'Cool dude' hops away with prize

21:11, Aug 19 2012
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
Jazmyn Short, 4, brought her pet guinea pig, Gemma, from Dobson on the West Coast and won best smooth coat in the pet section as judged by Carol Payne of Christchurch.
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
Lisa Richardson's guinea pig, Angus, pictured being judged, won best long coat in the pet section.
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
Jordan Short, 2, brought her pet rex guinea pig, Munter, from Dobson on the West Coast and won reserve champion in the pet section.
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
Daniel Anderson, 7, visited the show and got to know Dave Fairbrother's pet Flemish giant, Bunny Bunny Boo Boo.
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
Neve Soryl's guinea pigs, Wanda and Toffee won in the public pet section and got a carrot as reward.
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
A rabbit at the Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show.
Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
A rabbit at the Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show.

A 4.6kg Flemish Giant called Bunny Bunny Boo Boo hopped away as best pet of the day from Christchurch's rabbit and guinea pig show.

The two-year-old bunny claimed the crown because he is a "cool dude", one of his judge's, Rowena Barrier, said.

"He is relaxed, friendly and cuddly - plus he is handsome," she said.

The Canterbury Cavy [pedigree guinea pig] and Rabbits Fanciers Association pet show attracted 47 rabbits, 30 guinea pigs and about 100 people in Hei Hei yesterday.

Chubby rabbits, lean rabbits, floppy-eared rabbits and red-eyed rabbits snoozed in their cages as judges and organisers assessed the competition.

A four-month-old Satin bred bunny called Ebby won best in show out of the rabbits and a long-haired ginger guinea pig called Angus secured the same title in the cavy section.

The winning guinea pig's owner, Lisa Richardson, 26, said Angus would be rewarded with treats when he returned home.

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