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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Friday, July 23, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

Ace and I are enjoying time visiting my grandmother in North Carolina!

It is pretty country-ish out here, much different that Toronto that's for sure!
My grandmother has 4 birds (one of whom talks NONSTOP and now barks like a dog...he also says SHHHHHH really loud when Ace drives Ace nuts! haha)
She has a chicken coop with 4 chickens and 2 roosters
My uncle also has a pit-bull named Jazz (a VERY nice pit-bull), Jazz really wants to be friends with Ace, but Ace isn't really interested...sad...

There is a big yard with a huge forrest for us to explore!
I think he is enjoying himself.
We play outside and Ace lays under the big trees while I tan. It is quite lovely. He also just loves the chickens!! There is one rooster who walks about freely outside the coop, and it chases Ace. He totally loves it though...he keeps going back for more! haha
Ace sure loves his *GREAT* grandma! 
She secretly feeds him bananas and other delicious snacks at breakfast every morning. No wonder he sits by her seat.
Last night during dinner, I left the table for a second to come back to find my grandmother at the table, and Ace sitting at the head of the table seat staring at her!
It was priceless, but I couldn't get the camera without him jumping down!
He looked like a little fuzzy person!!

Ace Says Greetings from North Carolina!
*BTW there is the lamb toy (with chew guard technology, I had to surgically remove his tail after ace shred it! Go figure, he removes the tails from all his toys...I suppose he wants them to look more like him??? Otherwise, the Chew Guard is holding up REALLY well! I am impressed*

I also wanted to post an update on air travel with doggies!

Ace is doing really well now, but it did take a while.
For a few days he had a bit of anxiety, he would whine and was a bit skittish.
I don't blame him though! It was a VERY long day and he was probably petrified!

Because of this, when we leave for my dad's in NY in a few weeks I am considering renting a car and doing the 11 hour drive myself with my mini Aussie!

I think both of us will feel a lot better traveling together in the comfort of a car listening to tunes :)
Even though it's a long drive for one person, I hate to see Ace scared in anyway. Not to mention the ridiculous price tag for my poor pup to ride cargo....250$$$ and that was just the estimate! He still wouldn't be able to fly into NY, but instead would have to fly to Newark where I would need to go pick him up an hour away! Crazy.
As it is, he was always attached to me, but now....forget about it..I can't even take a shower without him trying to jump in!

I love my mini Aussie though :)


  1. Sounds like Ace is getting all the socialisation he needs!! Jazz sounds so sweet. It's great to know another good pittie owner!

    I think your mom really likes Ace :) You should get another mini aussie just for her!!

    I hope all goes well with the travelling arrangements. I wonder what it's like being in the hold...

  2. oh i'm so jealous of your fabulous adventures! sounds like you two are having an awesome time. let us know how the drive/flight to NY goes... that's a tough choice

  3. Sounds like your vacation has gone to the birds ;)


    Wanting to meet your great grandmother,

  4. It sounds like you're having a wonderful time and Ace is holding up like a real trooper. An 11-hour car trip sounds like fun and a great way to see the sights. Let us know what you decide. That's a great picture of Ace, by the way!

  5. Hey, you will be by me :) Wave as you pass :)

  6. I hope he gets along with Benster Feline next week--that's one fierce feline!

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  8. Hi there! I accidentally posted with my husband's google account. :P Oops. :)

    Anyway, YES, I was totally terrified that we had been starving our dog, and I just hadn't noticed because he's such a fluff. We feed him 1.5 cups a day, and I wouldn't be surprised if his vet says "feed him more!" at our visit on Wednesday. We shall see!

  9. wow, what an awesome trip to grandma's! I bet Ace had a blast with all those animals and exploring...and free food scraps! I guess everything except the flying part. I'm sure it was pretty scary for him! Poor little guy. yeah I would probably just drive or find a puppy sitter. But an 11 hour drive is crazy!! I'd probably find a puppy sitter and fly there.

  10. What fun! A vacation sounds wonderful!