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!

Be our FUR-riend!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

An Onslaught of Photos!

In catching up, I figured I would bombard you with pictures from our last few weeks!!
*The houses in the area have yards filled with vines, Ace is OBSESSED with laying in them*
*Swimming away at the park...*
*He really wanted to get to those geese*
*Watching my younger sister on the swing*
*NOT sharing the bone..they both like to lay on my bed...*
*Model Pose*
*Ace & my cousins dog Coolio! She is about 7 I think*
*Spooning with Sam*

*Playing with Coolio*
Ace and Sam are best of friends and actually won't go on a walk unless the other is we experienced this evening. They play with each other all day and I hope Ace will learn good behaviors from Sammy :)

Ace is SO loved here and gets attention all day long! The crating is hard for me because as soon as I put him in there and walk away....someone comes and lets him out for another play time or walk!
He never stops....
We took a great little drive over to New Jersey to visit some family and stayed the night! Ace played with my cousins dog, and they actually just got a new puppy! A little golden retriever names Layla! We can't wait to go over and meet her asap!

Oh, I also switched Aces food, since the food company we used in Canada doesn't deliver here in the USA as of yet. I came across Blue Buffalo...there "Raw" diet food. The one with the wolf on the front. It is a duck and other meat food with no grain or corn!
I wasn't sure if Ace would like it because he can be pretty picky...but he LOVES it!
I like that the ingredients are not a bunch of junk...I always worry about him.
Does anyone else use this food? 

There will be many more updates to go!
It sure is good to be back!

The finer things in Life....

Thats Sam the 8 year old golden...who's birthday is actually today, August 18th! He is 8 years old! and Ace...snuggled in next to him. They play all day, biting and pawing each other, by the end of the day, they are so worn out it's really cute :)

This picture and moments like this is why I love having a dog in my life (or dogs) haha 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Awards! & Getting back in the groove :)

Ace and I want to thank everyone for their support and love during a not so fun time. We wanted to let everyone know we are doing really great though! Being with my family has been really wonderful for both of us. They are all very happy, upbeat how could you not be having fun!
Ace is adjusting really well! He loves his new friend Sam (the golden), but things are still a work in progress with Ben (the cat)...Ben was a rescue...and we aren't sure what his past was like...but he tends to be on the mean side...haha I'm sure things will turn around!

I have a bunch of pics that I will upload tonight hopefully and try to get posting asap! They are soo cute! My cousins just got a new golden retriever puppy! So we hope to be visiting them soon in New Jersey!!

We want to thank our buds Roo & Scratch my Belly for the great awards!! I love it & I love the sense of community this blog brings us and the new friends we have made!

The rules are I have to write down 7 things about us!..hmm since there are 2 awards..I hope it's okay if I stick with just 7...and that will work for both!!! haha :)
  1. Ace will not, under any circumstance, sleep in the bed with me...I have tried many times now, and he will just NOT sleep, but the second I put him in the crate, he conks out like he's in a coma...I think he really enjoys the sense of being snuggly in his crate. He won't even nap outside his crate!
  2. Ace eats a whole apple about 2 times a week. It's sooo funny to see him with the apple between his paws! (of course I take it away when he gets down to the rind)! I don't want an apple tree growing in his belly...haha!! It is definitely his favourite snack of all time!
  3. Ace has never chewed a shoe! I know, how did I manage this!?!? He will however, grab my shoe...and bring it me, drop it in front of me, and whine. I think he does it to get my attention! Such a funny little guy!!
  4. I don't know how we discovered this, but when Ace is acting crazy and needs some relaxation time....I put him on his back and scratch his inner thighs...he immediately goes calm and closes his eyes. Perfect solution for an unruly Ace! Which happens a dozen times a day!!!! haha
  5. I wanted to name Ace,  Ackamaru, which means Red in Japanese. It is from the Japanese Anime Naruto and it's the dog in the shows name!! I thought it was SO cute and still do...but I couldn't imagine constantly saying that LONG name all the time...especially now with Ace....I say his name 36597563 times a day calling out for him!! haha
  6. Ace has a very human like personality, it sometimes freaks me out!! haha. When it is time for bed, I say sleepy time, and whatever he is doing, he lays down and rolls over because every night I always rub his belly and give him a nice snuggle for about 10 minutes...then I have to lift him up and he burrows in my neck...then when I try to put him in his crate, he goes limp and makes it hard on me...yea, this happens every night, but I absolutely love it and I wouldn't make it easier or try to change it for anything in the world because it is "our" little ritual!
  7. I have made up about 3 full songs all about Ace. I sing them to him and he jumps around and will dance with me. It might sound corny, but it's our "mommy & ace" time and I LOVE it :) It makes my day...and WEEK. Having Ace has brought so much joy to my life, I wouldn't change it for anything.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Big Changes!

Sorry we have been away for a while!! 
We ended up doing the big drive from North Carolina all the way to New York!!
I have many pictures of us sharing Sonic Drive-in and pics of Ace's new best friend Sam (my family's dog)!!
I will be sure to post everything this week!

We do have some sad news though that will be changing our lives for good.
Ace's daddy & I decided to split up after almost 3 wonderful years together. We had a wonderful time, but things didn't work out. It's sad, but I have to be strong to start over and make a new life for Ace and I.

I will be keeping Ace and for the time being, we are going to be staying with my dad and stepmother, 2 of my younger sisters, a golden retriever, and a cat!
I have already found a job, and soon I hope to establish myself and find Ace and I a little apartment for us to share :) It's a big move from Toronto to New York and still need to figure out moving all of my things here.

It's been a rough few weeks, but after a lot of stress, we decided it was best. Who knows what the future holds. If things are meant to be, they will come together, but in the meantime, I am going to focus myself on my new job and most importantly Ace!! I hope to find agility courses for him and he needs some serious practice on his training!
(He is being VERY rebellious)

Anyway, Just wanted to let everyone know we are still around, we have just been so busy trying to get adjusted. Here is a silly picture of Ace and I playing with my computer!

(Me making a ridiculously weird face and Ace trying to bite my chin)
He loves me...I swear...<3