Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 08, 2007

When Fufu Meets Pinky

Fufu is a neutered boy; he lives with his human mom Theeve.

Fufu is a lonely boy when Theeve goes to work. He plays with a fake cat.

When he is bored, he takes a nap.

In his dream, he has a pretty girl as his companion.

Fufu's dream comes true, Pinky flies across the country to be with him.

Love at the first sight, Fufu lets Pinky have his bed.

Fufu and Pinky are living together happily every after.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Eric's Trip to AZ and Pomona, CA.

Eric flew to AZ on Saturday to judge and kick off his campaign for ARBA Vice President. Kevin Stanford worked with Eric as a judge's applicant. We have seen photo of Kevin with Allen in the convention. He has one of the best Netherland Dwarf stock from Darrel and Joy who won the Best In Show in the 2000 San Diego convention.

On Sunday, Eric traveled from AZ to Pomona CA to judge for Joey's club. Eric had left home with the temperature being 16 degrees, having 60's/70's in So. CA was very nice.

Eric hopes to make another trip out west again before summer. We certainly hope so, and hope to see Eric's next westbound trip lands him in No. CA instead of So. CA.

The top photo is Eric with Randy who won Double Best In Show in AZ and Reserve In Show in Pomona with his Mini Rex that is co-owned with Allen. The second photo shows Eric giving instruction to Kevin S. on judging. The third photo is the LA County Fairfax taken by Eric; it shows a major contrast to the climate of PA where his home is.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

There Won't Be A Lisa Marie

Elvis is neutered; and Priscilla left him for another home as a pet.

There won't be a Lisa Marie in the future.

The show and breeding career of Casey's Basset Hound pair Elvis and Priscilla had come to an end.

Casey is not giving up. Now she has a new dog, Raider. Raider has more show potential than Elvis and Priscilla combined.

Here is a picture of Casey with her two boys: Raider in the front and Elvis in the back. Both are Basset boys, can we see the difference?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Big Puppy Sleeping

In a recent show, kids were playing with this huge puppy, a St. Bernard.

He is only 18 weeks old but looks like a full grown medium size dog. Puppies will be puppies; in no time he is tired and falls asleep.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Most Senior and Most Junior Judges in CA

California is blessed with abundant rabbit and cavy activities. California also claims the title of having the highest number of rabbit and cavy judges. According the most current ARBA Year Book 2007-2008, there are 42 rabbit and cavy judges in CA. The state with the next highest number is Ohio with 34.

In CA, the most senior judge is Bruce, shown in the top photo; he is most senior in both the years of judging and age. He was one of the judges in the first show that Betty showed her first English Angora Angelina. All other judges in that show are no longer with us.

The most junior judge by age is Keelyn who received her judge's license at the tender age of 17; she is currently 18. She is the only judge who is still showing in the youth shows.

The most junior judge by the time of receiving the license is Allen. Allen received his license in October this year. He judged one show after receiving his license then left for Africa. We are looking forward to his return in January 2008.

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Family Affair

Jennifer has three boys: Justin, Kyle and Cody.

They are a rabbit raising family; going to rabbit shows is a family affair.

Justin now is a registrar working on almost all the shows and he can't wait for the day that he is eligible to work on his judge's license. Both Kyle and Cody are as competitive in Satin as big brother Justin is. Cody, the youngest, has one of the highest Best In Show and Reserve In Show numbers among the youth exhibitors.

Mom Jennifer is very proud of the accomplishment of the boys. She works in shows and in all rabbit related activities.

We will be seeing three judges from this family in the near future.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Love, Rabbit Show Style

It's winter, but spring is not far behind.

Love is in the air, on the lawn, even on the grooming table in a rabbit show.

The lops, English and French, are working hard to create spring bunnies.