Somerville Remembering “ACE THUNDER BUDDY” Somerville’s Dog 16 Years

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Lee Anderson on the passing of “Ace Thunder Buddy” Somerville’s Dog.

Ace has been a part of the Somerville community for the past 16 years where many of us have grown fond of him as he became a Somerville celebrity dog over the years with all of his hundreds of Facebook appearances.

Ace’s obituary by Lee Anderson:

Ace passed away peacefully at home, alongside his family, Lee and friend Laura. Thursday 08-29-19, under the care of Porter Square vet. Ace Thunder Buddy quickly became a dog legends are made of. Ace arrived in my home with the ability to not only sit, but also “give paw.” Being able to destroy any stuffed animals, Ace quickly began building loving relationships with all those who came in contact with him.

A lover of couches and blankets, Ace had many hobbies. Some of Ace’s favorite activities included barking at things not there and at least 5 walks a day, modeling for TIME magazine, rolling around in Auntie Sue’s yard full of grass, cuddling alongside of me, taking over my bed, licking his butt, running in the snow, cruising in my car acting like a TOP DOG and acting like a spazz when it was time to be fed, and trying to figure out who exactly was “the good boy.” In his spare time, Ace would occasionally on Mondays would go to his Dada’s work at Traffic and Parking and he made sure he did his hello rounds to all his friends, going to each cubicle for that pat on the head ending his rounds in his friend Tammy’s office.

Ace dreamt, thrashing his legs, presumably chasing dastardly felines, birds or squirrels who dared enter his dreams. The quickest way to Ace’s heart was with a quality scratch of his butt, and a rub of his chin. Ace will be greatly missed by many, but none more so than his Dada.

Ace saved my life from depression, Through thick and thin while dealing with being blind, deaf and arthritic he forged on like a Steam Engine with my love and help, I loved him with all my heart, I will miss vacuuming everyday with his hair everywhere.

Though the pain I feel without him is great, it in no way would compare to having never had him in my life. Besides his Dada Ace leaves behind sister Chloe the fat cat, Michelle his compassionate friend, his friends in the Great city of Somerville and beyond, at the wishes of Ace’s Dada, give your dog an extra hug, belly rub, and treat.

Are you hugging your dog yet?

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.“
Milan Kundera

“Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog.“
Adam Gidwitz

“May I tell you a wonderful truth about your dog? You have been given stewardship of what you in your faith might call a holy soul.“
Dean Koontz

3 thoughts on “Somerville Remembering “ACE THUNDER BUDDY” Somerville’s Dog 16 Years”

  1. Sorry buddy and i know you gave Ace the best life possible. Remember all those kisses and good times together. Best friends for ever you will be and he will always be your pal. God bless Ace!!!

  2. I’m so sad for you. You were truly blessed to have such a wonderful friend. I know he was your baby. I’m so sorry.

  3. Ace had the best life with Lee. A dedicated and loving father who made Ace his priority for 16 years. I loved seeing all of Ace’s pictures, especially the ones with Lee where the love & bond was so evident. If only all dogs could experience that special relationship, the world would be a better place. Until you are reunited in heaven with Ace, Lee, May the treasured memories and pride get you through this heartbreaking loss. God bless both of you. My love & condolences, Cheryl.

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