Friday, January 31, 2014

My Buddy & Me


My Buddy is the quiet type


he never has much to say



but he is always there for me


when I need someone to lean on


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Monday, January 27, 2014

What to Read ?


On these cold winter nights there is nothing 
like settling down with a good book

Lets see

what can I read 
That isn't going to give me nightmares!

Mom wants me to tell you that she has a trainee
 with her at work, so she is pretty busy
We will try to get around to visit everybody but
please forgive us if we don't always comment



We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Run and Valentine Fun



This winter as been so cold we have gotten pretty lazy
staying inside so much
It was nice enough on Sunday we got
to run in the Big Yard

video

You might want to watch this full screen
so you can see me almost biff it then not 
miss a beat catching up to Hazel & Bailey
BOL!
It felt good just to get out and run!



Just in case you haven't heard
Madi is hosting a
on Valentines Day




Click on the link
to find out about all the activities and deadlines


Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of our
Sweet Hazel's Gotcha day


we love you baby girl!

Look at the beautiful card she got from Easy

He is the most thoughtful friend!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Monday, January 20, 2014

Scoop Less Poop



Today we are participating in the monthly blog hop 



The Scoop That Poop Campaign was created by Sugar the Golden Retriever to bring awareness to the importance of scooping dog poop.  This monthly blog hop is hosted  at Sugar the Golden RetrieverOz the TerrierMy GBGV LifePawsitively PetsThe World According to Garth Riley and The Lazy Pitbull.



There is no theme this month
 we can post about
anything related to scooping poop

so we thought we would tell you how
what you eat 
can affect how much you poop

And how much you poop affects
how much your peeps have to scoop!


There you go Mom


you wanted a sample to show people

I eat twice a day and I poop twice a day

When I came to the PugRanch,
Mom picked out a "premium" puppy/dog food for me. 

As you all know if your dog eats quality food
they should have smaller and firmer poops

I did well on this food and my poops
were "good" and we were all happy 

until I developed allergies

Three months ago Mom changed my food to 
a very limited ingredient diet

Natures Variety Instinct
one protein - duck
one carb - tapioca
one vegetable - peas 
vitamins and omega's

It has really helped my itchies

AND

 as you can see here


My poops are no longer "good"
They are GREAT!


Small and compact, almost like pellets
and the best part for Mom & Dad
very easy to scoop!!!

as opposed to our neighbor dog
(the one who's peeps never scoop)
He is a medium size dog
but his poops are HUGE and not compact 
Mom was going to take a picture for comparison
but she thought that might be weird to be seen taking a picture 
of the neighbor dogs poop






We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, January 17, 2014

Warm Pug and Hot Bidding


It has been a really cold winter so far
but I have found any easy way to warm up
after being outside in the freezing cold


Sit on top of the heat vent

Or lay right in front of one


We are getting down to the wire at
the auction for 




There have been some hot bidding wars going on
and a few wonderful items yet to get a bid

New items were just added yesterday

Tomorrow is the last day to bid so
what are you waiting for??

Get on over to 

 your sure to find something 
you just can't live without 


and help our Tweedles


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Time Warp!!!


Better late than Never
we are joining Mollie, Alfie & Easy
for Time Warp Tuesday



mirror2




Mom was little blondie!

Mom at 2 1/2 yrs old!

Who do you think this is?


It's Bailey & Dad about 10 yrs ago!




And this is when Mom first met Hazel in 2004
She was only 4 weeks old
Hazel was, not Mom! BOL



Here I am 

In the car with Mom on my way
to my new home

Bailey, me and Hazel
I was still pretty little then

Me & Mom



We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta




Monday, January 13, 2014

Focus Fun & Tricks

Over the winter break Mom & I took a class called 
Focus, Fun & Tricks

The main objective of the class was to learn how
put fun into our training sessions,
  and build a better bond with each other
 by using personal play (just playing with each other)
and toy play together.

