Saturday, December 15, 2007

AFLRC Board has "Moves"

Club members often wonder what the AFLRC board does. Well here is a video clip of a few of the Board members at a recent meeting. Who would have guessed they were so talented?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Shows, shows and more shows

This past weekend was full of rabbit shows in California. For those who don't realize or actually even think about it, California is a big state. From the northern to the southern most points of the state the distance is 770 mi (for the geographically curious, its ~250 mi wide). As a result, its eady to have more than one rabbit show in California on a single day. Saturday found double shows scheduled in Pomona (southern California) and 540 mi north was a double show in Red Bluff. Red Bluff also hosted another double show on Sunday.

I spent the weekend in Red Bluff, showing and judging, which meant I was plenty busy. On Saturday, my phone kept ringing and I ignored it. Finaally once I could sink into the pillow of my motel room bed, I looked at all the missed calls and realized a "Fuzzy" friend, Shirley Burts, was was at the Pomona show had been calling. It was 8 pm by then and time to catch up on what had happened in SoCal. "Hey Shirley. What's up?" A lot was up! Shirley and her daughter, Kalani, won double Best in Shows with their broken senior doe at the Pomona show. Congratulations!

Nothing quite as exciting to report from Red Bluff, other than we all had a lot of fun. The wins for Fuzzy Lops were spread around a bit so that is always nice. We also had a little gift exchange and gobbled up pumpkin pie from the Hendersons and fudge made by Katie Rodgers. Pictured to the left is Christina G with judge, Josh (right) and her black senior buck, Apple Jax, who won open BOB once on Saturday and once on Sunday. Adam & Carol Green won BOB the other two open shows with two different bucks. Christina also won BOSB in three of the four shows and Mary Henderson won BOSB in the fourth show. In youth Fuzzies, Jenny Henderson won BOB and BOSB in all four. (See photo below).

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Keep those letters coming!

It is so much fun to get emails with news from AFLRC members. Just this week, I heard from Diana and Raymond Horne, "Hi, just thought I'd tell you Raymond & I got RIS with our REW doe, Cher, in Duncan, OK on November 24 with judge Cheryl Blackman from TX. We are so excited,YEA!! " Hey we are excited too...Congratulations!

More good news came from Deb Levisay, who had two does deliver bunches of Fuzzy Lop babies this week. OK, maybe that isn't quite as rare of a RIS win, but we all know that every new kit is a potential BIS winner.

Finally, I want to direct you to another blog so you can see what Allen Mesick is doing. Many of you know Allen, as he grew up in the East coast area, won BOB at two Conventions (2002, 2003). Allen is currently in Senegal studying French and working on a project to teach residents to raise rabbits. He has written a long guest post of the Northern California Angora Guild blog about his trip this week, so be sure to check it out at: