We Got a Puppy! Meet Ace, the Newest Member of our Family

Photo Credit: Auntie Debbie

Forget Coke vs. Pepsi. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Or even iPhone vs. Android.

To me, the biggest debate of all time is Cats vs. Dogs.

While I’m a big animal lover all around, I have always been a dog person. Let’s face it, cats are… well, kind of jerks.

Dogs? Dogs on the other hand may not be as smart as felines, but they are so much more loyal. I mean, they aren’t called Man’s Best Friend for nothing.

I had a Shih-Tzu named Muffin growing up and he most definitely was my best friend. He was by my side every time I was sick. He was there in an instant to grab my socks the second I took them off. And he invariably plopped himself smack down on top of the newspaper I was reading on Sunday mornings, as I tried to catch up on the week’s comics.

My wife and I have been wanting a dog for years and seeing as how I’m working from home and the boys are at school remotely for most of the time, we decided to go for it.

puppy in the grass

Meet Ace, the Miniature Schnauzer who’s already tunneled his way into our hearts.

We’ve had the little monster for just one month but I already can’t imagine life without him. For such a little guy (currently he weighs just 5 pounds), this puppy has a mammoth personality.

dog on the lawn

Ace is constantly cracking me up. He’s like a mini goat the way he literally hops around the room chasing after tennis balls or his favorite toy, his stuffed Lambchop.

He’s fascinated with everything we do, making it difficult at times to actually get some work done. Luckily, he also sleeps a lot, so things like “writing blog posts” can actually get done.

Ace has already grown so much from our point of view. I think he’s practically doubled in size. Yet to everyone else, he must still seem so tiny.

Puppy at work

At this point in time, the world needs a belly rub.

So consider this fair warning…. expect this blog to be chock full of puppy love for the foreseeable future.

Ace our new puppy

Raise your paw if you love dogs!

6 Responses
  • cheri
    November 20, 2020

    Ace is adorable, but I wish you would have adopted from a shelter or rescue rather than go to a breeder. Breeders always pose as the nice family that breeds their dog once a year but most are fronts for puppy mills, which are inhumane breeding facilities. I’ve volunteered at an animal shelter for many years and we’ve rescued dogs from these horrible conditions. https://www.humanesociety.org/all-our-fights/stopping-puppy-mills

    Please, for anyone thinking of adding a dog to your family, adopt one through a local rescue or shelter. Not only will you be saving a life, but mixed breed dogs are often healthier, and shelters will spay or neuter animals before they are adopted so you won’t even have to pay extra for that. #adoptdon’tshop

    • Andrew Kardon
      November 21, 2020

      Hi Cheri,

      Totally agree. We did want to get a rescue but it just wasn’t in the cards and due to allergies, wanted a miniature schnauzer. We did a ton of research and did find a lot of horrible companies/breeders that were in fact puppy farms. This one was through a lot of research and was in fact a legitimate breeder who raised him with their loving family.

      But I agree if you can, adopting from a shelter is a wonderful way to bring a dog into your home.

  • Wendy Green
    November 12, 2020

    Oh he is adorable! I almost got a schnauzer when I went puppy shopping this spring but couldn’t afford one. They are great family dogs and hypoallergenic.

    • Andrew Kardon
      November 21, 2020

      They really are great, Wendy. And the hypoallergenic nature is exactly why we went with a schnauzer, since I have really bad allergies. We’ve had him for a few months and I’ve been fine so I’m extra happy.

  • Susan Smith
    October 13, 2020

    We are dog people! He’s a cutie! We lost out dog PJ last month so we have been dogless for the first time in 20 years. We hope to get another one soon.

    • Andrew Kardon
      November 21, 2020

      Aw, I’m so sorry to hear that Susan. Dogs are such a big part of a family, I know how painful that can be.

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