Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fiiiiiiiiish and Chiiiiiiiiips

After our walk at the Pacific Spirit Park, mum and a friend decided to go get some FIIIIIISH & CHIIIIIIIIPS at Richmond Harbour. Of course, wherever mum goes, I go. STINKY on the other hand, was sound asleep at home. Afterall, he is still a baby, and sleep is what babies do isn't it??

It was my first time to Richmond Harbour so I was very curious about everything.

There were many restaurants by the water,

And THIS was the BESTEST one - PAJO's Fiiiiiiiish & Chiiiiiiiips!!!!!

I carefully made my way down the ramp to make my order.. it was a little scawwie because I could see water through the railings, BUT.... FIIIIIIISH & CHIIIIIIIPS got me my courage back!!

Checking out the menu,

MY pick: LARGE Halibut Fiiiiiiiish & Chiiiiiiiips!!

I patiently waited while the well trained hooman made the order.

The man with the baseball cap on asked if I go to a lot of good girl classes because he said I was so well behaved and so patient. Well the answer is - I don't go to classes, and I still do have my moments. It's just that when I know FIIIIIIISH & CHIIIIIIIIPS are on the line, I try to be as un-Airedale like as possible, for the moment.

Finally, MY ORDER! MY ORDER!!! MY order of LARGE Halibut Fiiiiiiiiish & Chiiiiiiips was here!!!

Here I was still trying to be as un-Airedale like as possible... it was hard, trust me.

Then the Airedale started to emerge... I started asking.. (mum: asking = whining, putting her paw on my leg and keeping it there until she got a bite, little woofs)

Then I was back to being a full Airedale - I moved onto the bench and started putting pressure on the hoomans.

I stared at the food without blinking, drooled at a rate of 1 droplet per second. If the food came to me too late, I helped myself. Not only did my EVIL mum had no sympathy, she made me get down from the bench, back to the dog level (which was totally uncalled for since I'm not a dog, I'm an Airedale aka. little curly coated hooman).

I bottled my dismay inside, and put on my adorable beggingDALE face since Fiiiiiiish & Chiiiiiiips were on the line.

The dog level wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I did get fed constantly.

I demanded tartar sauce on my fiiiiiiish, the more the better!

Mum's friend was quite well trained as well, he knew exactly what was the polite thing to do in the presence of an Airedale.

Of course, being an Airedale, I never take anything for granted (mum: HA HA HA!), I believe in giving back. So I went on crow-patrol for a bit, making sure the pesky crows left our food alone. (mum: you mean YOUR fish & chips??)

I ran at the crows and barked at them when they tried to sneak closer, other hoomans there thought I was funny, some other hoomans there told me I was a gooooood girl!!

I also took the opportunity to try and perfect my food-catching skill because to be frank, I'm not that great at catching treats/table scraps. They usually hit my nose/lip and fall to the ground. I'm great at catching balls tho.

I missed this one - opened my mouth way too early...

I got this one - see it in my mouth?? (mum: I had an amazing aim).

Here's me in action, mum was quite excited when I actually caught my fries because it doesn't happen often....

I LOOOOOVE Fiiiiiiiiish & Chiiiiiiiiiips!!! Can't wait for more! Isn't this the bestest dieting regime???


Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

I guess you must be on the "seafood" diet huh Sunshade - as in you see food and you eat it, hehehehehe!

You are such a luckyDALE!

Have a fabby weekend.

Oscar x

Peanut said...

Now I want fish and chips. send me some would you?

Faya said...

And after eating fish you have to kiss mom..... hummmmm smell sooooo goooood. Kiss, Faya

Boo Casanova said...

sunshade, you have fish & chips with tartar sauce too. that's heaven! u are so smart to answer mom back when she asked if it was good. i wish i know how to understand my stoopid!

wet wet licks


jaffeboy said...

Fish & Chips!!! OMDog, is the bestest of the bestest. Did U get lotsa tartar on the fish? I love sauce, the more the merrier.

Jaffa have no idea what he's missing out on. hehehe...

Myeo said...

The fish and chips must be so yummy for you to drool at that rate.

Boy n Baby

Ruby Bleu said...

That sounds so yummy Sunshade. I've never had fish or are a lucky girl. And you didn't even need to share with Stinky!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Simba and Jazzi said...

I think you should have been allowed to sit at the table and eat with the humans. Mine make me sit on the floor as well. Mummy says its the law, hmmmm, I don't think thats true.

Simba xx

Stanley said...

Your mum is so good to you! I admire whatever training techniques you have used with her. Any tips to offer?
Goober love,

Duke said...

Aren't fish n chips the best! Mom and dad take me once in awhile to have them too! Hey, I do the paw on the lap thingy too!
I loved all of your tongue shots! You're so pretty Sunshade!

Love ya lots,

Liza said...

AWW Sunshade -

We want fish and chips - all the fish my humans catch aren't cooked - they need to go catch cooked fish!!

Have a good weekend!!


PreciOus said...

Hi Sunshade,

I had fish & chip for dinner on wednesday, but mine doesn't look as nice as yours. *Drool*

p.s. Can I be your friend too? *Shy*


Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Miss Sunshade, I love fish and chips too! We have lots of fish and chips shops in Melbourne. Did you know that New Zealanders say Fush and Chups? That was really clever action with your tongue, but you need to work a bit harder on staring and looking pathetic, so the hoomans will give you more food! xxx Asta down under

Joe Stains said...

omdog that stuff looks so good I can barely contain myself I dont know how you managed!!! I looooove fries and I loooove fish. poor stinky for missing out.

Anonymous said...

Sunshade, I thought you would have gotten your own order of fiiiiiish and chiiiiiips! You deserve it!

Maggie said...

oooooooohhh !!! i love fish , and chips . mom heard vancouver is like the san diego of canada !!! there is a place like that here .

Lizzy said...

Looks tasty! My human has been to that place before. Unfortunately, I had to stay home. :(


Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

Before you had your fish n chips, I guess you were wishing to catch the crows so that you could have them roasted for your dinner.

Haha - oh by the way, can you come and sign my guestbook and to say the least, you have been tagged by me.

wally said...

I would like to go on your diet plan, please!


ps. Always good to learn new begging, er politely asking, techniques. Mine is to rest my drooly chin on their knees and let the drool spot spread.

Asta said...

Hello Miss Sunshade,

What catching technique!! I've never had F&CH, it sure looks fabulous, I thought one of those orders was all for you, but I think you managed to get a good share...your Fish and Chips smile says it all
smoochie kisses

Putter said...

OMG Sunshade!

Fish and Chips -- How tastiest! This is the BEST! Was it the yummiest?!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Anonymous said...

Wow Miss Sunshade.. you are so lucky to live in an area where doggies can go with their humans for dinner!!! I wish where I lived had places like that. Those FISH and CHIPS looked YUMMY!!!

PerfectTosca said...

Miss Sunshade those fish and chips are making me drool here! See where you are just sitting there with all that fish and chips on the table? Well I admire your fortitude, girl! I woulda scarfed one of those things down in a nanosecond soon as the Woman turned her head.

Gus said...

Miss Sunshade. I have it on good authority that Fish and Chips are very good for muscle strain. Looks Yummy! Do they deliver?

L said...

Hi ya Sunshade. You are so well behaved! I liked the froggieDALE photo. Your big tongue hanging out looked funny. Congrats on getting some yummy food. Looks really good. You live in a really nice, fun place.


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

ooooooooh you have made me soooooo hungry Miss Sunshade, those Fish n Chips looked so eatable.....I am drooooooooooooooooling!

I love Fish and Chips, it is our National Dish here in the UK!!!!!!

love and hungry hungry licks, Marvin xxxxxx

Headgirl said...

Gosh! I've been there! I was eating fish & chips @ Fishermans Warf in March.
I'm obviously a bit slow on the up take here.
Am back in Richmond, next month, around the 15th... see you for nibbles?

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Sunshade,
Those F & C looks ultra yummylicious.....I'm drooling all over my compooter right now I tell ya!

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Mmmmmmm, fish and chips. Good begging techniques, I must practise mine more. Poor Stinky, being left at home! J x

Amber-Mae said...

Wow!!! Fiiiiiiiisshh & Chiiiiiiipppsss!!! Yuuuuuuuuuummmmyyy!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Damcer

Liberty Doo Dah said...

As much as I just HATE to admit it...I MUST learn to use that patience trick at a resturant! Perhaps I will be constantly fed as well?! It's worth a try!
Great shots - 'specially the froggy dale!

Nugget said...

Hi Miss Sunshade, You made me so hungry... lucky girl, what a great outing.