Just as we did for Yukon, and exactly one year to the day later, we had a bbq to celebrate Ellis' life, and planted a tree in his honor & memory.
Ellis' tree is a "columnar oak" - the same as for Yukon because they are strong and tough and will last forever. It's planted near Yukon's so the boys can be remembered together forever - and they are outside our kitchen/back deck - so we see them all the time.
I created a similar plaque for Ellis - and it lays at the base of his tree. The rock at the base of his tree is one of the last ones that he ever dove for out of the river when he was over 15 1/2 years old.
More photos from Ellis' Memorial Celebration
Ellis' Memorial Page
Yukon's Memorial Page
It's been tough
<br />Ellis (brown) & Yukon (yellow) - Sadly, we helped Ellis "move along" on Feb 22, 2007 at age 15 1/2 - and Yukon died suddenly on Feb 1st, 2006 - 4 days before his 11th birthday. We are devestated.
Your memorial pages for the boys are SO beautiful ..... so much love and thought went into them..... what wonderful boys they were...... your lives must be SO empty now.......... but thanks for sharing the beautiful memorial trees, and the wonderful pics of them........
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Incredibly beautiful. When I need to lay my Biscuit to rest, I would like to do the same thing.
<br />Kristin & Biscuit
That is beautiful! We made a spot in our rock garden under the "favorite tree to lay under" for Gilla and Kody to be buried in - Gilla loved rocks and Kody loved the shade!
Those are the most incredible memorials.
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This is a good way, to still remember who arent any more belong us