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!
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.
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.
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!
And last, meet the newest member of the Funny Farm, Mr Guinea Pig. Mr G. Pig was won in a raffle by my