Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 28, 2012

An Indoor Bunny Nursery

Here is a photo of an indoor nursery for bunnies.  Each cage houses three bunnies, it has a little bed lined with knitted Angora bedding material, clean towels line the cage floor to prevent the bunnies' little feet from getting hurt.  There is a water bottle and a crock feeder in each cage.  Every morning the bunnies are taken to their mother to be nursed.   Bunnies raised this way are very comfortable with people and are used to all sort of noises in a normal household.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Squirrel Appreciation Day 1/21/2012

Betty says,

On my way to the Santa Rosa show, I heard on the radio that it was the "Squirrel Appreciation Day" that day;  then the announcer said, "Take a squirrel to lunch".     I  thought it was a joke.
 I was too curious, I googled it.

Guess what, January 21, 2012 was really the "Squirrel Appreciation Day"!   There was even a photo competition for the Squirrel Appreciation Day.

There are 450 photos in the contest, some are very cute but some are not that great.   I sure have quite a bit of nice squirrel pictures, I guess I'm too late to enter the photo contest. 

Here is a photo taken just last week, these two are in the process of making more little squirrels in our yard.  Whether they are appreciated or not, they are here to stay.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dog Show At Santa Rosa

When the Sonoma Marin RA open and youth shows were going on at Santa Rosa, a dog show was going on in the next building.    Casey shows in both dog shows and rabbit shows, it's natural to go visit the dog show and Betty tagged along.  Here are some scenes at the dog show at Santa Rosa.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scenes of Judging at Santa Rosa

Judge Armando judging the English Angora colored senior doe class, Casey is the writer.

Judge Armando judging French Angora, John helps to control the coop cover and Gabrielle does the writing.

Judge Justin judging the English Angora while Casey and Charlie are chatting.

Show A Best In Show judging: judges Allan and Cathy are examining a huge line-up of BOB rabbits.

Show B Best In Show judging: judge Chris Z is examining the English Angora.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Winners at Santa Rosa

Judges Allan and Cathy pick Angel's Jersey Wooly as the Best In Show in Sonoma Marin RA show A. Reserve In Show goes to Tim and Donelle's Netherland Dwarf, see Tim and Donelle and their rabbit in the show B photo. 

Twenty seven breeds are represented on the table. 

In show B, Judge Chris Z picks Tim and Donelle's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show and Betty's English Angora as Reserve In Show in Sonoma Marin RA show B. 

There are twenty five breeds on the table competing for the top honors.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year 2012

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a happy lunar New Year and welcome the Year Of Dragon.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Zeeva Wins All Breed Reserve In Show and Specialty Best In Show

The annual January Jamboree by Sonoma Marin Rabbit Association was held in Santa Rosa on Saturday. It is one of the major shows of the season with a line-up of 18 judges. There are two open all breed shows, two youth all breed shows and several specialty shows. Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Zeeva wins the Best In Show in the specialty show and Reserve In Show in the all breed show B. Zeeva just turned 8 months old a few days before the show.

Zeeva wins all breed Reserve In Show to Tim and Donelle's Netherland Dwarf; judge Chris makes the selection.