Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Found On The Net: Taipei Celebrates The Year Of Rabbit

The City of Taipei, Taiwan has introduced a computer operated rabbit display in front of the government office to celebrate the Year Of Rabbit. The music score is provided by Grammy winner Jamii Szmadzinski. To see a video of the ceremony of the rabbit display, click:

Though you may not understand the spoken language, you sure will enjoy the nice rabbit statues and the music.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Top Winners At KCRBA Shows In Bakersfield

On January 29, KCRBA held double shows in Bakersfield. American Fuzzy Lop shown by Carol G. and Kendall G. was awarded all breed Best In Show by judge Joe in show B. Left to right: Kendall, judge Joe, Best In Show winner AK's Christian and Carol G.

Christian took Reserve In Show in show A and Best In Show in show B, and also took the top spot at the Fuzzy Lop specialty show. The handsome boy had a very good day.

Best In Show in show A was Chris Z's Holland Lop, photo unavailable.

Judge Joe picked Dera's black Havana Psyche took Reserve In Show in show B.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year

It is the first day of the Year of The Rabbit. Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a very hoppy happy Lunar New Year.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Found On The Net: Beautiful Art Work On The Year Of Rabbit

Simon Chan, a Chinese brush artist in Malaysia has been featured on the Internet and newspaper recently due to his work on rabbits since the Year Of Rabbit is arriving tomorrow. His paintings of rabbits are extremely well-done as his son is a Holland Lop breeder and he has first-hand observation of the breed. See his blog that has paintings of rabbits and other Chinese Zodiac animals:

From Simon Chan's site, we arrived at his son's Holland Lop site and saw our judge Allen's pictures on:

Allen went to Singapore to judge and speak in a rabbit exhibition there.
How interesting it is what one can found on the Internet.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Happiness With 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

Chinese Zodiac consists of 12 animals represent the rotating 12-year cycle. In the order of their appearances, they are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

The above art piece is the Chinese word "Happiness". The 12 Zodiac animals are embedded in this word. Can you identify these 12 animals? Right click to enlarge the photo.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Found On The Net: Dory The Service Rabbit

We all have heard of service dogs that could spot their owners' illness. In UK, a rabbit did the job normally done by a service dog. From the photos, it looks like a Flemish Giant but in UK, it's probably called the Continental Giant. On BBC website, the report says,

"Simon Steggall, 42, of Warboys in Cambridgeshire, said Dory, a one-and-a-half stone rabbit, jumped on his chest and thumped furiously when he passed out while watching television.

Dory's odd behaviour caught the attention of Mr Steggall's wife, Victoria, 32, an ambulance driver.

When her attempts to bring him round failed, she rang 999 for paramedics for help.

"I work for the ambulance service and I'm embarrassed that the rabbit spotted it before I did," Mrs Steggall said.

"Although she is a house rabbit, she's not allowed on the furniture.

"The rabbit came up on my lap and started tapping and digging at my chest and looking at my face.

"That caught Victoria's attention and she realised something was wrong."

Mr. Steggall, a diabetic since childhood who has to inject insulin four times each day, said he did not get any warning when he was about to be unwell.

"One moment I am vertical and next minute I am waking up with a paramedic. It's like a flick of a switch."

The couple have had Dory, a three-foot rabbit, for three months, but she is not the first pet to respond when he has a diabetic reaction.

Mr Steggall said he once had a black labrador who would cower in a corner when his blood sugar levels began to fall dangerously low - reminding him do a blood test. "

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Close Encounters Of The "Yak" Kind - Betty & Casey

Betty got to touch the $5,000 Yak; in her left hand, she is holding a piece of Yak fiber.

Casey also got to have a picture taken with the $5,000 Yak and his breeder who is the president of the Yak Breeders Association. Casey bought a pack of Yak jerky that is in her right hand.

Casey gets close to another Yak in an outdoor stall.

Betty gets friendly with a Yak while his breeder looks on. The fiber in her left hand came from this Yak.