Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tragic Fire Claims Multiple Field Trial Champions...
The National Red Setter Field Trial Club was saddened and horrified to hear of the loss of Randy Downs Kennels in a tragic fire on June 11 that claimed 15 dogs, including multiple Champions. The NRSFTC sends condolences to Randy Downs and all owners and friends involved in the tragic fire. It is a profound loss of immeasurable extent for owners and the bird dog community as a whole. In looking over the dogs’ names, imagine what incredible talent and potential was destroyed by this horrific event! Our club extends its deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved these exceptional animals. Thankfully, 24 dogs were saved. Blake Kukar is coordinating contributions to help Randy rebuild the kennel. You can send checks made out to Randy Downs in care of Blake Kukar 3500 Blalock Drive, Somerville TN 38068. He will assure that Randy knows of your contribution.
For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these:
"what might have been."
Dogs tragically lost in the fire and Grieving Owners
Dellinger C John Holland
Game Maker Dr.Fred Corder
Game Master Dr.Fred Corder
Game Watch Dr.Fred Corder
Rock Acre Rambo Dr.Fred Corder
Game Mark Dr.Fred Corder and Joe Barksdale
Game Time C Steve Patterson
Leet’s Little Soldier Dr.Rosser Wall
Poison Ronnie Spears
Skip’s Dessert Hawk Steve Patterson, Dr.Chet Lane, Skip McMichael
Wildcovert Wiggle Waggle Dr.Mark Leadbetter
4 Unnamed derby dogs Ronnie Spears, Dr. Fred Corder, Carlisle Buford
Game Time C
Game Maker at the National Championship
May they rest in peace in a place where the coveys fly fast and far...