Friday, June 23, 2017

Flower Friday in our Memorial Garden

We want to thank our friends for all the love and support
It means so much to us
As hard as it is to say goodbye
we know that Bailey is now pain free
 and running like a young pup again

Today on Flower Friday with Angel Dory
 we invite you to visit our Memorial Garden

 But before we take you to our Memorial Garden
 we want to show you the beautiful flowers
 we received yesterday

These came from Tucker & Bianca's Mom
(Mom's granddaughter)

They are so beautiful along with the special gift

So several years ago, Mom & Dad created a 
Memorial Garden

Over time 
Mom has kind of let nature do what it will somewhat

The ground covers have spread and co-mingled
and some of the other plants have spread as well

These lovely lavender colored flowers
 are now in a few different spots

Look closely and you can see the very tiny white flowers

But Mom's very favorite flowers in the Memorial Garden
are the the tiny purple flowers around the memorial rocks

Mom & Dad have picked a special rock
and today they will take it to be engraved with "Bailey"
Of the seven rocks already in the garden,
Bailey lived with five of those precious souls

Thank you again for your love and support
Mom hopes to have a special memory post done for Monday

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mr Bailey is Running Free

Mr Bailey grew so weary from his struggles. 
The last few weeks we could tell he was dreaming of those days when he could run in the yard as his legs moved 
and he made little yips as he was sleeping.

Yesterday afternoon we held him and loved him
 and helped him on his journey to the Rainbow Bridge

No more struggles dear Bailey Man - 
now you are running free with Greta, 
your sweetheart Dory,
and all your friends at the Bridge

We love you forever Buddy,

Mom, Dad
Hazel & Mabel

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June #ChewyInfluencer Review

This month for our review we chose

Nature's Variety Instinct Healthy Cravings

Nature's Variety Instinct Healthy Cravings satisfies your dog’s meat-eating nature with the Grain-Free Tender Beef Recipe in Savory Gravy Dog Food Topper. Add moisture and flavor to your dog’s kibble with a delicious topper full of real, tender beef in a savory gravy. Instinct Healthy Cravings provides quality nutrition free of grains or fillers and gives your pup a tasty mealtime experience with the real meat he craves.

It says it is a perfect compliment to our meal!

Key Benefits
  • Wholesome, real chicken or beef in gravy recipe makes the perfect dry food topper or meal enhancer
  • A grain-free and gluten-free option that’s perfect for dogs with gluten intolerance
  • Does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Dogs of all ages and breeds can enjoy this moisture-rich for added hydration
  • Made without any corn, wheat or soy for a pure delicious beef taste

Let me see what's in there Dad!
Beef Broth, Beef, Chicken, Beef Liver, Eggs, Pea Flour, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Salt, Sodium Carbonate, Dl-Methionine.

These tasty little morsels and gravy 
really are just perfect on our kibble 

I just thought you might want to see my cute face!

The packets are not very big
but our mom is stingy  thrifty 
We each get a little to spice up our meal 
and she splits a packet between breakfast and dinner. 

We give this food high paws!!

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disclaimer: We were not compensated for this post. We were provided free product in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, June 19, 2017

Blogville Friends are The Best

Hello Friends
It's Mr Bailey here again today

Last week the FedEx truck pulled up our drive.
We were not expecting a delivery 
and were very surprised when he had a big box for us

Inside the box was an awesome dog bed,
A memory foam bed made just for old doggies like me

When Mom read the card her eyes got all leaky

Ruby at The Daily Pip had a giveaway

The giveaway was won by 
Misty & Lightning at The Chronicle of Woo's

The Woo's asked if I could have the bed
to rest my weary bones

Such a thoughtful and generous gift from 
Ruby & Rosie and Misty & Lightning

we can't thank you enough!

As you can see - 
I settled right in for a good nap and snoring session

Hazel thinks it is pretty comfy too!

Now yesterday was Father's Day 
and I want to give a shout out to my dad

I can no longer make it up the ramp to the bed 
so every night at bed time, 
Dad carries me in and lays me down 
on an orthopedic pad that is above Mom's pillow 
(good thing she is short BOL!)
 Then whatever time I decide I need to get up - 
usually around 5 am - 
Dad will get up and carry me outside so I can go potty. 
I love you Dad for everything you do for me.

And I have to hand it to Mom also, 
at some point in the middle of the night 
I want to change position 
and I need her help to get moved around and comfy again

 There has been a lot of tearful talk about something called quality of life as my strength continues to decline.

