Friday, June 26, 2009

Bubba Gump is the Best

Is there anything more fun, more gratifying to a rabbit breeder than to win Best in Show with a rabbit that is home bred?  Sure there is--winning Best in Show twice  and Breeders Best all in one day!  Congratulations are due to Jenny Henderson and her gorgeous Fuzzy Lop Buck, Bubba Gump, who took all the honors in Napa, CA last weekend.
Bubba, Jenny and judge, Leslie Tucker.
Bubba, Jenny and judge, Keelyn Hanlon.

Bubba was also the Best of Breed youth Fuzzy Lop at the 2008 ARBA Convention in Louisville, KY.  In fact for those of you who attended, you may remember his "performance" on the Convention Best is Show table.  Bubba really enjoyed the process and spent his time out of the coop trying to hop around the show table and visit the other rabbits!  Great rabbit and great job Jenny!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Good Bye Our Friend

Brian Hartzell (July 7, 1977-June 8, 2009) will be greatly missed. At the next show we attend, we will expect to see him judging or grooming his rabbits or just joking with other members at the next show we attend. He always strove for excellence.

Many of us had a wonderful time with him at the National show in Utah in April. Here are Brian and his mother, Sherry, posing with other club members.

His approach to life was to put all he could into everything he did.
Please consider donating to the AFLRC scholarship fund in Brian's memory. I am sure he would be pleased to support the education and future success of others. Send donations to Paula Grady, with checks made to AFLRC. Add a memo for the Lois Trump Youth Scholarship Fund, in memory of Brian Hartzell.