Hello, my name is Jim!
I am a Llewellyn Setter who lived in Marshall, Missouri most of my life but I traveled all over this country showing people my amazing talents. I guess you could say that I am famous since I have been featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not and Animal Planet Television. I predict the future, understand several languages, and carry out the commands given to me by my owner. That's why people call me a Wonder Dog. Yes, there are skeptics who think it is all about dog tricks, but I think you will become a believer when you learn more about me. You can read more about my story later, but right now I want you to know more about the wonderful garden that was built for me in Marshall, Missouri. The garden was built in 1998 on the site of the Ruff Hotel where I lived. I was so excited when some of my friends worked and donated money to build my garden!
Come see me...
I enjoy having guests in my garden. You can visit me any day of the week during daylight hours (I need to rest during the night). As you enter the wrought iron gate, you will be looking at my handsome likeness in a bronze statue. Be sure to come over and pat me on the nose. I love the attention! Then follow the walkway through the garden to read about me at the different stations. Along the way you will see the wonderful water garden built and maintained by the Saline County Water Garden Club. Stop long enough to enjoy the waterfall and the fish swimming in the pond. My garden is full of beautiful flowers and shrubs. There is a botanical guide to the garden available in the gazebo. Take a rest in the cool gazebo where there is information about my garden and the great attractions in Marshall and Saline County. Before you leave the garden be sure to sign the guest book so that the nice folks who take care of my garden can count the number of visitors and where they are from. There is a place for you to leave a donation to help keep my garden looking so beautiful.
My resting place...
There is a nice marker for me at Marshall Ridge Park Cemetery. Lots of folks come there to remember me and leave flowers or other items. If you would like to go there, you could just follow your nose like me or view our map. Park on the south side of the cemetery office. Follow the gravel path along the west side of this area. That's me still lying under the shade tree.