Nuttree's Melbourne
aka "Jasper"
Midlothian, VA
Nuttree's Coopers Hawk x Ch. Nuttree's Shamrock
September 19, 2000-November 23, 2010
Jasper with his new caretakers, the
Shoemaker family from Midlothian, VA
Jasper and his new "leader"
Jasper out for a hike with the family
Jasper looking good at 5 1/2!
Jasper looking even better at 6 1/2!!!
Happy 10th Birthday Jasper!!!
Jasper had developed a tumor in his mouth which ultimately constricted his breathing.  Sadly, his family helped him cross the bridge on November 23, 2010.  He will be sorely missed.
Two old friends...Anne's sister forwarded this photo to me after Jasper had passed. The photo was taken at her home in New Jersey during the summer of 2009. Her old harl boy and Jasper had been best friends since puppyhood and their friendship endured throughout both of their long lives.
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