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, December 14, 2010

It's Beginning to Feel A Lot like Christmas!

Ace's First Snow Play! He saw snow for the first time just after Thanksgiving when I took him with me to stay with a friend a few hours North of the City. It was light snow though, and he only got to see it for a few minutes on the ground before it melted. 
This morning at home however, we woke up to find snow everywhere!!!
I think he is in his element....he just can't get enough!
Even though I was freeezing, I piled on 10 layers and took Ace and Sammy to the park before Work this morning. He didn't want to get into the car to leave he was having so much fun!
On a side note, I noticed lately that Ace's bum hairs have gotten so wild that "yucky stuff" gets stuck in the hair. I have to wash his butt constantly! (which of course he doesn't like)
With treats in one hand, and scissors in the other, I went scissor happy on his long hairs on his bum. Let's just say...I will probably never be hired as a dog groomer....
I will try and get a photo, it's pretty funny actually. 
Poor guy, shoulda seen his face when he looked over at the huge pile of hair on the floor. I think he was pretty upset with me. 
I'm going to do a touch up tomorrow...
How often do you usually bathe your fur baby? I usually have to bathe him once a week or once every 2 weeks. He gets SOOO smelly...I don't understand!
*I have been trying to measure Ace to see how tall he stands, but he ate my tape measure..., so I'm still trying to get on that*


  1. Whee! How exciting!
    Hoping you have a snowy christmas in NY!

    We bath Eva once every 2 wks because does get smelly too. I think that if you let your dog out to play, etc, nothing can stop them from getting smelly, especially during winter time when you close all the windows in your house and ventilation isn't too good.

  2. Being honest, I don't bathe Suka unless I have to..I do it when I need to, but no more than that (hope that doesn't sound too bad) I do brush him often though :) We are enjoying the same bit of snow :)

  3. Hummm, Ryker generally gets bathed about every two weeks. We used products that don't dry out his skin. If it is just his bum I can run him into the shower and just hit that area. I did the trim thing once but didn't like the look so we let it grow out.
    If they are really stinky it may be their diet. Make sure he is on the best and freshest diet you can get. Raw is the best but oh so messy.
    We use a high quality kibble either Natures Variety Instinct, Fromm or Wysong and I mix in some raw meat with it and feed him marrow bones to keep his teeth clean.

  4. Charlie gets done about every 2 weeks also, he rolls...and smells funny.. Maddie only gets a bath about once a month though.. maybe she smells better because shes a girl? hehe.

  5. Great photos! Bella gets bathed about once a month... when she becomes yellow instead of white, it's time for some suds!