Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Our cards are OUT!!!

FINALLY!!! I know I know, it's about time............ and I have my sweaty toes crossed that they will get there before Christmas! I really do think they will, and here is the reason why:

Due to my voicing my concerns about our late coming cards, I had asked mum to rearrange her entire day and work schedule to meet my needs. I had a special request for her.

You all remember I live in Vancouver BC, not Vancouver WA right??

I told mum couple days ago that I really thought it would be a good idea to take all my cards and stuff down to the States to mail them. I wanted to make sure my cards get to their recipients before Christmas you know?

So my very well behaved mum took home two days worth of work assignments and she worked and worked and worked on them until 3:30 am this morning.

Then I told mum that since I hadn't gone to my rehab center for over 10 days (since the snow) that we should really let me go and have a SPAW session. Now now now, I was being very considerate because I knew the rehab center was only about 10 minutes from one of the border crossings. So I thought we could get two things done in one trip, understood?

Again, my very well trained mum took my suggestion and booked me an 8:00 am appointment. She woke up at 6 this morning (yup, 2.5 hrs of sleep), got my things (breakfast, towels, rain coat, water) ready and we left the house at around 6:45 and headed 60 kms east of Vancouver to go to my rehab center.

Yup, a girl needs her SPAW sessions!!

After my SPAW treatment, mum gave me my breakfast, I ate a little teeny bit (mum: more like HALF) of mum's McGriddle sandwich, and we headed towards the border.

We came here:

Mum did a lot of paper work on the international cards. Now that I think back, mum should really thank me for this idea, otherwise, she would have had to fill papers for the US one too on top of the international orders if she had sent them from Canada.

*** We did send out Canadian cards out on Monday!! So my country mates might get them sooner since 3 (not including me) out of 7 are in BC LOL!!

Anyway, after all our cards were sent, mum let me out of the car for a little breather. I, of course, had to let everybody know that Miss Sunshade was at the United States Post Office. So I left my mark - VERY important!!

We headed back over the border as soon as I finished leaving my scent. Mum said she still had work to do, so we had to go home.......

SunshadeMOBILE had to wait in line......


I was a little upset that I didn't get to stay in the US a little longer, but when I got home and saw all the new cards I got, I was more than just a little happy!!!

But before I show you all my cards, I have to say that I was extremely happy
Tin Tin kept his promise. These were Tin Tin's words to me earlier, and I quote:

"Now as promised, my card is wending its way to you complete with bacon dribbled sealant.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo"

So when I got Tin Tin's card today, I had to check it out for myself.

yes, YES!! That was definitely sealed with bacon dribbled sealant!!!

These are all the cards I got today!!

They are from Fufu, Kingsley, Joey & Tanner, my man Mackie, Tin Tin, Toby, Joey & Jack, Holly, Herbie, Freda, Marvin, Chelsea, MJ, and Aramis & Carbi!!


This is what my mantel looks like now, and there is still more than half that have yet to arrive!!

These are my Airedale cards!

and THIS, is what my living room looks like now!!




Anonymous said...

Yeah.. I'm looking forward to receiving your card!!.. now the question is that do i put you with the canadian cards or the us cards???

Arrgh.h.. it's going to be sososoos tough...

I'm glad to see that you've got mine all safe and sound!! Would'nt want my bootiful picture to go missing afterall!!

Toby said...

Wow Sunshade, you really have your mommy trained very well.

Your mantle looks awsome! Did you stick all the cards to the fireplace? Mommy tried to string ours up, but all the cards are sagging to the middle!

I can't wait to get your card!~


Boo Casanova said...

yes, this is the year of DAWDS afterall! we are the most happy bunch i guess.

wet wet licks


Fu Fu said...

Woh Sunshade, your living room is filled with cards now. haa.. Glad you got my card already. :)

~ fufu

Myeo said...

Your mom is so well-behaved. What training did you send her for, again? Maybe we can send our Mama there too.

Boy n Baby

p/s: Something special is coming ur way :)

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

Hey Sunshadey-lady,

Wow, you got sooooooo many cards! You are so popular! Where is your mum going to put her cards?

What a well travelled lady you are too, hopping off to the US for the day. If I get a pet passport I could go to Europe apparently, but looking on the map there's a lot of water to get across, so I'm not too keen. I'm not a good swimmer like you.

Oscar x

Simba and Jazzi said...

Where will the humans put their cards? Or are they like my humans and have no friends?


Molly the Airedale said...

Wow Sunshade! You sure have a lot of cards girlfren! I guess that means you have lots of very nice friends. I'm so happy for you.

Love ya lots,

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Hey Sunshade,

I'm glad you checked for that bacon dribbled sealant.

Little-known and abhorrent fact: customs AND post office workers the world over are notorious for licking the yummies off envelopes.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Ben & Darling said...

hey sunshade,

you are so lucky!!

Isabella said...

Bet you were relieved to get your cards in the mail! Sometimes we have stay on our humans to get things done.
Big Wags,

Charlie said...

Wasn't that envelope from Tin Tin awesome!?
- Chuck

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Um, Sunshie, are you swimming naked in that picture?

