This past weekend we went to the Sonoma Harvest Fair (early in the morning!) so that #1 Son and Dart could participate in the rabbit show. And there was much bunny eye candy to be had! :)
Here's an angora being blown dry.
It was so funny to watch, because the rabbit just sat there patiently! Now if this had been Dart, who is a Rhinelander, he would have been in the next state by the time anyone went after him! But not this mellow guy.
Here is angora breeder Betty Chu with some of her handspun. Soft does not begin to describe it!
Here is one of Betty's angoras after beautification. Yes, I think there are some eyes in there. Somewhere.
And for the main show, here's #1 Son and Dart.
Dart did very well, coming in as 2nd place Rhinelander buck in the first show and Opposite of Breed in the second show.
Opposite of Breed is one of those terms that made me stare dully when I first heard it. But then I got the lowdown and here's how it goes on the rabbit show circuit: the best doe and best buck of the particular breed compete against each other for Best of Breed. Then the second place rabbit is Opposite of Breed. Got that? :g:
So then what happened you ask? Mr. Cool, the child formerly known as Dr. Destructo, won a rabbit in the raffle. Yep. A Himalayan named Cosmo, who was almost immediately renamed Pepper and spoiled rotten with homegrown carrots. He is now livin' the life of RileyRabbit.
Pics of Pepper to follow next post, along with the llama obstacle course. Now isn't that worth coming back to see? :)