Nuttree's Butterball
born November 24, 2014 - May, 2014
Sire: Ch. Nuttree's Dugan x Gch. Nuttree's Sloe Gin Fizz
Strider is off to begin his new life with Julie and her family
Strider and his new friend who is a seeing eye dog in training
Everyone loves an ear snuffle
Strider is a black lab in disguise:)
Shortly after these photos were taken, Strider developed a serious heart condition which the cardiologist determined was probably the result of an infection in his heart which developed either before he was born or shortly after birth. He was doing very well on the heart medication, but sadly lost his battle with the infection in mid-May, 2014. The loss of Strider was a devastating blow to all who loved him but especially to his new family.  He was a very special puppy and we were all privileged to have had him touch our lives. 
The sun rising slowly in the east,
  Bringing with it the sound of bells,
  One of which caused my ears to perk,
  I run to the hill I was told to wait on,
  And I sit there waiting,
  My friends sit behind me,
  Telling me to sop worrying,
  You'll be here soon,
  I know the bells don't lie,
  But I can't help but worry,
  All around me is natures beauty,
  A beauty I  have wanted to share with you,
  And today I will be able to.
  I see out of the corner of my eye, a figure,
  I turn to look at it,
  As it gets closer I can see that it is you,
  The one I have been waiting for,
  I run as fast as my legs can carry me,
  The bridge is close before you now,
  Coming closer as you run towards me,
  In the center of the path we meet,
  My tail wagging so hard that it hurts,
  Together we will cross the bridge into Paradise,
  Welcome Home,
  To me,
  Your friend, your companion,
  Your Pet.