Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Laika Rummelhoff Eslinger Remembered

Laika Rummelhoff Eslinger, June 28, 1979 - November 2, 2014.

Laika was a multi-talented beautiful young lady who had accomplished a lot during her life.   She showed French Angora and Satin Angora in both open and youth during the mid 1990s with her mother Charlene Duncan.   Her rabbits were top quality, won a lot in local and national shows.   She was the designer of  many of our prizes including but not limited to our 1998 Angora National and 2009 ARBA convention t-shirts.   See photos below.    Laika lived a brave life, unfortunately she lost her 15-year battle to depression on November 2, 2014.  She was 35 years old.

There will be a celebration of her life at 11 am on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 11180 Vincent Lane, Reno, NV.   Potluck and informal.  All invited to join. 

Laika working on one of her Angoras during a show in the mid 1990s.

Laika relaxed in a show during the mid 1990s when her good friend Lori Williamson works on her prize-winning English Angora.

In 2011, Charlene, Laika and her son Kasen visited the West Coast Classic at Reno.   Charlene was the president of our club Northern California Angora Guild for quite a few years and she was also the vice president of the National Angora Rabbits Breeders Club in the 1990s.  Charlene is the first presenter of broken Santin Angora.

Laika and her family: son Kasen Eslinger and partner James Eslinger during the happier times.  Photo taken during the West Coast Classics at Reno in 2011.

These t-shirts probably look very familiar to our readers as many of us wear them regularly.   The one on the left was the prize for the 2009 San Diego ARBA convention winners and the one on the right was available for sale during the 1998 Angora National at Reno.    Laika designed the graphics for both t-shirts.


  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Lori Lynn said…

    Laika will be greatly missed. I think of her often and I was really enjoying a renewed friendship on FB. Charlene, we cannot make it this weekend, but we will be there in spirit and in our thoughts. I wish you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  • At 7:57 AM, Blogger Hendricks Hearth said…

    So sorry to hear about this. Wishing her friends and family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to have in your hearts.

  • At 12:04 AM, Blogger Patrick Lopez said…

    Laika and I attended high school together in Sparks. She made a difficult time of my life a little better. Her kindness, quick-wit, and stunning beauty remain an inspiration to me.

  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger Charlie D said…

    Dear Betty and rabbit friends, Thank you for the lovely remembrance of Laika.


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