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This is one of those pages that you hope that you never are going to need and then, finally have to come to the conclusion that you HAVE to have it.
 
This page is dedicated to those dogs that made a mark on our program and our hearts but were lost along the way.

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NITECH GRCH 'PR' Childers' Tree Rizin' Star

NITECH GRCH 'PR' Childers' Tree Rizin' Star
January 12, 2000- December 14, 2007
 
Star is THE foundation bitch of Tree Rizin'.  She has produced more awesome dogs for us bred to Razor than any other one female ever did.  We've also owned Star since she was just a baby and have had her longer than any other female in our kennel & the only dog we've owned longer than Star is Razor. 
 
Last week, Star got a win towards her GRNITECH title and we had hopes at pushing her towards that title.  I guess it just wasn't meant to be.  Regardless though, Star was a phenominal coondog- through and through.
 
Star is the mother to Rooster, Donna, Logo, Dusty & Duke. 
 
Star- you are one of a kind.  You will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace my friend.

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Rest In Peace ole girl!

NITECH CH 'PR' Noss' So Mtn Showtime Molly DNA-P
May 15, 1997- August 15, 2007
 
Molly came to live with us in March of 2006.  The intent was to raise a litter out of Molly & Razor... a full sibling cross.  Doing this type of cross will bring out the best or worst in the offspring & we knew with the ability of Molly & Razor & their reproducing ability, it was worth a shot.  Little did we know that Molly's place in our kennel would quickly move to a place in our hearts.  She was such a sweet sweet girl and quite probably the very best dog to have around that ever lived.  She stole our hearts.  Molly was too old and her udders too stretched out to raise her puppies alone so once she whelped, her puppies were raised by a surrogate mama.  This served us well & we raised 3 females from her litter.  One of them was just priced at $2000 at 11 mths old.  After we got our babies, I didn't see any reason for her to leave here.  I thought it would be nice to keep Molly & Razor together for the remainder of their life.  She's lived here as a companion since and that is one of the best decisions we ever made.  That dog got more hugs, rubs and kisses in the past 17 mths than some dogs get in their lifetime.  I'm thankful that we got to live with Molly over the past year.  She touched every heart in this home.  She is now buried under the big tree on our farm with T-Rex to her left and Sue to her right.  Rest in peace- Miss Molly.
 

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GRNITECH GRCH PKC CH 'PR' Little Miss Sue

IN LOVING MEMORY:
GRNITECH CH PKC HUNT CH 'PR' LITTLE MISS SUE
January 18, 1997- October 7, 2006
 
It's hard losing any dog but to lose one that had proven to the breed so much is heartbreaking.  Sue was one of our redbone breeds BEST of the BEST!  She was a coondog and we are happy that we have been using her to pup train in the past few weeks. 
 
Sue was such a sweet ole gal.  She never really acted her age.  You would've guessed her at about 6 or 7.  She was always raring to go & loved attention and boy, did she love to hunt.  Sue could make most COONdogs look silly.  She had so much knowledge and did a fine job handing that to the young dogs.  She will be greatly missed and will likely never be replaced.

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GRCH NITECH 'PR' Tree Rizin' Outlaw Kid's T-Rex ~ just 2 wins away from GRNITECH!!

NITECH GRCH 'PR' Tree Rizin' Outlaw Kid's T-Rex
May 7, 2001- August 16, 2006
 
We lost T-Rex today after a battle with what the vet has ruled poisoning.  He came down sick after Rob pleasure hunted him one night and we've battled keeping him alive ever since.  Today we lost that battle.  T-Rex came to our kennel to breed to Razor's females & left our kennel with our hearts.  Kat fell in love with T-Rex from the minute he jumped out of the dog box.  He just had a nature about him that made you fall in love.  Rob loved him too and let him know so by hunting him night after night.  He was our lead dog and our future.  He was reproducing pups that will make a mark on our breed- just like his sire & dam did.  It is our hope that with the help of Frozen Semen that we will still get enough pups on the ground someday to put him on the reproducers list.  He deserves it.  Rest in Peace Mr T.  We love you.

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The last photo of Bo. Bo was such an impressive & beautiful dog w/a powerful mouth& a heart of gold

GRCH 'PR' Tree Rizin' Family Tradition
"Bocephus- aka Bo"
July 2, 2004- September 19, 2005
 
Tonight Bo was killed on the road while coonhunting.  With his death comes a great loss to all- for what he was in the woods, for his great personality, for his phenominal mouth and for the drive within him that made him a split treeing machine at just a year old.  Bo was co-owned by Dan Foreman & Dan was hunting him when he was hit.  Dan & Bo were quite the team.  Bo was Dan's first coondog- first showdog- first hunting dog and the loss of Bo HAS set our breed back.  He was history in the making- a phenominal hound in every way.  Bo was sired by our GRNITECH GRCH Razor and was out of Razor's niece- CH Golden Woods Flamin' Annie.  The loss of Bo is another that will be felt for a long time to come.  RIP Bo!

