Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Road to Grand Rapids, Michigan

Betty says, "I am posting some pictures taken during the trip to Grand Rapids.

Our readers probably remember that Carol G. and I started our trip from San Jose Airport. Delta San Jose personnel were wonderful, we got through without a hitch. The security check proved to be a big hassle; all our rabbits were take out of our kennels and patted down one by one. Our kennels were turned over to see whether there was any contraband. We could've kicked ourselves that we did not think of taking some pictures of the pat-down process.

We finally got on board the plane; the top picture is Carol in her seat doing her "toothpick" knitting. Just kidding. She is knitting a sock with very fine double-point needles.

After a connection in Atlanta, we arrived at Chicago O'Hare Airport. Carol waited at the airport with all the rabbits while I took a bus to go to the car rental office.

After over an hour at the Dollar Rent-A-Car office to get the right mini van, I made it back to the airport. Carol had gotten 500+ pounds of rabbits, equipment and luggage through the traffic to the waiting area to be loaded into the mini van. Don't know how she did it, but she did it.

After more than 3 hours of driving in the dark, we arrived in the showroom at 11:30 pm. In the fourth photo, my rabbits are waiting to be cooped; the showroom is almost empty.

Carol stayed in the showroom until 3:30 am before she went to her hotel room. I worked in the showroom to settle my rabbits until 7:30 am on Saturday before checking into my room. I was up for over 30 hours before my head hit the pillow. What a trip!"

Friday, November 02, 2007

Brother Act

Little boy Chu's Armando did well in the ARBA convention. His littermate brother was not far behind. Chu's Bennington BC14AH won the white junior class in the convention.

Both did their parents proud. Daddy Chu's Mario is the winner of the colored junior buck class in the 2006 convention and mama Chu's Ashlia is best colored wool winner in the 2004 convention.

At less than 5 months old, both brothers were young comparing to their competition in their classes. They won by their excellent type and wool.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Little Boy Wins Big

Sevenah's little half brother Chu's Armando BC13AH is a boy wonder. Prior to the convention, he was winning over the senior bucks. Though young, he is a little solid bundle with tremendous density.

At the convention, Armando was 4-3/4 months old, weighed less than 5 pounds. With his tight body and excellent density, he not only won his own class of colored junior bucks, he also won over the senior bucks that were almost twice his size and took Best Opposite Sex of Variety. His dad is Chu's Mario who won the colored junior buck class in the 2006 convention; grandma is Chu's Melania (a.k.a. Araminta) who won the colored junior doe class in the 2004 ARBA convention. The little boy is certainly following the family tradition of doing well in the national conventions.

In the first two photos, little boy Armando is posing on the grooming stand. The third photo was taken during the judging at the convention. Sevenah and Armando were selected the Best of Variety and Best Opposite Sex of Variety; they were waiting to compete for the Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex. This third photo was taken by Candy of IN.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick Or Treat

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Getting Ready for A Playful Halloween

Tracy has three breeds of Angora: Satin Angora, English Angora and Giant Angora. Satin Angora is Tracy's main breed.

The top two pictures show Tracy's beautiful Satin Angora babies having fun with the Halloween decorations. English Angora bunnies follow suit with the same toys in the third picture.

Giant Angora dares to be different, he is dressing up as a scary devil; he says, "I'll play trick if you do not give me some treat!"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sevenah Wins Best In Show and Reserve In Show

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows held double shows in Napa, CA. Napa is in the heart of the famous wine country; Napa wine is considered as one of the top in the world.

Rabbits do not drink wine but still could have a great time in Napa. In Show A, Carol G.'s American Fuzzy Lop broken senior buck took the all breed Best In Show; Betty's English Angora choc tort senior doe Sevenah took Reserve In Show.

In Show B, Betty's Sevenah took all breed Best In Show and Melissa's Mini Satin took Reserve In Show. Judge Keelyn is in the middle between Betty and Melissa.

Sevenah is the English Angora Best of Breed winner at the ARBA convention a week ago.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Youth English Angora Exhibitors

Youth exhibitors of English Angora did very well in the convention.

Collin took youth Best In Show; he was featured in a post several days ago.

Here are two young ladies who also did well. At the top is McKenna from Oregon. She is holding her Best Opposite Sex black senior buck and best white junior. The white is a blue eye white.
The second photo is Nicole from Wisconsin. She has the tort English Angora that won the class.

Congratulations to McKenna and Nicole for a job well done.