Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre Sport (Guinea Pig) Class Update

So my guinea pig class was such
a success that the teacher has
decided to continue it till spring when
some of us will be old enough to start
Agility Foundation Class.

Mom has not gotten too many pictures
 since it is hard to take them and
keep track of what I am doing

But here I am looking into the tunnel


Hellooooo!!! Anybody in there???


And this is called a wobble board.



It moves around and wobbles when you walk on it.


And here is my furiend Skully the Irish Terrier
practicing the pause table




We have become great furiends!
We like to play and dance!

I also started another class for
beginning obedience and rally,
so right now I go two nights a week!!

I love it!!!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Rest of the Story

Some of you were maybe wondering
why Mom and Hazel
were dressed as clowns in this picture



Each August Mom attends a three day
Obedience and Rally Trial in a nearby town.
On Saturday they offer what they call
non-regular classes.
You don't earn titles in these classes,
they are for practice and fun
The last one of the day is the much
anticipated TEAM competion.
4 dogs and 4 handlers on each team.




 When Mom first started participating in
Team everybody had matching tshirts
Then we started customizing the tshirts based
on our team name



Then one year we decided to "dress up"
and it was so much fun.
We also added music. 

The next year the other teams followed suit
so now every team is in costume 

There usually 4 to 6 teams entered
It has become the highlight of the trial
Everyone anxious to see what "themes"
the teams have come up each year.

This particular year our team was
"Send in the Clowns"
It was inspired actually by
Hazels performance in the Rally ring the prior year,
she was more interested in clowning around than
doing what she was supposed to!




We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - the Circus Is Coming



Send in the Clowns 

Mom & Hazel 

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Monday, January 21, 2013

As Snug as a Pug In a

 
 
 PUG SNUGGLY!
 
 
It has been toooo coooold here lately.
 
Yes winter does get cold in Idaho
Yes it snows in Idaho
 
Butt, it does not normally stay this cold
( sub zero at night and barely in the teens in the day)
for this long.
We have had butt chilling feet fureezing weather
for about three weeks now.
 
So Mom ordered us coats from
You already got to see my snow boots.
I put them on every morning to go out.

 
Now I can be even warmer in my
Pug Snuggly Coat 


Doesn't Hazel look cute in her coat?
 
 
They are just the perfect fit for us pugs
and soo comfy warm.
 
 
Bailey is ready!
 
Let's go outside everybody!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
They arrived super fast.
Mom ordered them on a Fri evening
Jett & Yogi shipped them out to us on Sat
and we got them on Tues.
Pawsome Service!!
 
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta
 
 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday News

Just a few items of news!
 
 
Greta is pawticipating in Sarge's Sled Day!!
She is really excited
cause it sounds like great fun!!
 
 

 
 
 
And Mr. Bailey will be attending the
Valentine's Day Ball with...
 
Miss Gracie Lynn Slimmer!!
 
 
 
 
We think that Hazel is holding out
for the circus that we hear is coming to town.
She loves being a clown!
 
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, January 18, 2013

Another Award!!!

 The Liebster Blog Award and was given to us
by Coccolino, the mini pet pig!
 Thank you so much Coccolino!

liebster

Liebster Blog Award Rules:

Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you We will thank you again, Coccolino!

Share five things about yourself and five things about your dogs/pets
About The PugRanch Kids:
1. Bailey is the barker of the family. Barks at the TV, at the neighbors, at the school bus when it goes up the road, sometimes at the water softener when it runs at night.

2. Hazel loves to eat dandelions. She will scour the yard and pop the tops off of them. She also loves cherry tomatoes, and just about anything Dad tries to grow in the garden. We have to keep her out of it or she would strip everything clean.

3. Greta has learned the joy of eating the yard vegetation from Hazel.

4. All three pugs know that if Mom comes home and changes into her tennis shoes, someone is getting to go to training class.

5. All three pugs sleep with us at night. Lately it has been so cold that all three are under the covers with us.

About Mom Linda:
1. Mom grew up in Redwood City, CA and moved to Idaho when she was 18 yrs old

2. When Mom was in the 6th grade, she and her partner won 5th place in a State Ballroom Dance competition.

3. Mom has worked for the same employer for 40 yrs. She works in the accounting dept. at a potato processing plant. They make french fries and one of their biggest customers is McDonalds.

4. Mom loves to read. She really enjoyed the Harry Potter series, Twilight was fun, and has read almost every Stephen King book and also likes Dean Koontz. Her most recent favorite books are Merles Door, Lessons from a Free Thinking Dog, and A Dogs Purpose.

5. Mom is a One Year and 3 months breast cancer survivor (who's counting).

Answer five questions from your nominee

1. What time do you (pets and pet parents) go to sleep?
We are usually in bed by 10:15 - 10:30 PM. Even on the weekends. Dad is usually asleep on the couch before that.

2. What is your all time favorite snack?
hhmmmm. Mom has a weakness for cookies. Dad loves potato chips. The pugs will have anything we are having!

3. If you had one week to spend anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I am not much of a traveler, but I would love to be able to go the Pug Nationals sometime, otherwise Hawaii would be nice!

4. Lake or ocean?
Lake

5. Is blogging your full-time “profession” or part-time hobby?
part-time hobby

Ask five new questions to your nominated bloggers

1. What made you decide on your particular breed of dog?
2. Do you have a gender preference, boys or girls?
3. What made you decide to start a blog?
4. Favorite TV show?
5. Boxers or Briefs?? HEE HEE

Reveal your top five picks (200 readers or less) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog

We would like to pass this award on to these blogs that we enjoy visiting.

the Three Little Pugs

Kitty + Coco

Two Pugs Adventures

Pug-A-Boo

Pugs & Purrs

Next week we will show you our wonderfully comfy PugSnuggly Coats!!


We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Reality Award from Urban Hounds


We recently received a couple of awards!
The first one is a Reality Blog Award.
 

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Our wonderful friends at Urban Hounds gave us this award. Thank you so much. We really enjoy their blog. It is filled with dogs and recipes (for humans and dogs) and historical info, product reviews. And their pug Weasley is about the same age as Greta, so it has been fun seeing the two "grow up together".

 
The rules and instruction for this award are as follows . . .
1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them.
3) Answer the 5 simple questions. (see below)
4) Nominate up to 20 blogs for the award and notify each of them. (see below)
5) Display the award on your blog somewhere.

1) If you could change one thing, what would you change?
All five (pugs and 'rents) of us would love it if Mom and Dad could be retired and stay home every day with us. On second thought sometimes we look forward to Monday so we can get our rest!
2) If you could repeat an age, what would it be? any year?
Bailey and Hazel 5 or 6 would be a good age. They could stay that age forever Mom would be happy.
Greta is not quite one year old. We do not want to repeat this first year it has been a challenge and she is just starting to be not soo naughty (still crazy though) all the time.
Mom would go back to her 40's. It was after she met Dad and had more energy for everything.
3) What is one thing that really scares you?

Bailey - he is scared of thunder, fireworks and the kitchen floor. He won't walk across it sometimes like he is afraid it will swallow him or something .
Hazel - doesn't like sirens
Greta - has no fear!! Except the GiantPugFace Tshirt - that freaked her out.

4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?

Bailey - To get his Companion Dog title. Probably not going to happen, he is ten and just doesn't like going to the shows.
 
Hazel - To get her Rally Advanced title. Still might be in the cards as she is more settled now and since Greta joined the family more anxious to show Mom that she can do it.
Greta - Just getting started, right now the sky is the limit, not only in Obedience and Rally, but she will be (we hope) Mom's first agility pug! She has soo much potential it is up to Mom to be a good trainer.
5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
WE like us puggies just as we are! Spoiled & pampered.
Mom would like to be a master dog trainer, but for longer than a day.
I would like to pass this award to:
the Gospel of Goose
 
Through the Eyes of Tweedles
 
Bert - Four Legged Views
 
Bowl of Noodles
 
the Online Canine
 
A Day in the Life of Pugs
 
Southern Fried Pugs
 
 
Thanks again to Urban Hounds!!
 
We have another award to tell you about and pass on to some other great blogs but that is for another post!
 
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Like Peeing on Mt. Everest

So we are still in a super cold spell here in Idaho.
After Mom came home from her trip it warmed up enough to snow for two days but now it is super cold again!
That makes it really hard to get our potty bidness done. 



Dad used the snow blower move a lot of the snow around the outer part of the yard to make it easier for us.


Bailey & Hazel are pretty good about getting the job done quickly and getting back in the house.

Not me, 
I have to go back and forth about 87 times 
before I am ready to do anything.
But my feet get too cold before I get anything done
and for some reason I want to pee in the snow
not where Dad cleared it off.
So Mom and Dad went shopping and got 
me these cool shoes!!


Look at me!
 I can run in my shoes and my feet don't get cold!

  video

And here I am up on the mountain of snow
looking for that perfect place to pee!!
Hee Hee!

video

Mom also ordered all three of us coats from Pug Snuggly!
Can't wait till they get here, 
we will be stylin'!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, January 11, 2013

See Beautiful

This Moment
 
 
 
 
 This is what it looked like in our backyard this morning.
See the snow falling.
Isn't it Beautiful!
 
 
What is even more beautiful is that
because of all the snow,
Mom got to work from home today!
 
It is a beautiful day when we get to
hang out with Mom all day!
 
Mom was working on the computer in the study
so I laid on the bench behind her
 
 
 
Then Mom brought in one of the dog beds
so I could lay beside her while she worked
Thanks Mom!
 
 
 
Mom!!
Bailey is hogging the bed!!
 
 
Look!
We both fit!
How Beautiful is that!
 
 
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

MOM's HOME!!

Mom got home Sunday night and
we are so glad to have her home
and be back to normal around here.
It even warmed up some today to 30 degrees!!
She had a great visit with family, dogs and humans.
She hopes to have some pictures to share soon.

Now for the Soggy Doggy Doormat

Mom is quite impressed with it.
She has it at the end of the hallway where we enter the house.
It seems to get the snow off of our feet and
Mom and Dad can stomp and rub their shoes around on it and it gets the snow and wet off of their shoes pretty good
It dries quite fast and when it gets dirty it is machine washable.

You can go to their website,
 by clicking
and read about the Soggy Doggy Doormat
and their other products.

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Monday, January 7, 2013

Soggy Doggy Doormat

 
 
 We must tell you about a package that arrived
just before Mom left on her trip.
 
 
 
It was our Soggy Doggy Doormat that we won
by pawticipated in Holiday Happenings Giveaways
at Pet Blogs United



Doesn't it look nice!
 

 
 
 
A big THANK YOU to
Pet Blogs United
and
the people who make
Soggy Doggy Doormats
 


Mom is loving it!
It is working great
getting the snow off our paws
 (and Mom & Dads)
when we come in from outside
 

 
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta
 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Chillin' with the Boys

While we are fureeezing at home with Dad
(the temp outside Thurs. morning was 14 below)
Mom still has some puggies to keep her warm!



Mom with Hazel's brother Brutus and Dad Buzz
They love it when she comes to visit!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mom's Gone a Visiting

Mom has left the PugRanch for a few days
and left us home with Dad.
The neat thing is she went to visit Hazel's
 dad Buzz and brother Brutus.
And they just happen to live with Mom's human daughter so she gets to visit with her too.
 
Hopefully she will get some pictures of the guys
 to share when she gets home.
till then we are hanging out with Dad keeping him
out of trouble! hee hee.
 
We will be checkin in but may not comment for a few days.
 
Thanks to all the new people who stopped by from Oskar's and thanks to everyone who stops by.
 
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta