Sunki the Service Animal

Sunki the Service Animal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sunki: The last Adventures

Sunki will continue to go on adventures, at least for the next while. Yesterday we got his urn back from the vets, only for me to realize that the urn is sealed, so my original plan to scatter a bit of his ashes at each place had to be modified slightly. So plan B is to still go to each of his favorite places, but I will take pictures of the urn there instead.

For the time being this blog will remain active (Sunki did have a lot of favorite places that he went to over the years, so it will take some time to revisit each of them). Once that is all done, I'll be putting this blog into archive mode. It will still be here and you can reread all the posts and memories, I just won't be updating it with new blogs. Instead I invite everyone to the two new blogs we've made for the two new service bunnies.

Darth Hopper's blog

Chewbacca's blog

Sunki's urn and his tag, both are on the stroller, and his urn fits nicely into one of the cupholders.

Sunki's urn, it's a lot smaller then I thought it was going to be

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The legend is now one with the Force

Sunki went to his vet appointment yesterday and the results were not good, the vet found what she thought was cancer in a spot that made a biopsy dangerous. Had Sunki continued to live he would have been on some serious medications, which means he wouldn't have the same quality of life that he once had.

After some long and hard thinking it was decided to have Sunki PTS.

But, Sunki is now one with the Force and is still looking after me.
As I sat mourning his loss, I had a vision. In it Sunki told me that he had found his replacement and that I had to go pick him up. He helped further by using the Jedi mind trick and getting people to aid in getting me to this new bunny.

So, Sunki's choice is already with me, and has already started his training. His name is Darth Hopper (he sort of looks like Luke Skyhopper). He is 3 to 4 weeks old and a Holland Lop. We'll be making a new blog just for him that you'll be able to link to from this blog.

Friday, June 19, 2015

So excited

Okay, I can't wait any longer, I have to let the bunny outta the bag or I'll burst.
So, you know that me and daddy are going to Fan Expo in September, well grandma is coming with us as daddy's attendant. Now for the awesome part, my older cousin is also coming with us!!!! Daddy has his ticket printed out and it's with our ticket, and he's going to start working on the costume next week. We had to change characters a couple of times so far, it's gone from a Stormtrooper or Darth Vader to Ezra (from Rebels). The reason, none of the costumes we found will fit him, they're all to small. So daddy decided that the best and cheapest route would be for him to build one, and he can use the clothes that already fit, pants, shirt, vest and boots and just modify those. We've got all the patterns for the armor plates, we just have to shrink them slightly so they'll fit the smaller size.

We're going to see both of my cousins on Saturday (and grandma and grandpa) when we go to Fort York for the Indigenous Arts Festival (The one we went to last year with mommy Louise). That is when daddy will get the vest so he can start working on the armor. Now, the helmet is going to be a minor challenge in itself, we've only found one, but it comes with the rest of Jango Fett's costume and costs $90 dollars! The Boba Fett costume daddy bought for himself last year was an adult size, and cost nearly the same amount! To be fair though, the Jango costume we found was in the downtown, and things cost more there. So, me and daddy are going to be making another journey to our favorite costume shop (Amazing Party and Costume), to see if they have just a Mandalorian helmet in kid size.

And today we are going to see a new movie called Inside/out, it's from Disney/Pixar so it should be good. From what daddy told me, it's about the little voices we have in our heads. Anger, Fear, Jealousy, Sadness and Joy. I'll have to report back on how it was, but I think they missed one, like mischievousness. I know I have that one, in HUGE amounts HAHAHA!!!!!!!!

Oh, and one more quick announcement before I close. We are confirmed as reporters for Bunfest again this year!!!!!!!!! So September 20th 2015 is the day it's happening, so you have three months to make plans to attend, so get hopping.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Doors Open 2015 and an extra special event

Yesterday was the annual Doors Open Toronto, me and daddy went at it alone.
First stop was to the TTC Greenwood yard, which is celebrating it's 50th year of operation this year. Greenwood division is where they store and fix subway trains.
Hiding in the shade in the line to get in.
Riding subway trains, so boring I do that every day
The first thing we did was take a ride on one of the subway trains, we were supposed to go through a carwash for trains, but one of the trains they were going to use was broken down on the same track that the train wash was on. So we went around the yard, stopped then came back

The rest of the tour was far more intresting, the next location we went was to see a building called the "shops". But these weren't shops where you buy things, this is where they fix the subway trains.
Do you need spare doors for your subway car, this place has lots of them
More doors

Lots of wires to chew on in this place

See that machine up there, it makes the wheels on subway trains round again.

The Machinists area

Neato, electronics, wonder what it does?

More electronics, all I know is that it goes somewhere on a subway train, and does something to make said train work.

