Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Meara Exercises with the English Angora Girls



Meara thinks the English girls look strange.

Meara tries to fit in with the English girls.


Meara wants to make friend with the English girl.


I speak French, you speak English, but we can still be friends.

Now we can all relax.

Meara still feels out of place.

We can all get along whether we look alike or speak the same language.

The lawn is not as green as in the past.  In California, a brownish lawn is the badge of honor for saving water during the drought.


Friday, August 01, 2014

John and Maureen Attend an Art Class

The art classes seem to be popular right now and John surprised Maureen with spots for the two of them in a pet painting session.  John sent Wesson and Brad's head shots a couple of weeks ago and they sketch them out on a canvas then it is John and Maureen's job to paint in the lines. 

Maureen says, " It was not easy! "


Here are the finished products of John and Maureen's art class.  John is carrying the portrait of Wesson and Maureen carrying the portrait of Brad.

John and Maureen have a history of rescuing dogs and cats from the street.  Here is Wesson's rescue:

"He was found crossing the street (in a cross walk no less) about a mile from where we found Brad.  We followed him into an apartment complex where he proceeded to 'dumpster dive' for his dinner.  John had some dog food in the van and we put some in a bowl and I gently lifted a loose lead around his neck as he ate.  He smelled like cooking oil so I called him Wesson.  He was thin and had lots of fleas."

Wesson sure does not have to dumpster dive for food and he does not have flea anymore, he is now well cared for by John and Maureen.   Lucky dog. 
A little over a year ago, John and Maureen saw a Pit Bull running in a field.  They tried to catch it but could not.  By the time Maureen finished her errands, someone had caught the Pit Bull and brought it into John and Maureen's kennel.   The dog was healthy so John and Maureen waited for his owner to show up.  After several days of waiting, Maureen named him Brad Pit and took him to her vet to be checked, got the shots and got him neutered.   Maureen was hoping for someone to adopt Brad but now Brad is pretty much a part of the family.    Here are some of our previous posts about Brad Pit:

Now the two portraits are hanging on the wall at John and Maureen's family room.



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Angora Judging at Monterey

In show A, judge Randy is examining the English Angora colored senior doe class.

Judge Joe is the Angora judge in show B.

Judge Armando works on the English Angora while Casey works as the table help.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scenes at Monterey Show

While the rest of the state is baking in the heat, Monterey is misty and cool in the morning.


There are abundant spaces for exhibitors to spread out.


Our very able secretary Dolores is at her table doing paper work.   Dolores's Satin won Best of Breed in the shows.   Dolores has been doing the paper work for the ARBA national conventions for many years, no matter where the location is, she's the one who keeps the paper work in good order.  


These are Betty's English Angora and some of her Angora yarn, hats, mittens and scrunchies.


Casey's English Angora are at the middle isle.


Another view from where Betty stationed.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Henry White Remembered



Our beloved French Angora breeder and NCAG director Carol White's husband passed away in July.  Carol would like to invite all to celebrate Henry's life and their being together for over 50 years.

Carol White says,
A little history on our lives together... I was 12 and he 14 when our families  first became acquainted. My brother was dating Henry's sister. Then, when I was fifteen, we hit it off and our romance began. That was 50 years ago. (Wow, does that make me feel old!  *;) winking )

As you know, he supported first Laura and then me in our love of rabbits and showing. And he was delighted when I gave him the BOB pin that Domino won for him at WCC.

Henry was an accomplished musician starting at a very young age. His current occupation in the tech industry was one of managing and directing employees with a gentle and positive manner, and it earned him the admiration and love of many.

Besides his family, Henry's other love was Boy Scouts, San Bruno Troop 72 in particular. He spent 25 years, first as a father, and then as a leader/Scout Master. He was dedicated to the boys and their families.

I've attached the invitation for the Celebration. 


Carol with Domino on the left, Henry's favorite rabbit,  and Hunny Bunny on the right.  

To see a video of Henry playing music, go to:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Youth Top Winners at Monterey

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple youth shows on July 26, 2014.

In youth show B, judge Carol G. picks Taylor's Polish as the Best In Show.

Emily's Holland Lop gets the youth Reserve In Show from judge Carol G.  The same rabbit was the youth Best In Show winner in show A under judge Randy.

In youth show C, judges Melissa picks Emily's Mini Rex as the Best In Show.  The same rabbit also won the Reserve In Show in show A picked by judge Randy.

Erica's Californian is the youth Reserve In Show winner in show C under judge Melissa.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Open Top Winners at Monterey

 California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple open shows at Monterey on July 26, 2014.
In open show A, judge Joe Lugo picks Randy's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show and Betty's English Angora as the Reserve In Show.


In show B, judge Armando selects Randy's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show, Dave and Trina's English Lop gets the Reserve In Show.


Judge Justin takes a break from fire-fighting to judge the triple show.  His choice of Best In Show is again Randy's Netherland Dwarf and Betty's English Angora.

We don't need to point out that Randy's Netherland Dwarf is the biggest winner of the day.