I'd like to tell you a little bit about our Caviary. We started around 2004 with 1 guinea pig. Then my son and I decided we would get another to raise a few to help with the 2 pigs feed and bedding. Well as you all know, once the little ones arrived we couldn't part with them. One thing led to another; more cages, more babies, and lots of research. We spoke to a lady named Judy Hupperts I had known as a kid to see about getting a Texel. She got me set up with a pair. Then she introduced me to the showing of Guinea Pigs. From there I was bitten by the show bug, hook line and sinker!
I don't really remember how I found Kathy Edie, but I did, and I was bent on getting more. She sold me some pairs to get started. It so happened she was delivering some to someone else and I met her half way. She said delivery isn't something she normally did, but we arranged the trip together. I was so excited to meet her, I took her picture so I would remember what she looked like. I was so grateful to her. Well, little did I know that we would become such good long-distance friends. She was there for me with answers to my questions; even showed me how to groom Texels properly, how to pick the best for showing, etc. I want to thank you, Kathy, for being a good friend.
My son, Timothy II, and I would go to shows and adsorb all we could learn, and had lots of Fun! Cavy people were always there to help us. We didn't win for a while, but when we did it was a thrill of a life time for us. Sure it costs money to go to shows and there's the stress of getting there; but it's so worth it. Win or loose it's a blast seeing all the wonderful Cavy Breeders and Judges that we have met and come to know.
Thanks to everyone that took part in our lives in the cavy world.