Monday, November 30, 2015

Snow for Thanskgiving

It started snowing the day before Thanksgiving

Mom was glad to get off work early 
and she made it home before the storm arrived
(she has a 30 mile drive each way)

the snow stopped for a little while 
but then started up again and snowed all night 
It was still snowing when we got up Thanksgiving morning

 Dad!  - look at all that white stuff!

 you really don't think we need to go out do you?

It kept snowing 'til late morning

The temps dropped to single digits at night
and 20's in the day so the snow is staying for a while

Dad shoveled some great trails for us

And we enjoyed the sun puddles

coming in the front window!

Christmas Card Count
Pugs - 5  Peeps - 0

We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November Chewy Review #2

Today we are reviewing Wellness Petite Treats

Petite Treats Soft Mini-Bites With Lamb, Apples & Cinnamon

these are soft yummy treats designed with us small dogs in mind

Petite Treats Soft Mini-Bites With Lamb, Apples & Cinnamon

Wellness® Petite Treats Soft Mini-Bites With Lamb, Apples & Cinnamon are sized just for Small Breeds, and have a flavor even the pickiest pooch will love!
    • Specially Formulated to Naturally Meet the Unique Needs of Small Breed Dogs
    • Grain Free
    • Wheat Free
    • Packed with Great Flavor
    • No Corn, Soy, Artificial Colors or Flavors
    • Bite-Sized for Smaller Mouths
    • Contains Flaxseed to Promote a Healthy, Shiny Coat
    • Over 100 Treats Per Bag
 INGREDIENTS:  Lamb Meal, Dried Ground Potatoes, Tapioca Flour, Glycerine, Lamb, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Cane Molasses, Pea Fiber, Apples, Flaxseed, Chickpeas, Salt, Cinnamon, Guar Gum, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Rosemary Extract.

They come in cute little flower shapes
Signature Selects

The actual size is much smaller 

as you can see in this picture below

 they are the pawfect treats for training 
and mom can even break them into smaller pieces,
 but why she would even think of doing that I don't know

Let me tell you friends 
that I love, love, love these treats

They come in other flavors too
like the Turkey, Pomegranate and Ginger that
 Arty sent me for my birthday
Soft Mini-Bites With Turkey, Pomegranate & Ginger

I love, love, love those too!!!!
thank you Arty!

Thank you Chewy for sending us these great treats to try

disclaimer - We were provided one bag of Wellness Treats free of charge 
in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekend Walk!

Sunday afternoon was 40 degrees but nice and sunny

Mom & Dad took me to the Wellness Complex for a walk
and guess who else got to go!

Bailey & Hazel walked for a bit 
then hopped in the pugmobile for a ride

It was such a beautiful day for a walk

They had to tell the whole world!

It was great to get out all together

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, November 20, 2015

November Chewy Review

It's Chewy Review time again!

Chewy has the best prices, 
the best customer service 
and with two warehouses - 
super fast shipping in the USA to wherever you are 

This month they sent us two items to review

Today we are gonna review the Benebone Mini!

First Mom wants to tell you that she had purchased a Benebone in the past for Angel Greta.
At that time there was only one size and it proved to be too large for Greta. We were excited to learn that they now make a mini size for dogs under 30 lbs

Benebone's Wishbone Chew isn't your dog's average chew toy. Made with real bacon and food-grade nylon, the ergonomic wishbone will keep your dog chewing and each prong has deep flavor grooves to keep him interested.

As if that wasn't enough, with your purchase you'll also be supporting animal welfare nationwide as a portion of all Benebone sales are donated to animal support organizations!

Key Benefits
  • Made with real bacon
  • Flavor is infused throughout the entire product
  • No artificial flavor
  • Great for teething puppies
  • Made in the USA
  • Benebone Mini is best suited for dogs under 30 pounds

The smell of bacon was irresistible

Can you see Hazel wanted to smell and it too?

Mom was very pleased with the mini size

The benebone is a harder chew than I normally like 
but the flavor kept me chewing all evening long

the unique wishbone shape
 makes it easy for me to hold and chew

 I have lots of different nylabones and I like different ones at different times - keeps chewing interesting

Mom is very pleased to see that I have added the benebone into my chew "rotation" and it should last longer than my softer nylabones.

Benebones come in two sizes and three flavors
Bacon, Peanut Butter and Rotisserie Chicken

Thanks Chewy! for being so pawsome!

disclaimer: we were not compensated for this post. 
We were provided with the Benebone Mini, free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hazel's Pain in the Neck

Hello Friends!

Hazel here today
 to tell you about the pain in my neck.

No - 
I am not talking about Mabel 


I look pretty happy in the above picture but
 I have not been feeling that happy lately

I have been experiencing some pain in my neck area
Two rounds of prednisone did not get me better.
It made me feel better but 
as soon as we backed the dosage off the pain returned. 
Tuesday I had xrays done 
and it seems I have a collapsed disc area

The best we can do is to manage the pain as best we can
so for now I will take prednisone and gabapentin.
If I get feeling really good we will reduce the prednisone and see how it goes. My dogtor would like it if I could just take the gabapentin (if it helps me) and only take the prednisone if I have a bad flareup. The goal is to keep me comfortable on the least amount of meds. 

The hardest part is keeping me and Mabel from playing too hard. Our favorite thing to do is grab each others necks and shake but Mom & Dad won't let us do that anymore

Other than that I am fine -
 I am at a good weight - 14.8 lbs
so no diet necessary thank goodness!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, November 16, 2015

My Birthday Weekend!

My friends!
I had a wonderful birthday weekend
Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes
You all helped to make my first birthday so special!

My birthday morning started out with a new toothbrush!

What ??? you say

Well a girls gotta have clean teeth

And I love these Whimzee Dental Chews!

Then Mom showed me a card and package 
that had come in the mail

See Bailey - it says "To Mabel"!

Look! Look!

Treats and toys and a card!
All from my "special" friend Arty
And his sister and brothers

what do you mean 
I am not supposed to eat the candles on the cake!

I love this monkey that Arty sent to me,

Mom -
 do you think my other monkey will be jealous?

I always start with the tags - how about you?

Thank you so much Arty! 
You're the Best!
I love the toys and the yummy treats
Please tell Dory, Jakey and Bilbo thank you too.

But the day was not over yet

Mom & Dad took me to Petco

We looked at the toys

Then we checked out the Treat Bar!
Petco sent me a coupon for my birthday
I got to pick out 1 lb of treats!

mmmmmm these smell interesting! 

Sunday morning I got to have my yummy breakfast

Scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon on top!

Then I got to meet my cousin Willow at the new Wellness Complex and go for a walk!

Mom did not take the camera so no pictures of our walk
 but we had a blast together

After our walk we went back to my house 
so Willow and I could play.

Willow is only 10 days older than me 
and she lives with Mom's human son

Willow doesn't have to go home yet does she??
We are having so much fun

Wow I had to take a nap after that

With my new Monkey from Arty and the new Holey Roller ball that Mom & Dad got for me when we were at Petco

I hope all my birthdays will be this much fun!

I leave you with a video

Me & The Musical Birthday Cake

Make sure to turn your sound up to hear the music!
(thanks again Arty! Mom really loves this toy too BOL!)

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Mabel!

Happy First Birthday !
to our baby 


Thank you for coming into our lives
so full of love and sweetness 
and just a touch of naughty

Thank you for being YOU!

We love you so!
Mom & Dad

Sending prayers of support for 
our friends in France

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel