Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Judges at Monterey

In the top photo, Armando is examining Emilia on the table.

In the second photo, Cathy S. is judging a specialty show.

In the third photo, Armando is chatting with John, Cathy's husband.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Animal Statues at the Monterey Fairgrounds

Monterey Fairgrounds have some of the most interesting statues.

The top picture shows a cow-like animal with a baby goat. The sign says "Surrogate Mother".

The second photo shows a mama pig on her side nursing her piglets. All the faces show happiness and content.

The third one gave us a shock last year when the statue was placed in a different direction. The back end was anatomically correct and facing the opposite direction. Now we can see the side view but not from the back.

These statues seem to be either made of cement or very heavy wood. It is not possible to move any of them.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Betty On YouTube

Our readers probably are "secret" out by this time. Well, some more news about it this morning. Betty just learned that Gary, pictured here with Betty, has uploaded Betty's segment on YouTube site. You can view it from Gary's blog

or go to YouTube directly:

You probably need a fast connection such as DSL or broad band to see the video, a dial up probably won't work too well.

For those who do not have cable, this is a good chance to see the segment. Thank you, Gary.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hard Workers at the Monterey Show

We are so lucky in the No. CA area. We have lots of wonderful shows that are within 3 - 4 hours of driving distance. It will not be possible if there were not these very unselfish volunteers who work hard in the shows. Here are some of these hard workers, also top breeders, in the CRCS shows on Saturday.

Top photo shows Carol G. who is the #1 American Fuzzy Lop breeder in the nation. She is the treasurer of the CRCS, needless to say, she is holding the club check book ready to pay the show expenses.

The second photo is our able secretary Dolores. She is efficient and friendly. Dolores and hubby Mike have some of the best Rex around. They are also responsible for the wonderful Big Valley RA shows at Stockton.

The third photo is the show superintendent John. John is a top Satin breeder since he was a youth in the 80s. He went out of rabbits in the mid to late 90s but came back as an open breeder in 2001. He took Best In Show in 2001 immediately, as if he was announcing that he's back. He has done well in Satin since.

The fourth photo shows John and Randy discussing show matters. Randy is the general chairman of the show and the force behind CRCS. As we all know that Randy is the vice president of ARBA, a top breeder of Mini Rex and Mini Satin. His Mini Rex took Reserve In Show in the show B.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Amy's Busy Weekend

Amy, our New York member, had a fun but really busy weekend. Her relatives and friends came for the birthday party of her sons Brandon and Jonathan. Lots of cousins and lots of kids. Some stayed as house guests, Amy had a more than full house.

Birthday boy Jonathan who just turned 7 took the top picture of Amy with her white doe who has a three-month growth wool. The doe should be in perfect coat in the fall shows.

In the second picture, from left to right brothers Brandon and Jonathan are performing a magic trick with Amy's white bunny.

In the third picture, boys are happily opening gifts.

Amy is going to have an even busier life from now on. She is the new president of the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club (NARBC). She takes office today. We wish her a smooth sailing and we know that she will do a great job.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

A Happy Couple - Jamie and Diane

At the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows (CRCS) in Monterey, we saw a very happy couple. One of our favorite judges Jamie brought his girlfriend Diane to the show. Diane flew into Los Angeles from Florida the day prior then drove up with Jamie.

Diane and Jamie have known each other for 17 years, always been good friends and now the friendship has developed into a romantic relationship. What a wonderful way to find the right person in life. Diane has raised 7 breeds of rabbits including English Angora, but now rabbitless. We hope Diane will be moving to CA soon and may be we can talk her into going back to raising Angora.

We wish Jamie and Diane a very happy life together.