Northern California Angora Guild

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Open Top Winners at Monterey




California Rabbit and Cavy Shows put on triple all breed shows on Sunday July 14, 2024 at Monterey, CA. 
 

Joe Kim flew down from Oregon to show his Mini Rex.  It sure is a worthwhile trip for him, his Mini Rex broken junior doe receives the Best In Show in show A from judge Jeremy Collins.  



Reserve In Show goes to the Florida White shown by Paul Fickas who drove from Santa Maria area. 



Show B Best In Show judge is Scott Rodriguez who awards the Best In Show to Chris Zemny's Holland Lop solid junior buck.  Reserve In Show goes to Joe Kim's Mini Rex broken senior doe.



ARBA president Josh Humphries judged Best In Show in show C, the Best In Show goes to Joe Kim's Mini Rex broken junior doe and Reserve In Show is Chris Zemny's Holland Lop solid junior buck.



 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The Making of a Show at Monterey



We go to shows and would see tables, chairs, judging coops, loud speakers, ... all set up.  We'd park and unload our rabbits and we have fun time.    Tables, chairs, coops, ... don't set themselves up, there are volunteers doing the hard work.  Here are some photos of the CRCS show from setting up to getting the show going at Monterey on Sunday, July 14, 2024.




Before 6:30, Randy parks his truck and trailer next to the barn to unload the show equipment.



The metel sawhorses are put into locations where the judging tables will be.   Lily who is the superintendent carrying a big piece of equipment....




Randy, Lily and Lauralee carrying the table tops to be put on the metal sawhorses.



Exhibitors starting to come in, some join the volunteer force to put up the judging coops.



Around 7:30, the set up is close to completion and exhibitors are taking up spaces to set up their rabbits and cavies.



Judging starts promptly at 8:30 am. 



The cavy corner.



Nichole's cavy booth.


KW cage on display.


Happy exhibitors enjoying the show.




The weather in Monterey is always mild, after a 2-week heatwave of triple digit temperature in most areas, it is a treat to be visiting Monterey that has an amazing ocean breeze with temperature in the 60s. 



 

Monday, July 15, 2024

Cats Help Laundry





Casey sends photo of  her kitty Felix helping in the laundry basket.  




Felix is always helpful when mama Casey does laundry or anything else.



Smart kitties are like-minded.  Bao Bao likes to help Betty too.



Bao Bao tells mama Betty that he is ready to help anytime.
 


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Keketuohai No. 3 Pit in Xinjaing, China



A few days ago, Albert shared the beautiful streams and geo formations of Keketuohai in Xinjaing.  The area was originally considered as a state secret that no one other than the military personnels could enter.   Only in recent years that it was openned for visitors and became a tourist attraction.




Keketuohai is an area that was classified as a high state secret at the founding of the People's Republic of China. 



When open for visitors, the state contructed facilities and memorials to celebrate the past and the present.   




Pit No. 3 is known as the Museum of Geology and Mineral Resources at home and abroad, and is the "Mecca" for geologists all over the world.   The Pit possesses 86 of th 140 plus known minerals on earth.




The Keketuohai No. 3 Pit measures 200 meters deep, 250 meters long and 240 meters wide.  The side wall has a spiral winding road, and the water overflows to the waist of the pit.

We thank Albert for providing these interesting photos and descriptions.




 


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Vera Rose Debutant




Remember us?  I am Vera Rose, I am the second from the left.   Yesterday you saw my brother Victor, he is the one on the very right.




Look at me now.



I am a pretty girl, but mama Betty has not yet taken me to a show.  My brothers have been telling me how much fun they had going to shows, seeing and smelling hundreds of bunnies.



Mama Betty says that I will be going to shows tomorrow, I am so excited.  I hope I do mama Betty Proud.


 

Friday, July 12, 2024

Victor Likes to Show Off his Big Face



Hi,  I am Victor.



Like my big face?




It's nice to be out, I wish it's not that hot but I am enjoying it.

 



Thursday, July 11, 2024

KeKetuohai in Xinjaing





The name of this scenery area is called Keketuohai.   In Chinese, hai means sea. 



Actually Keketuohai is not a sea, it's a global geopark.




It has beautiful water streams and rock formations.



Geo formations.



More geo formations.




A unique looking bridge over the water to connect one scenery point to the other. 



Dancer in their native custome entertaining the tourists.




Dancers accept requests from tourists for photo ops.





Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Snowcap Mountains in Xinjaing



The mountain range of Xinjaing are the homes of the nomadic tribes.  




The main way of living is to drive the cattle and sheep to areas where they can find food and water sources.



The snowcap mountains are majestic and beautiful.



Photos cannot showcase the size of the mountains.



There are some houses at the flatter land with people.



Most of the scenery is the beauty of the nature.





 

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Camellia Grows Wool Length




This is Camellia at the Santa Maria show on June 1, she was over 14 months old then.   Thanks to Bri to have made this pretty flowery protrait.



Camellia is now almost 16 months old in mid July, her coat is getting longer.



Her coat is for sure longer than a "foot-long" sandwich or ....




Our area has been in an over 100 degree heat wave for more than a week, it's hard to groom during the daytime.



Most of the grooming are done at late night, ....




... sometimes as late as midnight.



Just share a few photos taken in the dark of the night.