It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them,
and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog,
and I will become as generous and loving as they are.
- anonymous -

Friday, April 24, 2015

FFHT - Earl's Big Adventure


Hey Friends!
I want to tell you all about my trip to California.
There are a lot of pictures so you might want to potty first and maybe grab a snack!

It all started early last Friday morning

Dad dropped me and Mom at the Pocatello Airport
I was sooo excited to fly in an airplane!!!!


It was short flight to Salt Lake City, UT 
where we boarded a bigger plane that would take us 
to San Jose, California



We had a window seat
OMD!  


Look at the view from 30000 ft!

Other family members arrived from Washington, Colorado and Mom's daughter was there too

Saturday we decided to visit 
the

You can click on the link to read about the weird house that that Sarah Winchester built 


Here we are ready for our tour of the mansion

Unfortunately we could not take pictures inside the house

 this old piano was in the gift shop


And I got my fortune told by this creepy lady

There were some neat trees on the grounds


This huge palm tree


And I got to climb on this cool looking tree!


Goodbye Winchester House!

Back at the house Mom's sister fixed a delicious dinner

and for dessert .....Chocolate Souffle


When it came out of the oven
It Smelled like - Heaven!

Then came Sunday - 


 Mom's Dad loved trains - when he passed away in 1999
 the family honored him by taking a ride on the



15 years later the family gathered again for another ride



to remember Mom's stepmother who passed away Mar 1st.



this nice guy was our cab attendant, Matt


He sang us a railroad song as we headed down the track in the caboose we had reserved just for us



Chug - Chug here we go!


The best view was from up in the cupola



Look how far I can see!



Toot-toot! Whoosh! 
there goes the steam!



The recipe books were a big hit!

It was a beautiful day spent with family

then before we knew it



it was time to head home.


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel, Mabel
and Earl











Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday with Earl


Mom & I made it back from California!



Can't wait to tell you about our trip!



We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Chewy Review Time


Last week we got 

not one!


butt two boxes from our friends at Chewy


The big box had a bag of food for us 
and 
a new crate pad for Me!

The other box came from the nice
Ms. Sydney with our fun stuff to review!
She not only sent us the new furminator dual brush 
to try out but also some yummy treats


We chose Liver Recipe Low Fat Dog Treats 
made by Fromm


These treats are perfect bite size for a pug
and Mom likes that they are lightly crunchy so they can 
go in our treat container in the kitchen and she doesn't have to worry about them drying out
and they are great in a pocket  - no staining. 


Made in the USA
they have only four ingredients,
Wheat flour, fresh chicken liver, salt, garlic powder.
and one calorie per treat 
We think they are pawsitively yummy!

Now some of you know that pugs
SHED A LOT!!

Mom was anxious to try the new furminator brush to see how it would work on our furs
The brush has two sides, bristles and "pins" 
Mom liked the easy grip handle, but the cover was useless, it would not stay snapped together. 


I found the bristle side of the brush kinda relaxing and it made my furs look shiny! 

Then Mom tried the "pin" side on Bailey, 
who is shedding horribly right now
Unfortunately the brush did not do much to get out the shedding hair. We have short coats and it did not grab the hairs like the regular furminator does.

Mom wasn't done testing though.
When our cousin Willow came over for our weekly playdate, Mom tried the brush on her.
She is a mini-schnauzer 
The pin side worked very nicely getting through her longer furs on her sides, making her look very pretty
(sorry no pictures)

So after our in depth analysis, 
While this is a very nice brush, 
we think it is better suited to pups with longer furs than pugs. Like our friends Frankie & Ernie


Thank you Chewy and Ms Sydney
 for letting us try out these products




Disclaimer - We were provided these products free of charge in exchange for our honest review
 the opinions here are our own. 



We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel






Friday, April 17, 2015

Mom's leaving on a Jet Plane


Mom is leaving us today 
and going to California for a few days
There is going to be a family get together
 to remember Mom's stepmother 
who passed away in February. 

Mom worked on a special project for family members
Her stepmother loved to cook so with the help of 
her sister, mom put together a book of favorite recipes

Mom's sister typed most of the recipes 
and emailed them to mom
Then mom copied them into her photo editing software 
and added sunflower accents,
 sunflowers were a favorite of her stepmother. 


Dad brought in a table 
so mom had some room to lay pages out as they printed


Mom printed 2 recipes to a page, 
 front and back


Dad helped her cut pages and punch holes for the binding


Fourteen books! 


It will be a wonderful way to remember her 
every time we make one of these delicioius recipes

Oh Gee! Look at Earl!


He is ready to go to sunny California with Mom
 and get away from this crazy Idaho weather!


And while Mom is away we will be
running in the Mayors Marathon tomorrow

Look out we don't run you over 
with our super fast racing  stroller!
BOL!

Starting line tomorrow at



We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel


Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Special Auction Notice!


Today we want to share some important words 
from our furiend




Read below if you would like to donate to this special auction to help Amber's sisssy

You can donate anything - it does not have to be pet related
Contact Marg at margaretmsan@gmail.com



There is also a Go Fund me account 
set up to take donations





And as always
Prayers and POTP are always appreciated!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Some Thanks on Wednesday


Hi Friends!
I wanted to say thanks again for 
all the well wishes and POTP sent my way


I am doing much better and getting back to my old self
I still have to take medicine for another week
but that is OK - 
I get chicken and pumpkin to help me take my pills

the girls would like to say thanks too!


It's so great to have friends to lean on!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel






Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Bailey Update



Well Friends,
I wanted to let you know 
how my dogtor appt went yesterday



Mom really wanted to take a pee sample in 
but I was being stubborn.
The dogtor gave us some more anti-nausea medicine
 and said PLEASE try to get a pee sample
So while mom was paying -
 Dad took me outside and I obliged!
Dad was "johnny on the spot" with a plastic dish!
Mom rushed back in with my pee 
and a phone call later confirmed 
that I have a urinary infection.

 Mom went back today and picked up some stronger medicine. 
I had a much better night last night although
I did make mom get up twice to let me out to pee
but I did not throw up and I slept much better.

So I think I am on the mend!

Thank you all for the 
good thoughts and POTP and JuJu

It warms an old man's heart to know you all care!

Hugs
Mr Bailey


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel