I had to make the difficult choice to say goodbye to Ace. His spirits were high and his attitude was as sweet as it's ever been, but his joints were too fragile to get up out of his bed without assistance and he was having difficulty walking. In typical Ace fashion, he tried with all his heart but was just too weak.
One thing that would always perk him up is when the maintenance guys where I live would come by in their golf carts, because Ace knew they would always have treats for him!
Though he didn't particularly care about other dogs, he LOVED people! ALL PEOPLE!!
Nick and I got Ace when he was just a puppy and has been part of our family for nearly 15 years. He has always been by my side, regardless of how challenging the situation I was going through. I could always count on Ace resting his chin on my leg to offer his unique style of comfort.
We have so many photos of Ace and perhaps I'll share more of them at a later time. Below is a video I made many years ago that has always brought a smile to my face, but today...tears too.
Thank you Ace for so many wonderful years! Nick and I love you and will miss you!!!