Sunki the Service Animal

Sunki the Service Animal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Guest Blogger: Luke Skyhopper

My big brother Sunki was having a temper tantrum yesterday, so I got to go out with daddy on my first stroller adventure.
Daddy got me up early and we went to do a few errands, first was to sign up for a humper. Not sure why anyone would need to sign up for that, but daddy tells me it's to get extra stuff in the next few months.

The stroller was super cool, and I see why Sunki loves going out in it so much. When you're in the stroller you can eat, play with toys, and have a nap. All while traveling around to places.

Our last stop was to my favorite grocery store, but my favorite lady wasn't there, so I was a little sad about that. But I got over that real quick when daddy got me treats.
Where are we going daddy?
Just like big brother Sunki, munching away at my Food.
Can we get treats?
Daddy says my nose seems to glow in this picture.
This is really fun, but I'm ready to go home now.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Bunfest bunny and human interviews Part 1

Okay so I'm still waiting on one other set of interviews, so I'll post the ones I've got.

I sat down with a bun named Paddy, and asked him some questions about Bunfest, here are his answers.
  • Is this your first Bunfest?
  • Nope it is my 2nd.  
  • Are you having fun?
  • No, because mummy's foster bunny keeps attacking me. I hope he finds a new home today at Bunfest. 
  • What do you want to see most? 
  • I want to see my pictures from Alicia Riley Bunny Glamour Shots
  • How many toys are you going to get? 
  • I want to get as many toys as my mummy can afford.
  • What kinds of treats are you going to get?
  • Hopefully Martin Mills Little Friends
     
  • Are you going to hangout in the Nibbles Cafe?
  • Nope if my mum doesn't want to go there I won't be going there. I go places only with my mom.
     
  • If you could have any toy on sale in the store, What would it be?
  • I am not a crazy toy-obsessed bunny, I more prefer the bird toy I have at home, I like to piss off my mom when she's watching TV with my papa.
     
  • How many bunnies in your family? What are their names? Are they boys or girls?
  • I am the one constant bunny but there seems to be two others male bunnies; Roger and Pikachu who have come to stay; they are two boys, I get along fairly well with Roger who gets the top bunk of our bunny condo castle (he doesn't pee on my head thank Heavens, like the last bunny did) and Pikachu seems like kind of a nipper so therefore, mummy is keeping me away from him until he learns to use his words...I don't know how long Roger will stay but I heard that Pikachu was staying. All I know for sure is that I'm the most special because I've been here the longest and I'm my papa's favourite.
Then I sat down with Paddy's mom, Samantha and asked her some questions about Bunfest.
  • Is this your first Bunfest?
  • Nope it's my 2nd
  • What do you think of it so far?
  • I thought it was pretty good, no drama yet and seems to be well-attended. My bunnies seemed to be a big hit.
  • Will you be back next year?
  • Of course, any friend of Rabbit Rescue and Bunfest is a friend of mine!
  • What made you come to Bunfest? or What made you come back?
  • I heard about Bunfest from a friend in the bunny community and what made me come back were the glamour shots from Alicia Riley-McCracken and the bunny merchandise and supplies.
  • Are you a Bunfest Veteran? i.e. attended more then 2
  • Not a veteran until next year.
  • How many have you attended?
  •  I have attended 2 so far; one in 2012 and I missed last year's because one of my oldest bunnies passed away a couple of days prior to it and then I am at this year's (2014)
  • What has been your favourite moment? (past or present)
  •  No specific moment but I just love getting to meet all the other bunnies and their owners.
  • Do you currently have bunnies? How many?
  •  Yes I currently have 3 bunnies, one foster, one foster fail and one forever bunny (so two forever bunnies and one whose finding a new home soon)
  • What are their names?
  •  Paddy my 3.5 almost 4 year old dwarf-Hotot, Pikachu a 5 month old Netherland Dwarf and Finn a 3 year old lionhead whose finding a new forever home today. I also have Roger a beautiful 3 year old albino Mini-Rex I also have another 
  • Do you have any (all) of them here?
  •  I brought Paddy and my foster bunny Finn to Bunfest with me today. Roger is going through a hard molt and I cannot bring him and Pikachu I am getting tomorrow.
  • Are you going to let them hangout in the Bunny Flop Lounge?
  •  No I don't have time to have them hang out at the Bunny Flop lounge
  • Are you going to get them groomed?
  •  Nope I do all their grooming myself. 
  • Are you going to get a glamour shot?
  •  Yes Glamour shots for Paddy and Finn 
  • If you do/don't have bunnies, are you/have you adopted/fostered one?
  • I hope to foster more in the future as long as my health and my pocket book allows. 
Paddy, his mommy Samantha and his daddy at Bunfest 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bunfest report part1

I'm going to do this report in two parts, this part will have pictures from the event. And the next will have the bunny interviews and some video, there won't be any human video interviews because of some unforeseen problems (my human interviewer wasn't feeling well).

