Sunki the Service Animal

Sunki the Service Animal

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Back online

We had a small technical issue the last couple of weeks, the netbook daddy had been using finally gave out. So we've been stuck using the tablet, that thing doesn't like me, for some reason I can't use the touch screen on it or daddy's phone. So I haven't been able to update anything until today.
Mommy Louise gave daddy a computer two weeks ago, but daddy wasn't able to get it working, that is until last Sunday when a nice organization helped us. See they figured out that there was a small problem, and all it needed was a bit of tinkering with the insides, that and a operating system upgrade. So daddy had been using XP on the netbook, now we are both on an extreme learning curve, because the new computer has Windows 7 on it. Daddy has sort of used it, my granties computer is running it, I haven't because I am not allowed to use her computer. Mommy Louise also helped out by buying a new keyboard and mouse, another thing we have to get used to, an actual full size keyboard. Next thing on the list is a proper monitor, because at the moment we are using the TV (which has connections for using it as a monitor), but that means we can either use the computer or watch TV not both at the same time. Which means it gets way to quiet in here, and daddy doesn't like it that quiet.
 
This is our computer setup now.
 Do you see the grey and black box to the left of the picture? That is the computer, below that is the DVD-RW drive. Under the monitor/TV is our DVD player. This is before we got the new keyboard and mouse, so those two things are different from this picture.

The netbook on the other hand, well, between mommy Louise, daddy and the organization they managed to get it operational again. It will never been the same computer, but all the data daddy had on it (all of our pictures) mommy Louise managed to salvage all of that.
For now the netbook has been set aside until daddy figures out what to do with it.

Okay, now I have to do a bit of a rant about online people. Last Tuesday grandma told daddy that there was a post on Reddit about us, so daddy went to see what had been posted. The picture was taken at least a year ago, on the subway. Now, everyone knows that daddy doesn't like having his picture taken unless he is in costume, and the same goes for me. So the fact that someone had taken this picture upset daddy, and in turn made me upset.
Reddit post is here.
Mommy Louise helped daddy sort through his emotions, and that allowed daddy to continue to go outside and do things.

It's been just a little chilly here, at one point the temperature was -40 with the windchill. It doesn't matter which scale you want to use, at those temperatures it's the same, REALLY FREAKIN COLD!!!!!! Try it out on a conversion program (or app), below -40 it's the same on both Imperial and Metric scales. So of course just my hoodie wouldn't keep me warm enough, so I needed an extra blanket and be covered completely.
daddy thought this was a cute picture of me

safely at home in the warmth, so daddy takes a picture.
I was nice and warm, so no need to worry about us.

Once we got home I needed a nap to recharge from expending so much energy keeping warm.
NOT falling asleep, nope not gonna hap.......

......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Darn it, daddy caught me napping.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Best! Party! EVER!!!!!

So, yesterday morning I posted that I had finally found out what my surprise birthday party was, and that was going to Frost Con. Well I can report that I had an absolute blast, dare I say it was the BEST.BIRTHDAY.PARTY.EVER!!!!!!
I met so many great people, and lots of them were in some really great costumes (although both me and daddy had no clue as to who some of them were supposed to be, mostly the anime ones, I think we identified three series that we've seen or heard of.) Just before we left daddy got to talking to a guy dressed as Night Wing (it's Dick Greyson's alter-ego after he gives up on the Robin one), anyway, him and his girlfriend have two rescue bunnies from 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue in Nova Scotia. So of course daddy and him talked for quite some time, we even got a picture with him, well daddy was in the picture, I wasn't. This just goes to show, NEVER, EVER trust bunny photography to non-bunny human photographers.
Daddy and Nightwing



Well, I shouldn't say never, there are some (mostly professionals) that take super bunny pictures. Case in point, the pictures me and daddy had done to commemorate my birthday party.
doesn't daddy's costume look awesome

me and daddy were the only Star Wars cosplayers there.

Just started, and I'm already starting to get bored

getting bored with picture taking

I'm done with pictures, I need my birthday cake now
The money for these pictures went to a charity, daddy thinks it might have been for breast cancer, there wasn't any signage for which charity. But I think it was breast cancer, the symbol for that is pink ribbons, and well waiting for our picture disk I saw a lot of those on the table.

Here I am today eating my birthday cake

I just LOVE my birthday cakes

nommie watermelon

I had a great birthday this year, from my party at FrostCon, to my own little party with just me and daddy today.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I know what my party is

I know what my surprise birthday party is! (Sing song voice).
Daddy woke us up early, and by what was going on yesterday night, I had a pretty good idea. My party is going to be at FrostCon, which is another ComiCON. Daddy doesn't think my buddies from the 501st are going to be there, but I'm going to have loads of fun anyway.

