Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 23, 2010

When Kayla Meets Nala

Chu's Nala is a pretty English Angora tort doe.

Nala is joining her new family with mama Carmen and sister Kayla.

Nala is loved by new mama Carmen.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chris Starts A Rug Hooking Blog

Chris and Jean discussing rug hooking.

Chris O's original design: "To Maddy From Zack"

Another original design from Chris O: "Watch Over Me"

Beautiful wool sheets dyed by Chris O.

Chris O has diversified talents on various crafty works: she spins and knits beautifully, she can dye in color is that is precise to the order, her rug hooking classes are well known in the east coast.

In addition to her full time business website, she has just started a blog for rug hooking: At the top, Chris is discussing rug hooking technique with Jean, the next two photos show her original design and the last photo shows the colors of the sheets of wool that she dyed.

Her blog is now linked on the right side.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Susie Asleep

Susie took Best of Breed in show B. Toward the end of the show, Betty was getting her ready to go on the judging table to be considered for Best In Show. Betty extended her legs to a small stool and Susie went asleep on Betty's lap.

There was a jewelry show in the next building thus lots of non-rabbit people would wander into the rabbit show. A lady walked by, "What's that?" "A rabbit." "I can't believe it, is it alive?" "Yes, I am grooming her; she probably fell asleep." "Can I take a picture? I can't believe what I see." "OK, go ahead."

Here are the pictures.

Susie received an honorable mention as one of the contenders for Best In Show but did not win the top honor in show B.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Judges At Santa Rosa

Carol judging French Angora with Gabrielle clerking.

Melissa judging English Angora.

District 2 director Joey judging New Zealand.

Doug judging an invisible rabbit.

Randy picking the youth Best In Show.

Manuel picking open Best In Show.

Monday, January 18, 2010

SMRA Youth Show Top Winners

In the Santa Rosa youth show A, Justin won Best In Show with his Mini Satin and Siena won Reserve In Show with her Mini Lop. Best In Show judges are Ray and Cathy.

Left to right, judge Randy, Greysen with her Best In Show Havana and Justin and his Reserve In Show Satin.

SMRA Show B Top Winners

Judge Manuel awards show B Best In Show to Angel's Jersey Wooly.

Ashlee won Reserve In Show with her beautiful Californian.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ava Wins Her First All Breed Reserve In Show

Left to right, judge Armando, Tami with her Best In Show French Lop, Betty with her Reserve In Show English Angora and judge Doug.

Judge Doug examines Ava during Best In Show judging.

Judge Armando is about to take Ava out of her coop during Best In Show judging.

Sonoma Marin RA is the first club to host double open shows in 2010. The building is crowded with happy judges and exhibitors who had not seen each other for at least 5 weeks. Holiday is nice; rabbit shows are even nicer.

Tami's French Lop took Best In Show in show A, Reserve In Show is Betty's English Angora colored doe Chu's Ava. Ava is a young senior doe, just 7-3/4 months old. This is the first time for her to have won the Best Of Breed, needless to say that this is the first time for her to experience the Reserve In Show.

It was a fun day and a good start of the new year.