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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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mini Aussie Vet Visit =)

So I am happy to say our vet visit on Thursday went wonderfully!
At 15 weeks, Ace weighs 14.9 pounds =)
I guessed 14 because when I give him goodnight hugs and kisses (yea I know, there's no wonder I get walked all over) I felt like my arms were getting tired...(no I am not a weakling, I just have a very intense yoga instructor) haha
So since we moved, our original vet was way out of the way, so we decided on a new one. I read reviews, and we picked the Bloor Animal Hospital. It's not too far, so Ace was happy. (He is still unsure about the car).
The vet was super nice and of course everyone loved him (other patients and parents included).
He was supposed to be in there for his 3rd series of vaccines (which include the basics which protect from parvo and a bunch of other things, yea I have a terrible memory)
I might have it wrong, but I know he got his parvo vaccine, but It includes a couple of other things, and they need to be given in a series of every 4 weeks 3 times lol
Before we got Ace I grew up with family dogs and cats, but never realized that they need all sorts of vaccines too!! I feel like I am taking a toddler to the doctor...except Ace is way braver than his daddy and I and we both sweat when he gets the needles. Ace doesn't even flinch!

Well anyway, back to the story...he was supposed to be in there for the 3rd set of his series and his rabies shot, but we ended up also getting him the shot that protects against the weird disease racoons carry & is in their feces (there are racoons EVERYWHERE here) so better be safe than sorry.
AND he also got the kennel cough nasal spray immunization.
Needless to say, I could tell he was angry with us for letting them do the nasal spray...
I think that even surpassed the thermometer up the bum! His face was priceless...poor little guy...

BUT despite a few shots and some nifty flea & tick repellent to start June 1st, our little guy is in superb shape! He really is growing fast! His legs are getting longer, and his body leaner...He still is my little fluff ball, but he isn't so much a baby anymore...
Here is Ace and his daddy. He started off a mama's boy, but he sure does look up to his daddy.

We also had to get Ace a new leash on Thursday after he totally...stealthily I might add....chewed though his leash! *sigh* We figured that one wouldn't last long, but we got a really nice one, only 22$ and it is reinforced, but it is SO soft...very flexible and comfy for both Ace and us! He seems to really like it, he hasn't tried chewing it at all!

Speaking of chewing though, I must add, I have been wondering lately if other mini aussies did this as puppies, and if they still do or stopped.
Eating Treasures in the yard!!
When I say treasures I mean.....leaves, flowers, small twigs/sticks, anything they can get their mouths on!!
I literally have to remove something from Ace's mouth 3 times at least! Daily...
He eats so many leaves!! I don't get it....
The vet said he might grow out of it or he could be one of those dogs who forever eats well...everything lol

I will miss my little guy this week along with my big guy! I am going away for a week to visit my family in NY. I thought about bringing Ace with me, but daddy got some time off from work (he can't go to my family's house because they have a cat, and he is deathly allergic) and we decided that it would be great for Ace to stay with him rather than go to our lovely breeders for the week to board!
I am sure they are going to have a great time! I of course being the overbearing puppy mommy will be sure to call numerous times a day! haha
I will make sure daddy takes some good pics! Hopefully he doesn't get too big in a week! Ah!!


  1. have a good trip! maybe you can do a cat post instead this week. hehe. and thanks for the compliments on the new blog look. i can't take credit though. my fiance is the computer master behind that! i just supervised. :D

  2. Hi! I see you are following my blog so came over to check out your adorable Aussie! :) My two are 11 mths now and they still chew everything! inside and outside. nothing is safe from those two (yes, we got two puppies...same litter!)

  3. I'm glad your vet visit was a good one. Eva loves those treasures in the garden like her mom too. Ace must be very proud of what he had done in order to get himself a new leash!

    Happy Mother's Day too!

  4. Happy Mother's Day to Ace-Chan's Mama! ♥

  5. Aw thanks everyone! I miss my boys already! Happy mothers day to all my other blogging puppy mamas!

  6. I had a mini-schnauzer that did her share of eating junk from the yard. She did outgrow it finally.
    Hope you have a great trip!


  7. Ace is so beautiful! I am sos glad I found this blog. Definetly one I will be commenting often! I love Aussies, big and small! :-)

  8. Ryker was and is a master chewer, he counter surfs, has chewed up 4 pair of my prescription glasses!, gone through 3 leashes, etc. He goes through toys like wild fire. He is a busy little bee even though he gets his walks, bike runs and playtime! All in the life of a Mini Aussie. We even have neighbor kids and dogs that come to play frequently. He is just a healthy, happy playful, curious pup! Life will never be the same...but better in so many ways!

  9. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Know it has been awhile since you posted. But we just got a mini Aussie and are looking for other blogger friends. :)