Crazy for cavies
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.”
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.