Nuttree's Coopers Hawk
Richmond, VA
Dixie's A Piper of Duntrune (major pointed) x Ch. Nuttree's Virginia Snowball
 July 7, 1999-September 16, 2009
Bruno and his family, the Plotkins. 
Bruno and his family
Bruno developed adult onset megasophagus in the spring of 2009 which is a disease of the muscles of the esophagus. The result of the disease is that Bruno was unable to get his food to his stomach. Marty and Joan fought the disease valiently and used many methods to help Bruno retain his food. Sadly, Bruno lost his battle with this terrible disease in September 2009, two months past his 10th birthday. He is now waiting for his family across the bridge.
In 2000, Bruno was bred to Ch. Nuttree's Shamrock and is the sire of
Ch. Nuttree's Brisbane and Ch. Nuttree's Sydney and
the grandsire of UKC Ch. Nuttree's O'Mallory
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