Sadly, we lost our dear friend, Chloe, in January. Time had finally caught up with her and we had to release her from her infirmed body. Fortunately, all of our family were able to be present and she died peacefully while Clare and Kate gently comforted her.
As I thought about my time with Chloe, I knew that I had to make some kind of momento to commemorate her time with us. I decided to make a plaque to mark the spot in our yard where she had spent so much time; the spot where I could look out my office window and count on her being there. With this plaque, she’ll be there once again.
Thanks to our friend, Tom Ash, who is a Wizard of Photoshop, I was able to have him process one of my favorite photos of Chloe to remove some unsightly, but entirely necessary, radio collars we used to keep her in the yard in Texas. With the collars she had free reign of almost the entire yard, without visible fencing or lines. However, with this photo, I wanted to remember Chloe as we knew her without the bulky constraints.
Here is the resulting photo:
I was then able to process this photo so I could engrave her plaque with my laser engraver and a bit of woodworking. This plaque will be mounted at her spot for all to see and know how much we loved her.