Omg! What an absolute success our Annual Gala was!! I am still blown away by how amazing the day way. So many new people enjoying their shared love for rats and mice. So what happened on the day? Well keep reading to find out!
Well the day started for me by getting up at the ungodly hour of 6am! Krystine and I were not happy by this but we put on our big girl pants (well dresses really) got ready and headed off to the Finnish Hall. Krystine and I got there bright and early to start the set up of the hall, along with many of the other committee members. Our plan was to have all the tables set up before everyone arrived. With so many exhibitors showing and many tables needed to be set up according to our seating plan.
Stephanie from Blazing Tails Rodentry bought along cute little helper by the name of Clover who was more than happy to help us with table cloths and the "don't poke your fingers in cage bar" signs. (Which I managed to break 2 of. but oh well!). All too quickly people started to arriving and I realised we were going to be short on tables. So a few people had to squish and share on a single table and I am so thankful they were so willing to make new friends!
Once we got tables sorted it was time for judges to get to work. Tenille and Sandy were busy judging the 75 rats in varieties and confirmation. Lincoln was judging 93 pet rats and mice. and Caitlin was busy judging 164 mice in varieties with the help of Mixy judging confirmation. So many animal it was amazing!! Thank you to our judges.
I had fun going live again in our Facebook group to give those who couldn't make it a chance to see how amazing the turn out was! After my live video I spent the rest of the day doing the scoring and writing of certificates. I am very proud of the fact that I went away with a few awards including Best Display and Best Breeders Group!
We are a few activities happening on the day to help raise money for the club. Rachel set up a set of canvas's for us to do some painting with out rats. The members of both Queensland Rodent Fanciers and New South Wales Fancy Rodent Society both got a canvas each and the third canvas was put up for auction for someone to win! Tenille was the lucky winner of the third canvas. So each of the clubs and Tenille get to remember this event forever with many rat and mouse footprints!
Tenille also put a lot of hard work into our raffle prizes. Many items were donated by various people and there was a first, second and third prize for both rat and mouse. The raffle was a huge success and the prizes were even won by a few of our new show goers! YAY!
It was so amazing that the some of the members from the New South Wales Fancy Rodent Society were able to join us. We had Kath from Minion Mousery, Jodi from Cyclone Mousery, Sandra from Lucy Lou Rattery and Stephanie from Blazing Tails Rodentry. They all made the long trip from their homes in NSW to join us for the day. They even got to take many awards away with them. I cant wait to see them again and I am so glad they came.
Once the judging was done, the awards handed out and the hall packed up it was time to head home. Or at least we thought it was. Tenille had decided she was holding an After Gala Party so we all headed back to her place for a wind down and catch up for a while until it was time for bed as the NSW gang had a long drive ahead of them.
All in all the day was amazing and personally the biggest and best show I have attended in all the time I have been showing. Going to have to work hard to top it but I look forward to the challenge.
Our next show is the 21st of October with a Halloween/Apocalypse theme and I really hope all our new show goers (the ones that didnt travel from NSW) can make it!
In the mean time. Thanks again for an amazing day!
Little Mischief Rattery
Introducing our latest show sponsor for our '2018 QRF Annual Gala'... 'FAIRYPAWS RODENTRY'! With years’ experience in breeding Rats and Mice Fairypaws is worth looking at when going to purchase your newest fur baby. Go check em out at and get them a like: https://www.facebook.com/Fairypaws-Rodentry-11503619684339…/
Hello everyone. As you are all aware the Gala Show is coming up in just a couple of weeks away on the 9th September. I'm pleased to announce that we have another show sponsor. Introducing... CJ - HANDYMAN! Offering a wide range of services from laminate flooring insulation to furniture restoration. For more information please visit their Facebook page Restored and Rejuvenated - @CJHandyman.co
Hello everyone. Today marks the final day of our advertisement of all those that have either sponsored 1 or more rosettes for our '2018 QRF Annual Gala' or has sponsors the show itself. Day number 36, I'm pleased to announce goes to none other than... 'LEATHER & LACE.' Leather & Lace have a passion for body-positivity and inclusivity, particularly for the LGBTIQ community. That’s why Leather and Lace came to be - to provide stylish and comfortable lingerie for everyone.
Without support from those like L&L we wouldn't be able to run the Annual Gala Show, so I'd like to thank the following for their contribution;
Little Mischief Rattery
Blazing Tails Rodentry
Lucy Lou Rodentry
Leather & Lace
Too Many Mice Mousery
Humpday Car Meet
Dirty Hippy Dreadlocks
Ohh, So Scentsable
Jamais Arrière Mousery
Pure Romance by Sammy
Little Bug Hair Design
Valentine & Lacey
Thank you all and we look forward to seeing you at the '2018 Queensland Rodent Fanciers Annual Gala!'
Hello wonderful people. Today I bring to you our 2nd '2018 QRF Annual Gala' show sponsor. Day 35 goes to the amazing... VALENTINE & LACEY! The magnificent Rosalie is an established artist and a rat and mouse owner. Incorporating fine art + digital art works, Rosalie loves incorporating her beloved animals in with her art work. Also doing pet portraits and other commissions of art work. Check her out in the links below and like and follow her pages.
Hello everyone. It's a beautiful Sunday and today I bring to you day 33 of all those that have sponsored 1 or more rosettes. Today’s tribute goes to... RACHIES RATIRMENT HOME! Specialising in late life care and rehabilitation Rachie makes this as a full-time hobby/job with so much love and compassion to all little rat babies no matter the age. Rachel is the first Queensland Rodent Fanciers endorsed rescue so if you are interest in adopting a gorgeous rat or more than please visit her on her Facebook page @ Rachies Ratirement.
I'm pleased to announce day 32 of our '2018 QRF Annual Gala' rosette sponsors. Today goes to... DRAKE'S RODENTRY! Drake's Rodentry has made a great name in the rodent community but did you know they also do mice? Yes, Drake's Rodentry is registered by Queensland Rodent Fanciers to breed and sell mice under its name. Check em out on Facebook for more information.
Hello everyone. I'd like to introduce day 29 of our ‘2018 QRF Annual Gala’ rosette sponsor recognition. Today’s special applause goes to... TOO MANY MICE MOUSERY! Having gone through the necessary steps Queensland Rodent Fanciers proudly recognises Too Many Mice Mousery as its latest registered mousery. With a huge range of different varieties Too Many Mice breeds for amazing show and pet quality mice with the aim to have the best in temperament and health.
Welcome everyone to the 27th day of saying thank you to all those that have sponsored 1 or more rosettes for our '2018 QRF Annual Gala.' Today’s amazing person is... BALLOON BUDDIES! Thank you so much for sponsoring our awesome show. Balloon Buddies will also be decorating the hall for the event so come along and have a look at the amazing decorations and all the awesome rats and mice!
Rise and shine everyone. Today I have the 26th 2018 QRF Annual Gala rosette sponsor to share with all of you. This person has donated 1 or more rosettes and for that QRF are so very thankful. That wonderful star is... HUMPDAY CAR MEETS! Thank you so much for your contribution. Without the help of people just like yourself Queensland Rodent Fanciers and clubs alike wouldn't be able to run amazing shows. Go check them out if you are into cars, motorbike or vehicles in general. Awesome car group with an amazing attitude and atmosphere. Check out their Instagram and Facebook page as well as join their Facebook Group. You won't be disappointed.