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, December 19, 2014

Mom's Special Gift from Dad

 I promised you one more "special" post

 and I want to show you my 
Greta Memorial Bead

Greta and I shared a very strong bond
After losing her, I was desperate for some way 
to feel like she was still with me 
and I remembered reading about
 Sisu Beads Memorial Jewelry
several months ago at our friends 
Pooches Smooches 

Sisu Beads uses a very tiny amount of your loved ones ashes
 and creates a beautiful piece of jewelry.

from their web site
Sisu Beads memorial jewelry as a tangible way to stay connected.  Every Sisu Bead is hand sculpted with love.   The cremation ashes are hand mixed with the glaze and fired into the bead 

I showed this to my husband and he agreed
I needed a Greta Memorial bead

the ordering was easy -  I picked out the style of bead 
and the color I wanted right there on the website. 

Within a few days a package arrived with a gift box inside

Don't know why blogger insists to put these sideways
Inside was a collection kit and instructions.
The kit contained a small plastic envelope
 and a small spoon.
Only a very small amount of ash was needed 
(about the size of a watermelon seed)
any unused ash would be returned.
Everything was sealed and put in the prepaid priority mail envelope that was provided
They also encourage sending along a picture and to tell them something about your loved one. 

Off in the mail it went
 and two days later we received a personal email 
letting us know that our special package had arrived and they would take the very best care of our Greta

Four weeks later another gift package arrived
Along with a hand written note card

And inside the package was my very special

Greta Memorial Bead

pink of course

And not only that
 but also a box of note cards 
with Greta's picture on them

 This was not the picture I had sent to them by the way
They had taken the time to visit our blog 
and choose a picture from there!

I was so impressed with the personal and caring service
If you are ever thinking about something like this
I would highly recommend contacting
Gina & Julie 

It was while I was waiting for my Sisu Bead to arrive

that a very dear friend 
sent us the beautiful little Greta Star
Now I have two precious ways 
to keep my girl close to my heart

the PugRanch Mom

We are The PugRanch Kids
Mr Bailey & Hazel 

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Chewy Review

We were very excited to see a 
arrive for us last week

Inside the box was a bag of
Merrick Texas Toothpicks

Merrick Texas Toothpicks have one ingredient
Beef Tail
They are an all natural puffy textured treat 
no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
high in protein and low in fat

And of course Made right here in the USA

These crunchy treats are to help keep your 
teeth and gums clean

Mom is always looking for something good for us 
to chew to help our teeth
Bailey likes almost any dental chew
 but I, Hazel can be very picky

So lets give it the smell test
smells good!

Now for the chew test

Bailey got chewing right away
after 15 minutes more than half was gone

And I got chewing too -sort of
Mom was encouraged that I was trying to chew on it
 but I don't have very strong chompers
(in fact I am scheduled for a dental to take care of some problem teeth)
but I did keep working at it 
and managed to soften it up some. 
Just the fact that I kept trying meant that I really liked it!

Overall we both liked these 
Mom wished they lasted a little longer for Bailey
We liked the crunchy texture and Mom liked 
that they did not get slimey like rawhide chews

Thanks Chewy for letting us try
Merrick Texas Toothpicks

Disclaimer: We were not compensated for this review, sent this bag of Merrick Texas Toothpicks to us in exchange for an honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids

Bailey & Hazel

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flashback Friday Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013 Photo Shoot

The girls felt stylish in their winter scarves

Mr Bailey on the other hand
was not too happy 

with his Santa hat and beard

Card Count

Pugs - 35 (cards & ecards)
Peeps - 1 card 

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Angel Greta

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mom's Great Plan

Cards, Cards, Cards

Mom had a plan -
If she printed her own Christmas cards, 
she could afford the stamps to send them all out

So she bought postcard paper - 4 cards to a sheet
and a box of envelopes

She spent Saturday morning getting the envelopes ready while we waited for Dad to come home so we could do our photo shoot for the cards.

I was so excited about my new Christmas dress

I just wanted to dance - not sit still for a picture!

And Bailey - well - 

Just take my picture and give me a treat already!

But a few good pictures were gotten
(and thank goodness for photoshop!)

Mom got busy designing the cards
there was to be print on both sides

 finally all was ready to start printing

One page

two pages

Then the printer started acting up
and would not pull the thicker paper through

No matter what Mom did it did not want to cooperate
after 2 hrs - 4 sheets printed on one side only


What to do? - what to do?
Her great plan was falling apart.

Dad said give it rest and try again in the morning

So she did 
and Sunday the printer decided to be nice

and a stack of cards are going in the mail today!
(Note to Mom - let someone else print the cards next year)

And this is where we tell you our card count

Pugs -  21
Peeps - 1

thank you everyone!

 Now for Upcoming Events & Save The Dates!

December 24th - FFHT

December 26th - Dory's Birthday and Christmas Pawty (pics due Dec. 20th).

January 9th, 2015 - Inauguration & Swearing In forDoodz Mayorz

January 9th, 2015 - After the Inauguration, come to Dory's Pajama Pawty!

January 10th, 2015 - Madi's Farewell, hosted by Sarge

January 12, 2015 - Blogville Administration Blog Hop to acquaint all citizens with the new services available to them.

January 24, 2015 - Letter To My Paw Pal.

We are the PugRanch Kids

Bailey & Hazel

Friday, December 5, 2014

Flashback Friday - Greta's Pajamas

2012 was Greta's first Christmas

For our Christmas photo shoot
 I ordered jammies from

Of course Greta's were pink.

9 months old! 

such a pretty girl

they all looked so cute in their jammies

2012 Christmas Card picture

This year I ordered a Christmas dress for Hazel
and a matching bow tie for Bailey
once again from the Etsy shop of Pug Possessed

The dress is gorgeous!
We will do our photo shoot this weekend
and then get our cards ready to go out

speaking of cards

Pugs - 10

Peeps - 1

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Angel Greta

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Card Count!

Hello Friends!
It's Bailey again
Mom's favorite picture of me!

I had a wonderful birthday 
and thank you for all the good wishes!

 I got a couple of great cards

From Easy & Staff

And from my sweet friends 
Freya Rose Blossom and Frankie de tabby

You all made my day special!

And the Christmas cards are starting to arrive!

Pugs - 6

Peeps - 0

bwwaahaaaa ahaha ha!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey & Hazel

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Birthday Boy!

Mr Bailey is 12 years old today!

such a handsome pup

And still as handsome as ever!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mr Bailey & Hazel