Sunki the Service Animal

Sunki the Service Animal

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.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Operation Share Star Wars

I posted on Thursday that Friday was Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars day, just a reminder about what this day means. It started in 2010 because a little girl named Katie who had been bullied because she liked Star Wars, what began as a simple blog post then has blossomed into a world wide day of charity. On the WearStarWars event page there were 896 people (and one bunny) registered to participate, by wearing Star Wars (or something Sci-Fi related) and donating a new unwrapped toy (again Star Wars or Sci-Fi related) with a note that says it can be for a boy or girl.

I can honestly say that me and daddy went all out for Katie and all the other girls that like Star Wars, we both went in full costume. Me in my TIE Fighter and Gray Jedi robes, daddy in his Mandalorian armor (neither of which is very warm).
Our mission didn't go quite to plan (but none ever do), the original plan was to drop off our toy at a televised event. Well, they weren't excepting toys there anymore, only food for the food bank. So we had to revise our plan, we were close to a major shopping center, and daddy remembered that there were two donation boxes in that mall. Another problem presented itself, where were those boxes. You would think that finding one in what is basically one long hallway would be easy, but not when there are three floors extending over two or three city blocks. Not to mention the information that the guy gave us at the "information booth" wasn't very helpful. "on the floor below, BEHIND the escalator".
I have to pause here for a second and rant, when someone refers to something being behind that should mean [in back of], for an escalator that would be opposite to where you get on and off, right? Well we looked, there wasn't a donation bin 'behind' the escalator. We were going to go back up and ask the info guy for better directions, we were waiting on the elevator to go up one floor when daddy started to consider just taking the escalator, when he glanced over there, what do you think he saw? Yep, it was the donation bin. It wasn't BEHIND the escalator, it was BESIDE it.
Okay, rant is over, back to the story. Once we had dropped off the toy in the bin BESIDE the escalator, we went up to check out the selection of Star Wars stuff in one of our two favorite Disney Stores. We also met up with one of our favorite cast members (Disney store staff are called cast members, instead of employees), remember, both me and daddy are in full costume still. The people in the store were awestruck by our costumes, we even had a request for a picture or two.

Oh, I can now reveal daddy's finished costume, at least the majorority of it. He might do little changes to it, but it should remain looking basically like this.

My Christmas greeting in Mandalorian, just because I can lol

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mini-ComiCON and other things

Last Sunday me, daddy and uncle Matthew went to a one day mini-ComiCON. It wasn't nearly as big as the other three we've been to, but it was still just as fun. Both me and daddy went dressed up, me in my new costume that daddy made for me. And daddy in his awesome Imperial Knights Gray Jedi costume that he's been working on since before Halloween. I think daddy is happy with the modifications he's done to it, and is now ready to do more ComiCONs in it. He's even found away to keep his head cool while wearing his helmet, the trick is he created 'pockets' at the back of the helmet, and inside he sticks little ice packs that can be switched out as needed. This should keep him cool enough that he won't need to keep taking his helmet off.
The Gray Jedi code
The I K of the Imperial Knights in Mandalorian
Daddy's helmet
Daddy's blaster
Daddy gave me a little bit of spending money so I could get Christmas presents, well I did get two. I can't tell you about the one I got for mommy Louise, cause she sometimes reads my blog, and that would spoil the surprise. I can, however, tell you about the present I got uncle Matthew, I got him a button. We'd been looking for a patch or pins, anything really, to do with Futurama. You see uncle Matthew has a new jacket that he wanted to put stuff on, so we looked, but were coming up empty. Until we found a place that did custom buttons, daddy got me one (more on that later), but I spotted one that was perfect for uncle Matthew, it was the logo from the Planet Express (the company from Futurama). To say that uncle Matthew was happy would be an understatement.

Okay now for the cool stuff that daddy got for me, and for himself. First my presents. I got a fancy bowtie to wear with my tartan vest when I have to dress up, it's Star Wars of course. I also got a new bandana to go on my harness, also Star Wars. Daddy got me a new thing to hang on my stroller, it says "Trust me, I'm a Jedi".
My new bandana
My new bowtie
Modeling my new bowtie, I'm such a handsome bunny
My new button
As for daddy he got himself a new holder for his transit pass, in Mandalorian colors with the Mando logo on one side of it. He also got himself something for those rare occasions when he dresses up nice, he got himself a new pocket watch, this one has the imperial gear symbol on the front of it.
Daddy's new pocket watch
The inside showing the face.
The back showing all the gears that make it work.

One side of daddy's transit pass holder, it has multiple pockets to put other cards
The reverse side of the pass holder, the window is where the pass goes. The holder sits in the shelf of my stroller.
Oh I almost forgot, daddy did something really cool for both mine and his costumes. He found a Mandalorian font online, and figured out how to draw the letters. What he did was put my name in Mandalorian and attached it to the front of my TIE fighter. He did the same for his name, and attached it to the shoulder armor on his costume. He even drew the Mando symbol, and painted it on to the other shoulder armor.
My name (Sunki) in Mandalorian
Daddy's name (Casper) in Mandalorian
I just looked back through the pictures and realised I didn't show me in my costume, so here's two pictures of me in my costume.
Being in costume makes me hungery
Yep, I am a Gray Jedi, and a handsome one at that.
And one last thing, today December 19th is Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars day. It is where we celebrate the diversity in the Star Wars universe, and say that it is for everyone whether they be boy or girl, Jedi or Sith etc. It started back in 2010 because of a little girl named Katie who was being bullied because she liked Star Wars, from there it blossomed into an anti-bullying campaign world wide. So today me and daddy have a special mission, the Imperial Gray Jedi Knights are going to deliver a special Star Wars toy (in costume) to a drop off location where toys are being collected. Daddy even attached a note asking that the action figure (which is Luke Skywalker), be given to a little girl for Christmas.
I'll post another blog later to tell everyone how the mission went, and some pictures, maybe.