Ace or Ace-Chan (as we have nicknamed him) is a Miniature Australian Shepherd, Blue Merle, with one Blue & one Brownish/Grey Eye!
He was born on January 20th 2010 in Alliston, Ontario (Just about 1.5 hours North of Toronto).
He arrived at his Forever home to his new human mommy & daddy on March 10th, 2010!
Ace now lives with his mommy (me) in New York! Follow us as we start fresh and have adventures in New York!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Ace's Update @ 18 weeks!

Okay, well technically Ace is 18 weeks until Wednesday, but I felt like doing the post now =)

Since we got him at 7 weeks on March 10th 2010, it's really amazing how far he has come!
I thought I would never sleep through the night again and there would never be an end to cleaning up paper misses! 
It is truly amazing to watch a puppy grow and develop. I never realized the changes with our family pets growing up. I feel it must be because he is all ours and he depends on us completely.
I noticed a lot lately how many people comment on how well behaved he is! When I think of Ace I think of a mischievous little guy who finds socks in places unknown, stashes pine cones in our house, digs holes, and flattens flowers.
We had friends over on Saturday for a get together and everyone couldn't believe he was only 4 months old! I really started thinking about it and realized how lucky we are that those snatched socks and a messy garden are nothing compared to some fur kid stories I have heard!

-Ace now sleeps until 7 or 7 30 (with an occasional 6 30 am wakeup)
-He goes to the door and barks when he wants to go potty
-He will lay at our feet and chew on a bone when we watch tv (instead of jumping and whining for attention)
- He stands still during bath time!
-His recall is about 98% haha

There are many other things he does as well that demonstrate good behaviour, and to some it may seem very little, but I know when he does these little things, it makes me so proud! In such a short time he has learned so much! It's bittersweet because he is not acting like a naughty puppy as much as he is acting like a little puppy gentleman, and it means he is growing up <3

The most recent thing Ace has been doing (which he started Saturday night after our guests left), I allowed Ace to stay up later than usual (12:30, he usually goes to his crate around 10:30pm, he loves his routine haha) He must have been very sleepy after all the playtime with everyone because after I finished cleaning the kitchen, I noticed Ace wasn't sitting on the rug in the kitchen anymore. My first thought was Oh no what is he getting into now. So I walked downstairs looking for him and when I got to our bedroom, there he was, sitting on the floor at the foot of our bed whining at me! 
Of course, I was immediately like "Oh goodness are you hurt?!?!"
but nope, he whined one more time, rolled on his back, so I rubbed his tummy.
After a few seconds of tummy rubbing, he stood up and walked RIGHT INTO HIS CRATE!!!! All on his own!!!
I couldn't believe it! The little booger waited in our room for someone to rub his tummy before bedtime!
 I hadn't realized at the moment, but before bedtime every night, I always rub his belly to calm him! So once his belly was rubbed, Ace wanted to go to sleep!
I was so proud, and no lie, he has gone into his crate on his own each night since!!!

My little Genius <3

haha Sorry about a huge post bragging about Ace, but I am sure you other fur kid parents who went through puppy training and development understand my excitement & enthusiasm about things as little as being able to sleep in a bit longer!!! haha


10 comments:

  1. It's amazing but also a joy to see a little fellow grow and get bigger each day. Ace is doing so well and grow up healthily. He's so smart and cute too. We're so proud of Ace.

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  2. Wow, you have every right to brag on your boy. He is amazing, and adorable. You are a lucky mama! Enjoy!
    I challenge my mom almost daily to learn patience, he he. She is doing pretty good. I'll give her a A-

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  3. The belly rubbing story brought tears to my eyes...it's so sweet! He's such a good and smart boy. He's lucky to have such good loving parents teaching him good doggy behavior and being so proud of him for it.

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  4. what a sweet story!! Ace is so pretty, ahem...handsome!

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  5. What a good boy Ace is! Such a sweet story. You are doing a fantastic job with him. More pictures, please! ♥

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  6. Such a good boy! He's obviously one very smart little fellow!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  7. You are very blessed with such an amazing dog!

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  8. Hello and great to meet you Ace!

    You sure are a really smart and adorable pup! We are excited to see you grow up and share adventures with us especially with Wai-Pai and Wai-Max who are both a little over 10 weeks old.

    Looking forward to more fun stories and cute photos.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

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