Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Taming of Oscar

There is a black feral cat in Maureen's yard.


He is very shy.

He is looking and longing for food but won't come close.


Food is so inviting that he got caught.


Maureen takes him to her vet and got him checked out and neutered.  He is NOT happy!


He recovers from the surgery but won't get close to people, and he gets a name: Oscar.

Oscar likes to hide in the little kennel, he wants be fed but he also wants his freedom.

For a long time, Oscar would look from the outside but won't go in.

Oscar would be at Maureen's door all day as if he is the doorman for Big Time kennel.

Oscar shows appreciation for the care and feeding, he brings Maureen a bird's head as a gift.

Big progress: Oscar is accepting a pet on his head from Maureen.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Dust Bunny Magnet

Betty says,

  Lindsay found this magnet in a gift shop, she thought it was really appropriate for my rabbitry and bought it for me as a gift.  
I love it.  

 A few years ago, best selling author Jayne Castle (Also known as Jayne Ann Krentz) selected several of my English Angora bunnies for the Dust Bunny roles in the promotional videos for her books.  

Here is the explanation given by Jayne about "Dust Bunny"



Fans of the Ghost Hunter series love the dust bunnies. As a result, I always get a lot of email asking me what dust bunnies actually look like. In the stories they are variously described as looking like "something that came out of the dryer lint tray" or that "rolled out from under the bed". They have fluffy gray fur. They also have four eyes -- their daylight baby-blues and a second, amber pair that they use for hunting. Dust bunnies are cute and they form psychic bonds with their human companions but they have a dark side that is pretty well summed up with the old saying: "By the time you see the teeth, it's too late".  In spite of my astounding powers of description, I always get a lot of email from readers who want to know what a dust bunny looks like. I have been keeping an eye out for a small beast that closely resembles a dust bunny. I am happy to report that Cissy (my glorious webmaster) and I have found an actual dust bunny, thanks to Betty Chu. So, for those of you who have always wondered what dust bunnies look like, here's your visual. Her name is Araminta.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Found on the Net: Bunny Bread


Bunny Bread
Here’s a nice and simple recipe for little bunny bread rolls to serve as a side dish to any meal. You don’t have to wait for Easter, you can make them all year round. And don’t feel bad eating them, you can always make some more.

Ingredients:2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1. Put the butter, the sour cream and water in a small saucepan and heat, but do not cook.
2. Cool to tepid then add the remaining ingredients.
3. Put in a kneader. If thick add some more water.
4. Let it rise double and cut into 16 equal parts.
5. Take each part and round to a bunny body shape.
6. Put in a baking tray lined with baking paper and cut the ears with scissors.
7. Add the eyes you can use pepper grains or any type of grain you like.
8. Bake at 190°C (375°F) for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Allen Visits Betty

Allen's travel takes him not too far from Betty's home, he stopped by to visit Betty and her rabbits.

Allen and Betty are holding two 5-month-old does, potential contenders for the next 6-10 months.

Allen still remembers the work involved grooming a full coated Angora; here is the proof, a collage photo of Allen and Dreamsicle at Reno.  

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

April's Little Wild Rabbit

April is well-known for being an animal lover and a miracle worker.   She says, 

Lady calls me from Pine Mountain Clubhouse, says a guy called and his dog killed a wild rabbit, then goes on to say the dog is digging at a shallow hole, three the dog mutilated, so the guy kills it, so what do they do with the other two? well I have a doe with milk so I say, "Bring them over"

Baby wild bunny is as tame as a domestic rabbit in April's hand.


What am I?  A real wild rabbit or a baby from a feral rabbit?


Kind of a Jack Rabbit?  

A very long baby rabbit.

April's most recent report says,

My wild rabbit continues to grow, she is now deciding she does not want me to catch her any more, she is ok to hold once I catch her but it is a marathon to get her out of her cage, she is wild after all, no matter how you raise them with an eyedropper. 


Monday, July 08, 2013

Meara's French Angora Babies Growing, Growing and Growing

We are filling up our bed.

Mom, I can stand up, see......

This is a better place for us, big and roomy.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Ameya and Teddy, Love at First Sight

Ameya comes to visit Betty, falls in love with Teddy.

Teddy, would you like to come to live with me?  You will stay inside and live as a family pet, I will take good care of you.