One day at a time

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Remembering My Friend Bilbo

Hello Friends
Mr Bailey here today to remember a dear friend

I first met Bilbo during the 2014 Mayoral campaign
 when I was campaign manager 
for Murphy & Stanley 
and he was the campaign manager
 for his lovely sister Dory

One phone call turned into the 
Road to the Great Debate
and before we knew it

We were in Dory's Backyard 
trying to explain why we were there!

And from there a friendship was born

Being totally smitten with the lovely Dory

I turned to Bilbo 
to help me plan the pawfect Valentine Date

It was a night to remember thanks to Bilbo 
and I won the heart of the lovely Dory

my friend Bilbo
went to join his sister Dory at the Rainbow Bridge

Bilbo - a little guy with a big heart

I will miss you my friend
I know that Dory was happy to see you
Give her my love 
till we meet again

Your friend
Mr Bailey

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Learning Weave Poles

Of all the agility obstacles

Weave poles can be the hardest to learn
because it is not something we dogs do naturally
like jumping and running. 

We start by having the poles spaced apart
so we can get used to running between them.
Slowly we move the poles in 
and eventually they will be in a straight line.

This was a few weeks ago
you can watch me going through the poles

Please ignore the end of the video - 
Dad was having trouble turning the camera off BOL!

Since then the poles have been moved closer and Mom hopes that soon we will be doing straight line weaves!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, June 9, 2017

Flower Friday

We are happy to participate in Flower Friday with 
Angel Dory and the Boyz

A couple of weeks ago we showed you our plant
 that was getting ready to bloom

Here it is! All covered in pink flowers!

Mom's flower pots are all doing well. 
We really like the parti colored blooms

 These bushes out front spread like crazy
 and they attract bees

The other day there were several huge Bumble Bees
Mom took about 87 pictures trying to get a good one!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bailey's Dogtor Appointment

Good Morning Friends

I thought I would let you know 
how my dogtor appointment went yesterday

I do not appear to have pain in my hips and legs
It seems the big problem is
 the arthritis in my back has pretty much fused my spine

Unfortunately there is not much more that can help me as I already take the recommended medications

Although I can't stand still for very long,
 I can get around if I keep moving but my back feet drag
 and it does not take much for me to lose my footing 
(which is why we have rugs all through the kitchen)

It is becoming more difficult for me to lay down and more difficult for me to get up, sometimes I can't.
I need help doing - well you know - personal stuff -
 so I don't fall down

I am a proud old man and it is kind of embarrassing to have to have Mom and Dad help me so much.
 I appreciate it but I sure am getting tired of struggling

So here is the deal

Mom & Dad will continue to help me 
till I let them know I have had enough.

In the meantime
I got to have Ice Cream last night!!!!! 

Love you all

Mr Bailey

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A few words from Mr Bailey

I would like to thank everyone for all your POTP
It really helps to know you all care about this old man

Mom and Dad found out when I was just a pup 
that I would have possible joint problems
so I have been on joint supplements
 almost my entire 14 1/2 yrs.

Currently I take Deramaxx and Gabapentin,  also a natural supplement with enzymes to help with inflamation and liquid glucosamine and chondroitin.  A couple of weeks ago we found a new supplement called GlycoFlex that is supposed to help with leg strength.
 Too soon to know if it will help and mom suspects my back is what is really bothering me

Today we are going to see the dogtor to discuss any other ways to help me be more comfortable

I get really tired these days and I sleep really deep and if you turn up your sound you can hear me snoring! 

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday Stuff

Happy Monday!

Sorry we have been a little sporadic lately 
with our posts and comments
Mom has been busy with some stuff

This is the time of year that Mom works on an end of school year project for her teacher daughter.
Teacher daughter sends Mom pictures of her students 
along with a picture of the whole class 
and Mom creates a collage.

faces have been blurred for privacy
Each student gets their own personalized collage.
This year they used a picture of the school grounds as the background

Mom has also been going to physical therapy
 trying to get help with a pinched nerve

I like to help her when she is doing her exercises at home

I know she really appreciates it!

We would also like to ask 
for some good thoughts for Mr Bailey

He needs a lot of help these days
 as his back end is getting very weak

It makes Mom and Dad sad to see him struggle
and sometimes Mom cries when she thinks 
that he may not be with us much longer

So if you could keep our old boy in your thoughts
 that would be great

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel