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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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swimming with your Best Friend :D

On Sunday Ace met his *cousin* doggy Baxter! He is actually daddy's cousins' doggie! 
Baxter is a giant black lab and is about 3 years old!

We went over for a nice lunch and brought Ace along for some play time. Daddy's cousins house has a super cute pond that Baxter swims in so of course once we got there and Baxter and Ace met, Baxter immediately showed Ace his pond! It was so cute because at first you could tell Ace was a little bit nervous about the water but Baxter jumped right in! Sure enough Ace crept towards the edge and at first tried to climb on Baxter's back, but once that didn't work he went right in and swam around!
We were so proud!

After hours of running, playing chase, swimming, eating snacks, and climbing on everything you could tell the two pups were done-zo haha.

Sadly Baxter, at only 3 years old, has really bad hips. His family noticed just after they had brought him home and as he grew it got worse. There is a long and complicated series of surgeries that can be done, but they are not gauranteed to help and could cause him a lot of pain. With some different supplements and lots of swimming (low impact) he seems to be a very happy guy! Daddy's cousins said they have never seen him running so much. He and Ace are thick as thieves! We are already planning our next play time!



  1. Having cousins to play with is the best! Our cousins are all labs, too! Here's to a long friendship!


  2. Baxter is definitely a very gentle and generous cousin! We hope his hip can get better and doesn't trouble him much. Ace looks so happy to meet his cousin.

  3. Was wondering what supplements Baxter takes- We have a lab masiff mix who is 6 and a half and has the same problem and I would love to be able to ease some of his discomfort!!

  4. That looks like a blast!!! Anything that ends with dirty, wet dogs has to be the best time ever!

    Aw I really hope Baxter feels better! So sad that he has these issues at such a young age.

  5. Your Dogster badge links to the Catster website - weird!

  6. Looks like lots of doggy blogs swam this week! Yay for summer!

  7. Baxter and Ace are so cute together! It's pretty cool that Ace jumped in and started swimming - I don't like swimming and when I am forced to do it, I'm not a natural at all!

  8. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

    Baxter's a very handsome boy - sorry to hear that his hips aren't good. It's good that he's near places where he can swim.