Thursday, December 30, 2010

D-Guy's X-mas Pressie to US!!

D-Guy's X-mas pressie to me and mum (mum: Jaffa too.) was a weekend trip to Seattle, WA to spend the New Years!

He booked a special hotel for ME!!!! (mum: and Jaffa too!!!!)

They had beds specially for ME!!! (mum: and Jaffa too!)

They had PINK cookies for ME!!! (Mum: it had wheat in it, since you have wheat allergy, they were both Jaffa's.)

There was a brochure that told us where all the off-leash parks were,

On the other side, there were numbers and addresses to all the Sunshade care places, as well as STINKY care places, (mum: Sunshade care places = vet clinic, animal emergency. Jaffa care places = Dog Daycares.)

D-Guy said this was the top 15 hotels in the US, and I TOTALLY believe it!!!

Mum and D-Guy bought lunch from Whole Foods, which was located downstairs from the hotel,

Me and D-Guy's annoyed faces at the trigger happy woman, (We wanted to EAT!!!)

I waited patiently to be fed,

After lunch, I had a drink while D-Guy tended to his Farmville and Restaurant City and Bejewel on Facebook,

We headed out in the hotel's elevator shortly after,

We had picked one of the hotel's recommended parks to go to, and arrived at this place. D-Guy fell asleep for some reason....

We.... WOKE HIM UP!!! (STINKY almost broke my neck and KILLLLED me)

We walked toward the zoo entrance just to have a look,

I was let off the leash, of course,

I could smell all kinds of refreshing smell from behind the fence,

We couldn't find the off-leash area, and mum said she was pretty sure they didnt' mean we could run off leash with the lions and tigers and wolves. D-Guy said we must have gone to the wrong part of the park.

So we circled around to a park next to the zoo,

Mum found me a stickie, and I caught it (well, right after the picture was taken),

D-Guy can be great (like taking us to Seattle), but he can also be SuperANNOYING!

Below is an example of him being SuperANNOYING:

I was happily chewing on the stickie mum threw me. While there were a gazillion other stickies lying around on the grass, D-Guy had to come grab mine,

Why did he want mine you might ask?

Well because, he wanted to give STINKY the other end so we could "play" tug,

Did I say I "play" tug to begin with?

Also, STINKY is far from a worthy opponent as he gives up at the sight of my glare!! (Honestly, I don't even think he really wanted to play tug either, it was just D-Guy who wanted to watch a game of Tug-of-War!)

This was me telling D-Guy what I thought of his action. I was trying to be diplomatic with words I used,

After giving my lecture, I took MY stickie away and laid down somewhere else,

I chewed on it, not aware of the zoo escapee behind me,

After a good chew, I decided to do a nice roll on the frozen field,

It felt GREAT!!

I wanted to enjoy the stickie at the same time, so.....

A little snoozing time (with stickie in my mouf),

After I was renergized, we continued walking,

I found hoooge wings soaring above me, see,

I laid at the bottom of the hooge wings, and a stickie was planted in front of me,

I started chewing on it,

And of course, Mr. Annoying (and I'm not talking about STINKY) just had to come and try to take it from me!

Finally, mum told them to go play on the playground!!

Me, being the protector of MY pack, I walked up a spiral walk way to the top of a little hill, over looking the rest of the playground,

I looked at mum,

But mainly kept my eye on Team Annoying,

After coming down from the sentry post, I saw a little tile with a drawing of a doggie on it. That doggie looked extremely familiar with its colour and shape.....

Then mum called me to come over,

She had found a slide for me and a pine cone!!

I'm ready for the Pine-Cones-Down-The-Slide game mum!! Now let the pine cone GOOO!


After a good game of Pine-Cones-Down-The-Slide, I went to check out the rest of the playground.

I climbed the steps,

Thought about going up more, but decided against it,

And of course, STINKY just had to follow whatever it is I'm doing!

At that point, both mum and D-Guy were "frozen" (mum: -2 degrees!!), so we headed back to our wonderful hotel room for the night.

Stay tuned for New Years Eve (Day) report!

ps. you can read STINKY's report on his bloggie if you want.... (I was MADE to put this up)


Duke said...

What a supernice pressie from D-guy, Sunshade. He's definitely a keeper even if he did steal your stickie for Stinky!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Sunshade, that's really nice. I think the D-guy "did good" even though he took your "stickie" away. We hope that everyone had a good time. Happy New Year Sunshade, Jaffa, Mum and the D-guy.

brooke said...

The Fairmont! Nice! Haven't stayed there yet!

The Woodland park is on the opposite side of the busy main road (99) and it's not that great of a park (mostly a big dirt hill). Their list should've had West Crest park in West Seattle or the Mercer Island park. And there are other dog friendly eating spots/bars than the ones on their list.
Looks like a fun time though, but yes it was FREEZING this weekend!