We also did clicker work letting
 us, the dogs, 
do the thinking to figure out 
what we were supposed to do

We worked with a box
like this one 


When we started, if I got near the box
Mom would click and give me a treat
Then I had to touch the box to get my treat

Mom kept wanting more interaction with the box
and before long I was getting IN THE BOX
to score my treat!


video



Mom then decided to see
 if we could do something with a mat

Like this one



The goal was for me to go to the mat and lay down
It didn't take me long to figure that out

When we were making these videos
I first thought Mom still wanted me to 
get in the box

video


But I thought it out and went to the mat


video

Like a GOOD GIRL!!!!


Don't forget the auction for 
Tweedles



There are many wonderful items to bid on
 with new things added each day
Go Here to check it out


We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, January 10, 2014

Beauty in Tragedy


 
Today we are participating in the
hosted by our beautiful friend SUGAR 
 
 
 
First, 
 there has been a lot of this
at our house the last few weeks


Mom and Dad have both been sick so
we have have been here but not here
if you know what I mean
 
Mom finally got to stay home from work today
She wasn't sure what to post today
then she saw it was See Beautiful Friday
and read Easy's post about memories in pictures.
 
And she thought about last weekend
and how she saw
 
 Beauty in the midst of Tragedy
 
A new years eve auto accident on icy roads
claimed the lives of two young men in our community
 
One of them was a childhood friend of the grandson
Best of friends in earlier years
not as close in high school
 but they were brothers on the football field
Both home from college for the holidays they
had been trying to find time to get together when the tragic news came
 
When she heard, mom called her son
 he was going through the hundreds of photos he had taken over the years
 of the boys at sporting events (his hobby is sports photography)
He knew how important these memories would be to the family.
Along with other family photos he was able to put together
a 30 minute slide show that was shown at the funeral home
 as friends and family gathered in support.
 
Beauty in Tragedy
 
Saturday was the funeral
Thirty young men lined the aisle of the church to honor
their friend as the casket was brought in
 
Beauty in Tragedy
 
 
At the cemetery, the last prayers had been said
when his friends and team mates gathered around the casket
for one last football cheer
 
hoorah hoorah hoorah HOORAH!
 
Beauty in Tragedy
 
Sunday, Mom was expecting the son and family to come over and watch
the 49r's football game. But they decided to do something different.
Knowing the grandson would be going back to college soon,
the need to make some family memories outweighed watching football on TV
So they went out with the camera and took some beautiful family photos
 
 
 That sad morning,  when going through all the pictures, the son realized that while he had thousands of sports pictures, they no longer were taking many of just family stuff
and that needed to change
 
Beauty in Tragedy
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

An Auction For Tweedles!!!

It's the talk of all Blogville! 
An auction to help Tweedles!





A new auction site has been set up
 to to help friends in need

Isn't it wonderful!!


The very first auction will be for our dear Tweedles!!
Tweedles had two major surgeries which
were very expensive.

You can help out by donating an item 
for the auction 
OR


 by bidding on one of the many wonderful items
 that will be offered by friends all over blogville


The site will be managed by Marg
of Marg's Animals

Thank you Marg!

So let's all get together and support the 
Auction for Tweedles !!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!




Happy New Year!!!


We had THE BEST time last night

We started off at the Blogville Park Gazebo
for the debut of 
the Bad Dawg Agency and the Surf Jammers

Rocked out the to music provided

The drinks provided by Puddles, Madi, Ruby and Sasha
Girls you outdid yourselves!


Wyatt and Stanzie the food was so delish 
we had to keep coming back for more


We visited Rangers Resolution Booth

and laughed our puggy butts off
at Baggy & Nins comedy club


Lily's dance lessons got us ready
 for the big pawty at Sarge's


After a midnight toast 
and fireworks at Mollie & Alfies

Sam got us safely home in his red wagon

Thank you everyone for being such
wonderful hosts and showing us a great time

Hazel & I would like to thank
Bob and Weasley at Retro Rover
for being our wonderful dates for the evening


Wishing all our friends
a happy and prosperous 2014!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta