Thursday, November 25, 2010

11th B-Day Celebration

I am E-L-E-V-E-N years old TODAY!!! That's 4015 days old in case you were wondering.

Yes that's a stash of foodies in front of my bootiful face, and I was very happy. I'm going to show you how we got there....

After we came back from Cypress Mountain, mum and D-Guy got busy in the kitchen. Now you all remember that mum recently ABANDONED me, and she came back Micky and Minnie Mouse crazy right???

This was how we celebrated STINKY's birfday on the 13th,

Well she bought these while she was ABANDONING us,

She started making egg white patties for us using Micky head mold,

I supervised and gave her suggestions, mainly on how to be faster,

(mum: I think the mold was meant to be used with something of a thicker consistency, like pancake mix. The egg whites were a little runny and it seeped a little. We just had to use scissors to trim the edges after it finished cooking.)

I waited patiently beside mum,

STINKY knows kitchen is off limits for him when I'm around, my SuperPOWER!!

Periodically, the trimmed off pieces fall into my SuperMOUF!

STINKY got some too, not sure why. It wasn't his birfday or anything.

Next was the salmon pattie being cooked,

When it was done, it was stacked on top of the egg white pattie,

Blended liver being prepped,

Liver pattie in the making!

Liver patties done and stacked up,

Then they made some raw beef patties,

The finished product!! 11 layers of patties, one for each year!!!

STINKY only got 4 layers because he's FOUR, haha! Now that I look at it, why was my stack mostly egg white patties and STINKY's was all meat??

(mum: shhhh.... but Miss Sunshade actually only got one salmon pattie, one raw beef pattie, one egg (with yolk) pattie, and half a liver pattie. The rest were all egg white patties since egg whites are one of the best bioavailable proteins out there. You can't really over feed cooked egg whites as it has no fat, moderate amount of protein, low in phosphorous (easy on organs), and its highly digestible protein. If you do choose to feed raw eggs/egg whites, you do want to make sure you don't feed too much as the raw egg white will bind to biotin (a B vitamin) in the body and cause biotin deficiency.)

Top view of my 11-layer Minnie Mouse Burger,

Top view of his very little layer Micky Mouse Burger,

Mine looks WAY cooler with the extra height and all!

Then, it was picture time... of course..

She made me pose for like EVER!

Finally I said screw this, I'm eating it, and took a bite out of my 11-layer Minnie Burger!!!

Look at me - now look at the burger - now back at me - can you really blame a face that you wish you could have?? (Inspired by Old Spice)

To make things worse, since STINKY didn't get his celebration foodies on his birfday (mum: that was the day after Sunshade was dx with STS..), I had to celebrate MY birfday WITH him.....

Can I eat yet??

One more......


You guys remember last year, my 10th B-Day, I had a 10 dish buffet din din? Well I've recently watched the video so I could improve on my eating techniques. Honestly, I was SHOCKED! I couldn't believe how SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW I was eating. There must have been something wrong with me back then!!

(mum: For anyone who is interested, you can watch Sunshade's 10th B-Day dinner video here. Well the first half of it at least, since she took forever to eat. However, that is actually the normal, healthy Sunshade. The way she'd been up until early this year. Sunshade was never really a food hound, and there were many things she would put before food. She had always enjoyed little bits and pieces of our food, but when it was time for her to eat her own food, she needed A LOT of coaxing. Coaxing as in adding treats on top of her food, adding a different treat on top if the first ones failed, and spoon feeding her. The way she is acting now with food is all because of her Cushings Disease. It is kind of scary to see how a disease can change a dog completely.....)

Ok, I don't know if you guys noticed, but I finished 11 patties in the time that STINKY finished ONE!

(mum: Jaffa is my delicate eater, he's pretty picky at times, a lot like Sunshade when she wasn't inflicted with Cushings (she was never "delicate", but was picky).)

Here's a quick recap:

I checked STINKY's plate too to make sure he didn't waste any food,

I asked mum if that was it for my 11th B-Day (like no 11 course buffet waiting for me?),

She told me YES... unfortunately.

Then I realized that mum and D-Guy put in a lot of work into making those patties (mum: Derek said a game of chain reaction Dominoes would have lasted longer LOL), so it was my dogterly duty to try to help them clean up.

Here I was given the job to clean the cutting board,

After we finished cleaning up, it was pressie time. Although I was really wanting to go and make the kitchen spotless if you know what I mean.

Here are my pressies from mum, D-Guy, and Maggieeeeeeeeeee! The pink Piglet ball was from mum, she got it in Disneyworld. Scooby Doo was from D-Guy, mum bought it in Universal Studios for D-Guy to give it to me. Last but not least, the nicely wrapped pressie from my bestest gurrrrlfriend, Maggie!

Here I was opening Maggie's pressie,

LOOK! It's a cute bun bun Wubba!! Thank you Maggie!!

STINKY got pressies too. You can see more of his pictures on his bloggie .

Then I saw D-Guy in the kitchen, so I watched him intently,

In case he needed help or something you know?

Me and my little fat Piglet,

Then mum showed me my birfday card from my dearest Grandpa!!

He writes me a card for my birfday every year, and it always arrives ON my birfday unless its a weekend. Grandpa writes in Chinese, so mum has to explain to me,

This year, Grandpa wrote:

Dear Sunshade,

Happy birthday. I hope all your ailments will get better. You know everybody loves you and cares about you a lot. We all wish you well. I will pray for you.