Asta said...

Dawling Sunshade
It looks like despite the "annoying" team , you managed to get some fun stickie chewing and playing time in..May I say, you'we looking pawticoolawly gowgeous in the newYeaw
I wish you good health and lots of mowe fun times wifout annoyances
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

D-Guy sure is the best, right?
He was very nice taking you all to have a great time there!
The hotel sure is pawesome!
Stinky and Mr. Annoying! Interesting... interesting!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

That's great. I think more hotels and restaurants should follow suit, especially in this economic climate -- "family friendly" places should include the four-legged members of the family!
It's good business, if nothing else!
- - - - - - -
dog beds and more

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We read Jaffa's version of the Big Trip, but yours is, of course, much more factual and well organized. We're glad you had a good time, and we think D-Guy is really nice and thoughtful. Occassionally annoying, but hey, he's a guy! [Wait a minute! What does that mean? - Jed]

Jed & Abby

Jen said...

I love the blog! :-) I'm so glad I stumbled across this.

Homer said...

Oh my dog! That is one swanky hotel! And, those pink cookies! Wow! D-Guy seems like a cool guy!

Man, I'm so tempted to go over to Vancouver to see you"


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

That D Guy...what a lovely pressie, Sunshade!!!! And what a fab trip even if the hoomans did freeze half to death!!!

So...the pine cone down the slide game. I love, love, love it...cept I think I'd do the cookie down the slide cool is that. Didn't Bogart adore pine cones too?? You Northwest Dales...

Kisses to Stinky!!!

Lacie Cakes XXOOXXOO

Huskee and Hershey said...

Great pressie from D-guy!! What a sweet and thoughtful guy he is giving all of you a great vacation!!

As for the 'annoying' part, our mom says it's normal cos ALL guys (whether hooman or doggies) are annoying. Wait a minute, is she impying that I (Huskee) am annoying too? Hmmph...

MJ's doghouse said...

wow sunshade...that d guy is nice to send you to seattle...that hotel looks very fancy...quite fitting for a lady as classy as mom froze at -2...well you should come up here for a visit...we moved to the yukon this was -40 on friday...not fun...i didnt even want to go outside...but...cannot figure out the inside plumming at all....

The Thuglets said...

Wow..D Guy sure did give you a nice surprise.

Glad you has such a funtime.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Unknown said...

Hi Sunshade, we are from Pepsi the lazy Maltese's blog. We are sorry to hear that you're not feeling well and we wish you have a speedy recovery as soon as possible. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Wowie....Da Seattle looks like SUPER fun.

Jus' heard bout da UTI and wanted to say hopes you feels better real soon.

Amber DaWeenie

My Mind's Eye said...

Good morning Sunshade and family...Mom and I were just visiting Pepsi and read that you are feeling less than purrfect. We wanted to drop by to wish you well and hope you start to feel better very soon,
Madi and Mom

The Daily Pip said...

Hi - Pepsi told me you are not feeling well. I sure hope you feel better soon!

Your pal, Pip

White Dog Blog said...

I came from Pepsi Bum's blog He says you are under the weather and have some sickie things going on. I just wanted you to know that me and my brother and sisters (The White Dog Army) are sending extra strong White Dog healing energy and lots of positive thoughts to you and your family! Feel better soon.

Maureen said...

Dearest Miss Sunshade,

Your furend Pepsi tells me you are full of the sickies. This is most upsetting. Even though I have only met your now, I can see from your photos that you are a very impawtant part of your family's life. I can also see how beautiful you are!

Me and mom will keep our paws crossed and will send you a gazillion positive thoughts to help you feel better soon.

I will now cast my special chant to of wellness for you:


Did it work yet?!

Big slurps, HoneyBuzz

Donna said...

O hi! I wanted to wish u get-better really soon. Hugs!!! {{{luv}}}

lildogomine said...

That's a great gift and it looks like you had some paw raising fun. I found a site I hope you love as much as I do

Dog Training Tips said...

D-Guy is the best guy, best blog, best pictures.. very organized.. Keep it up Your dog are so cute and Hopefully we can be friends at facebook so that I can invite you in my farmville as a neighbor. hehe... I love playing Farmtown also and Cafe world. hehe..

But anyways here are the links that I want to share its all about Natural Tips for Dog Training... Check it out.
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Teddy said...

Wow, your mom really found the perfect boyfriend in that D guy. He really picked a great get-away and included the both of you pups on the trip. How many guys would do that? We think he's a keeper, for sure!

Ha ha, that's funny that your friend plays all those Facebook games. Those games can be addicting. My mom stares at the computer a lot playing one of those games too. It gives me a chance to steal tissues from the trash while she's busy ;)