Northern California Angora Guild

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Steve Harvey Show, Interesting Facts 1

Betty says,

The segment of Franchesca, Ida and I on the Steve Harvey Show was aired on Tuesday, April 22.  This is one of the three "official" photos provided by the production company.   There is a partial clip on youtube

if you have missed the Steve Harvey Show and wish to watch it.  It's not a complete segment but you'll get an idea how much fun it was.

This is a photo taken by one of the friendly people working on the show with my camera.   It's a rehearsal before the taping, giving me a feeling of what the studio looks like and where I would be standing.   It also gives the camera person some idea about the lighting.   As you can see, I am wearing a white sweater during the rehearsal, it's determined that a different color would work better.

The lighting and prop people are working at the table where Franchesca and Ida are sitting on.   It's determined during the rehearsal that the table was too narrow, a wider table was brought in for the taping.  All the rehearsals are done with the producers, Steve Harvey only meets the guests when the taping starts.  There is an outline for each segment but the actual interchanges between Steve Harvey and the guests are not scripted.   The taping is done on one take.  

The audience would be sitting in these chairs as soon as they are let in.

There are about 150 people working on the Steve Harvey Show.  It takes a village to raise a child, it takes hundreds of people to work on a talk show.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Steve Harvey Show Clip on Youtube

Steve Harvey and Betty with Ida and Franchesca.   Steve is modeling Betty's Angora hat, scarf and mittens!

The segment is airing tomorrow on Tuesday but a partial clip is now available on youtube:

 Have fun.


Franchesca Wins All Breed Best In Show and Reserve In Show at Stockton

Big Valley Rabbit Association holds double all breed shows at Stockton on 4/19/2014.
In show A, judge Doug awards Franchesca the Best In Show.

In show B, judge Cathy picks Franchesca as the Reserve In Show.


Franchesca has a great day at the rabbit show and she'll be on TV tomorrow. 

She and Ida, the BOV winner, will be featured in the Steve Harvey show on Tuesday, April 22.   The segment will be aired at the last part of the program in the last 10 minutes or so.   Steve Harvey Show is a nationally syndicated program; in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's on NBC Channel 11 between 2 to 3 pm.  The segment featuring Betty with Franchesca and Ida should be aired around 2:50 pm.

Here is an announcement on the program website:

Steve helps a man who is so concerned about his only daughter starting to date that he’s panicking! “Steve the Interrogator” reveals how to talk to potential dates when he puts a young suitor to the test in front of the whole audience! And Steve meets a remarkable 8-year-old boy who has been raising money to buy lunches for kids in need!  Then a school shooting survivor tells her incredible story and a security pro shares key steps to stay safe during a school shooting crisis!  Plus, a woman who breeds English Angora Rabbits brings her award-winning furry friends to Steve’s stage! - See more at:

As you can see, I am the "a woman who ..."


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Happy Hoppy Easter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Betty on Steve Harvey TV Show

It's official, the segment of Betty's English Angora will be airing on the Steve Harvey TV show early next week.

Betty along with Ida and Franchesca were invited to fly to Chicago to tape a segment on a TV show.  Before the air time was known, Betty was not able to reveal the program.   Now she is able to say, "It's the Steve Harvey Show and I had a great time".  

     The exact day and time will be announced on Monday.   It's not a long segment but it's a lot of fun.

Updated on Monday, April 21:

The segment will air on Tuesday, April 22.    In the San Francisco Bay Area, the show airs between 2 pm to 3 pm on NBC Channel 11.   My segment should be toward the end of the show around 2:50 pm, give and take a couple of minutes.

Updated on Monday night, April 21:

A partial video is available, see


Friday, April 18, 2014

Found on the Net: Cute Kitties in a Box

Kittens are cute, almost as cute as bunnies.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alicia's French Angora Wins Four Class

Alicia and mom Deb drove to Iowa for a weekend of rabbit show.   In the first show of the Cedar Rapids RBA all breed show, Alicia's doe 7-Pines Jamille took Best 4-Class.  Jamille's sister that BIS two weeks ago but this time it's Jamille's turn to shine.    The photo above is Alicia with judge Mark F.

For those in the west coast who are not familiar with the term "Best 4-Class", it means the best lightweight rabbit, one of the two finalists for the Best In Show title.   The heavyweight winner is called the "Best 6-Class" because in addition to the four classes of senior buck, senior doe, junior buck, junior doe, there are intermediate buck and intermediate doe.   In lightweight rabbits, senior is defined as 6 months or older while in the heavyweight rabbits, senior is defined as 8 months or older.   The intermediate class is also called the 6/8 class as the age requirement is between 6 and 8 months old.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two Hats with Unusual Color Combination

Beige is the base color added with grape and blue, the color of this hat is somewhat unusual.


