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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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Celebrating Mommy's Birthday!

Today was a wonderful birthday (mine) and Canada Day! yay July 1st!
The highlight was this morning when for the FIRST time, Ace jumped up into our bed all on his own and snuggled with me for 10 whole minutes! I feel like maybe he was trying to say *Happy Birthday? Thank you for feeding & loving me everyday?*...hey I can dream haha!
We spent the beautiful cool morning walking through the park and splashing in the river. Ace is sure becoming a great swimmer. We are very proud :D
I can tell once he swims a nice lap he walks out and struts his stuff as if to say "Hey ma, dad! Did you guys see those moves out there?!?!"

After a lengthy park playtime Ace got a deep clean! (He gets SO grimy at the park)
He might be the cleanest dog ever. He has actually grown to really enjoy his baths and jumps in the shower if he gets a chance. This is such an improvement from a few months ago when he would whine and cry and struggle to get out.
Now if we could only get him to shake off....he usually just stands there and waits to be dried while he is sopping wet! SO CUTE :D

While Ace napped I dragged Daddy out for an adventure (and besides, he said I could pick out a birthday gift) hehe.
We shopped a bit and I must say I totally recommend signing up for Sephora's beauty insiders club...they give you free gifts on your birthday WITHOUT a purchase! haha Oh how I love free things.
Ace loves free things as well as when I returned home he thought the little gift pack was for him and stole it, ran away with it and tried to eat it...*sigh* Dog & makeup were unharmed in the end!

After a delicious dinner we came back to enjoy a quiet evening with our little guy while he chewed his kneecap bone (YES the SAME kneecap bone from my post a few months ago) I must say, that thing has some serious staying power!

Sadly, we may be saying goodbye to Ace's FAVOURITE orange monkey toy soon. I am looking for a replacement before I toss the original. (He sleeps with it every night, so I don't want him to be sad) It was a VERY strong toy for Ace, but I suppose 24/7 loving for the last few months took it's toll as he now has a hole in his neck and we had to remove the stuffing....

Here is a beautiful picture for your viewing pleasure!
This is Ace's lip curl...he does this ALL the time (Happy, sad, angry) He has about 10 different versions of the lip curl... It's hilarious.


  1. An orange sock monkey? Now that sounds intriguing!

    Happiest of Birthdays to you!


  2. Happy birthday! I'm glad it was a nice one. So sorry to hear about the orange monkey. Maybe you should let him old onto it. A friend is still a friend, even if it's destuffed, I always say.

    wags, Lola

  3. Happy Birthday! Ace was so sweet to cuddle with hi mom for her birthday!

    His lip curl is too, too funny!

  4. Thanks everyone!
    I agree with Lola...I will probably let him hold on to it...I know I would be devastated if someone took my favourite childhood stuffed animal away from me.
    I figured I'll let him keep it but only if I'm watching him play. I will probably find a new one for him to snuggle with at night! I wouldn't want him to choke on any pieces while everyone is sleeping!!!

  5. Happy Birthday! Of course Ace was giving you birthday cuddles! How can he not know it's mommy's bday?

    OMG! You are throwing out the monkey?! When I have to throw out a favorite toy, I make sure she is either in a heavy sleep or she is outside. Then I have to take the trash out or she can smell it all the way to the trash can. I have another new toy already there waiting for her when she wakes up. I try to make it the same exact toy or very very similar. But even then, she sometimes knows it happened. It's a big ordeal I have to plan a week ahead of time! LOL

  6. Love the lip curl! Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

  7. you are a sweetie pie Ace. Happy Birthday to your mum.
    your pals,
    Morgan & Maisie

  8. Happy belated birthday! Hope your day was great!


  9. 10 minutes of snuggling??!? What a great birthday present! I LOVE the lip curl! Beau does a version of that when he's displeased with something :)

  10. Another example that dogs are smarter than we give them credit for...Ace was probably waiting until your birthday to show you that he really can climb onto your bed and say hello!
    It's a little late to say this but...Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good day for all!
    By the way, I stole your button because I want Ace to hang out with Daisy, our coonhound, and our 2 cats for as long as pawsible. Feel free to take Daisy's button if you're interested!

  11. Glad Ace gave you a birthday snuggle! Love that lip curl - he's gorgeous!!!

  12. Thanks so much for your advice yesterday!

    It worked so well last night. Since I was sleeping on the floor, he didn't make one sound. The tables had turned and now he was the grumpy one being forced to wake up when he didn't want to. lol And when he wasn't sleepy, he quietly laid there and chewed on his toys and licked the peanut butter out of his pacifier. Then he would fall asleep pretty quickly. I didn't hear one peep.

    I still didn't get much sleep because I was up at every hour of the night, but it was much better and less frustrating!