Saturday, May 19, 2007

Long Weekend Trip (Day 1)

It's Victoria Day long weekend here, and mum planned a little trip to take us on. Mum and her friend made an AireMOBILE!!

The middle row of seats were folded and stored underneath the floor, so STINKY and I could have lots of space for our beds. The last row of seats was covered by my blankies, and I sometimes laid on there, cause I'm THE Queen!

Being high up also allowed me to keep a check on what was going on outside.

When I get tired of being in the back, I told my well behaved mum to "Go to the back" and "Lie Down" and "STAAAY", so I could ride SHOT GUN!

We stopped mid-way because, well, Miss Sunshade was *ahem*.. HUNGRY, see my hungry face??

Apparently, it's normal for females my age (7 dog years or 49 hooman years) to have sudden cravings. So I'm considered completely normal.

I was so hungry to the point where I just wasn't thinking straight anymore. I started demanding food uncontrollably....

Anyway, I ALWAYS get my way. The hoomans stopped at Wendy's and got STINKY and I each a baked potato (sour cream & chives flavour to be exact) to eat. I told mum to put FULL cream on mine!!

STINKY only got half cream because mum was worried it might be too rich for him.
(Update: he was fine, steel stomachs run in the family!)

That STINKY, he only ate about half of his baked potato. Being a good girl, I hated to see food go to waste, so I cleaned the rest of his baked potato up for him. This is the bestest diet I've ever been on!!!

After I finished my baked potato AND STINKY's left over one, I went on Wendy's Fries Patrol,

Bummer, I got a total of "3" pieces of fries.... what kind of paying job was that??

We crossed the Canada/US border, drove a little bit more, and came to this ferry terminal,

We were taking the Kingston, WA ferry?? Ah oh... this is bringing back memories...

I walked around the terminal while we waited for the ferry to come,

Time to go on the ferry!

AireMOBILE making its way into the ferry tummy,

The ferry ride was only about half an hour, and once we got to Kingston, WA, we drove another two hours to here,

So... we went back to me and STINKY's birth place - Port Angeles, WA....

Okay... it's not that I don't like my birth place, I have nothing against it and it is a lovely town. However, the last two times we were there, a new STINKY came back with us each time:

Sooo, was this time gonna be different??

Much to my surprise, we didn't go to my breeder Jan's house! We came here,

(HEY! WHAT are you looking at? The hotel sign right??)

To the beach in front of the Red Lion Hotel where STINKY and I were allowed to run around,

This was the best picture mum got of us in action, you see me?? I'm the prettier one!

Here is us in ACTION!

After our beach romp, we walked around a bit more,

(yup, that's MY sign in case you didn't notice!)

I LOVE to walk on docks, it's always been this way, so I took mum and STINKY down a long ramp,

To walk around the docks,

It was STINKY's first time walking on docks. He wasn't sure about the long ramp with see through railings and water on either side, but he trusted me and followed me no problem. That's Red Lion Hotel behind us, across the water.

(mum: you can really tell Jaffa feels safe when he's with Sunshade. Anything he sees Sunshade doing, he will give it a good try.)

Mum let me off leash because I love to look over edges of the dock and enjoy the view/smell of the evening water. STINKY wasn't too sure about looking over the edge, but he looked anyway. Mum had him on leash because he's still doesn't have full control of his limbs (and jaws for that matter!!) yet.

Then I took mum and STINKY to check out the play ground. I love play grounds, they are all designed for ME to play you know?

I had to check every inch of the play ground out!!!

(mum: the puppy testing the breeder did on Sunshade at 7 weeks of age showed her to be a very curious pup. Well, the test result holds true even 'til today, 7 years later!

If you click on the page, Sunshade's results are highlighted. She was marked "point on the nose", and the word underneath her name was "curious". She retrieved "readily", and today, she still loves to retrieve and is an excellent retriever, especially in water!)

It was a long day, and finally, we settled into our hotel room. I was very please there was no "extra STINKY" this time, just me and the original STINKY!


Simba and Jazzi said...

I'm glad you didn't have to bring another stinky home. What a great adventure.

Simba xx

Faya said...

It is so nice to see you and Jaffa having so much fun with your mom... Those are greats moments no ?
Kiss, Faya

Duke said...

awwwwwwww Geez!!!! You're not going any faster with the adventure than Jaffa is on his blog! Airedales are impatient! Hurry up Sunshade and continue with this story!!! Pretty please~

Love ya lots,

Anonymous said...

