a lovely big crocodile that I bought them during one of their later sessions. 

Matilda has seen Foster (Foz) a few times and he has snapped at her, she constantly licks him in the face and he lifts his lips and growls at her but she just keeps doing it. He's not really playful, he seems to prefer humans to other dogs. He's a lovely boy, he will be 12 in January. He was a champion show dog and sired a few litters of pups before he retired and went to live with Mum and Dad. 

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Diana
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Dec 05, 2015 at 01:30
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That was Hannah and Matilda in 'Hannah's' chair. She wasn't too thrilled when Matilda climbed up with her onto the chair or when she climbed into the bed as Matilda would usually sit so Hannah couldn't get off the chair or out of the bed. She would also block her going out past the screen door, Matilda would angle her body just so that Hannah couldn't get around her. Hannah was surprisingly very good with her but when she had enough of her she would let her know.

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Caesar and Murphy Latham
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Dec 04, 2015 at 20:50
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I think the garden is beautiful Diana!  Louise, Caesar and Murphy at the Bridge

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Casey
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Dec 04, 2015 at 21:12
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Louise, I was very late in replying to your post about Murphy and was very saddened to hear that he had crossed the Bridge
hugs, Theo

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