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!


GOT IT!!


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)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

This morning, mum and D-Guy went to eat special buffet breakie for hoomans only (can you believe it?). After they came back, mum ABANDONED me and took STINKY and his gurrrrlfriend Faye for a walk. She never returned!!!! Well, not for a long time anyway.

Faye had been staying with us because her pawrents went to the city of Lost Wages. (mum: Las Vegas!)


They left looking like this,


Came back looking like this! Well, STINKY was relatively un-changed. You can see more pictures on STINKY's bloggie.


(mum: I took Faye over to the apartment for grooming after the walk. Derek was home with Sunshade.)

When mum finally came home, the sun was already setting.....


But D-Guy told mum that they should still take "Sunshade" out because he knew mum usually always takes me out to a fun place on X-mas. We usually go up the mountain on X-mas for me to play in snow, but since we already went to Cypress Mountain on my birfday, we decided to go somewhere a little different.


We went to the waterfront area by Canada Place and Vancouver Convention Center,


Vancouver Convention Center is where the broadcasting station was during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.


Notice I had to walk around with my Santa hat on?


D-Guy took me off leash because I'm PERFECT ya know?


Then D-Guy called me, so I ran over to see him,


He said he had found something cool and wanted me and mum to go see,


He told mum she should take a picture of me with these Christmas bears inside the glass display,


So mum did!


Then, a little hooman pup started inching his way, ever so subtle (or so he thought) towards me. His dad read him very well though, and asked mum if it was ok for him to pet me. Mum said yes of course. The hooman pup was SO happy when he caught up to me,


His dad wanted to take pictures of us. So I posed, because I'm PERFECT!


Then another hooman saw that the little hooman pup got a picture with the celebrity (Queen of Muscle Butts), and she wanted a picture too.


Those two hoomans on the right were getting their camera ready because they wanted a photo of me The PERFECT ME too,


Afterwards, the man said to mum and D-Guy:


That is the cutest, best behaved dog I have ever seen!


Mum said Thank You and wished them a Merry Christmas. I get those compliments all the time and they make mum all smiley. Mum is especially happy when someone tells her how good I looked for my age!

Then D-Guy said enough posing because people kept coming up. So he just ran away. When I see a part of my pack run away, I automatically have to go chase him.


I trotted really fast away from the Puparazzis,


Me and D-Guy continued walking behind Canada Place,


Mum gave me a tennis ball to hold,


I love it when I have something I love (which means everybuddy else wants) in my mouf. I feel empowered!


BOTH mum and D-Guy wanted MY tennis ball you know???


I, Master of the Keep-Away Game would drop the ball in front of myself and taunt them with my eyes,


They fall for it every time,


They kept on attacking me, one from the front, one from the back, (mum: she LOVES the keep away game.)


ALAS... only one could come out VICTORIOUS in the end!!


Mum wanted a picture with the one and only being on earth that could out-smart her,


After the game, I took some time to reflect on the mistakes I might have made during the game. However, as it turned out, I made no mistake (as usual).


I left my mark, (mum: she lifts her leg to mark, like a boy dog.)


I took a break in front of a Christmas tree,


Then I saw some strange lights....... so I went to check them out. Don't worry, Vancouver has not been invaded by aliens,


Out of no where, D-Guy decided to challenge me!!!


He ATTACKED me!!! (I got away successfully of course) (mum: Keep away game in progress)


Then I saw MY province written in the tiles,


I found MY booootiful city and posed with it!


D-Guy walked me toward the Vancouver Convention Center,



He said he was taking me to see something special!!


Do you guys recognize the blue structure behind me??


Yes, that's the Olympic Cauldron!!


While I was posing here, a guy walked by and I turned and looked at him. It shocked him a little because he thought mum was taking a picture of a "giant, stuffed toy"....


Before heading home, more hoomans wanted to take pictures with The PERFECT ME of course!

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