Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Carol G. Is A Cat Judge

The 4-H participants present their cat to judge Carol G.

Quite a big audience watching the cat judging.

Carol G. examines each cat.

4-H showmanship contest.

Cat dress up contest.

Carol awards the Best In Show to the snowshoe cat in the front.

The Reserve In Show is the orange tabby cat.

We all know that Carol G. is an excellent rabbit judge who is well regarded all over the country and in Japan, is she also a cat judge?

At the Alameda Fair 4-H show, Carol G. sure was the cat judge. The cat show at the fair attracted a large audience; there were the conformation contest, showmanship contest and the dress up contest. Carol G. scored on all the cats in the show; the 4-Hers were happy, audiences had a great time, but no one was sure whether the cats had a good time or not.

Carol G. gained another interesting experience.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Menn Family's Trip To Hearst Castle

Entrance from Hwy 1. The girls were so excited to be at a "castle." They kept asking if they were going to meet a princess.

The main house.

One of the guest houses.

The dining hall theater and game room were in this building. His buildings were designed to accommodate certain pieces of antiques, such as tapestries that required certain ceiling heights.

One of the patio floors had decorative animal tiles. Elsa found this rabbit and insisted that Daddy take a picture of it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Found On The Net: Friends Day

Northern California Angora Guild wishes all our friends a wonderful "Friends Day". Thank you for being supportive and being a friend.

Thanks to Lonita for sharing this image found on the net.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Indian And The White Guy

Charlie Daniel Band show has an opening act by Bruce Williams & Terry Ree, often referred to as "The Indian and the White Guy". They met over 30 years ago in college in South Dakota and have been performing as a music and comedy duo since.

They are quite funny, and actually sing well. Their comedic act involves insulting each other mercilessly and trading insults on all races and whoever happens in the news on an equal opportunity basis. Their jokes are definitely politically incorrect but funny nonetheless.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Charlie Daniels Band

Charlie Daniels sings and plays guitar.

Charlie Daniels plays fiddle, his most famous instrument.

The set up before the band went on. All the seats were filled by the time the show starts.

It's not a complete fair without a country concert. The main country act at the San Joaquin Fair is the Charlie Daniels Band.

Charlie Daniels has been in music business for 50 years, the keyboard player who is from MA has been with the band for 39 years and a guitarist 34 years. Charlie is 73 years but still as active as any young musician. This is called dedication.

The band's most famous song is "Devil Went Down To Georgia", he always plays this song as the closing song. The band is well known for being patriotic and entertains troops all over the country and out of the country.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Metal "Art" In Fairs

Metal seems to be a new popular medium for art items in county fairs and street fairs. Here are some photos taken in two different fairs. Whether they should be called "art" is subject to interpretation but they sure are everywhere.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Found On The Net: Red Panda Raised By Dog

In the Taiyuan zoo in north China's Shanxi province, two Red Panda babies were introduced to a white dog.

The two Red Panda were abandoned by their mother at birth, the white dog became their foster mother.

The two Red Panda are thriving thanks to milk and loving care from the dog.