If you look verrrrrrry closely, you may see some new statues sitting regally atop the pedestals in the Fu Dog Garden. Thanks to the generosity of David and Debra Rathje, four new fu dogs were cast and produced by Colin Dyck of Mudslide Stoneware in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Staff recently put them in the garden, allowing for the restoration of pieces that had the most significant wear after being displayed outdoors for more than 90 years.
Seen here are Allerton staff Leo Kinsella and Luke Rund after a successful install of one of the new fu dogs.
Next time you are at the park, stroll through and see if you can find some of our fresh statuary!