Sunki the Service Animal

Sunki the Service Animal

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Comicon

We had quite the adventure on the weekend. Now for those of my loyal readers that aren't on my Facebook Fan group, I'll get to what happened a little later.

I was really hoping that mommy Louise would be coming with us, but as it turned out it was good that our backup attendant came instead. We brought uncle Matthew as daddy's attendant (in this case we call him an attendant because they let them in for free, whereas best friends don't get in free). We wondered around looked at different booths, had lunch, then Matthew had to go to work for a bit. So it was just me and daddy for a few hours.

Daddy's costume was a big hit


Now this is a droid I'd be happy to look for


This is daddy's Easter Egg, this puzzle piece is our way of saying daddy is autistic.
 A little back story to the puzzle piece above, daddy wanted to put something on his costume to show he was A) autistic and B) supports autism awareness. But we didn't want ANYTHING to do with Autism Speaks. So with the help of fellow autistic cosplayers on Facebook, they came up with this design. The angular puzzle piece represents how autistic people can fit into society, the Mandalorian text in the top right, translated is AU short for AUtistic. And in the bottom left is the infinity symbol, it represents how many forms autism can take from person to person.
  
Daddy and a young Boba Fett




A few Star Wars kids.
I played an even bigger and important roll on Saturday evening, and this is why having uncle Matthew with us was so important. Daddy overheated in his costume, to the point where he was really sick. uncle Matthew is trained to take care of people like daddy, so after making sure daddy wasn't going to pass out, he went and got help. Nothing the nurse could do made daddy feel better, so they sent him to the hospital, along with me and uncle Matthew. While we were still in the nurses office daddy started having a panic attack, uncle Matthew brought me to daddy, and he started to calm down. I got to ride on the stretcher with daddy.

I'm going to have to stop, daddy is reading this over my shoulder (and between my ears), and is starting to have an anxiety attack from a flash back to that. I'll continue this story a little later after I have daddy calmed down.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

35 hours to go

There is just 36 hours to go until ComiCON, daddy says that mommy Louise is definitely coming, which makes both of us happy.
Daddy has been working on his costume again, this time he added a new thing to it. See, daddy wanted something to show he is autistic and also supports the autistic community, but he didn't want to using anything from the evil Autism Speaks Empire. So with the help of our fellow autistic cosplayers of Facebook we came up with a new logo for daddy to wear on his costume. It blends in with the rest of it, so it's what they call an "Easter Egg", something that means something, but it is hidden so that only the most *loyal dedicated fan sees it.
*loyal dedicated fan = people with way to much free time on their hands
Anyway, a few examples of Easter Eggs in movies.
In one of the Star Trek films there is a Klingon with an eye patch, well they decided that instead of a strap holding it over his eye it should be bolted right to his head. Each of the screws has the Klingon symbol on the head, now they never do a closeup of this guys face, so only the crew knew about it.
Another one is sort of a cross movie Easter Egg. In several of the Indiana Jones movies R2-D2 and C-3P0 make appearances, not in droid form, but as hieroglyphics in temples etc. And in the Star Wars prequels in the council chamber there are several aliens who are the same species as ET.
In Superman Returns there is a scene with a model train set, it gets destroyed by a Kryptonian crystal that Lex Luthor stole. It's the way the set is destroyed that is the EG here, it is an homage to the first Superman when Lex sets off a nuclear bomb in the San Andres fault, and causes a massive earthquake. There is also another little salute to that first Superman. After Superman saves the NASA jet with Lois Lane on it, he says the same line that he used in the first movie, specifically "I hope this little incident hasn't put you off flying, statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel" And after he flies off we see Lois faint... Again, just like after he rescued her from the crashed helicopter in the first movie.
Where was I again? Oh yeah, the logo. It's an angular puzzle piece with a silver boarder, inside it has Mandalorian text and an infinity symbol. Now for what it all means. The puzzle piece is how autistic people can fit into society if given the chance. The Mando text, when translated is AU, which is what autistics use as a short form ie AUtistic. And finally the infinity symbol, it stands for how many forms autism can take from person to person.
A before and after of the weathering

An infographic of the meanings


Thursday, March 5, 2015

We are going!!!!!!!

Yesterday me and daddy went to see his doctor, that's not the big news, after that we went and saw my Granty Flo (Granty = Great Grand Aunt). Daddy had a present for her, a tablet that he was no longer using, he's going to put a bunch of ebooks on it for her to read when she's out. That's still not the biggest news, we finally have our ticket to go to ComiCON in 2 weeks.
Our ComiCON ticket
Oh, and I have a new droid in my life, his designation is C1-10P AKA Chopper from Star Wars: Rebels.
"If Artoo's your favorite dog, Chopper's the cat"- Star Wars Executive Producer Dave Filoni.
That quote pretty well sums up Choppers personality, sarcastic and cranky. Daddy says that if I were a droid I'd be like Chopper, I'm not sure if I should be offended by that or not.

We shouldn't be running out of the pee-pads any time soon, last week daddy bought a BIG package of them. The package says that there are 80 of them, so even if I go through 2 a day I won't run out.
80 pee-pads x 2 a day = who cares there's a lot of them

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.