Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Autumn, Kevin's Little Angel

Kevin is the owner of KW cages, we are all familiar with the brand name and all have used their products. Randy and Kevin are the major force in bringing ARBA conventions to California. In 2001, their efforts with the help of others successfully brought the convention to San Diego. Next year, they are doing it again. The 2001 convention is the by far the best run convention in the last 20 years; we expect 2009 will top the 2001 convention.

In his world other than rabbits, Kevin's focus is his family and his daughter Autumn, the cutest little angel. Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fawn Girl Takes A Trip

A few weeks ago, Betty's Fawn girl took a trip to her new home in Texas.

For a single junior rabbit, it is easier and costs less to use a small dog kennel.

Ryan, the agent at the Continental cargo office, oohed and ahhed at the Fawn girl, wished to show a picture to his wife. So a picture of Fawn girl was taken with Ryan.

Fawn girl arrived in Texas safely and made a happy papa out of Ricardo.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Found on the Net: Smart Parrot

In Japan, an African Grey parrot got lost after flying out of its cage. It was rescued by police and sent to a veterinary hospital.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to the local policeman Uemura. The parrot recited his full home address down to the street number. See a video on CBS

The bird was returned to the address given; the Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.

This is one smart bird.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Randy's Home Visit

Randy's nephew Brock.

Randy's niece Riley.

Allen was at Bakersfield judging and their rabbits were winning top honors. Where was Randy? Allen says,

"Randy organized and presented at the Judge's Academy in Bloomington, IL over the weekend. He took the chance to visit with his family in Indiana until Thursday. Here are pictures of his niece and nephew (Riley and Brock). They are pictured with their calves. Both of the kids are Randy's younger sister's kids.

Can you see the Randy in Brock?"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Best and Reserve In Show Winners in Bakersfield

Allen with show B BIS winner Mini Rex "Panic" and show A RIS Netherland Dwarf "Virage".

Tambria with show B RIS winner Holland Lop. Allen is the breed judge.

Allen sends good news: Randy and Allen's rabbits did very well at the Kern County RBA shows in Bakersfield. This is what he says:

"Bakersfield was a great show for us! First of all, the building where the show was held was fantastic: huge, spacious, and best of all, cool! It was the first time I have ever felt comfortable in Bakersfield thanks to the awesome showroom. This is a show that everyone should plan to attend each year considering the amenities. Our rabbits did very well! We won BOB and BOS in both Mini Rex Open Shows, as well as the Mini Rex Specialty Show. In Netherland Dwarf, we also won BOB and BOS in both Open Shows. In Show A, we had RIS with my Black Otter Netherland Dwarf Doe, VIRAGE. She is almost senior, and I have only shown her at 3 other shows. In Show B, our Broken Black Mini Rex, PANIC, won BIS! PANIC was 2nd place to the BOB winner at the Mini Rex National Show in Missouri, two weeks ago. In Show B, Tambria, Joe, and Kathy Lugo won RIS with their Broken Holland Lop Buck. Tambria was very excited and so were we all for her!"

Monday, May 19, 2008

Judge Mary C. From Texas

Mary with Betty.

Mary watching Paul judge.

When the Lop club put on their Lop National Show in Monterey in April, we had the chance of seeing a lot of out of town breeders and judges.

Mary C. from Texas is a top English Lop breeder, a judge and a development certificate holder of Velveteen Lop. She has judged shows in CA many times, and we enjoyed her judging. In the ARBA national convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan last year, Mary has successfully passed the first presentation of the Velveteen Lop. It has been her passion and a very long term project. We wish her all the success to pass the 2nd presentation in the Louisville convention and then have the Velveteen Lop accepted as a recognized breed in San Diego convention.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Judge Paul K. from New York

In Monterey a few weeks ago, we had Judge Paul K. from New York for the first time.

He was the judge for the Lop National Show and stayed for the CRCS all breed shows the next day. He judged Angora and Tan among other breeds. The top photo shows Paul with Best of Breed Tan exhibitor Allen. The second photo shows Paul looking at the running Tan; and the third photo was taken when Paul was judging the Best In Show.

Paul has a very quiet and calm demeanor; he is a very thorough judge. He was the ARBA district director for many years and his major breed was Britannia Petite. We enjoyed his judging very much.