Wishing you health and happiness,

(mum: My dad told me he went to see a Buddhist regarding Sunshade. He said the Buddhist (a woman) told him that Sunshade is a good soul, and we are all good people. She said she will protect her and not let her suffer, and when its time for her next life, she will let her return as a person and not an animal.

I'm not a very religious person as in, I don't go to churches or temples, but I would like to believe there is a higher power, and I do sometimes pray to keep my mind at ease. My dad is more religious, and it was very sweet of him to go see the Buddhist about Sunshade. He is the best dad, has always been, and he loves Sunshade a lot.)

I just want to show you my birfday card from Grandpa last year. You see, the big pretty doggie in front with the MUSCLE BUTT was labelled "Sunshade", by Grandpa. The little doggie behind that is carrying a present (for me) was labelled "STINKY". STINKY was saying "Happy Birthday" (to me), while I was just walking and saying "it's MY Birthday"!!

The card reads:

To the dearest and cutest Sunshade,

Wishing you a Happy Birthday. Your lovable demeanor has people loving you even more with the passing of each year. Our hearts ache when we see you in pain. The weather is getting cooler, are you comfortable? Will it snow soon?

Does STINKY often make you mad still?? Do you tell him off a lot? Is STINKY still afraid of you?? I really wish you happiness and health, and again a very happy birthday.

Happy Birthday Sunshade!

From, Grandpa who loves you the most

HAHAHA, don't you find the STINKY part really funny??? The answer is YES, YES, YES to all three questions!!

Thank you for all your birfday wishes to me, we are finished with November birfdays now..... Until next year.... Hope you've had a great Thanksgiving spending time with your loved ones.


Molly the Airedale said...

What a yummy birthday cake you and Jaffa got, Sunshade! We counted and made sure that there really were 11 layers!
Have fun with your wubba bunbun!
We love the card your grandpa sent you. That's very special!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

What a fabulous birthday celebration! I think I need one of those bunny wubbas! That food is to drool for!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...



The Thuglets said...

OMD....Miss Sunshade your patties are absolutely daleicious!

Look like you and the boy had a terrific party.

We are so pleased you had a great day.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

the many Bs said...

hey Sunshade! wow. we are in awe of your eating abilities. we weren't even sure if you could eat all of those 11 patties in one sitting. it was a beautiful meal and it looked delicious.

we like your birthday cards too. your grandpa sounds like a very sweet man and we like that he visited the buddhist about you and we like what the buddhist said.
your grandpa's chinese writing is very beautiful.

we loved hearing about your november birthdays!


brooke said...

wow Sunshade! what an awesome dinner you had! That certainly was a lot of work your mum put into making your special meal. Youre one lucky girl!
And such great pressies too!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Happy big one-one, Sunshade!

Toby said...

What an amazing birthday cake!!! It must have taken your Mom and D-Guy a LONG time to make it. You and Jaffa are so lucky!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Sunshade and Jaffa!~


My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Wow, your mum sure knows how to do up a birthday meal. 10 courses last year and an eleven piece stack this year. Can you imagine what your birthday meal will be next year or the year after that. We're mighty envious over here but send you our best wishes. And to Jaffa too, a belated happy birthday.

Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

Well Miss Sunshine
Happy Birthday (from a long lost far away friend)


Princess Patches said...

Sunshade, we are verrrrrry happy you had a happy birthday! The foodables looked yummy! And it was very nice of you to share your birthday with Jaffaman!

Penny & Patches

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh we're moving in...those mouse burgers looked we've never eaten that much in our lives!!!

And what lovely cards you got from Grandpa!! We read every word...!!!

Love you both to bits, dear friends....


Lacie Cakes and her stoopid brothers!

Lorenza said...

Your birthday cakes looked so delicious!
Glad you two enjoyed them a lot!
Let me tell you something. This morning we were thinking about your Grandpa!
We were remembering when he went to take care of you while your mom was traveling and wondering how he was doing!
I am happy to know he is doing well!
Thanks for sharing all your pictures and video!
Kisses and hugs

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Sunshade! What a lovely birthday party your mom & dad had for you [and Jaffa]. In keeping with the Disney theme, we are wishing upon a star - the dog star, of course - for your full and speedy recovery!

Jed & Abby

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Wow. What a great birthday pattie cake. My mom wouldn't let me eat that much. She says dad is feeding me too much and I'm getting a little pudgy. Dad would be more worried about what comes out the next day :0)

You have the bestest mom ever!

Hope you're feeling okay.

I like your pink piglet. I would chew the ears first :0}

Your friend Sam.

violett said...

Hello sunshade!
I would like to say you afterwards: Happy Birthday to you!
You had a wonderful birthday dinner! Yummy! The pictures show a lot of fun.
You look good and I wish you good results in the doctor's visit for your health

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh our dogness. Did we miss a VerySpecialDay, or what? We knew it was your birthday. We actually knew a lot about what's been going on in your life. And we've been thinking and thinking aboutcha, and sending our wirey best wishes your way. But could you know that? No! Why? 'Cause our moma has been "remiss", as she says. She's right. Ree missed leaving you terrier tokens of love. Our words. Our thoughts. Our hopes for a good year and good healthy days and nights.

Your (rather silent) wirey friends in Colorado
Jake and Fergi (and OurMoma, too)