I received a very fancy e-mail today from the AKC, saying that Ace has been registered in their books. :) So, he's now officially Pynewoode's Ace of Hearts. Isn't that a lovely, perfect name! I can't wait to frame his pedigree when it arrives in the post!
In other news, Ace now has a steady girlfriend (a Border Collie puppy named Gaia) and they have been dating for a week now! Every day for 2 hours straight they zig and zag in a huge, 11.5 hectare park in the heart of my city, Reims. The two get along splendidly and are a perfect match for each other in both temperament and energy. There is no squabbling over who is the "boss", and the two are synched in terms of when to push the gas pedal, and when to ease off. It's great!
My husband and I have decided that we'll be getting a second dog later this year, once we've had Ace for a full year (so some time past September). We're about 99% set on a Border Collie pup, as I adore dog sports and would love to participate competitively in them. Ace has proven he can give as good as any BC, so I'm not afraid of him being worn out by a new addition. :)