Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Katelyn's First Best In Show in Minnesota


Katelyn was born into the Angora family on December 30, 2008.  She was featured on our blog when she was 3 months old:

Over the years, we have posts showing her attending ARBA conventions and in various shows being the little helper for her mom's French Angora and grandma's English Angora:

A photo shows that Katelyn was seriously grooming a French Angora in 2012 when she was less than 4 years old! 

Finally she has her own French Angora to show and wins her first Best In Show at 8 years old.  Grandma Deb is more excited than Katelyn herself, Deb says,

"We went to our Memorial Weekend shows this past weekend, and Katelyn got her first BIS!!  It's kind of a funny story. 

We make her groom her rabbit and carry her rabbit.  However, because the rabbit does not feel secure with her, it nips her (same one that I sent a video of her with at Nationals.  You can see her jerking her hand away several times), and scratches her when she carries it.  I think it only does this with her because it doesn't feel secure.  However, because she insists on showing this rabbit, we make her do the work.  We have attempted, several times, to get her to sell this rabbit because it is getting too big for her.  She has Jersey Woolies that are much easier to handle. 

Well, after blowing the rabbit out, I made her carry it to the BIS table.  On the way, the rabbit started struggling, and scratched her quite a few times.  Eventually, she dropped it and started crying because we have told her if she drops a rabbit, she could injure it or even break it's back.  When she finally got the rabbit to the table, she was very upset, but the rabbit was not injured.  I told her I thought maybe French Angoras were too much for her, and she should stick with her Jersey Woolies.  Well, then she won BIS, so now, there is no convincing her that she should not show this rabbit.

The show was held at Hutchinson, MN, the date was 5/27, the club was WeBe.   The name of the French Angora is 7 Pine's Luna.  The judges are Eric, Alyssa and Tex."


 Katelyn with her Best In Show French Angora and Katie with her Reserve In Show Rex. 



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