Sunki the Service Animal

Sunki the Service Animal

Friday, December 27, 2013

evac kit part 2

Daddy and me went shopping today to get the final few things for my evac kit, I now have my very own little bed to sleep in, and it all still fits into the bag with the rest of the stuff. We've got emergancy food (72 hours worth), some treats, and it's packed and ready to go.
Practicing my evacuation

Do you mind, I'm practicing

Bed checks out, time to go back to treats.
 I got to see my cousins yesterday, and we delivered our Christmas presents to them. My older cousin really loved his new tablet and digital camera, and the new nephew really loved his ball and the teething rings (the teething rings were my idea, but the present came from all of us bunnies).
Me and daddy also got to have dinner with grandma and grandpa, and daddy got to show off some of the new tech toys that he got as presents (daddy loves his tech). One of his very good friends gave him a portable DVD player (we watched Despicable Me 2 on it the subway ride home yesterday), he also got an eReader (he's reading Chris Hadfield's book "An astronaut's guide to life on Earth", and he also has Colin Mochrie's book "Not quite the Classics").
Riding on the train

I love looking out the window

We're in the station right now.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bunny evac kit

This emergancy has taught daddy that we aren't nearly as perpard for a long term survival situation as we would like to be, especially in the case of us bunnies, and for me especially. So daddy got together stuff I will need in case we have to take shelter somewhere else. The military term for this is a "bivouac kit", and it has all the stuff I need to survive for 72 hours out of the house.

1st thing is my tent
2nd my food and water dishes
3rd all of this fits into this bag...

including me
 The bag has wheels on it so it doesn't need to be carried around. The only thing we need to get to complete the kit is a bed for me to sleep on, and some form of a litter box for me to use.

I forgot to say Hoppy holidays to my readers, so....
I'll post more tonight when me and daddy get home, because I get to go see my nephews today, and give them their Christmas presents. So we'll be taking tons more pictures, and I'll be posting them too.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Home safe and sound

Well, after spending the night out at my granty's place, and very cramped in my stroller over night, I complained to daddy about not having enough room to be comfortable. So daddy found me something to make any over night stays more comfortable for me.

If something like this happens again, I'll have my very own hotel room to stay in. My new hotel room is way bigger then my cage at home, 3 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet tall.
Checking out my new home away from home

Loads more room to roam about then my stroller

Look daddy, I need food, water and treats.

It's really tall

I'd like my food and water dish here, maybe a bed over by that wall.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My first ever sleepover

Me and daddy are staying over night at my great grand aunt's apartment, last night we got hit with a MAJOR ice storm. The power is out to over 25000 people in our city alone (our neighborhood being one of many in the city without power), daddy asked someone when power would be restored, they told him 72 hours maximum.

Not to worry about my brothers and sisters, they are all fine at home, the heat is still working, and before we left daddy filled their food and water dishes, so they should be fine for tonight. Me and daddy are going to head back there tomorrow to check on things, and see if the power is back on.

When we got here daddy let me get down on the floor and stretch my legs (explore the place), so it was fun for me. And I'm quite happy to be at her place, and very rarely do I get to explore on my own here.

Most content bunny, I'll nap anywhere.
As long as daddy is here I'm happy
 Daddy thinks there was at least an inch of ice coating pretty much everything today, and tons of tree branches down too.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

How I became a Service Bunny

A commenter has asked how I became a service bunny, so I looked back through my blogs and the "about me" section of this blog, and realized I didn't explain that very important detail. So this blog will be a recap of how I became a very important bunny in daddy's life.

I didn't really have much in the way of formal training like the Service Dogs have, but daddy realized when I was a baby that I had a penchent for reading human emotions, and comforting them when they were feeling sad. This started with a TV show, yes, I liked watching TV when I was little. The show was called Extreme-Makeover: Home Edition, a brief recap for those who might not be familiar with this show. A family in need is chosen, and have their house either fixed up, or rebuilt from the ground up. The end result is the family standing on the street in front of their new house, and there is lots of crying etc.
Daddy had built me a platform on top of my cage, and it was almost touching the TV. Well, that part I referred to came on (lots of humans crying), I went over to the TV and put my paw on the screen to comfort the people who were crying. That was when daddy realized I had empathy towards humans and their emotions, and started us on the path to becoming a Service Animal team.

It wasn't until a few years later that it became official under the law, and that law is a little bit of an oddity in itself. The Province we live in (Ontario, Canada), came up with a law for people with disabilities. Way down deep in that law there is a section concerning Service Animals, and to condense the legal jargon, the section says that any animal can be a service animal, as long as the person needing the service animal can get a letter from their doctor detailing why they need it. In short, daddy has a letter from his doctor saying that he needs me as a Emotional Support Animal. We carry the letter, and the part of the law about Service Animals, in a pouch on my stroller, so we have it with us at all times.

I hope that explains the round about way I became a Emotional Support Service Animal.

Now on to some fun stuff.

