Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Mister Bun Bun Has A Younger Brother

In April 2015, Peter and Shu Lin adopted Mister Bun Bun, see: 
Shu Lin opened an Instagram account for Mister Bun Bun:
 that has over 2700 followers.

One of the recent post is Mister Bun Bun's 2-year-old birthday party.  Shu Lin is a very accomplished baker, she made this birthday cake for Mister Bun Bun.  

Shu Lin writes to Betty:
"Happy Holidays!! Can you believe Bun Bun is already two years old? Just want to let you know that he is a healthy and happy bunny. We want to thank you for giving Bun Bun to us."

"I just had a baby a year ago. Just like the rest of us, he adores Bun Bun and every time he sees him, he'll smile."

"Right now he's a little too young, so we're separating the two of them in different areas of the living room. Can't wait for him to be old enough to take care of his older brother, Bun Bun. "


"Here is a picture of our family." 
It's very rewarding to hear from the families that have an English Angora.   English Angora is beautiful, sweet, tame, ... but also time-consuming in maintenance.    It's a joy to get reports and feedbacks of how well the rabbit is doing with Shu Lin and Peter plus Leo.  
Thanks for the update, Shu Lin,  looking forward to more updates in the near future.  


Friday, March 03, 2017

Now You See It Now You Don't

Dellafina is in her full coat in this picture.  It's very common to get questions such as, "How big is the rabbit?"  or comment of "This is a BIG rabbit!"

Now Dellafina's coat is gone!   She got cut down.   Do you think she'll get a comment of "This is a BIG rabbit"?  Not a chance.    English Angora is actually very small, it's normal to be between 6 and 7 pounds.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Ida and her Buddies

Ida has had a great show career and made quite a splash in the news media.   Here is a photo of Ida being featured in a German TV program.    She also danced with Steve Harvey and featured in the news websites in UK.    Until today, I still get requests from news media wanting to use her photos.  Here are some of our blog posts that feature Ida:

After retiring from shows, Ida tried motherhood but it's not meant to be.   April adopted Ida as her house pet, Ida now has her buddies. 

Ida and her two buddies in April's bed.

April volunteers in hospitals and nursing homes with her therapy animals.   She says,
"Seems due to requests Ida will be going more than once a week to the senior residence.  Last Wednesday I took her and placed her in a bed with a lady, left for an hour to play piano for a class, people in wheel chairs were saying how happy she was to be snuggling with Ida, the staff was taking pictures, people were amazed, she never poops or pee's.  She was perfect the whole hour.  One lady asked me, "Where is that precious rabbit?"
  So I have been asked if it is ok for her to come more often, not my dogs..or the guinea pigs but Ida.  When I took her out of her carrier one lady said, "Where are you taking her? are you sure she will be treated well?" I said, "She is going to visit someone in bed, she will be just fine.  (they don't know that's where she is with me, bed is nothing new for her).  Oh how they would love Bubbles.  I have to say Ida is the perfect therapy rabbit, or pet ever. 
  She earns her keep, yes she does.  "

Ida is living a very meaningful life as a pet and a therapy rabbit.  

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ginger Rogers Wins All Breed Best In Show in MO

Ginger Rogers is sitting on a three-hole carrier, why?   From the description on the carriers, it's obvious that she won big again.   If you recall Ginger Rogers was the double Best In Show winner at the Pasrba in February.


The show was held in MO on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  
From left to right are: Rusty Westoff who awarded the Best In Show to French Angora HGF Ginger Rogers, Eric and Gabe and Ginger Rogers.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Banana Time at Placerville

What's Betty doing?   Giving banana snack to French Angora Henrietta.

Claudina is so happy to get her share of banana.

My mouth feels so good, this is a good banana.

Uptown Girl can't wait for her banana treat.

So yummy!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Open Best In Show Judging at Placerville

Show A Best In Show judging.

Judge Doug is at the right side of the photo working on his picks.

In show B, judge Josh is considering his choices.

The two Angora breeds are on the left side of the table.

The French Angora is being considered by judge Josh.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Show B Angora Judging at Placerville

In show B, English Angora is judged by Carol Green of Portola Valley, Ca.

Carol G. raises American Fuzzy Lop and French Angora, she is very good at wool breeds.

Jill writes for judge Carol; the baby bucks are very cute but no chance of winning big.

This is judge Carol's choice for Best of Breed, a chocolate tort senior buck.    Judge Carol had liked him since he was an itsy bitsy baby.


Judge Amy is the French Angora judge in show B.

Carol W. writes for judge Amy.

Jill, Amanda, Melody and Linda watching the judging of French Angora. 

Judging Amy is commenting on a broken French Angora junior.

The youth French Angora is judged by Kendal Bledsoe of Sanger, Ca.

Judge Kendal comments, Melody is the table clerk.

For a complete list of Angora winners, go to: