Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Menn Family Add New Members

Dominique holding Sully, Tyler and Elsa holding Luke on day one.

Luke with his matted baby coat.

Luke after grooming and bath, what a handsome boy.

Sully was very thin and his coat all matted.

He is not yet fatten up but he is clean and groomed.

Two happy brothers, new members of the Menn family.

Gabrielle reports a kind act:

"On the last day of school, we were invited to a classmate's swim party. The mother asked me, "Do you know of anyone that wants dogs?" We have been patiently waiting and watching shelters and rescues for the last year and a half for a Standard Poodle, black, silver, or chocolate. I had a miniature poodle when I was a girl, and my mom had one when she was a girl. I asked her, "What breed?" "Toy Poodles." I sighed. Poodles are a very commonly neglected breed because, like angora rabbits, perspective owners get caught up in the "cute" factor and overwhelmed with the grooming requirements.

I went over to meet the dogs. One was a very thin an bony solid black. (You could feel every vertebrae and rib.) The other was a black and silver, still thin, but not as bony. They were only five-months-old. Their baby coats were matted. Well, they were the breed and color that we wanted, but not the right size.

After discussing it with Curt, and going back that evening for him to meet them, we decided that we didn't want to risk them not going to a good home. We talked about them for two more days before deciding to take them into our home. Once I was able to show proof of rabies vaccine, I was able to get them scheduled with the grooming salon.

So, we've only had them for less than a week, but here they are: before and after! (And the good news is that they came from a home with a rabbit, so are not phased at all by ours!)"

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Scenes At Reno Show

The Truckee Meadow shows were held in an elementary school auditorium; there is a stage in the show room. On the stage, there are three handwritten posters with Chinese words. From left to right, the posters say Friendship, Freedom, Dance.

There are double cavy shows going on along with the double rabbit shows. The cavy judge is examining the cavy.

This pretty cavy is the class winner.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brandy Had A Great Time At Reno

Brandy supplied the following pictures taken in Reno. She said she had a great time and hope to go back to Reno again next April for the big West Coast Classic Shows.

Brandy and Kathy watching the judging of colored senior doe class.

Kathy watches Judge Justin comparing the two tort does.

Kathy and Brandy chatting with Betty.

After a hard day's work, Brandy's blue doe relaxes under the night stand at the motel.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friends From Utah

It's unusual to have exhibitors from Utah, it's a long way for them to drive to Reno. From left to right are: Kathy who has American Fuzzy Lop and English Angora, Casey, Betty, Brandy who has English Angora and Lionhead and Darcy who has Lionhead.

Kathy, Betty and Brandy are holding their beloved English Angora.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

English Angora Winners In Reno

Betty's English Angora white senior doe Annie won BOB in show A.

Casey's English Angora black senior doe Kieran won BOB in show B.

Ashley judges English Angora in show A.

Justin judges English Angora in show B.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rita's Satin Wins Double Best In Show in Reno

Truckee Meadow double shows were held in Reno with good attendance. In show A, Rita's broken Satin won Best In Show and Julie's broken Havana won Reserve In Show. Both are broken black. Judge Justin in far right did the picking.

In show B, Rita's same Satin doe won Best In Show again, Reserve In Show went to Scott's black Dutch. Judge Ray in the middle did the selection. It must be a "black and white" day, all three rabbits are black and white!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dog Obedience Judging

Here are two belated photos of Casey debuting as the dog judge at the Contra Costa Fair. She said the kids are just great and she enjoyed it very much.

At Contra Costa Fair, Casey judges the 4-H dog obedience contest.

Casey gives instructions to the 4-H contestants.