This came through the CFA email list this morning:
CFA Allbreed Judge Roger Lawrence submitted his request to retire from the CFA Judging Panel at the meeting this past weekend.
Roger’s request was approved. We would like to thank Roger for his many years of service to CFA and wish him the best.
Brenda Flauhaut commented: “We are so sorry to hear that Roger is retiring. A trip to his ring was always a pleasure. He was so kind and gentle with the cats and was a calming influence on those that were tentative. His rapport with the audience and exhibitors was great as he talked about the cats and had entertaining and informative things to say.
You will be missed, Roger, and we wish you all the best!”
Regular readers of this blog know what Abyssinian legends both Roger and his wife, Karen, are. Tailsend Cattery is one of the most influential Aby lines, and cats bearing the Tailsend name in their pedigrees can still be found today – even Jacoby has some Tailsend ancestors! Tailsend Satchel was sent from Canada to Finland and was a major foundation Aby in many European lines.