Monday, July 27, 2009

First Best in Show is the Sweetest

The judges are standing behind the show table a bit away so no one can hear what they are saying.  You try to make out the words and wish you had studied "lip reading".  They seem to glance repeated at your pride and joy, your Fuzzy Lop doe.  In fact, they even smile when they look at her.  Could it be? Are they going to pick your rabbit Best in Show?  

And then the annoucement comes.  Best in Show is the American Fuzzy Lop.  Congratulations to Hayley Colwes, BIS winner at the Yuba Sutter Fair, July 25, 2009, with her doe, AK's Juicy.

Juicy is looking very unimpressed and Hayley has trophies as big as she is.  Congratulations to both of you.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

You know its a good day when....

Its a good day when the temperature is mild and you are at a rabbit show with friends.  Its a good day when your daughter wants to show rabbits with you again, like the "old days".  Its a good day when you get to judge Angoras, Dutch, Havanas and a bunch of other "favorites".  But is a really really good day, when your rabbit wins Reserve Best in Show.

Carol G and her Fuzzy Buck, AK's Riley with the BIS winner Melissa M with a mini satin.  

Then when you think it can't get better, your Fuzzy Lop doe wins Best in Show in the second show of the day!  Carol G with AK's Vane.  

Top it off with a report from a youth exhibitor that she won Best in Show at a northern Calfornia fair with AK's Juicy, and that is about as good as it can get for a rabbit exhibitor/breeder.  

Well get a good night's sleep and get up tomorrow to groom, clean, and smile at those pretty bunnies!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun in the Sun

The sun is shining and the pool is warm must be time for rabbit shows in the backyard! Sunday, July 5 was the 7th annual show in the Green's yard. The show started out Fuzzy Lops only, but over the years has grown to include Angoras and Jersey Woolys also.

This year our judges were Kimberly W from IL and Kevin S from AZ. There were ~60 open AFL and ~12 youth AFL entered. In Show A open, BOB winner was Marian S with her broken senior buck and BOS was Christina G with a solid senior buck. In Show B open, Adam & Carol G won BOB with a solid senior buck and BOS with a solid senior doe. In youth, Jenny H took BOB and BOS in both shows. Congratulations on the lovely rabbits and good wins!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy News!

Who doesn't like a good love story? On June 13, 2009, Kelsey Huffman maried Tim Stover. Congratulations to Kelsey and Tim and Fuzzy Lop friends!

ps Does anyone think it is odd that we have a photo of Kelsey and her Fuzzy Lop rather than Kelsey and Tim? No? Neither do I!