If you are looking for a pair of pet angora rabbits, and are able to provide a forever home for them, then this might be an opportunity for you. We have been contacted by the Danaher Animal Home who have two rabbits, one called Snowball and the other called Sassy that need a new forever home.
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Yvonne Fothergill-Hobbs sadly passed away this morning peacefully in her sleep. She has been a wonderful friend and fellow English Angora rabbit enthusiast and will be sadly missed from the hobby for all who knew her. For anyone who didn’t know Yvonne she wrote a post last year about her life long love of her Angora rabbits being a successful breeder and 63 x champion winner on the show circuit and it shows her passion and dedication to the hobby like none other.
Yvonne Hobbs (Willowcot Stud) Funeral will be held on the Thursday 12th May at 9:30am at Hereford Crematorium Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JE, details of the wake are to be confirmed.
After many years in the fancy as a junior, (1999-2005), I came back to the rabbit world in 2018 after spending 9 years in Sydney, Australia doing the travelling “thing” as well as successfully building a recruitment agency so when I came back and settled in the UK, naturally I reached out to old friends to secure stock and eventually I managed to install my first shed that was totally under my control.
Cast your mind back to the Year 1983. There were some unforgettable moments:
Shergar was stolen
Michael Jackson’s Thriller video was aired on MTV for the first time
Flashdance and Return of the Jedi were box office hits
I got my first rabbit. A Netherland Dwarf called Flopsy.
Even at the age of 9 I had a strong sense of responsibility to provide my rabbit with enrichment. Unfortunately, for poor Flopsy, I opted for sticking up the centre poster of my Smash Hits on the garage wall opposite her. She could look and see which band had made it into the centre of the magazine that week.
My Grandad was a Welsh Welter Weight Champion of Wales, but even he would have never witnessed a fight like this one!
Someone in my family (I am not pointing any fingers or naming names) didn’t close the gate between the two sets of rabbits. I didn’t notice anything was amiss until I looked into the garden a few hours later, only to find fur everywhere! Kevin and Pablo were sprawled out on the floor, panting, totally exhausted. Naturally I panicked! I grabbed Kevin and took him inside. His nose was bleeding profusely, and he had blood all down his back.
Check out Wonderwool Wales on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th April for everyone who likes wool, wool products and everything wool.
Wonderwool Wales is the premier Wool & Natural Fibre Festival in Wales and is held annually on the last weekend in April at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. It covers everything from the start to the end of the creative process – from exhibits of sheep, through raw and hand dyed fibres, yarn for knitting & crochet, embellishments, equipment, dyes and books to superb examples of finished textile art, craft, clothing and home furnishings.
What a great weekend with lots of visitors to the National Angora Club Stand and many of those bought Angora wool products and Angora wool that was for sale, so thank you for stopping by. Thank you also to all those who helped run the stand throughout the weekend and did demonstrations and gave advice and guidance, we couldn’t do it without you.
Here is a brief update on Jenson who is our 4 year old English Angora house bunny. 2 years ago we were referred to CJ Hall (who are a specialist with small animals) due to the ongoing issues with his teeth. Last year Jenson had a turn for the worse and was extremely unwell to the point where he was refusing to eat, fast heartbeat and fatigue. I took him to CJ Hall and they did lots of tests. Jenson’s blood test results came back and he was diagnosed with Immune mediated Haemolytic Anaemia. Since the diagnosis he has had a bone marrow biopsy to see if there was anything sinister causing the condition. The result was there wasn’t anything sinister. Jenson is now on daily steroids. He is an incredibly strong rabbit who still is full of character even though he is on steroids.
This year we are running a bunny photo competition again so send us your fun Angora rabbit photos.
So what we would like you to do is send in photo’s of your Angora bunny, if you want to send us more than one if you have many good photo’s of one bunny or lots of bunnies then please do, there is no limit on how many entries you can put in.
The competition starts on the 21st March and runs until the 21st June 2022. Once all the photos have been submitted they will be posted on the website and the Facebook group and NAC members can vote by liking each photo entry. The photo with the most likes will be the winner and will get a prize.