I just got a phone call telling me that the lady who bred my Norwegian Forest Cat, Snowstars Ziggy Stardust, passed away yesterday. I knew she'd been ill for a long time, in and out of hospital for various reasons, but it's still come as a shock. She's younger than me, only just 50 - and I realised, too, that I missed her birthday earlier this month which saddens me even more. We've exchanged birthday cards for years.
Rest in peace, AR, your pioneering work with the breed is a lasting legacy that you have left behind you.