Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cali Misses Allen

Cali says, "Where is Allen?"

Cali says, "I miss my Allen!"

Cali says, "Who are you? You are not Allen, I want my Allen!"

Cali is Allen's constant companion. She follows Allen around at home, goes to rabbit shows and goes on trips.

This time she could not go with Allen who is so far away in Africa. Cali misses Allen.

Randy takes Cali to shows, but Cali still misses Allen. She looks a little lost, and a little sad. Cali says, "Allen, come home soon."

Friday, January 11, 2008

Stephanie's Colorful Satin Angora Litter

Stephanie has an interesting Satin Angora litter of ten. The ten babies line up into a color scale from darkest black the lightest white.

We look forward to seeing the bunnies on the show table soon.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jim and Marianna Visit Betty

Betty says:

"I taught at San Jose State University for 26 years plus few years at other universities. Jim was the chairman at my department for 24 years. Jim was efficient, hardworking, a top scholar/writer in economics and an excellent manager. I have wonderful memories of these 24 years.

Our families became close friends. Jim’s wife Marianna was a principal of a Catholic school; son Jim Jr. whom I've known since he was nine years old, now a successful executive at a pharmaceutical company. Marianna had an English Angora as her classroom pet in the 80s and Jim Jr. took care of it during the holidays and breaks. Eventually Jim Jr. became so interested in the rabbit that he would have one as his pet.

Now we are all retired, we still keep in touch and enjoy our quality time.

Jim and Marianna came to visit me recently. Here are some photos to share with my friends."

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Carol's Favorite: AK's Lassen

Carol with her most recent Best of Breed American Fuzzy Lop.

Lassen was an adorable baby.

Lassen at prime.

Lassen at his 10th year.

Carol G. is sharing a heart-warming story.

She had her first litters of American Fuzzy Lops in 1998. Among the litters there was this little buck AK's Lassen that looked very special.

Lassen became Carol's herd buck, stayed in the show circuit for five years. He accumulated 67 legs that included 8 Best In Shows. He has numerous children, grand children, great grand children, great great grand children, ...

Lassen is entering his 10th year, still handsome, still affectionate and still in Carol's heart. For more about Lassen and American Fuzzy Lop, go to

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Holly Celebrates Holiday

Holly's handsome white buck Cannon is helping Holly and family to celebrate the holiday season. He went out to see the snow and then had a little sip of champagne.

Hoppy Holidays from Holly and her rabbits.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Pete and Lori Visit Betty

Pete and Lori with their Group winner WC's Chardonnay in the 1997 ARBA convention.

Betty with Pete and Lori and their two girls Chloe on Pete's lap and Pearl on Betty's lap.

From left to right: Chloe, Lori, Pete, Pearl and Chris.

Chris is an exchange student from China. She was surprised to find out that Pete and Lori used to be a top rabbit breeder. Here is Chris with Betty's rabbit Chu's Elio.

For old time Angora breeders, Pete and Lori are familiar names. They were very active in breeding and showing in the mid 1990s. The won BOB English Angora with three chocolate tort does in 1996, 1997 and 1998 ARBA conventions. In 1996 and 1997, the winners also won the Group in the ARBA conventions. They reduced their rabbit activities after the 1998 convention and stopped breeding altogether around 1999 or 2000. They found success in their professional careers as engineer and architect. A few years later, they started a family by adding two girls, Chloe and Pearl, from China. They are totally devoted to the girls. They also have an exchange student Chris living with them. See their blog at

Pete and Lori maintain a friendship with Betty though they are no longer into rabbits. They would drop by to visit from time to time. A few days ago, the whole family came to visit.

A good time enjoyed by all.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Lindsay's Christmas Bunnies and Poem

‘Twas Christmas night
And all through my home
The cats were all snoozing
The dog had a bone

When all at once
I had a premonition
And hurried to check
On my bred doe’s condition

Then what did I see
All snug in the hay
But eight tiny French Angoras
And I whispered “hooray!”

Alongside the nest box
My tired doe sat
With a look on her face
That said “Did I do all that?”

With everyone settled
To bed I did go
To dream of the kits
And their very first show.