Now, these next two pictures are very interesting, without these devices a subway train is useless. Do you see the copper plates? Those are called "shoes", they make contact with the third rail and provide power to the train to make it move.

Testing equipment for the electronics

Those top three pictures is shows how drivers control the train, you see the black and white box, that's the throttle control.
This is one end of a coupler

This is the other end of the coupler

These are some of the "shoes" that provide power to different vehicles

These two pictures show how doors open and close.

More electronics

This is what those collector shoes do

This makes sure the cars are connected

This train is in to get repainted

This train is in for an overhaul
It's missing seats
And doors

This is the "truck" assembly

We went to another building called Mattemy Athletics Centre (what used to be called Maple Leaf Gardens). We were there a few years ago, but there was nothing going on in there at the time. This time they had a hockey game going on, between the Ryerson Rams and some other team.
 These guys are college level players, no where near being drafted to the AHL or NHL yet.

 One more stop on this very long day, this was a meet up with players from the game I told you about called Ingress. We had a very special visit from an Ingress van, I'm not sure what the reason was behind the van. What I do know is that I got to see mommy Louise again, and hangout with some of the other players for a while.
Can you spot me and daddy in this picture?
This is the resistance team, or blue or Smurfs.
This is a picture of both factions together, now can you spot me and daddy?
This weekend is another MMIMG (Massively Multiplayer Ingress Mobile Game).

Oh and one fun thing I want to mention. Daddy is working on getting my grandma to bring my older cousin to Fan Expo in September. We are working on getting him a Star Wars costume of his own, and we think it would be fun if me, daddy and Robbie were all dressed up when we go. I'll let everyone know how it goes after his birthday in July (which is when he gets his costume, it's gonna be his birthday present).

Friday, May 22, 2015

Forgot something important

Okay, so I forgot to mention something very important in my last blog.
On Tuesday I had to be rushed to the ER vet because I was having trouble getting up and moving around. Daddy wasn't sure what caused it, but him, grandma and mommy Louise all think I need to be taken to see Dr Munn for a checkup. It's been almost a year since I saw him last, so it's been decided that I need to go (I don't want to), but daddy is insisting.
There's been a change to one of the ways people can donate, the help4sunki email address is no longer in use (daddy lost the password for it). So, the new email for the Interac E-Transfer is The security question and counter for the E-transfer is still the same [question: who needs vet care, answer: sunki]. If you wish to send money by cheque, money order, Western Union etc use the same email address and we will send you the details for each of those.
The PayPal option (although slow) is still the same the account, the email to send it to is

Daddy's birthday

I'm not all that happy with daddy at the moment, I didn't get to go with him when he and mommy Louise met up on his birthday. This is because It, aka The Pest aka Hopper had his birthday the same day, so he got to go instead. And here's the part that makes me mad, he stunk up MY stroller... again. And he got to see daddy's presents from mommy Louise before I did, and they were awesome presents too.
A Black series Boba Fett action figure
A Princess Leia comic book
And the little pest got a toy.
Daddy just told me that it was Hopper's 1st birthday, and so of course he got a toy to play with. Well, I suppose I should let him have a second of fun for his birthday.

Now, the next day I did get to go with daddy to a second party, this one was way more fun (and not just because I was there.) This party included both my grandma and grandpa, AND both of my cousins. Sure I've met my older cousin lots of times, but neither me or daddy have met the younger one.
This party was to celebrate not only daddy's birthday, but my grandma and grandpa's wedding anniversary (daddy was born on their anniversary).
He's only 19 months old

His name is Arthur
Crayons are NOT in any of the food groups

The older cousin Robbie, he'll be 9 in July
 Daddy is planning to take Robbie and grandma to Fan Expo in September, daddy is planning a surprise present for his birthday. A Star Wars costume of his own to dress up in, then all three of us will be in costume at Fan Expo.

Daddy's first attempt at a group selfie, it didn't work all that well.
Oh, and because this was a special occasion event, I got dressed up in my finest too.
Can you tell I'm super excited?

See, dressed in my tartan vest and Star Wars bow tie.
Last week daddy got a new tech toy, he got a new (refurbished) laptop, it's way bigger then the little netbook he had. Daddy says he needs a forklift to transport it around it's so heavy. But he is super happy with it, and has already done the first upgrade to it, a newer larger hard drive. And thanks to mommy Louise he didn't screw up and copied all the stuff on to the new drive.

This weekend is the annual Doors Open, that's where some buildings open to the public so they can see inside. Because this year Toronto is hosting the Pan-am/Para Pan-am games (sort of like the Olympics), the theme for this years Doors Open is Sports, so there are some sport related buildings that we can go explore.