'Cool dude' hops away with prize

OLIVIA CARVILLE
Last updated 05:00 19/08/2012
Daniel Tobin

Olivia Carville checks out the talent at the Rabbits and Guinea Pigs show held by the Canterbury Cavy and Rabbits Fanciers Association.

Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show, 2012
Dean Kozanic Zoom
A rabbit at the Canterbury Cavy and Rabbit Show.

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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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