Ch. Nuttree's Saint Patrick x Ch. Nuttree's Capricorn
July 5, 2000-August 2008

Eight Weeks: 

Hi, my name is Argus.  I live with my dad and mom, Thomas and Melanie Kriese in South Riding, Virginia.  This picture was taken while I was still living with my brother and sisters. 


10 Weeks: 

Here I am in my new home.  My new yard has some really cool toys and I don't have to SHARE them with ANYONE!!!


Three Months: 

Check out my new ears! 


Four Months: 

As you can see, my ears come and go.  Thank goodness my chair is always here! 


12 Months: 

New bone......I love new bones 


12 Months: 

Life is good!!! 

14 Months: 

Check out my cool dance moves. My mom and dad taught me everything I know about "cutting a rug" 

14 Months: 

It's great to have friends.  Of course, you can see that some friends are better than others....Meow!

2 1/2 years:
Finally!! My new sister, Hannah, is here
2 1/2 years:
Mom and Dad said my job is to "stand guard" over my new sister.
2 1/2 years:
This white stuff sure is fun!
2 3/4 years:
I love sharing the sofa with my sis, she's soft and warm and she sure does smell good!!
Argus and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay area summer '03. His mom and dad report that he was made to be a west coast dog!
4 years: Hanging out with baby sis and dad!
Ahh!! Time to take a nap..when you're 7 you take a lot more naps!!
Although, there is always time to play!!
Okay, I'll take the puppy for a walk!
What the heck are they??
Whatever they are.....I'm not messing with them!
In August 2008 while Argus' family was on vacation, Argus passed away at a boarding kennel.  Devastation does not even come close to what his family felt.
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent.  His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.  You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together......
Author Unknown