Over the last twelve years, A LOT (and that's an understatement!) of people have asked mum where she got my name from, or why she chose this particular name for me, or if she named me "Sunshade" because of my colouring. People have also asked mum if she named STINKY, after "STINKY cakes" (mum: Jaffa Cakes!!!!!) because of his supposedly "bubbly" pawsanolity and the black and orange colouring. They thought our names were very unusual and original, especially MINE of course.
BUT....... in reality, our names are actually quite unoriginal!!!
I think it's about time for me to tell you the origin of MY SuperNAME .....
Below is a link to a video that tells you where my name originated from. Click on the link, and enter the password,
- Password: SunshadeJaffa
(mum: Sunshade was born on November 25th, 1999. Earlier that year, my dad had told me that I could get a puppy for my 16th birthday, which was mid November. So I started playing around with names. I had always loved the name "Emma" for a girl because I thought the name was very elegant, sweet, and girly for a girl. So I decided then that my future puppy was going to be named Emma! I was in Grade 11 then and heading into Christmas break. The last day before school closed for the winter holiday, we watched a documentary in biology class about a kangaroo mob. The documentary was called Kangaroos - faces in the mob. In there, a group of scientists followed a kangaroo mob for a year where they paid special focus on two baby joeys born that year. The joeys were named Sunshade and Jaffa. I remember the moment I heard the name Sunshade, I knew that was going to be my puppy's name and there was no going back to Emma or any other name for that fact. Joey Sunshade was smart, beautiful, responsive and she blossomed in the year's time that the scientists were following the mob. Baby joey Jaffa made a deep impact on me as well, he was such a funny, bubbly joey. So I decided then (in Grade 11) that if I ever get a boy dog, he would have the name Jaffa. I finally got the opportunity 7 years later when I picked up Sunshade's little nephew, Jaffa in 2007.
Recently, I went on a mad search for the "Kangaroo video" I watched in biology class some twelve years ago. It wasn't hard to find, I just had to google "Sunshade, Jaffa, Kangaroo" and voila, Amazon had it!! It will be my one most treasured DVD for the rest of my life!!)