In Chinese lore, there is a simpleminded but pleasant dragon who protects the groomed bog gardens at the local palace. Jim Ruby, the manager of The Redwoods, a manufactured housing community in Redding, CA, decided a dragon was just what was needed to protect the "bog" garden at the housing community.
Armed with carving tools and a clay model, Ruby set about making the dragon, soon to be dubbed "Lizzy," a reality. Working in a gazabo at The Redwoods, Ruby spent hours extracting Lizzy from where she spent many a year hiding in a large redwood log.
Today Lizzy sits in a place of honor atop a stone and wood pedestal near the "bog" garden, where she keeps careful watch over the many visitors to the garden.