Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Another Dumb Cat

Betty and Albert woke up to another dumb cat in the wire trap in the morning. Where this cat came from is a mystery, Betty and Albert had never seen this orange cat in the past.

After Betty took the picture and opened the trap door, the cat dashed off like a shooting arrow. This is one backyard that he would not be visiting anytime soon.

Cats are not supposed to be this dumb, what happened?

Since purchasing this wire trap in mid October, there have been many occupants: 10 raccoons, 7 possums, 3 skunks and 2 cats. There is still at least one more raccoon roaming the neighborhood. It is hoped that he will find the trap irresistible one of these days.

No animal was harmed by the trapping.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Kimijo and Her Jack Russell Terriers

Kimijo loves rabbits; Kimijo also loves Jack Russell Terriers.

She is very active in the Jack Russell Terrier show circuit and her dogs are very successful in the show ring.

In the first photo, Kimijo is with Pokey, a youngster who is in a show for the first time.

The second photo is Shiroz who has won first place six times.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Randy and Allen's Best In Show Winners

A week ago in Tulare, there were four shows: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. As reported earlier, Cathy S. won the Best In Show in show B on Sunday.

Randy and Allen won the other three Best In Show out of the four shows with two different breeds and three different rabbits.

Shown here are two of the winners:

At the top Mini Rex Diva won Best In Show in show B on Saturday.

The second photo is Netherland Dwarf Kim, a black junior doe, that won Best In Show in show A on Sunday.

The Best In Show in show A on Saturday winner was a Netherland Dwarf otter senior doe. Her picture has been posted in the past when she won Best In Show in Stockton and other shows.

Randy and Allen are still hot, hot, hot.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Suddenly the summer has come. Where is the spring, we are not sure. It seems that the wet winter was just here; the temperature in N. CA is now into the 80s. Records have been broken in many towns.

Carol W. sends in these photos and a report, "Yesterday with the temperature hovering at 85+ in the rabbit area, I let some of the girls out into the bunny yard where they could nibble the grass and stretch out in the shade."

The girls are having lots of fun.

Monday, March 12, 2007

John L. Moves to CA

At a recent show in February, Camp Angora had a surprise visitor. It was John L., a long time Angora breeder.

John used to live in Iowa; Betty had met him in the late 80s in conventions. He lived in Iowa for a long time then several years ago moved to Texas. He had talked about moving to CA for a while but did not actually happen until recently. We were surprised to see him at the show.

John has had English Angora, French Angora and now is really into Satin Angora. In the show, he looked at several of Tracy's rabbits very carefully.

We expect to see John in shows in the future.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Casey's English Angora Bunnies

Not to be outdone by Carol and Tracy, Casey also reported baby news.

After a year long bunny drought, Casey sent birth annoucement of three healthy white bunnies from Casey's Monte, the white buck that won NCAG specialty Best In Show a couple of times, and Chu's Janie, a white doe from Betty.

This is the first "love" for both parents, they are certainly doing a great job. The top two photos are the bunnies an hour after birth. The third photo shows the tremendous amount of wool pulled by Janie. Janie was cut down a week prior to being bred; it's amazing that she could get so much wool from her 5 week growth. Needless to say, her tummy is totally pink.