Monday, February 27, 2017

30 Day Food Challenge Part 2

We are now a couple of weeks in to our

 30 day Rachel Ray Nutrish Peak food challenge 

posed to us by our good friends at

First let me tell you that the transition to this food 
was easy peasy.
No tummy or poop problems. 
Hazel & I both like the food but then I like just about anything. Hazel had been hesitant to start eating her dinner  before and mom was hoping to see an improvement with this food but she still has to be coaxed to get started
(it is probably due to her medicine on her food than the food itself)
but once she gets started she eats with gusto

Unfortunately about a week into the challenge Hazel started doing the Butt Scootin' Boogie a lot. 
Mom put her back on our other kibble
 and the scootin' has stopped. 

A note from Mom
The recipe says Turkey, Duck and Quail with Turkey as the #1 ingredient
Looking at the ingredients I was disappointed to see that the Duck and Quail are low on the list, meaning less duck and quail than even beet pulp and cranberries. In fact chicken meal is much higher on the list. I would have expected it to be higher since it is promoted as "turkey, duck & quail" 


  1. Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Dried Peas, Pea flour, Whole Dried Potatoes, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Flaxseed, Cranberries, Duck, Quail, Menhaden Fish Meal, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

So I guess it is up to me to finish the 30 day challenge

We will give you our final thoughts in a couple of weeks!

disclaimer: as a #chewyinfluencer we were provided one bag of Rachel Ray Peak kibble in exchange for trying this food for 30 days and giving our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Self Portrait Challenge

For the February Challenge our
Director of Arts & Entertainment 
challenged our creativity and 
asked us to create self portraits

These are our entries!

Snow Pug

We originally created this portrait of Mabel as StuArt
Mom liked it so much she had a canvas print made 
and it hangs in the hallway at the PugRanch

Pretty Pug

Another favorite of Mom's of our little Hazel

Handsome Pug

Mom's absolute favorite picture of Mr Bailey
She likes his creation a lot so it may be the next to go on a canvas print!

Thanks to Louis for this great challenge 
Be sure to visit
to see all the self portrait entries

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, February 24, 2017

It's Mom's Last Day


It's a big day for Mom

It is her last day at work at the Potato Processing Plant were she has worked for 44 1/2 yrs

Mom was just a teenager (18 yrs. old) when she arrived in Idaho from her home state of California.
One week later she started working for Lamb Weston, a company that makes french fries and other potato products

The first 12 years Mom worked in the production plant in several different positions. General Labor, Quality Assurance, Operator and even worked in the Maintenance Dept! In 1984 she began working in the Accounting Department doing the Payroll and did that job for 22 years. The last ten years Mom has done the Cost Accounting. 

A lot of life goes by in 44 years

Mom got married
Had two children, a son and a daughter
got divorced
bought a home to raise her children in
sang with a local country western band
took some college classes in accounting
adopted an older pug and fell in love with breed
Met her soul mate 
 remarried gaining 5 more children
Sold her home 
Mom & Dad bought some property to put a home on
 and that is now The PugRanch
Lost her Dad in 1999
welcomed 25 grandchildren
was diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Started a blog called the Idaho PugRanch
lost her Step Mom in 2015
celebrated 5 yrs cancer free

And through it all she had her job at Lamb Weston

Now a new life chapter called 


Congrats Mom!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February #ChewyInfluencer Review

This month we decided to try something totally new

ACANA Mackerel & Greens Singles Formula Dog Treats

Mom was a little leary - she was afraid they would be stinky

but we convinced her to let us give these treats a try

These nourishing bites are made with fresh wild-caught New England mackerel as the single, easily digestible animal protein that’s full of omega-3. It’s gently freeze-dried to preserve the natural flavors and nutrients and combined with Kentucky spinach and sun-dried sarsaparilla root. Spinach provides a rich source of fiber, and sarsaparilla root supports healthy digestion for a nutritious treat that’s easy for the most sensitive pet to digest.

As soon as Mom opened the bag the smell was heavenly
 and I could almost taste the soft green bites

 Hurry mom! I can't wait !

Ha! this is an action shot of me jumping in the air 
for Acana Mackerel & Greens

Hazel thought they were yummy too and Mom says she was pleased the odor was not strong

We would consider these a "high value" treat
something we would be willing to work hard for!

Thank you Chewy! has the best prices, fast shipping and the most pawsome customer service!

disclaimer:  as a #chewyinfluencer, we were provided one bag of Acana Mackerel & Greens treats free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, February 20, 2017

We got some Love!

We got some love for Valentines day last week!

I can open it myself Mom!

Arty sent me a love letter!!

Thank you Arty! you make me feel so special

Bailey wanted some help opening his

Dory spoiled Mr Bailey too!

Mom got a surprise package from the great folks

And look what Dad got for mom

I really don't know if we need another pug in the house BOL!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!

It's the Day for Love!

And Valentine K-OSS fun at

Hazel and Oreo are ready!

You might see Dory and Bailey getting some 

Arty and I are hosting the Youth Room!

Happy Valentines Day!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

#ChewyInfluencer 30 Day Food Challenge!

Guess what?

We got an email from Miss Natalie at asking if we would like to do a 30 day food challenge.

She offered us a bag of

Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Natural Northern Woodlands Recipe with Turkey, Duck & Quail Dry Dog Food

to try for 30 days and let you know what we think.

Before we said yes we had Mom get some information about this food and this is what she found out

Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Natural Northern Woodlands Recipe with Turkey, Duck & Quail Dry Dog Food is a delicious protein-rich recipe brimming with real duck, quail and USA farm-raised turkey as the first ingredient. It’s a hearty meal chock full of nutritious ingredients including peas, potatoes and cranberries. 
Plus, it’s free of gluten, grain and fillers.

Mom was also happy it contains Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids 
and Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Last week this HUGE bag was delivered to the PugRanch

That is our regular kibble on the left 
and we were happy to see that 
the Rachel Ray Peak kibble on the right 
was a good size for us

Hazel & I will be eating this food for 30 days

We got started on Sunday with a mix of new kibble with our normal kibble to make sure we have no tummy problems

So far so good! 
We both like it and the transition is going well
 We should be eating just the new kibble by the end of the week. We will give you an update on how it is going in a couple of weeks.

Thank you Miss Natalie and Chewy
for giving us the opportunity to try this food

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, February 6, 2017

Blogville Coffee Morning and Open House

Hello Blogville!

Welcome To Coffee Morning
at Blogville City Hall

Mayor Arty and I invite you to visit the offices of the Blogville administration and enjoy a puppachino 

made by our very own 
Office Manager and Barrista Princess Leah 

Hey! Here is Madi, Hazel & Oreo visiting
 with the recently retired Dory & Mr Bailey

You never know who you might run into in the hallways!

So hop the City Hall Offices 
and get to know our administration!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, February 3, 2017

Mom's Big Countdown

we apologize for not being around much lately

Mom is on her final countdown to retirement
After 44 1/2 years at the same employer she will be hanging it up at the end of this month!

In addition to fighting a winter cold, 
she now has a new trainee with her full time.

We are trying to visit everybody 
but may not comment everyday.

We are excited that very soon 
Mom will be home with us every day!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel