Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 05, 2009

What A Baby!

In Lodi, we saw previous NCAG director Andrea carries her whippet like a baby.

The dog is shaking like a leaf in the wind; is she afraid of rabbits or is she feeling the winter cold wind?

Friday, December 04, 2009

Carol G. And Melissa Having Fun In Japan

Carol G. and Melissa are doing their tourist things. Their host is the owner of Loplopland rabbitry. We thank Mr. Nakayama for providing the chance to share the photos that are posted on:
Carol G. and Melissa both seem to be having a lot of fun.

Carol G. and Melissa Visit Nijo Castle.

Peace in front of a temple.

Little drizzle does not dampen the fun.

Time to eat, chopsticks are good instruments.

Melissa and Carol G. are now experts of chopsticks.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Newspaper Interview

Left to right, photographer Felipe and reporter Jessica from Metro Silicon Valley came over to do an interview.

Jessica has Susie sleeping on her lap with Felipe looking on.

Betty and Jessica with Susie soundly asleep on Jessica's lap.

Felipe took pictures of Betty's Angora hats and scarves.

Betty says,

"I received a request via my etsy shop from Jessica Fromm, a staff reporter from Metro Silicon Valley. Metro is a weekly community newspaper that has been in publication for 25 years. Jessica found it interesting to see a local handcraft cottage business in the place that she grew up: Morgan Hill. We made an appointment; she and photographer Felipe came today.

Felipe took many photos of the rabbits and my Angora creations. I took pictures of them. We had a great time. I look forward to seeing the paper when the interview and photos come out in a week or two; will report it on blog."

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

News Flash: Carol G. And Melissa Arrived In Japan

Carol G. and Melissa are judging this coming weekend in Japan: one all breed and several specialty shows on Saturday and double open shows on Sunday.

Mr. Nakayama picked up Carol G. and Melissa at Kyoto. His first words were, "Thank you for coming to Japan. Are you tired? Have a good sleep."

We will look forward to seeing photos of the shows in Japan early next week.

New Judge Ashley G.

Ashley's first judging list.

Ashley puts the comment cards on the table.

Ashley looks at a Dutch during the Best In Show judging.

Ashley examines the Satin Angora during the Best In Show judging.

Ashley's mother Jennifer M. was already a judge before Ashley was born and Ashley virtually grew up in rabbit shows. She was very active as a youth breeder and her rabbits were frequent winners of Best In Show.

At 19, Ashley is now a judge. She debut her judging on the same day as Justin in the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows in Lodi and did a great job.

CA is truly blessed to have so many young judges.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

New Judge Justin

New judge Justin.

Click the photo and you'll see Justin's list of breeds that he judged in his first time being a judge.

Justin poses a Belgian Hare during Best In Show judging.

Justin is very serious at his job picking the Best In Show.

CA is blessed with a very active show circuit; and CA is also blessed with lots of youth activities. Several youth breeders have come up in ranks and become judges during their teenage years.

The youngest judge title was held by Keelyn Hanlon, now taken over by Justin Ambrosino. At 17, he is currently the youngest and the newest judge in CA and probably in the country.

The entire Ambrosino family is very involved in rabbits and shows. Dad Michael, mom Jennifer, brothers Justin, Kyle, Cody and dog Daisy all come to shows together. Their rabbits, Satin and Mini Satin, routinely are at the tops at the Best In Show table. In addition to showing, Michael and Jennifer would help out at the show secretary's table or at the KW booth, Justin and Cody would work as registrars and Kyle would work on setting up and tearing down; now Justin has a new job: Judging.

Justin's debut judging occurred last Saturday at the CRCS shows in Lodi, he did a great job.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Susie Is Still At The Top Of Her Game

Convention English Angora Best of Breed Susie is still winning BOB and she is in the finalists for BIS in both show A and show B at Lodi.

New judge Ashley examines Susie during the show A Best In Show selection; English Angora is on Ashley's list of the top contenders.

New judge Justin examines Susie in show B Best In Show selection; his list of top rabbits are: Mini Rex, Satin, English Angora and Dutch.

Carol G. judges French Angora while Gabrielle works the table.

Leslie judges English Angora with Casey doing the writing.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Double Best In Show/Reserve In Show Winners in Lodi

In Show A, Allen's Mini Rex wins Best In Show and Mike's Satin wins Reserve In Show. First time judge Ashley selects the winners.

New judge Justin selects Allen's same Mini Rex as the Best In Show in show B.

Judge Justin also selects Mike's same Satin as Reserve In Show in show B.