Here is the picture of our rosette head – it will have the long streamers of about 30″.
This is just a mockup, showing the design of the petals/head and the beads.
As some of you may know Denny Dayton passed away on April 15th, 2015. I just received a call from the lady who is handling Denny’s affairs and was able to get some of the details of his passing. Denny basically died of congested heart failure, his body was not producing enough red blood cells and started to retain too much water. I had talked to Denny a little over 3 weeks ago when he was home recovering and he sounded really good. Once his body started shutting down however, the lady said he went very quickly.
He came down sick two days after attending the TICA cat show in Portland in January and entered the hospital where they determined he was suffering from congested heart failure. They were able to handle that and were able to send him home to recover; he had 24 hour caretaking while he was at home, but was readmitted to the hospital again soon after. He appeared to be getting better and was sent home again, but about a week after I had talked to him, he again started failing and it was determined that sending him back to the hospital would not help. The good news is that he did not suffer, but passed away quietly within 24 hours.
Denny was cremated and there was no service held at his request. His doctor said he lived 5 years longer than they had predicted. A Giant has passed from our midst and will be greatly missed. I have known Denny for 20 years and a kinder more gentle person you will never meet. When I became president of RFCI in 1996, Denny was the first person to call and congratulate me. This was my first connection with Denny, and he told me to feel free to call him any time that I had any questions about the Ragdolls; an offer I often exercised. I will deeply miss him, he was someone who I could always turn to when I needed advice.
May you rest in Peace Denny.
IRC’s 10th Anniversary
Planning for the 10th Anniversary of the IRC is moving rapidly along. As I have mentioned in a previous post, we will be implementing a number of new innovations for this very special show honoring Denny Dayton. Pamela Barrett and her club TNCC have gone way out of their way to make this a very special 10th Anniversary for the Ragdoll community.
In an effort to make this a truly international IRC, Pamela has recruited a large number of TICA International Judges for the show from around the world. We will have International Judges from Austria, France, United Kingdom, Germany, the Russian Federation, Argentina and Canada.
One of the world’s greatest feline photographer TETSU has been signed for this momentous occasion. We will be using a new format for the Ragdoll breed seminar that I think you are going to like. Because both Pam and I want this to be something special we have added a fourth day to the show to be used for Education Day Seminars with outstanding speakers.
We will also be using the format we developed for the 2010 and 2014 IRC’s. IRC/TNCC are hosting 18 rings, 6 rings per day, Fri, Sat & Sun. Each ring/judge will announce and give Ragdoll awards in all 3 classes (kittens, cats, alters) to 5 places. Best-of-the-Best Ragdolls, also to 5 places, in all 3 classes, will be calculated based on an aggregate score over the 3 days, and will be awarded at the close of the show on Sunday. TNCC has hired a full time Ragdoll scorer and scores will be posted after each ring. The people who have shown their Ragdolls under this format really like it as they feel it creates a more level playing field.