Daddy just got an email from mommy Louise, she isn't going to be able to make it today. 😢😢😢 She isn't feeling well, and needs to rest because she goes in for surgery on her hand this week.😷

I'll have bunches of pictures, and even some video to post later tomorrow.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

tough week

Wow what a tough week we had, it started out great on Sunday, which was Robbie Burns Day, I'm going to start with that. We went to an old house downtown, it used to belong to a man named William Lyon Mackenzie, daddy told me that he was our cities first ever mayor a very long time ago. Anyway, we met up with mommy Louise and her roommate. We had to go down a very long, narrow staircase to the basement where we sat in a room with several other people talking until it was time for the event to start.
This is the video daddy took, the man reciting the Address to the Haggis also gives the translation to it, that way everyone can understand the words.
Wearing my tartan proudly

mmmmm, nommie parsley

Almost all gone

Listening to the Address to the Haggis

Our MC
On Monday me and daddy went to have dinner at a church, it was free for homeless and low income people. We've been going for a couple of weeks, and made a few friends there. This is where the problems that I referred to earlier happened, they served Chicken Parmasian and pasta and sauce with sausage pieces. On the way home daddy started not to feel good, daddy called 911. You see, he was having an allergic reaction to something he ate, sever enough that he needed to use his epipen. We were taken to the hospital by ambulance (my first time in an ambulance), the medics were really great and I made sure they took really good care of my daddy. By the time we got to the hospital daddy was starting to feel better, but they had to keep him there for awhile to monitor him.
The other ambulance crews were rather jealous of our crew, because they got to transport me (their first service bunny). The doctor and nurses were great to both of us, and made sure that both of us were okay.
This bed smells weird, even through my blanket

Smells weird here too

Guarding daddy from the strange noises.

Daddy and mommy Louise have been planning things, and I think something is going to happen this weekend, I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my birthday. I can't really be sure, daddy has been emailing and texting, and I can't snoop because daddy has been locking his email and texts. Well, I guess I can wait for another two days to find out.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Something fishy going on

On Wednesday me and daddy went to see my granty (that's Great grand aunt), when we were finished there I told daddy we should send mommy Louise a text and see if she wanted to meet up. We were just about to board a bus when she replied that she could, but it would be a quickie (for some reason daddy found this hilarious, I couldn't figure out what was funny, and daddy said I didn't need to because it was grownup humor, I'll be 7 in a few days in rabbit years I'm older then daddy).
Anyway, we met up at a Tim Horton's and had a snack (daddy picked up some parsley and banana for me). Mommy Louise and daddy discussed plans for upcoming events, like Robbie Burn's day (which is this Sunday). And my birthday, but I only caught bits and pieces of that conversation, daddy kept covering my ears 😕. What I did figure out is that it will happen next weekend, it's going to be downtown, and mommy Louise is going with us. Other then that I still don't know what my party is going to be, or where exactly. It might mean dressing up, but I'm not sure if that's formal dressing up (my vest and bowtie), or Cosplay dressing up (in my Gray Jedi costume).

Oh, speaking of costumes, daddy has been redesigning his costume........ Again. We finally got the lights we ordered online, they came Wednesday, but we had to pick them up at the post office Thursday. Daddy redesigned the visor lights, now the whole visor lights up. He also put something new on the back, it's a water dispenser, it has a hose running from a collapsible water container to somewhere close to his helmet. This way he doesn't have to remove his helmet to have a drink, and he'll stay hydrated and able to function for longer periods of time in his costume. Now if that were only true for the rest of his body, what with bad legs and bad back he has to sit down and rest a lot.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

More presents

On Sunday me, daddy and mommy Louise went on our first date of the New Year. We went to see a movie called The Imitation Game, it's about a man who breaks the Enigma code the Nazis were using during WW2. Daddy says he saw a lot of similarities between the man (whose name is Alan Turing), and himself. Daddy is part of a group on Facebook for people with Aspergers, and there has been a lot of discussion on there about this movie, almost all of it concerning if Turing had Aspergers. Which now that daddy saw this movie we agree that he must have, he showed all the signs of it. Lack of social skills, not looking at people he was talking to etc. Daddy also saw similarities between Turing and his girlfriend, and him and mommy Louise, which really hit daddy hard, more on that a little later.

The theater we saw the movie at was VIP, basically no one under 19 allowed. And wow, I think this has spoiled seeing movies in regular theaters for us. I'll start with the seats, they are Laz-E-Boy like recliners, so super comfy. Now the food, because it's not just plain old popcorn, candy and soda, no, it's so much more then that. They have menus! Each set of seats has two menus, and there is a lot of stuff on them, like poutine, hamburgers, salads etc. And you don't even need to get out of your seat to get the food, an attendant takes your order right there at your seat, you pay for it there too, then a waiter brings the food and drink to you.

