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GC Tulamores Caprice
The Wade Memorial Show was great fun and a little bit hectic. That is always the way for the first show of the season. You have to get into the rhythm of showing and it doesn't usually start so early for us out on the East Coast. The Pennsylvania Convention, a 2 day, double open, double specialty extravaganza usually kicks off the new year for us. This year the powers that be decided that due to the passing of Sherry Wade, they would have a memorial show for a scholarship fund with everyone donating their time, judging and registration fees and donating baskets for a HUGE raffle table. Everyone was happy to come even though there was a snow storm on the day before and it was 9* when we started out to the showroom at 6am. "This is why we don't show in January!" was every one's remarks as we slipped and slid across the parking lot pulling bunny carts through the snow and trying to avoid the snow plows zipping past us.
It was worth it because CR Conspiracy Theory, REW Jersey Woolie buck (aka: The Raffle Bunny) won BEST OF BREED over 25 woolies. I was so excited to see him do so well. I just love him and had the confidence that he would develop into something special. Having his Mom, GC CR Blue Diamonds(4legs) and and his sister GC CR Blue Skies (9 legs, RIS and many BOBs), I kind of thought he would do good. He now is a Grand Champion, keeping it all in the family.
In English Angoras, Caprice continued her winning streak with BOB. One of the boys from the "Starving Artist" series of Pandemonium's 5 bucks, which I kept all but one, snagged the BOS award. Van Gogh, the black buck, was my least likely to succeed having a ear carriage problem as a baby, hence his name. He has come around, you just have to have the patience and and let them grow.
Donna's beautiful Annouk won BOV white and her brother Shepherd Aegis won BOSV on his first show out. There were 18 English Angoras entered for some pretty large classes. I hope this continues for the rest of the show year. Hope to get photos of the boys for my website. No, I didn't get one photo at the Wade Show, it was too hectic but lots of fun and I think Mike and Sherry were looking down on us the whole day long. You could feel them smiling. It is just the way they would have wanted to be remembered.