The color of this hat, green as the base with red stripes, is definitely unusual.  Betty has made hundreds of hats, this is the first time these two colors are put together.   Why this combination?  It's a special order, the buyer specifies the colors.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Found in the Paper: Herd through the Grapevine

Saw this comic strip in the Sunday newspaper.   Yes, it's "Herd" not "Heard" through the grapevine.

The wool on the sheep are full of grape and vine after being herded through the grapevine in the strip; imagine these sheep as our beloved Angora rabbits, what would they look like after being herded through the grapevine?


Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Bunny Time at Carol's

Carol's backyard is gorgeous, it's set up for an Easter Egg Hunt event for their friends.

Some of Carol's rabbits are in individual pens pretending to be Easter Bunnies.
Ben the French Angora is the most popular Easter Bunny.

What is it?

Hi, are you a bunny?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Well-Behaved Bunnies

It's the photo op time, let's line up from the tallest to the shortest.


Us girls have the girl power, we kick the boy out of the photo.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby Mackie is Growing Up


Seven-time all breed Best In Show Winner beautiful Macey falls in love with .....

Handsome boy Kenneth who also has an all breed Best In Show.

The produced a cute little boy Mackie who is the their only child.

 Mackie is a cutie pie.

Mackie is a lover boy. 

Mackie enjoys his in-house life.

Mackie loves his little bed.

Mackie is growing into a handsome little gentleman.

The handsome little Mackie won over his older cousins to receive a leg for the Best Opposite Sex of the breed at Fresno in one of the three shows. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Showroom at Fresno

The California Rabbit and Cavy Shows showroom is the Animal Science Pavilion at the California State University at Fresno.

The advantage of having a livestock pavilion as the showroom is the space.  There are lots of space for everyone.  The disadvantage of having a livestock pavilion as the showroom is the ground and smell.  The ground is suited for large animals.   The water truck has come to wet down the dust, as a result the ground is so wet that it's bordering on being muddy.

Betty decides to put her English Angora at the bleachers.

Two of Betty's carriers are bigger than normal, they could not sit steady on the bleachers so they are set up on the carrier stand.    The ground at the bleacher area is very wet with standing water from the splashes of the water truck.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Open Best In Show Judging at Fresno

Show A Best In Show judged by Justin.

Show B Best In Show judged by Ray.

Show C Best In Show judged by Armando.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Angora Judging at Fresno


Judge Ray judges English Angora in show A, Makayla helps at the table.

In show B, judge Joe is coming on the English Angora colored senior bbuck.   Joe's wife Kathy writes for Joe.

Judge Jennifer is the show C judge, she is commenting on the English Angora colored senior doe.

For a list of complete Angora results, go to:


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Youth Top Winners at Fresno

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple youth shows at Fresno on April 5, 2014.
In show A, judge Allen selects the Taylor's Dutch as the youth Best In Show, standing in for Taylor is her brother Blaine.   Jessica's Holland Lop is picked as the youth Reserve In Show.

In show B, the two top rabbits are still the top winners except that they switch places.   Jessica's Holland Lop is the youth Best In Show and Taylor's Dutch is the Reserve In Show.


In show C, Arielle's Mini Rex is the youth Best In Show and the Reserve In Show is again Taylor's Dutch.


Monday, April 07, 2014

Open Top Winners at Fresno

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple open all breed shows at Fresno on April 5, 2014.
Show A Best In Show is judged by judge Justin, the Best In Show winner is Allen's Netherland Dwarf and the Reserve In Show winner is Jennifer's Florida White.


In show B, judge Ray pick the Florida White as the Best In Show.


Kate's California gets the Reserve In Show award from judge Ray in show B.


In show C, judge Armando selects Jennifer's Florida White as the Best In Show and Betty's English Angora as the Reserve In Show.


Sunday, April 06, 2014

Franchesca Wins All Breed Reserve In Show at Fresno

Betty's English Angora doe Chu's Franchesca receives the Reserve In Show award from judge Armando in the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows at Fresno.

Pretty little Franchesca enjoys the sunny weather.


Saturday, April 05, 2014

What Does Betty Have in Common with Doris Day?

Doris Day has just celebrated her 90th birthday.   Learn from Parade Magazine that in 1958 she appeared in the original "I've Got A Secret", it was the only TV appearance before her own TV show that ran 1968-1973.   She is also a very well-known animal lover who formed several charitable foundations for animals. 
Betty cannot claim to fame for any show business or being 90 years old, but she has in common the love for animals and appearing in the revived "I've Got A Secret" in 2006.   See the video on