Monterey Fair rabbit shows were held on two days; youth show on Friday and open show on Sunday. Between these two shows, there were double open shows held in Cardiff near San Diego on Saturday. The distance between Monterey and Cardiff is about 420 miles, at least 7 hours one way.
Randy judged in Monterey on Friday; drove to Cardiff and judged on Saturday; then came back to Monterey with Allen on Sunday. Crazy? We all thought so, but this was not the first time Randy did that.
It was the first time that Allen came with Randy to Monterey. Allen said, "Betty, I am here to learn about Angora. I am not working on my license, I come specially to learn about the wool breeds, I want to be the best judge for Angora."
Monterey fair open show was relatively small; there was no pressure to get the rabbits on and off the judging table fast as in most of the regular shows. It was a wonderful experience to watch Randy teaching Allen about English Angora in every little minute detail.
The three photos posted today show Randy and Allen working on the white English Angora, Betty was the writer. These photos show them working very thoroughly with the rabbits: comparing the tips, examining the skin, looking over the bodies. etc.
It was a treat to watch them working together so intensely.
Tomorrow we'll see the photos of them working on the colored English Angora and the following day will be the photos of their putting the white and colored variety winners together to pick the final winner.