|Convention has come and gone and it's all been a big blurr of emotions and activity. I have no idea of what I was thinking when I decided to take 63 bunnies with and coop 55 of them between two breeds. Some were Val's too so that meant her AFL's were cooped over in the Youth Area. At least our Lionheads were all the the same area!
Emotions ran wild. Lollie took BOSV and won 2nd place out of 90 in wool. In Fuzzies, I placed eight bunnies in the top ten of their classes and Val's bunny Pierre' placed 2nd in Youth for SJB. I was exceptionally proud of the fact that out of the nine, six were home growns. Three of the Srs. were replacement stock I'd purchased after the fire. Overall, I was exceptionally proud that I was even able to attend let alone place as high in as many classes as Val and I did.
Tort Lionheads passed but Siamese Sables, REWs, Chestnuts and Blacks failed. I do not own a single Tort Lionhead ... but then again, just a little over three years ago, Cumulus had just had my first Lionhead litter. I'll just remind myself that the colors I do have are compatible with Tort and do my best to proceed forward from here. Heck, we're at least two years away from being a recognized breed anyway. Two years will go by in a blink of an eye.
I did not get to take as many pictures as I would've liked to ... but attached is what I did get to take along with the placements. The pictures are arranged in a half hazard manner to reflect the insanity of the week. Hope you enjoy them.
~ Dawn ~
Brian's Lollie ~ Broken Sable Point Sr. Doe ~ 1st out of 57 / BOSG
2nd out of 90 Wool
Thank you Clay Schumaker for selling her to me to get me back into my absolute favorite color, Broken Sable Points.
I'd lost every single Broken Sable Point AFL Doe in the fire and I'd actually bought Lollie as a Brood Doe ... really!
Bastet's Iras ~ Broken Orange Jr. Doe ~ 3rd out of 52
Bastet's Kaite ~ Broken Tort Jr. Doe ~ 7th out of 52
Bastet's Adriano ~ Solid Sable Point Jr. Buck ~ 7th out of 72
Bastet's Lady Montague ~ Solid Tort Sr. Doe ~ 8th out of 58
Bastet's Riddle ~ Solid Blue Tort Jr. Buck ~ 9th out of 72
Old Orchard's Noel ~ Broken Tort Sr. Doe ~ 9th out of 57
Thank you Theresa Frank for this precious girl!
Brian's Rage ~ Broken Tort Sr. Buck ~ 9th out of 55
Thank you Brian for my sibling to Sage!
Bastet's Troy ~ Broken Tort Jr. Buck ~ 16th out of 59
Now living in Texas with Doris
Hobb's Montague ~ Solid Tort Sr. Buck ~ 20th out of 68
Thank you Leslie ... he survived the fire and is still awesome!
Sire to Lady Montague and Kaite above!
Shown By Valerie Long in Youth
Bastet's Pierre ~ Solid Chestnut Jr. Buck ~ 2nd out of 30
Bastet's Little Brooke ~ Solid REW Jr. Doe ~ 12th out of 24
Bastet's Lionhead Placements
AS2 ~ Bastet's Ysanna ~ BOV ~ 1st Place REW Jr. Doe
BID ~ Bastet's Biddle ~ BOSV ~ 1st Place Siamese Sable Sr. Buck
BBA1 ~ Bastet's Mozart ~ 1st Place Siamese Sable Jr. Buck
Shown by Val ~ Now owned by Kay Kruger in Iowa
BAB2 ~ Bastet's Aurra ~ 2nd Place REW Jr. Doe
AS4 ~ Bastet's Luke ~ 2nd Place Siamese Sable Jr. Buck
ANNA ~ Bastet's Anna ~ 2nd Place Siamese Sable Sr. Doe
MOC ~ Bastet's Mokachino ~ 3rd Place Siamese Sable Sr. Buck
AS3 ~ Bastet's ______ ~ 4th Place REW Jr. Doe
Shown By Val ~ Now owned by Theresa Mueller in Washington
BAB1 ~ Bastet's Aayla ~ 8th Place Siamese Sable Jr. Doe
YODA ~ Bastet's Yoda ~ 5th Place Siamese Sable Sr. Buck
Shown By Val
|Packed floor to ceiling.|
|No need for bungies this trip!|
|Only a five hour drive ~ Whew!
If I could only see out of my mirrors!
|Thanks Val for all of your help!|
|Indiania State Fairgrounds|
|Steven Henderson and Me ...
He looks good in a tie, doesn't he!
|Mindy Borer & Tabatha Corbin-Meeks
Our Dress Up Night Up for Seafood! Yum!
|Jane and Sarah Hardy
|Jane and her enormous plate of food!|
|Steven decided to shake the ketchup bottle before checking to see if the lid was on! Sure brought a bit of laugther to us tired old folks!|
|The South Pavilion
Where we'd go in and out of each day.
|Tabatha Corbin-Meeks, Ginger Mendant, Helen Moore
& Taylor Bailey ... My Fuzzy Friends!
|Steven Henderson & Me
At the Fuzzy Lop Banquet
|Karen Bailey, Jane & Sarah Hardy
|Lionhead Presentation Discussion|
|Lionhead Presentation Discussion|
|What a emotional day ...
Torts pass. The rest fail.
Just trying to understand and absorb it all.
|Congratulations Arden on Passing Tort!
Tears of bittersweet joy and sorrow ...
|THANK YOU Marilyn Koehler
for ALL OF YOUR HELP!
|The Very First time Lionheads
show at an ARBA Show ~ Judge Cliff Dick
|The Winning Line Up
Who will it be?
|Sarah Gibbons wrote and I ramroded.
Once we had a system in place, all went smoothly considering the hour.
|Hum ... it's too late at night to pose!|
|Cliff hard at work ...|
|There ... that's better ...|
|A tough choice in the end ...
so many nice ones to choose from.
|A very tired two ... axiously awaiting the final decision.|
|ARDEN WETZEL WINS BOB!
With his Jr. Chestnut Buck!
|What a better way to finish the day?|
|Judge Cliff Dick and the BOS Winner
Gail Gibbon's Sable Point Jr. Doe!