You guys always have great adventures!

Ruby Bleu said... guys always do such fun things. You look so happy!!! And you guys got baked potatos too!!! I want to come hang out with you!!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Myeo said...

We are real envious. Our hoomans never brought us to any hotel, not that they allow us in anyway.

Boy n Baby

Peanut said...

Oh baked potatos and no new stinky. Sounds like fun.

Stanley said...

Sunshade! Sunshade!

I'm worn out just reading about all the STINKIES! If you ever have another spare, let me know. Recently having been a STINKY myself I'm very partial to them.

Enjoy the ride, missy!

Goober love,

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

Those baked potatoes looked yummy! I agree with Maggie,we need to know more about your adventure!

Oscar x

Anonymous said...

Wow what a fun trip!!! I love the video of you running and "talking" to each other.

Boo Casanova said...

sunshade, i bet you have a wonderful holiday there. that playground, it reminds me of the playground my hooman brought me couple of weeks ago. my bad hooman left me at the slide. how dare they!

i'm so envy of you going for holiday with the hooman + stinky. they even transfer the airemobile to airehotel! hehehehe.

wet wet licks


Maggie said...

i wanna go on an adventure !!! mom said we are gunna drive up to CT this summer and see my great uncle/aunt/rest of famly !!

Persephone and Buster said...

You guys are such world travelers! Is an airemobile kinda like business-class for dogs? Our human mom and dad went to Vancouver once and thought it the most beautiful city they'd ever seen! Maybe we'll take the KerryBlueMobile/Panzer/HondaElement and see it some day.


Persephone the Dark Goddess & Buster the Wonder Dog

Joe Stains said...

we loved the video with you guys on the beach. mom keeps saying she just loves airedales now so maybe we can trade stinky for doofus??

jaffeboy said...

A hotel that allows dogs?! That is so awesome!!!

I'm glad U R having fun!!!

Putter said...

WOW! What a trip SunShade! What happens NEXT? The hotel looks fabulous! Talk to you soon!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

umekotyan said...

It is a travel with a happy ferry.
The stroll of sunshade in the coast is beautiful scenery.
The expectation fully on hotel night. :)

from loved ume tyan

Hammer said...

Hey Miss Sunshade

You and Stinky are certainly having a great time with your mum.

We have a Settermobile. We take up 80% of the room. Mum only has the driver's seat. We try to slobber over every window too.

Charlie's dad took some great photos of us when he and Opy's mum visited us. I really like Charlie's dad.

Love from your friend, Hammer

Putter said...


I forgot to ask, did your Mum really go to the back of the Airemobile and STAAAAAY PUT ... My Mom would never do this -- hee hee!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Wired for Mackie said...

Looks like you ans Stinky had a lot of fun. (I like my little brother too!)

Yours truly, Mackie

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Sunshade, you do live an exciting life you know!

love and licks from Marvin xxxxx

Murphey said...

I puke on car trips, you are so lucky that you have a steel stomach, I wish I did.


Bogart H. Devil said...

Cool... travelling in STYLE!


T-man Angel said...

Miss Sunshade,
That new Airemobile looks SO comfie!! I think you should ride in that car all the time :)

Wow, how fun to go on a big trip! Don't you get nervous in the hotel room? I always cry the first night...


Amber-Mae said...

Wow, mIss Sunshade & Stinky, you both really had a wonderful weekend trip! And you got to stay in a hotel room! Malaysia don't allow any dogs to even put one foot into the hotel. So unfair! That baked potato looks reaaaaaalllly yummy yum yum! The beach looked like a fun place to run around off-leash & you're an excellent retriever! Kewl... Hey, maybe next time when we both meet up, let's retrieve balls together on the beach! Yeah, that would be A LOT of fun!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Forest Dogs said...

Wow, I really loved coming on this trip with you... how exciting! We're fussy eaters - lotsa meat please! - but that backed potato looked pretty delicious! (Off course we were sniffing your butt at the hotel!) And looks like a nice place you're staying too...


We're on a quest to find blogging dogs, peace-loving dogs for next week's "Dona Nobis Pacem" Peaceglobe day...(the cats have overtaken the movement so far!!)

Please join!

Thank you.

Blogblast for Peace
6th June 2007

(If you do 'Wordless Wednesday' a Peaceglobe would be fantastic! *lick*)

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Baked potato? What kind of special diet is this? I think I should be put on it immediately! J x