Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scenes At Shows

In some shows, the showroom is so crowded that some exhibitors had to set up outside. Luckily in CA, weather is usually good enough to keep the rabbits and the equipment outdoors. Here are some photos of the exhibitors who are indoors and outdoors.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Menn Family Activities

Elsa is the little horse that pulls her sister Dominique and brother Tyler.

Susan and all her five daughters spin, weave and knit. They went to the Menn home after dance class to pick up three large bags of fibers that Gabrielle offered to share. Dominique and Elsa were excited to show off their baby bunnies. It was neat to see ten people in my kitchen each holding a baby bunny. Hmmm.... future angora owners???From the left, clockwise: Dominique, Elsa, Tyler, Corrine, Katherine, Brianna, Rebecca & Elise.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fiber Stuff At Rabbit Show

Franco is an excellent demonstrator; he is in front of Betty's fiber display to show how Angora rabbits are multi-purpose rabbits.

Two lovely young ladies showing off their hands. The big sister has a pair of fingerless Angora gloves on.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Julie Enters Retirement

Julie shows off the card she received for her retirement.

Julie's announcement of retirement on her new "uniform".

Havana breeder Julie wore her retirement "uniform" in the Big Valley RA shows at Stockton. Her Havana has been doing very well on the Best In Show table; now that she's a full time rabbit mom, her rabbits are going to be even more competitive in the future.

Congratulations to Julie's new "profession" of being a retiree.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Catch The Snake If You Can

Gabrielle says,

One of our late winter/early spring projects involved giving our front yard a face lift. We had the hedge pulled, the lawn tilled under (mostly to take care of holes and lumps that developed after the ground settled from when we replaced the sewer line years ago, okay, and from some rabbits that decided to have some fun digging...), some other shrubs pulled, decorative rocks removed, and reseeded the lawn.Now that the lawn is growing in nicely, it was time to enjoy a little croquet. We played our first game on Saturday, and enjoyed a few rounds on Sunday. We love our new lawn.

After a brief visit to my sister's house, we came home to find that someone else was loving our new lawn too!! We were absolutely thrilled to find a baby Gopher Snake!!

I wanted to catch it. But first, I had to run inside to grab the camera.

I came back out to find that Curt had already tailed it! "I never would've done it if I hadn't seen Steve do it." (Referring to our hero, Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter.) Ty kept hollering out, in true Steve Irwin fashion, "Crikey!"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kelly Is A New Mom Again

Kelly and Aaron are the proud parents.

Carson makes his debut on our blog.

Carson is sound at sleep.

Cousin Ella is holding little Carson.

A little over a year ago, we reported that Kelly, breeder and owner of the 1998 Youth Best In Show English Angora, has become a new mom to Cora Elizabeth

Now Cora Elizabeth has a new brother, Carson, born March 27, 2009.

Congratulations to grandma Vicki, grandpa Scott and the proud parents Kelly and Aaron.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Moms Who Follow Daughters' Footsteps

Susie follows the footsteps of Anna and Ruth to become a rabbit judge.

Anna became a rabbit judge way before her mom Susie.

Ruth is also a senior judge to Susie.

Valerie is a junior judge to her daughter Michelle.

There are two sets of mother-daughter rabbit judges in the entire country. Interestingly, both mothers received their judges' licenses after their daughters. Susie, Anna and Ruth are mother and daughters from Minnesota; Valerie and Michelle are mother and daughter from Washington.

Susie and Valerie love their daughters so much that they followed their footsteps to become rabbit judges.

Kudoa to Susie and Valerie and Happy Mothers’ day to all mothers.