Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Casey's Summer Cleaning

A good blow torch is very helpful in flaming away the wool and cobweb build up in the barn and on the cages.

A power wash is invaluable in help cleaning cages, barn, yard, drive way, even animals.

Leo is ready for a hair trim.

Leo gets a hair trim.

Leo takes a bath afterwards.

Casey says, "I have one of the wonderful times when everything is clean at one time. Goats and Rock the Llama all sheared and medicated. Got the rabbit cages done early and all my power washing is done last week so it was easy. Right now all my oldies are cut down all Ivomeced. Young ones groomed. Then cleaned dog pooh yard, dog yard houses and play yard then washed all the dogs and new bedding inside in crates.

It's a magical time for me. I love it.
Here is some pictures of Leo; the other 2 dogs are already resting in there clean crates with there Greenie treats."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Brandy Reports Good News

Brandy in Utah traveled to Reno to meet Betty last year. Chu's Stanford and Chu's Little Missy went home with Brandy. Brandy tried a couple of times to get bunnies from the pair. Unfortunately either Missy lost the bunnies or she did not take; finally after a year, two beautiful bunnies resulted in the pairing. These two torts are one buck and one doe and have all the signs of being winners on the show table.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Found On The Net: Necklaces Utilizing Angora Yarn

Donna M found these necklaces on the net, not sure whether they are made from Angora yarn but they sure look like it. For those who can be creative in crocheting, this could be an interesting idea for a few projects.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Starfish And Ribbons Go To Their New Home

Starfish and Ribbons are two littermate bunnies that are designated to be loving pets.

Mama April says, "Come on in, this is the new babies' room."

New stack of cages and a new airconditioner, Starfish and Ribbons are ready to be spolied by their mama April.

A closer look at the new bunny room.

Starfish and Ribbons are sharing living quarter until one moves downstairs.

Ribbons enjoying her food.

Starfish and Ribbons sharing a "bed".

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lucianna Says Bye Bye To Her Gorgeous Coat

Lucianna sitting pretty in her gorgeous coat; with this coat, she won 30 legs, 9 all breed Best In Show, 3 all breed Reserve In Show and 6 specialty Best In Show, plus the "Champion of Champions" winning over all the Best In Show rabbits during the WCC weekend.

Lucianna is not in her poofy look, what happened?

All good coats have to come to an end; Lucianna's coat is now hanging on the sides of the grooming table.

Which one is Lucianna, the one on the left or the one on the right?

Here is Lucianna's coat in a large Hefty zip bag.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Johnny H. Judges Angoras

In show B at the California State RCBA show, Judge Johnny H. judges English Angora. He is judging the white senior doe class in this photo.

Judge Johnny is judging the colored senior doe class, Casey works as the writer. On the table are the 2nd and 3rd places.

Judge Johnny is looking over the BOV in white and colored, he says, "It's so hard; what do you think? Don't tell me."

Judge Johnny makes his decision, the white senior doe wins over the colored senior doe and takes Best of Breed.

Judge Johnny moves to the French Angora table where Gabrielle and Dominique are ready; Dominique and Judge Johnny smile for the photo op.

Three days after the California State RCBA shows in Watsonville, Johnny left CA for his home in PA; he had been in CA for over a month working in a fair and judging numerous shows. We'll miss him and hope to see him back in CA soon.