Our Heart!
9/25/01- 12/1/04
GRCH 'PR' TREE RIZIN' RAZOR'S TRUE GRIT ~ ROOSTER ~ DNA- VIP (RAZOR X STAR)

GRCH 'PR' Tree Rizin' Razor's True Grit (Rooster)
September 25, 2001 - December 1, 2004
DNA- Verified Parentage
 
It's with a very heavy heart that I have to add Rooster to our memories page.  Rooster was one of those dogs that just made you smile.  His silly disposition, his lovingness, his eager to please and that beautiful beautiful head- Lord, we are going to miss him.  Rooster was killed while hunting on December 1, 2004.  Rooster was out of Razor & Star and was everything you could want in a coondog.  He had the most phenominal mouth of any dog we've owned.  His loud piercing voice would go right through you at times.  He was an impressive tree dog that died way before his time.  He had a 3rd & 4th place win in UKC and was so close to his Nite Championship.  It is a shame that he will not see it through. 
 
On Rooster's page- I had written "When The Lord Closes a Door- He Opens A Window.  When He took from us Anvil- he brought to us Rooster".  I've believed that since the day Rooster was born.  Sometimes the reasons are confusing.  Right now, I have no answers.  It's a sad day.

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GRCH 'PR' Tree Rizin' Outlaw Anvil (Anvil)
December 24, 1999 - June 23, 2001
All Grand Nite 3 Generation Pedigree
 
Anvil was  killed on the road 1 day shy of 18 mths old in a nitehunt on 6/23/01.  Anvil was out of GRNITECH GRCH Key's Outlaw Jessie James X GRNITECH GRCH Wright's Little Girl II and had an all-grand nite three generation pedigree.  He was one of the best young dogs we'd ever seen.  The night that we lost Anvil, we almost lost our way in this coonhound venture.  His loss is one that we will likely never fully recover from.  His mark will never be forgotten.

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'PR' Tree Rizin' Son Of A Gun (Gunner)
December 13, 2001 - August 2, 2002
Ruger X Vixen
 
Gunner was a puppy off of my GRCH NKC CH Tree Rizin' Sidearm Red Ruger's very first litter by Tracy Davidson's Trailyn Sidearm Vixen.  He touched my heart in many ways & continues even now to set the precedence for what I believe a coonhound should be built like.  He was destined to do great things!!  My daughters & I had just begun to show him & he was doing a nice job in the timber.  Unfortunately, Gunner was killed on 8/2/02 in an accident while at the home of his co-owner. 

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CH 'PR' Childers' Tree Rizin' Red Roxie pictured with Katina & Co-owner, Brent Ehler

CH 'PR' Childers' Tree Rizin' Red Roxie was killed on the road on 10/1/02 while pleasure hunting.  Roxie was co-owned by Rob & Brent Eller and was by GRNITECH GRCH Key's Outlaw Jessie James  X NITECH Wilborn Creek Jewel.  She was DNA-VIP.
 
On opening night of Coon Season 2003, 'PR' Soggy Bottom PL's "Jaxxon" owned by Mike & Allison Laster of Radford VA was also killed on the road.  Jaxxon was by Roxie above & our GRNITECH GRCH AKC NTCH 'PR' Key's Outlaw Razor Red. 

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'PR' Soggy Bottom's PL's Jaxxon (Jaxxon) past away at the tender age of 15 mths

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NITECH 'PR' Deepwoods Red Annie

NTCH 'PR' Deepwood's Red Annie came to us late in life and was bred to Razor to produce a few puppies that will hopefully go on to continue her legacy.  Annie is also the mother to NITECH CH GRWCH GRFCH 'PR' Henning's Magic Toby.  Annie was born on 6/10/91 and lived a long life passing away at the age of 12 1/2!! 
 
In the last several months of Annie's life, she was enjoying retirement in the home of Mike Pociask of Ohio who took Annie home to help pup train a pup off of Razor & Breeze called Rebel that he had just bought.  By the time Rebel was ready for the woods, Annie had taken off her hunting cap and was enjoying being a house dog to live out her days.  We just received word of Annie's passing and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was more than a dog- she was a coondog, a reproducer and a great companion.

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