Because this was our first date since November it was time to exchange Christmas presents, which means I can finally share what I got them at the mini-ComiCON.
This is the picture I bought to give to mommy Louise, Sasha and Coco
In the picture I'm the brown one laying on top of everybun, the grey one is Coco and the black one in back is Shasa. Mommy Louise really loved it, I knew she would.
Mommy Louise also brought my present, at least I thought it was just for me, until I saw the tag.
See, it says "To be shared"


These are the treats I have to share, I'm not sure I like any of these yet, so I'll be happy to share, until I'm sure I like them.
The gift bag with all the treats inside
There was also a card in the bag.

Front of the card
Inside of the card.
Oh, because it was a date me and daddy dressed up nice, which means I got to wear my new bowtie.
In my best, my tartan vest and my Star Wars bowtie.
Now for what happened afterward, we went to a coffee shop to talk after the movie. This is when mommy Louise tells daddy that next year she is moving back to England for good, daddy has been trying to process this information since Sunday and he hasn't been very happy since then. In fact I haven't seen daddy like this since early last year, he's retreated back into himself and gotten very quiet. I'm worried about him, with all the things going on since June he hasn't been very happy. The only thing keeping him going was his relationship with mommy Louise, and me of course, but I can only do so much for him.
There was a very rude employee at the coffee shop, we were discussing what was going to happen in the coming year. And this guy starts working nearby, which would have been fine, but then he started asking stupid questions. Daddy would have been fine with the interruption if it had been to ask about why I was in the store, but it wasn't, idiot wanted to know what breed, sex, name and age I was. Daddy ignored him and continued to talk to mommy Louise, hoping he'd get the hint that we had no intention of talking to him, it didn't work. Idiot just kept pestering, and daddy was getting more and more agitated, that's when mommy Louise stepped in and told him what he wanted to know.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa Paws came

Wow, Santa Paws was really good to me this year. It took years but I finally have a Maple Leafs jersey in my size, I was very happy to see that because we were starting to get frustrated at not being able to find one.
Another thing Santa Paws brought me was a chew mat, daddy says that Santa Paws wants me to chew on more stuff, it'll help keep me away from the vet.
My stocking with stuff from Santa Paws in it

My Leafs jersey, now we just need a reason for me to wear it


Daddy had to bribe me to come take a picture with my new chew mat

I was more interested in grooming then playing at the time

I mean jez, daddy had just let me out, I do have my routine
Oh, and Santa Paws was good to daddy too. He got two tool kits for working on his costume and other things. One is a thing sort of like a Dremel, it can do all sorts of things. Cutting, grinding, sanding and drilling to name just a few things it can do. He also got a tool that can bigger cutting and sanding jobs that the other one can't do.
Daddy's new tools
The rotary tool, still in it's box

The tool and all the accessories it comes with.
The other tool in it's box

The tool in it's case, with all the stuff it comes with.

The carry case.
Mommy Louise sent daddy an egift card from Amazon, so daddy found a case for his cell phone (he's going to attach it to his gauntlet armor, then he can have access to his cell phone while in costume). He also got a case for his tablet. Both of those things are very hard to find accessories for in real stores here, so he's glad he found the things online. The tablet case will be here on New Years Eve day, and the one for the cell phone will get here by the middle of January.
Oh, speaking of mommy Louise. Daddy tells me that my furiends Sasha and Coco have a present for us bunnies, we've got a present for them too.

Daddy is hoping that all of us can get together to do something, hopefully New Years Eve. After all, daddy went out and bought a new dress shirt and a new vest (just so he could put his new watch in it), and I want to be able to dress up fancy too.

Daddy decorated our temporary apartment as best he could (we can't put holes in the walls), but daddy put up our Christmas tree, and decorated my pen.
Our Christmas tree, only the middle has lights

My pen, with a fancy braided ribbon.
 Oh, and one last thing. We did get my human cousins presents too, for the older one Robbie (8) we got him a Star Wars: Rebels chapter book. And the younger one Arthur (1) we got him a Star Wars alphabet book.

The book for Robbie
Daddy wrote in the front of it, Merry Christmas Robbie, May the force be with you, always.
The cover of the alphabet book.
 Look closely at the top right of the picture, and you'll see a certain bunnies nose in the picture.
A page from the book, this is what the whole book is like

Another page from the book
According to grandma both boys loved their presents, so that makes daddy very happy.