Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Betty's Fun Trip to Chicago: Traveling Day

Betty says,
I received a message from a TV producer on Friday asking whether I'd be interested in taking my rabbits to a TV talk show.   Of course, I said.  We had 6 or 7 phone calls and e-mails back and forth on the same day.   It was decided that I'd fly with my rabbits to Chicago on Tuesday and to return home on Wednesday. 
I went to the double shows at Hanford on Saturday as planned. 
On Monday, airline, hotel and transportation reservations were all set, so I took my kennel out of storage and prepared for the trip.
I started my day at 2 am, arriving at SFO before 5 am.   The check-in was longer than lengthy at the Delta counter.   It was determined that the aircraft for the original reservation wasn't suitable for live animals so the agent rebooked more than once to find the correct aircraft and the optimal route.  Then there was the question whether health certificate was required; such issue had never come up in the past.   After lots of discussion, finally the booking and check-in were done.   In the picture is the porter taking my kennel to the TSA office waiting for security check.   

Ida is the white on the left and Franchesa is on the right at the top level of the kennel.

I'm at the Minneapolis airport waiting for the connecting flight to Chicago.   The luggage shoot is behind the food lift truck.


Windy City Limousine Service provided transportation between the airport and the hotel and to and from the studio.

Arrival at the Kinzie hotel in Chicago, as usual, there are curious lookers and photo takers of my English Angora.

The hotel deco is very bright.


Franchesca and Ida are finally in the hotel room.


I packed the blower, turntable, feed, grooming tools and even my clothing in the bottom carrier.

At bedtime, I took everything out of the bottom carrier and put Ida in for her to stretch and to sleep.

I took out the divider on the top carrier and it becomes Franchesca's sleeping quarter.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Deb and Alicia Win Top Honors in North Dakota

Mother and daughter Deb and Alicia drove from MN to ND to attend the Central North Dakota RBA triple shows over the weekend.   In the second show, their Angora dominated.
Alicia got BIS with a beautiful broken tort French Angora doe and Deb got RIS with a blue English Angora doe.   This is the first time that mother and daughter won the top honors at the same show.   They are excited, of course.
Congrats, Deb and Alicia.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rabbit Dress Up Contest at Hanford

One of the most popular activities for youth is the rabbit dress up contest.   This rabbit is dressed as a 4-H participant.

The young ladies spent a lot of time making pretty dresses for their rabbits.


This young gentleman decorates his rabbit with a toy insect.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Angora Judging at Hanford

In show A, judge Melissa likes the little English Angora junior buck.

In show B, judge Armando is feeling the wool of the English Angora colored senior doe.  Julie is helping to write down the comments.

Judge Armando is checking the only French Angora in show B.

For a list of complete Angora results, go to:


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Youth Top Winners at Hanford

Central Valley youth all breed show, March 22, 2014.
In show A, judge Scott selects Taylor's Dutch as the youth Best In Show.

Judge Scotts picks the Californian as the youth Reserve In Show, the winner belongs to Taylor's brother Lucas who is at a baseball game.

In show B, Juliette's Holland Lop receives the youth Best In Show award from judge Randy.

The same Californian wins the youth Reserve In Show from judge Randy in show B, Taylor acts as the stand-in for her brother Lucas.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Open Top Winners at Hanford

Central Valley RBA open all breed show, March 22, 2014.
In show A, judge Armando awards the Best In Show to Betty's English Angora.

Melissa's Mini Satin receives the Reserve In Show award from judge Armando.

In show B, judge Doug selects Jennifer's Florida White as the Best In Show.

Kassi's Mini Lop wins the Reserve In Show from judge Doug.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Franchesca Wins All Breed Best In Show at Hanford

Central Valley RBA holds double open and double youth all breed shows at Hanford on March 22, 2014.

Pretty little Franchesca in the sun.

Franchesca wins all breed Best In Show in show A under judge Armando.