With only 3 day to go to Christmas Day, daddy got me and him stockings. But these aren't just any old ones, no these are very special. Daddy saw them at Target last month, and decided yesterday to grab them for us. The stocking are Star Wars themed.
The new stockings. Mine is the Darth Vader (black one). Daddy's is R2-D2 (White)

We don't have a fire place, so daddy hung them by the treat shelf.

There was also a Wookie (Chewbacca) stocking, which is the one I really wanted, but they were sold out of them, as it was we got the last of the R2-D2 stockings.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Out of this world bunny

Right now up on the moon there is a Chinese rover exploring the surface, the reason I am so interested in this is that the English translation of it's name is "Jade Rabbit". Ever since daddy told me about it I've been cheering for it (for obvious reasons), if the Americans named their Mars rovers something like that I'd cheer those on too.

Yesterday me and daddy went to a Christmas party held by daddy's support worker, it was a nice lunch, and each client goct a gift bag of stuff and a sleeping bag. Most of the stuff in the bag daddy couldn't use (allergies or sensitivity to scents), the one somewhat useful item in the bag was a KOBO Touch eReader. Daddy isn't sure how good an idea the ereader was, you can't do much of anything with it without having a computer and internet (i.e. just to set it up takes a program installed on a computer). Daddy has set his up, but after looking at it, he's not sure how useful it is. The screen is black and white, to get any good books to read on it takes money and a credit card. The new tablet daddy has, is far better, in fact, this post is being written on it. Daddy is considering selling the KOBO and getting something more useful, like tickets for us to go see the Marlies play at the Air Canada Centre next week.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I'm a snuggle bun

I sort of like winter, no not because of the snow or cold, but because daddy wears thick padded gloves, and those make for a great pillow to rest my chin on.
We've gone all out with our Leafs Christmas decorations, we've got blue and white beads.

And now here are some pictures of my two cousins visiting Santa.
My Elven cousins Arthur and Robbie

Arthur was fine with Santa, it was the noise they made to get him to look at the camera that made him cry

My cousin Robbie.
We have Arthur's present all wrapped and ready to go.
Daddy is working on Robbie's present, we're giving him daddy's old tablet and his other camera, but he is also getting a toy. There's something called Hexbug, they are little toy robots, we've got to go to a toy store next week and find out a little more about them, so we get the right one.

Friday, December 6, 2013

gaining back the weight

Daddy took me back to the vet today and had them weigh me, now when I was in on the 19th of November I was 1.98 kg, today my weight is 2.19kg, so I have gained back some of the weight I lost.

Monday, December 2, 2013

All Better

I've been finished with my medication for a week now, but daddy thinks I might be over eating. Daddy has been joking that the vet must have added a stomach while they had me under, because a little bunny like me shouldn't be able to eat as much as I am right now.

One of my commentors is celebating something called Harmonica, which is an 8 day celebration. I looked up Harmonica on the internet, and it's a musical instrument, why a harmonica would need 8 days to celebrate it is beyond me, I stopped trying to figure out human holidays when I found out about International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Back to abnormal

I am officially finished with all my meds, which is good cause I HATE being given meds.
Daddy says that since I am eating and pooping normally, I don't need that stuff.

Coming home from the mall yesterday wasn't nice, it was snowing and kind of cold. But daddy had me bundled up in my hoodie and covered with my Argos blankey, I stayed nice and warm.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Recovering super fast

The last few days has been really hectic, on Thursday I had to go into the vets for dental surgery, which went very well. Dr Munn was my vet this time (he is my favorite), and he did the surgery. He expected that I would take a week or more to recover and start eating solid food again, well, I started eating solid food on Friday morning (a day after my surgery). I'm still on Metacam and Cisapride, but I don't have to have any Critical Care (and daddy got special seringes to feed me with too).

I'd like to take a moment and thank Susanne over in Zurich, Switzerland for paying my vet bills, daddy got a happy sad that she did that for us. So we are sending her a Christmas card and a couple of pictures of me to thank her. Currently we are at a shopping mall waiting for the pictures to be printed, then getting the postage to send the card.

Okay, now I can tell you what else happened on Thursday, after the vet we went straight to the theater, where they had a volunteer dinner, and then we got to see The Little Mermaid (it wasn't as good as some of the other shows we've seen, but it had some funny moments).
At the theatre watching The Little Mermaid

This is what we woke up to this morning, SNOW

All bundled up heading to the mall

Ready made Christmas photo.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I bet everyone is anxious to find out how my vet appointment went. Well I have good news and some not so good news. The good news is that the problem isn't as bad as last year, it's still teeth issues, but not nearly as bad. The not so good news is that I still have to go see the vet, and have work done on my teeth, but only two this time.

The arrows point to the teeth that need to be fixed

One tooth is longer then the other
So, I still have to go back to have some dental work done, but in the mean time I am getting Metacam and Critical Care, and all the oats and hay I can eat.

