The grave of Lad. From Lad: A Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune, copyright 1919, 1926, 1947, 1959, by E.P. Dutton & Co.:
"We buried Lad in a sunlit nook that had been his favorite lounging place, close to the house he had guarded so long and gallantly. With him we buried his honorary Red Cross and Blue Cross -- awards for money raised in his name. Above his head we set a low granite block, with a carven line or two thereon.
"The Mistress wanted the block inscribed: 'The Dearest Dog!' I suggested: 'The Dog God Made.' But we decided against both epitaphs. We did not care to risk making our dear old friend's memory ridiculous by words at which saner folk might one day sneer. So on the granite is engraved: