Monday, March 19, 2018

Health Fair Fun

Last week our local university 
had a health fair on Thursday and Friday

Our training director had a table set up 
cause you know that having pets 
makes peeps happier and healthier

On the left is Jane, our instructor, and her dog Teneille
On the right is one of our training friends, 
Michelle and her dog Angus

Jane asked if Mom & I 
would like to come and help on Friday
and we said yes!

I was quite nervous at first
There were lots of people and noise
but mom reassured me that all was OK
and I started to relax

 I was quite popular, 
everyone wanted to pet the cute pug
 and soon I was enjoying the all the attention 
while mom told people about our classes

We had some puzzles to play with

I was happy to demonstrate the Snuffle Mat

treats are hidden in the mat 
and I sniffed and snuffled them right into my mouth

A group picture with Teneille on my left 
and her daughter London on my right

It was a fun day and I was exhausted when we got home
I hope we can do it again next year!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, March 16, 2018

New Shoes and a Certificate

We thought we would show you Mom's new shoes

We told you once before about BOBS from Skecher's

When you purchase BOBS, Skechers will donate to
Best Friends Animal Society
to help save the lives of dogs and cats in shelters

When mom saw these
she knew she had to have them!

Hazel & I also want to tell you 
that we are very proud of our Mom

You see in addition to the training classes
 that we do together
Mom also helps with Canine Good Citizen classes
and Beginning Obedience classes

She started studying, took a test 
and submitted an application to AKC 

Last week this certificate came in the mail

Mom is now certified with AKC as a 
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Movie

A few weeks ago 
before winter returned and dumped some snow on us
we had a chance to get in some outdoor agility practice 

The main goal of this sequence was to learn 
"serpentine jumps"
Three jumps set in a straight line 
and I was to "weave" over them

Mom was very happy with how I did!

This Sunday we will get to go to another practice 
at the indoor horse arena

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Madi!

Today we are celebrating with our dear friend Madi

on her 16th birthday!

Madi invited us to share our favorite road trip or 
how we (or our peep) learned to drive

Since neither Hazel or I drive, 
Mom said I could tell you the story 
of how she learned to drive

First I must tell you 
that these are not the actual photos of the events
Since this happened almost 50 years ago 
we had to do a re-enactment

Mom grew up in Redwood City, California

When she was 15 she signed up for Drivers Education

Mom is very short -
she couldn't see over the dash very well

The Drivers Ed teacher was a big grumpy man
and he made Mom nervous 
whenever it was her turn to drive

One day the grumpy man
 instructed Mom to turn into a skinny driveway.

Let's just say it did not go well
and Mom almost ran into a fence post!

Then the big grumpy man

turned into a big angry man

That was it for Mom

She decided that she was never going to drive a car

So what did she do??

Mom bought herself a bicycle!

But by the time Mom was 18
she realized that if she wanted to go very far, 
she really needed a car

Mom found a 1961 Volkswagon Beetle 
and bought it for $400.

She learned to drive it
and got her drivers license

A few months later
Mom decided to leave California

She drove that bug all the way to Idaho

One week in Idaho and Mom had a job at a potato processing plant
44 years later she retired from that potato processing plant

Be sure to hop the hop 
and visit Madi
to wish her a Happy Birthday!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel