Monday, April 16, 2018

Hungry Hazel

Hello everyone!

It's me Hazel here today

I know that Mom has mentioned several times 
that I had become a picky eater

Just when Mom thinks she has found something I really like
I don't like it anymore
Sometimes it would take me 5 to 10 minutes 
to decide to eat

Well that has all changed.
A few weeks ago I started having some daily episodes of reverse sneezing. 
Mom took me to see the dogtor. 
She sent me home with some antibiotics 
and a cough suppressant. 
I felt better right away 
it has helped my appetite

Hey Dad! 
Don't you want to share those chips??

Something in the fridge sure smells good

I really would like some of this good smelling food

Maybe I can just help myself!

Sheesh Mom!
I can't believe you would not let me have some of those yummy ribs from Famous Dave's

note from Mom: 
Hazel has finished a week of antibiotics
We started with 2 of the cough suppressants per day for 4 days
then 1 a day for 4 days with no trachea episodes
We reduced to 1/2 pill a day and unfortunately she had some issues 
so we have gone back to 1 a day for a while longer and then try again to reduce 
The vet said we might have to get through the season change 
or at her age it might be Hazel's new normal 
and it will be a matter of figuring out the lowest dose to control things. 
The good side is her appetite. 
While it has been a daily struggle to get her to start eating
now I put her bowl down and she digs right in!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, April 13, 2018

Curtains and Rock Chucks

Happy Friday! 

Last Friday we shared pictures of some of the critters 
that have visited the PugRanch

Some of you wondered about the Rock Chuck 

So I thought I would share some Rock Chuck Facts

  • Also known as the Yellow-bellied Marmot
  • Largest of all ground squirrels
  • Typically weigh 4 to 11 pounds
  • Brown coat, white patch of fur between eyes, reddish-brown tail, yellow belly
  • Lifespan of up to 15 years
  • Live in colonies of 10 to 20 individuals
Rock chucks can cause severe damage by digging holes in irrigation canal banks, throughout pastures, and along the sides of buildings.
Their tunnel systems have been known to reach 10 to 70 meters in length, and over 1-meter in depth.

We have not seem him around for several days
so we hope he has moved on

And now for the curtains!

Mom took a break from working on the Christmas stocking 
and made new curtains for the kitchen

She had an idea in her head 
 and a picture from the internet
 of what she wanted them to look like

Mom was really pleased with how they turned out

After a couple of nice days
winter came back yesterday with snow and high winds

Come on spring!!!!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Critters Visit the PugRanch

Here we are
 joining the ever cute and darling
Miss Rosy Sassypants
for the Flower Friday blog hop!
Unfortunately even though it is April,
spring is taking its time this year
and since we have no flowers to show you
we will show you some the critters 
that visit us here at the PugRanch

Mr Robin wondering why we have snow
 in the middle of March

He does look fat and healthy though


Dad discovered a rock chuck

 peeking out from a pipe 
that is behind our metal shed

Here he is on another day
making sure the coast is clear

Before venturing out and going to the neighbors yard!

This is our resident pheasant searching for some food 
during one of our March snow storms

 The last few years he has spent the winter 
hanging out in the willow bushes 
that grow along the canal that runs through
 the lower part of the PugRanch

He is quite the colorful

and handsome fellow!

Can you see our kitty friend??

He is in the Big Yard hunting for mice

The mice really tore up our lawn this winter 
so we are happy for his help 
in getting rid of those pesky mouses

 We also get a pair of doves
 that come back every spring

I was very friendly and told this one 
Welcome Back!

We are having a few days of rain now
Hopefully that will get the grass green 
and spring springing up!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, March 30, 2018

Mom's Projects

Mom learned how to do counted cross stitch many years ago
 from some of the ladies she worked with.
She rarely cross stitched at home,
 Mom worked on projects on her breaks and lunch at work.

Over the years there have many projects completed
and the ones Mom has enjoyed the most 
was making Christmas stockings
 for each of the grandpeeps.

Mom realized that the youngest (almost 2) 
did not have a stocking yet

So she searched on the internet 
and found a new one to stitch

This will be stocking number 24!
And not one is the same

Mom also decided to make some new kitchen curtains

She went to Hobby Lobby and found some fabric
we will show you them when they are done

Mom also found this cute fabric

She thinks she will make vest to wear to our trials

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer March Review #2

Today we are reviewing 

The Honest Kitchen Grain-Free Beef Recipe
 Dehydrated Dog Food

Key Benefits

  • Grain-free dehydrated dog food made with ranch-raised beef and hand-picked produce.
  • Contains higher calories and protein than other Honest Kitchen recipes,
  •  specially formulated for puppies and active adult dogs.
  • Made with minimally processed, dehydrated, whole-food ingredients in the USA
  •  no ingredients from China.
  • No by-products, preservatives or GMO ingredients.

Easy to prepare--simply mix food with warm water, 
stir well, wait 3 minutes and then serve with love!

This food can be used as a full meal 
but Mom used it as a topper on our kibble

I am ready for my serving of love Dad!


 No hesitation from me 
but then I like just about anything

What is this on my food Mom??

 Miss Picky Hazel was not too sure about it
She is not a fan of mushy food

But that's OK

It means all the more for me!!

disclaimer: as a #ChewyInfluencer we were provided this product free of charge 
in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, March 23, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer March Review

As a #ChewyInfluencer we sure love getting to try new things and we were very happy to try

Nulo Freestyle Grain-Free Duck Recipe With Pears Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food

It’s all the benefits of raw without the hassle, containing 82% duck, organs and bone for the ultra-rich protein and balanced fat your pal needs to feel and look his best, plus fruits and veggies like green beans, kale and spinach. It also has GanedenBC30, a powerful probiotic, or “good bacteria” that supports your dog's digestive and immune health with every bite. These irresistible morsels are minimally-processed and quickly frozen to lock in the most nutrients and flavors. Plus, it’s made with no corn, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, colors or flavorings.

Let's see what's in these

Duck, Duck Necks, Duck Heart, Duck Wings, Duck Liver, Pears, Butternut Squash, Green Beans, Carrots, Blueberries, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Salmon Oil, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (natural preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

These minimally-processed bits are easy to feed on their own or as a delicious meal topper for kibble. 
Or you can use them as treats too!

I am ready to try one mom!

OOH!! I can just about taste it


Yummy Yummy Yummy!

These are a big hit with us

Mom shared some with some other training friends 
and they wanted to know where to get some.

Of course we told them all about 

disclaimer: As a #ChewyInfluencer we were provided this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel