Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Off To Louisville

Carriers divided according to the number of rabbits going to the convention. Each compartment is smaller than the regular carriers that we used in local shows. As you could see, I have 15 rabbits flying to Louisville.

All 15 rabbits are in the carriers and loaded in my van. I am ready to go.

Betty says,

"I am taking the early morning flight to Louisville for the ARBA convention. Rabbits are all in my van ready to go. I hope it will be smooth sailing.

I won't have a computer with me during the trip. If I can find a computer to blog, I will do so but more than likely blogging will resume on Friday Oct. 31. If you e-mail me, please excuse me for late replies for the same reason."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Remember When: Scenes From Previous Conventions

Left to right, Sandy Kelly, Susan Conley from So. CA and Betty. Sandy was the longest serving NCAG president, she served for over 10 years. Sandy and Susan both raised English Angora; Susan also had a small number of Giant Angora.

Left to right: Kathy Spalding and Betty. Kathy is the NCAG newsletter editor and Betty is the NCAG secretary; both started serving in 1986 and still serving today.

Suzanne Brady, vice president of NCAG for many years. Suzanne raised English Angora.

Polly Holmes, director of NCAG for over 20 years. She was also the president of the NARBC for two terms. Polly raised French and Satin Angora.

Charlene Duncan served as president of NCAG after Sandy. Charlene raised French and Satin Angora.

Betty says,

"It's almost time for my flight to the ARBA convention in Louisville. This will be my 22nd year attending the ARBA convention.

I am posting some of the NCAG people who attended conventions in the past. The earliest photo was taken in 1987 when I went to my first convention. Kathy, our newsletter editor, and I were working at the NCAG booth. Twenty years later, Kathy and I are still working on NCAG matters though Kathy is no longer involved in any of the convention activities."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Making Of An Orange Hat

Annette from OH sends in photos of a new hat that she has just completed. She says,

"This is made from BFL orange wool roving that I got from Lisa at Somerhill. The French Angora was donated by Lilac Haven's Angelica (tort). The yellow/white/blue is Merino and I got it at The Wool Gathering two years ago. All yarn handspun by me. Unfortunately I already had it off the double point needles before I took the photos. I started on 3 double points, increased to 4 and then knitted off onto the circular needles to finish."

Betty says,

"It's interesting to see how different people use different techniques to make hats. I always cast on at the edge, decrease to the top and then gather the remaining stitches at the top to bind off while Annette starts her hats at the top and binds off at the edge."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Memoriam: Tenchi, Cyndie's Shadow

Whenever we saw Cyndie, she always had her beloved Tenchi with her. Cyndie called him her happy shadow.

After 12 years of companionship, Tenchi left for doggie heaven. Cyndie shares her memories with us.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little Boy Takes A Trip

Little boy Chocolate Tort junior Buck takes a trip to Chicago. Continental is the airline of choice. For a single rabbit shipping, a small 100 series dog kennel is better choice than a metal rabbit carrier due to the weight. A plastic dog kennel weighs less than 3 pounds while a rabbit carrier is definitely more than 3 pounds regardless of the size. If the rabbit is under 6 pounds, using a 100 series dog kennel satisfies the "under 9 pound" limit thus qualifies for a lower shipping charge.

Continental does an excellent job. Happy new mom Gayle reports that the little boy arrived safe and sound.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Frankie And Girlfriend Ashley

Frankie is growing up right in front of our eyes! We still have the image of him following mama Tracy and playing in the rabbit shows, can you believe that he now he is such a handsome young man and going to the prom with his girlfriend?

Tracy says, "Frankie and his girlfriend Ashley from Homecoming last night."

Thanks for sharing the happy moments.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Car Show

We all like to show off our pride and joy. In a recent car show, the owners of these beautiful classics brag about their cars as if they were the babies.

Going to a car show is almost like going to a rabbit show where the rabbit breeders talk rabbits nonstop; these car owners talk cars nonstop.