Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Blizzard - Oldie but Goodie


 Received an e-mail from Patricia and Doug from Canada:
"Could you please verify for us the oldest purebred English Angora rabbit to your knowledge?"
"One of your rabbits--Chu's Terena--came to Happy Hops Rabbitry in Canada.  We had the great fortune to purchase one of Terena's and Rue's bunnies from Holly.  His name is Blizzard, and he is 11 years old."
Blizzard used to be a show rabbit, Holly of SK, Canada had shown him over 10 years ago.

He moved from Saskatchewan to Ontario and became an indoor pet rabbit.

Blizzard has a lot of toys.

Blizzard plays different roles.

Even though Blizzard is a boy, he has his feminine side.

Blizzard does not mind play with the scary devil.

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Blizzard with his wild side, he was 9 years old when this picture was taken.

January 25, 2017 was Blizzard's 11th birthday, the above picture was taken on February 2, 2017 when he celebrates the Ground Hog Day.      We wish Blizzard a belated Happy Hoppy Birthday.
Patricia and Doug, Great Job!


Friday, February 03, 2017

Scarf and Hat Set


My friend Holly likes the red and pink colors, so do I.    She ordered a set of two hats and one scarf for her cold Canadian winter.    The hat on the left is dyed red with fawn, the one on the right is dyed pink with fawn and the scarf is all fawn.    They are all made from my English Angora.


Thursday, February 02, 2017

Mackie Enjoys Good life

Mackie has been known as the "mama's boy" since he was a baby; one of his favorite things was to sleep on mama Betty's lap.  

He had a wonderful show career and appeared on this blog often, see:

Five months ago Mackie was adopted by Gina as her only indoor rabbit.
Mackie enjoys his life as the only "mama's boy" with Gina.    When Gina knits, Mackie sleeps on her lap.

Gina is afraid that Mackie would be lonely so she brings home two little French boys.

Mackie checks out his new friends.

Mackie is a generous soul, he loves his little companions Jasper and Boy,  they all share food together.

Mackie, Jasper and Boy all hang out together.


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Preparing for Showing

Betty is usually behind the camera, very seldom gets the behind-the-scene photos.  At Dixon in the beginning of the year, Carolyn came and took some pictures of the show prep.

Big English Angora girl Dellafina is being primped and prepped for going onto the show table.


English Angora buck Mickey is being brushed.

Melody is preparing her French Angora broken buck ready to be shown.    Betty is next to Melody.

Jill is getting her sole English Angora junior buck ready for the show table.


Jill's big French Boy an Betty's little French girl are ready to be judged.




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Feeding Time for Squirrels and Birds



Morning is not just the feeding time for rabbits, the squirrels and birds are waiting to be fed. 

As we can see, these little critters have been well fed, little chubby things.

They like their morning breakfast meetings.

These two have better appetite than the rest of the gang.

They don't like to see leftovers.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Jennifer and Elizabeth Visit Betty

Jennifer and Elizabeth are mother and daughter team in the wonderful world of rabbits.   Elizabeth used to show in youth but now all grown up and graduated from University of Wisconsin and now she works in Illinois.    With Elizabeth's home coming, mother and daughter decide to take a road trip to visit Betty and get a broken French Angora.

Jennifer is holding Magnolia who will be going home to So. CA, Elizabeth is holding Henrietta, mom of Magnolia.     Daughter Elizabeth is holding the rabbit mom and mom Jennifer is holding the rabbit daughter.

The road trip is a success, Elizabeth and Magnolia are now resting comfortably at home in So. CA.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rooster, Rooster, Rooster

What is it, I am scared.

It's only a painting of a rooster, he won't hurt you.


Look at this, another rooster.   Why are the roosters in our pictures?  I don't want them.


Little brother, don't be afraid, I'll take care of the rooster.