Things didn't start out all that great on Sunday, sure daddy was up and ready to go, but just as we were stepping out of the door things started going wrong. First the fire alarm went off, this means no elevators. Normally this wouldn't have been a problem, living on the second floor there is an exit out to the street (by way of a bridge over the parking lot). But we are still living in the temporary apartment on the 5th floor, so we had to use the stairs.
The second roadblock was that it was raining (cats and dogs is the term I believe the humans use to discribe the amount of rain coming down). The annoying thing was, we were on the final bus about 10 minutes out, and the rain stopped and the sky cleared.

Okay, now to get to the part I know everybun wants to hear about, Bunfest!!!!! Well, it was great, I went in my Tie Fighter (the one I was in for Fan Expo). I wanted to make sure I stood out, and boy did I ever. Not a single stroller was like mine, not really surprising considering it was made to look like a Tie Fighter.
It was up to me and daddy to cover things for the first 15 minutes, uncle Matthew was running late (see rain storm above for the reason). Once he got there he didn't have a camera with him, luckily daddy had the backup camera. Our video interviews with some humans there didn't workout either, and this after daddy did a crash course on recording video interviews the night before. Mommy Louise was supposed to be my translator for the interviews, but she wasn't feeling well, so we decided to skip those. I will be adding text interviews I did with some of the bunnies there, but those will come in the next part.

I my favourite vet, Dr Munn was there, and he said hello to me. I like him (except when he's sticking things in my mouth), so I kept my eye on him, just in case he decided to pull something. We met all of my human friends there, Brenda (Lancie's mom), Michelle, Haviva and made a few new friends. Lets see, there was the Whimsical Hare lady, she makes sculptures based on a real rabbit. So if daddy were to have one made of me, it would look exactly like me, right down to my handsomely disapproving face.
If you look close you can see a picture of the real bunny with it's mini-me replica

There was something that seemed a little out of place, in amongst the various rescues was one that didn't seem to fit in. I couldn't quite put my paw on it, but I think it was the kind of critter they were rescuing that didn't fit. They were rescuing bees, you know, those black and yellow flying insects, to be fair I have seen some bunny bees around, but those were bunnies dressed up in bumble bee costumes.
After wandering around taking pictures of the bunnies that came with their human slaves, daddy let me spend some time in the Bunny Flop Lounge and Nibbles Cafe. I reconnected with my BBD crush Pika, BBD means Big Beautiful Doe, and Pika is a Flemish Giant so she fits the description.
Saying hi to Pika

I was busy searching for away to get over and see her.

This is my BBD Pika

Definition of Bunny Flop Lounge

Needing to do some cleaning

This one was becoming annoyed with all the picture taking
This is me "helping" with the change over.
 When daddy came back to get me I decided that I should help tidy the pen up, and get it ready for the next bunny to use, so I started to pull up the paper floor. Daddy's always telling me I should clean up my own messes, I just don't do that at home.
Now on to some random pictures of some of the bunnies that were there.



Hey, look who it is, mommy Louise and Sasha and Coco.













I would be so mad at her for holding me like this.


Snuggle bun





More fluff then bunny









Oh, and there were the usual things, like the Bunny Torture Area (AKA the spa).
These ladies really know how to torture groom bunnies, look at all that fur



There was also the Glamor Shots table, where you could get professional pictures of your bunnies.
First problem, getting them to face the camera
That's a little better.
 There were several humans there that are worth showing in this report.
Buying a Thumper stuffie at the store

One of the craft ladies

One of the crafts you could make

Uncle Matthew suggested that daddy should get this dress for mommy Louise

A victim client of the face painting table

Daddy showing off pictures to the people in the store

Two of the intrepid reporters

The lady that runs the show, Haviva

Another of the volunteers working the store.
Of course there were other tables and things to buy.
Bunny themed stuff for the slaves to buy

Bake table with human treats


The adopt a stuffie table, and the face painting table

My new sign.

Daddy put it on the front of the stroller for the ride home.
Uncle Matthew has his own bunny now.
NOT REAL
He won it in the silent auction, along with other toys. It's the full size Fur Real Friend rabbit, to my baby one.
This is the baby version
At least these two are slightly easier to take care of, give them some Energizer batteries every one and a while and they'll be your friends for life.

Well, that's it for part one, stay tuned for part two which should be up by the middle of next week, I hope. I've got to rely on some humans actually sending daddy the answers to the interview questions, so it might take a little longer to get part 2 published.