Ch. Nuttree's Saint Patrick x Ch. Nuttree's Capricorn
June 27, 2001 - July 2, 2010
ofa hips "good", ofa thyroid "normal", ofa cardiac "normal", eyes cerf "normal", chic cert. no. 17214
Eight weeks
Shasta and brother, Armstrong
Shasta and brother, Armstrong in Charlottesville
Shasta and Kizzy
Shasta and brother, Utley, in Virginia Beach
Shasta's first dog show camp out
Squirrel patrol!
Shasta in Harrisonburg, Va.
Shasta, Kizzy and baby, Mars
Not much to do in the winter.....
except rest......
and rest more....
so I'm ready for spring shows!!!! 
peanut gallery ..... take 1
peanut gallery ..... take 2
Shasta and her dad at the GDC of Maryland
Shasta and her dad ringside in Chesapeake, Va.
...Shasta on the move...
Shasta, Tigger and Snowball getting some sun
Shasta helping with washing the dishes
Shasta and Belle... what else does a dog do in February?
Shasta, Belle and Snowball enjoying a spring day
Shasta and Mars (Nuttree's Men r from Mars) welcome
the birth of their daughter, Pumpkin (Nuttree's Pumpkin Patch) on October 21, 2006
It's not hard to get one's figure back when you only
have one puppy!!!
It's a fact of puppy is pretty boring!!!
A change of scenery can sometimes spice things up.....not!!!
Uh oh!! She's not boring anymore....ask Syd
Like daughter
Shasta, Sydney and Pumpkin...toasting!
Shasta on her very high perch!
Shasta, Mars and Belle enjoying a beautiful fall day
Shasta and Sydney enjoying the first (and only) snow
Shasta, Mars and their daughter, Pumpkin (in the run)
Shasta "camping out" at the Virginia Beach shows
Shasta and Sydney...When you are at the "beach" you check out the ocean!
Shasta likes to eat snow!
10" of snow down to 3" of snow in 3 days....only in Virginia!!
Shasta enjoying a beautiful fall day....
.....and working on her favorite hole between naps!!
Shasta enjoying an 11" December snowstorn
After playing in the snow, time to warm up
Got pretty cold in December..frozen lake...poor geese!!
Second 11" snowstorm in January...Ok we now have had more snow than New England!
Frozen paths can be a little tricky for old girls!
Shasta had been fighting spondylosis in her senior years which caused muscle wasting in her front legs.  After she developed pancreatitis in April, 2010, the spondylosis seemed to accelerate affecting all her limbs. We had to make the very sad decision to help her across the rainbox bridge in July, 2010.  Even though her spirit was still vibrant, her body had failed her to the point where her quality of life ceased to exist. 
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
Shasta's three generation picture pedigree