I was such a good boy at the vets, that daddy got me a new stuffie, and to prove I was good I have photographic proof.
Gotta check this place out

I was playing pee-a-boo with this blanket

Having a bath, gotta wash the icky vet stuff off.

Waiting in the waiting room

I'm bored

Is it time for a nap?

This is my new stuffie.
As you can see in the final picture my new stuffie is a snowman, I named him Mr Frosty Butt.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A very important update

You might recall last year that I had some issues with my teeth, well at the time we had hoped that having them trimmed, and having a proper diet, would keep me from seeing the vet again. Well that was a bit of a stretch, it looks like I'm going to have to go see the vet anyway, daddy has noticed that I stopped eating my pellets on Friday night. He made an appointment to see a vet at the same clinic as last year, we'll be seeing them this Tuesday November 19th at 1630 (4:30pm).

Until then daddy is giving me a dose of Critical Care once a day, but I am eating some of my hay, rolled oats and some softer treats.

I also want to thank one very special person, she helped last year, and she has promised to help this year too. Her name is Trier Susanne, and she has become my guardian angel.

I'll post more on Tuesday after the appointment.

On a happier note, my cousin turned 1 month old on Friday.
One month old, and cuter then ever

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Set for the Christmas season

After Remembrance Day we start getting ready for Christmas, this involves outfitting my stroller with lights (and make sure they have fresh batteries).
Did you expect me not to have a skull on my stroller
I'm gonna get daddy to decorate the skull to make it more Christmas-y.

Oh, and I wanted to show off my new favorite critter.
This is Teddy Bear, The talking Porcupine. I absolutely love this guy, go watch all of his video's, they are so funny.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Remembrance Day

Tomorrow we remember our past and present veterans, as well as the soldiers that are currently serving the the armed forces. They protect the freedom of everyone, the freedom for daddy to have me as his service animal.

Daddy had three grandfathers, and all of them served in the armed forces. One of them worked on installing RADAR systems in the AVRO Lancaster (and later installed the RADAR system for the AVRO Arrow, and worked on something called the Dew Line).
The AVRO Arrow, somewhere in the crowd is daddy's grandpa

The AVRO Lancaster
 Another flew a Short Sunderland flying boat, he did maritime patrol (searching for U-Boats, escorting convoys etc).
The Short Sunderland
 Our American grandfather we're not sure about, we do know he served in the military, but we don't what branch or where. Daddy likes to think he flew fighter planes in the Pacific.

So to honor all the pilots on this day of Remembrance, here are two poems that daddy likes to read to help with the healing.

Impressions of a Pilot
Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within;
To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;
Then back to earth at the end of a day,
Released from the tensions which melted away.
Should my end come while I am in flight,
Whether brightest day or darkest night;
Spare me your pity and shrug off the pain,
Secure in the knowledge that I'd do it again;
For each of us is created to die,
And within me I know,
I was born to fly.
— Gary Claud Stokor

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Remember on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am to stop and remember those that have served in the military, and especially those that have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in freedom.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.
John McCrae

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I said yesterday that we were going to see a movie. The movie we saw was called Ender's Game, based on a series of books by Orson Scott Card.

Daddy hasn't read the books for a few years, so he wasn't biased while watching the movie, and thought it was a good movie. I was impressed with the effects, and really want to try the zero-G stuff.

This is the poster for the movie

Monday, November 4, 2013

More stuff

Tomorrow me, daddy and my great grand aunt are going to see a new movie, daddy says that it's based on some books that they have read. So they want to go see how close the movie stayed to the books (mmmmm books, good for chewing on).... Oh yeah, the movie, it's called Ender's Game.

In one week it will be Remembrance Day, a day we pay respect to the men and women of the military. Me and daddy will be attending two ceremonies, one that will have a 21 gun salute with actual cannons.

And on the 21st me and daddy are going to a volunteer dinner, and seeing a show afterward. We'll be seeing The Little Mermaid, but it isn't the Disney version, far from it.

And one more thing, it got cold yesterday, so much so that I had to get daddy to put my hoodie on (with the hood up), and of course daddy had to take a picture of me.
My ears got cold, so I got daddy to put my hood up

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Captain Bun Kidd the Pirate and Zombie Hunter

Last Saturday was the annual Toronto Zombie Hunt Walk, people dress up as zombies to raise money for charity. There's a big party, food and stuff to buy.

Daddy finished off my LAV-BT, including modifying my machine gun so it lights up, and we went to hunt see these zombies. I was glad that I had my guns armed and ready, any zombie so much as thinks about munching on my brain would end up being a bloody mess on the ground.

All set for the zombies, come at me, I dares ya

See, my machine gun is now a laser, more stopping power.
 Tonight is the big night, it's Halloween. I don't know how nice it's gonna be, the weather people are calling for rain and wind (the second year in a row), last year we got part of Superstorm Sandy, not as badly as what New York got, but the rain was really heavy.
Luckily daddy has planned for the rain, and the LAV-BT comes with a cockpit canopy.
Keep watching for my post after we get home from the Halloween street party tonight.