Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dreamy White Rabbit

Beautiful dream for a leaping white rabbit.

(Graphics from Wells Fargo Bank Year of The Rabbit calendar)

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Pretty Lilac English Angora Bunny

We have not see a Lilac English Angora in the No. CA show circuit for quite a while. Pam of OK has a pretty little lilac doe named 3Rs Bonsai; here are three of her pretty pictures.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lazy Afternoon

Feels so good to stretch out on a warm day.

Hay, lazy bone, it's time to get up to go to work.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Invasion of Pepé Le Pew

According to Wikipedia:

"Pepé Le Pew is a fictional character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons, first introduced in 1945. A French skunk that always strolls around in Paris in the springtime, when everyone's thoughts are of "love", Pepé is constantly seeking "l'amour" of his own. However, he has two huge turnoffs to any prospective mates: his malodorous scent, and he cannot take 'no' for an answer, blissfully convinced that the girl is flirting with him, even when she physically assaults him.

Pepé Le Pew storylines typically involve Pepé in pursuit of what appears to be a female skunk ("petite femme skunk"). But, usually, the supposed female skunk is actually a black cat (retroactively named Penelope Pussycat) who has had a white stripe painted down her back, often by accident (as by squeezing under a fence with wet white paint). Usually Penelope runs away from him anyway because of his putrid odor or because of his overly aggressive manner."

Betty says, "It seems that a family of Pepé Le Pew are in love with our cats, .... well, cats' food more precisely. In 10 days, I put cat food in the trap four times and caught four skunks. They all look very young, and quite pretty/handsome. I wonder if they are the youngsters that were venturing out on their own for the first time. Now they are all at the same general area having a reunion."

Quotes came from on-line Wikipedia, images of Pepé Le Pew were found on the net. Photo of the angry/attacking skunk was taken by Betty.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Dawn's French Angora Doe Wins Best In Show

Dawn reports great news: her 8-month-old French Angora doe won Best In Show at the Coos County Fair in Oregon. She says,

"Fluff N Furr's SemiPrecious, Lilac Pearl French Angora Sr Doe, took BIS tonight at the Coos Co. Fair's ARBA show!!! Judge Joy Ekstrom commented that Precious was the nicest example of the breed that she's seen in a long time. :) "

Congratulations to Dawn.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Happy White Rabbit During Summer Time

It's summer time; flowers are blooming, grass is luscious, white rabbit is jumping with joy.

(Graphics from Wells Fargo Bank Year Of Rabbit calendar).

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Waiting For Night Blooming Cereus

Betty says,

In 1978, a friend gave us a cutting of the stem/leaf of a Night Blooming Cereus. After many years, the stem/leaf developed into a nice plant. Over the years, it would bloom. In 2006, I blogged about it; see

The year of 2006 proved to be a year of extreme temperatures. In the summer, it reached a record breaking temperature of 114 degrees in Morgan Hill; then in the winter, it went down to the 20s. Our Cereus plant, unfortunately, got frost bite so bad that only a few stem/leaves that were salvageable. Though we were able to have a live plant, it had not bloomed from 2006 and on.

It was very exciting that three flower bulbs appeared on the plant. I am sharing pictures of this unusual flower."

A little bulb gives the beginning of a flower on the "Night Blooming Cereus".

The little bulb grows into a bigger bulb.

The bulb is loosening up.

Suddenly after dark, here it is, the Night Blooming Cereus is blooming!

A close up shot of the Night Blooming Cereus.

Twelve hours after the bloom, the flower starts to wilt.

An hour or so later, the flower is wilted.

Less than 24 hours after the flower bloomed, it is now totally wilted.

"One flash of a Night Blooming Cereus" is a Chinese saying describing things that appear quickly then disappear quickly.