Bussie Kissies

Studly Dudley said...


I got your card this morning!! I could not stop wagging my rump.. I was sh-sh-shakin' my moneymakah.. I was so excited! I sniffed it all over and I held it in my mouth and INHAAAAALED deeply to get the full scent of your beautiful Airedale-ness. I was in euphoria! You smell so lovely.. what is a boo-dog to do?
Thank you so much for the BULLDOG PAWTECTION sign. I made Mum hang it up right away.. all our windows downstairs are made of tinted, foggy glass so she nailed it up by our door-bell instead so EVERYone can see that I'm on duty :)
The card is beautiful! Was it made from your hair?? Ohh I don't want to spoil it for everyone else who hasn't gotten Sunshade cards yet.. so I wont' say much more, but THANK YOU THANK YOU and I'll be sure to make a whole post just about my gorgeous grrlfriend's xmas card :)

Your STUDLY Dudley!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oooooh Miss Sunshade, you are sooooo cool. We are totally amazed by the picture of the cards, and our little card is there too!

So amazed also that you and your Mama can just cross a border a be in the States!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting is that?

If we cross a border we are in boring old England.......

You take care now, tell your Mama to take care also!

And you of course! love your pics and your music, and so glad you have my wee card.

Mucho love and licks to my favourite girl.....(the States eh? ooooh you soo lucky!)

Marvin (and Jeannie xxxxx)

ps we are having blogging issues here so we can't post too much, the screen here keeps freezing up, been odd all day! More tomorrow we hope!

love and licks to my favourite Super Dale xxxxxxx (well the Only Super Dale in my book!)

wally said...

miss sunshade--

you are quite dedicated to the exchange with your international travel to ensure their delivery. you definitely deserved a trip to the spaw.

what is the song playing on your page? i love it! and i'm usually a real cranky pants about christmas music!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Sunshade! I got your wonderful card today! It cheered me up after a so-so day at work. You and your (not) evil mum are soooo talented. Not to give away the surprise, but my kitties are going to be keeping a wary eye on that card. I will put it in a safe place when I am not here to look at it.
I'm so glad we've become friends and I look forward to seeing everything Santa Paws brings you.

P.S. I might take it over to show Zoe and Will-yum but they might not understand. Have to think about that one.

jaffeboy said...

oh Miss Sunshade, your MaMa is pawsome!!!! Love her to bits...

I hope my cards will reach you my end of next week at the latest and I hope I get yours a wee bit earlier since you mail it from the US.

Can't wait!!!

Joe Stains said...

I left you a comment earlier and the blog ate it!

I wanted to say that your mom is so well trained, where did you send her to obedience school so I can send my mom too??

Also, I think it is so cool you have peed in TWO countries!

MJ's doghouse said...

Wow Sunshade...you have waaaaaaaaaay more cards than me...I cna wait for the mailman to come tomorrow.....today was the first day i didnt get any...poor me....

Herbie said...

ohh... sunshade, I can't wait to sniff your card!

And erm, don't worry about someone trying to steal the card I sent you. I was too lazy, I mean, urm... my M, ya, SHE was too lazy to seal the envelops. She just tucked the flap in and claims that it helps to make the custom's job easier, make sure that I don't smuggle any contraband like biscuits, rawhide, bones ot what not thru the post.

Anonymous said...

your mom is DA woman! she should go into the MOM Hall of Fame for all that she sacrifices to make her dogter happy!! :) hehe... my HM needs to buck up a little, no, a lot.

i hope i get your card soon!!! :)


Chelsea said...

I can't wait to get your card Sunshade! I am sure it will be creative and fun like you.

No pressure of course


Freda said...

Hey Miss Sunshade,

Lookin' foward to sniffin' your card. Your place looks reeeeallys cooools with all the cards hangin' around.
Glad you got mine.

I want to thank you and your mom for all the hard works you two did in compilin' the Christmas Card Exchange List. Dog! Little sleeps, workin' extra hard, travelin' to a foreign country, bringin' work home. (Dad says that's not good, bringin' works home. He use to do that and work extras at work too. Then he said NO! No body knew the difference if he worked extra or not. It did make him feel goods though...For a while. Now he doesn't work. Hmmm...)

Again, thanks for all the hard work to make this happen. It is fun gettin' all those cards from all overs the place.

Oh! And a very belated Birthdays to you. Looks like you had lots of funs.


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Sunshade,
Wow.. tell me the name of the school that you send your mum too.. I wanna send mine there too!! Can't wait to receive your card (pssst..yours is on its way!!)

Huskee Boy

umekotyan said...

About a terrible number, they are Christmas cards.
It was surprised.
My Christmas card was opened to the public with blog.
They are all so aiming at friends.
Of course, sunshade is included.
It is a thing that can be used also for desktop if it downloads it.

From loved ume tyan

T-man Angel said...

Miss Sunshade,
You have your mom trained well to make her travel to another country to mail your cards! Way to go :)

I'm looking forward to receiving your card. I'm sure it will be as wonderful as you are!

PS: My mom is going to mail my cards today. I don't have her trained as well..