Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 07, 2015

A Dog Movie and a Dog

Betty says, The night before the Gridley show, hubby and I happened to have watched a dog movie:  Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009).  It's a remake of a Japanese movie that told the real story of a very loyal dog, an Akita named Hachi in the 1930s who sat at the train station for 10 years waiting for his owner to come home.    The three dog actors, one puppy, one adult dog and one senior dog, are excellent.  The first hour of the movie is delightful showing the bonding of Hachi with his human played by Richard Gere.   The second half of the movie is hard to watch without a box of Kleenex, it's a real tearjerker.  
I was still thinking about Hachi and the excellent dog acting in the movie when I arrived at Gridley, the first sight seen is this cute Akita puppy taking a walk with his mama.  His mama said his name is Mochi, a Japanese sweet treat.  

It's hard not to be taken by Mochi, got to have a photo with him.   

Google "Hachi" and you will see the photos, videos, articles about Hachi from the 1920s and 1930s.  If you plan to watch the movie, have a box of Kleenex ready.   


Friday, February 06, 2015

Best In Show Judging at Gridley

During the Best In Show judging in show A, judge Nate is looking at the French Angora.

Judge Nate is checking on the English Angora, eventually picked it as the Best In Show.


In show B, judge Scott R. looks at some normal fur rabbits.


In show C, judge Allen checks on the French Angora; he eventually awards the Reserve In Show to the French Angora.

Judge Allen checks on the English Angora.


Thursday, February 05, 2015

Angora Judging at Gridley

In show A, judge Cathy is examining at an English Angora colored senior doe.

Judge Cathy likes the French Angora colored senior doe on the table.    Carol W records Cathy's comments.
In show B, judge Manuel is working on the white English Angora.

Judge Manuel is commenting on French Angora colored senior buck class, Carol W records his comments.


In show C, judge Scott R is comparing the English Angora colored senior bucks.

French Angoras are on the table.   Julie and Carol W. waiting for the judge to start judging.


Judge Scott comments on the French Angora colored senior buck while Makayla records his comments.

For a complete list of the Angora results, go to:


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Crowded Showroom at Gridley


Gridley showroom was extremely crowded.  Though the number of entries were not as numerous as the show at Vallejo, due to the fact the building was smaller and that the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows shared the building with the 4-H club,  it's wall to wall cages and people.   The Angora people happened to be setting up close to the 4-H activities, we can see lots of youth in the above photo.

Julie came to the show very early to get space for all the Angora and other wool breed exhibitors.   She is shown here with her French Angora.


Betty's fiber creations are on the same stand as her rabbits.


Here's a Mini Rex breeder and his rabbits.

Here is another angle of the crowded showroom.


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Open Top Winners at Gridley

In show A, judge Nate of Utah awards the Best In Show to Betty's English Angora.

Show A Reserve In Show goes to the Satin shown by Dolores.

In show B, judge Scott R. of  WY picks John's Satin as the Best In Show.

Karen's New Zealand gets the Reserve In Show honor from judge Scott R.

In show C, judge Allen selects John and Cathy's Rex as the Best In Show.


Judge Allen awards the Reserve In Show to Carol W.'s French Angora.

In the three shows, the top winners are all different, six rabbits receive honors in the triple shows and there are six very happy exhibitors.


Monday, February 02, 2015

Hunny Bunny Wins All Breed Reserve In Show at Gridley

Carol W. and French Angora Hunny Bunny getting ready to go on the table to compete for Best In Show or Reserve In Show.


In show C, judge Allen awards the all breed Reserve In Show to Carol W.'s French Angora colored senior doe BCW's Hunny Bunny.


Sunday, February 01, 2015

Fawntasy Wins All Breed Best In Show at Gridley

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows sponsors triple all breed open shows at Gridley, CA on January 31, 2015.

Fawntasy is doing well again...

Judge Nate from Utah awards the all breed Best In Show to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Fawntasy in show A.

This is Fawntasy's 4th all breed Best In Show in January 2015.
Fawntasy also has an all breed Best In Show and two all breed Reserve In Show in October and November 2014.