Crazy for cavies

Eastern Reporter - - News -

MOR­LEY guinea pig ex­hibitor Emily Long (9), who has won about 80 awards in four years, is eye­ing a win at her first na­tional show next month.

The Hamp­ton Park Pri­mary School stu­dent has won sev­eral best in show and nov­elty awards for her guinea pigs, also known as cavies, at Cavy West com­pe­ti­tions.

In 2017, she won 10 awards from 11 com­pe­ti­tions, in­clud­ing best cavy at the 2017 Perth Royal Show, 2017 Cavy of the Year, Best Ju­nior Ex­hibitor of the Year and Ju­nior Stud of the Year.

She won a best in show at the WA Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Nar­ro­gin on July 7, which takes her tally to three wins so far this year.

She will be ex­hibit­ing five cavies, in­clud­ing her dou­ble WA cham­pion Kyan But­ter­fly Kisses, at the Na­tional Cavy Show on Au­gust 18 in Nar­ran­dera, NSW.

Emily said she was ex­cited to com­pete at na­tion­als for the first time.

“It is re­ally fun be­cause you get to see all dif­fer­ent kinds of breeds and also their per­son­al­i­ties are re­ally cute,” she said.

“Kisses likes to give you cud­dles and she likes to lick you. I take them into my bed and sleep with them.”­mu­ni­ d484706 Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

This lit­tle piggy could be the next win­ner for Emily Long, who has a long list of state vic­to­ries; Emily, pic­tured here with Rock­star, is go­ing to com­pete in the Na­tional Cavy Show in Syd­ney next month.

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