Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Hensley Family

Tehama Butte Rabbit Club has been putting on shows for a long time. About 16 years ago, the Henley family started to help put on the shows in Red Bluff in December, then they gradually got involved in more jobs with the show. During the past weekend, Floyd worked as show superintendent, Patty, Brandon and Tamara worked at the awards and food tables.

A few years ago, Patty experienced health issues that took three years to be diagnosed correctly; doctor advised them not to be involved in rabbits anymore. Though they have gotten out of raising rabbits, they are not willing to get out of seeing old rabbit friends. They decided that they would keep their ARBA membership and continue to put on shows in December to see all the old friends. We are very grateful that Floyd, Patty, Brandon and Tamara still work so hard to allow us to see them and have a great time at their shows.

The TBRC shows used to be a single-day show, then Randy and Floyd made the decision to cooperate to have the TBRC shows on Saturday and CRCS shows on Sunday. With four all breed shows and some specialty shows, exhibitors are coming as far as WA, OR and So. CA in addition to the regulars at No. CA.

Talking to Floyd, we found out that he was a Navy seal who served our country ably and honorably. He was injured in the "Operation Urgent Fury", alternatively called the Grenada Invasion in 1983. If one wonders why he is sometimes limping, the old injuries would act up especially when the temperature gets cold. Brandon and Tamara are their two children; Floyd and Patty are expecting to be grand parents as Brandon is expecting to be a dad very soon. Tamara is studying to become a nurse.

They are such a wonderful family and we are very fortunate to have them to treat us to a wonderful weekend in Red Bluff each year.


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