Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fun At Wichita!

Saturday morning we headed to Wichita for a fun day of rabbit learning and showing. 

The morning was set aside for little mini classes. They had tattooing, judging, showmanship, breed id, and medication.  The boys (and mom and dad, who tagged along to the classes,) learned alot!

Sometimes there is just a lot of waiting around at rabbit shows!

They also had Breed ID, Judging, and Showmanship contests. (They were qualifiers for the Kansas State team, BTW.)  Anyway, J's most exciting moment of the day came when they announced he was Reserve Grand Champ for his age group in Showmanship.(There were probably 8 to10 kids in his age group)  He was PUMPED.  He also got Reserve Grand for the Judging contest, a BOB for his Cal, Tori, a Best Opposite Sex for his Cal, Truman,  and BOB for his Havana, Charlie.   J also got 3rd in his age group in a fun little quiz bowl contest they did.

 J doing showmanship. I was happy they were set up so we could watch them. I think the kids prefer NOT to have everyone watching though!

T is still alittle uncomfortable with the contest thing...I think HE thinks he just needs to figure out how they all work before he does one. He's terrified he's going to mess up and feel like a goober, so he just doesn't do them. (As a momma, its sad to watch, because I think he really really wants to join in, but is so afraid of messing up.) He did win a BOB for his Florida White, Runny Babbit and a Best Opposite Sex Variety for his red Mini Rex, Mike.   He did finally say he thinks he's ready to try showmanship next time.

T waiting to hear comments about Runny Babbit.

ALL of our rabbits were out of condition and smutty due to the time of year so they were pleased with what they came home with.

Just for fun they had contests for the adults too, and D and I both did the judging contest.  I got a purple ribbon for my score of 188 out of 200 possible. I just had to mention this because my husband only got a blue!!! HAHA  I FINALLY beat that guy at something! =)  They were going to have an adult quiz bowl, but ran out of time. Too bad...I was on a roll!

Thats me in the back the white coat, beating D. Just thought it needed mentioning again! ;)

And last, meet the newest member of the Funny Farm,  Mr Guinea Pig.  Mr G. Pig was won in a raffle by my insert word of choice here husband. (BTW, did you know the correct term for a GP is a cavy? And that they have cavy shows at rabbit shows?)  Why oh why do we always seem to come home with one more animal than we left with? Anyway, Mr Guinea Pig doesn't really seem to like our loud rambunctious family, but the boys keep trying to make friends with the poor guy.   He, on the other hand, is convinced he's been abducted by aliens...really loud aliens.



mommag said...

Glad you had a good day "bonding"!! WTG on the awards and kickin D's butt! ;o) and I wont be one cuddling the newest addition lol looks too much like a darn mouse for me!!

Becky said...

He is bizarre to say the least, but is a funny little creature. He's like a cross between a rat and a rabbit, with the personality of a 2 year old child.

princessdiva said...

Fun times!! Sounds like a great day!! Minus the new pet--you are handling it better than I would have--he would have been "forgotten" if we had won it! YUCK!! Enjoy!