Monday, October 15, 2018

Saturday Fun


Saturday was a very cool and blustery day
but Mom & I made it out to agility practice.
It is nice that one of our friends brings her camera 
and shares some fun photos with us



Doing a 5 second stay on the table
One foot up is my tell tale sign that my feet are cold!


Coming through the tunnel at warp speed!

Mom is happy that I am gaining confidence 
and beginning to work out in front of her. 
Now she has to get in better shape to keep up with me BOL!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, October 12, 2018

Boolatry Fun!


Today we are having fun over at 



And who is more fun than clowns!

Thank you Ann for our cute costumes!!


It's a month of Boolatry at Zoolatry
Visit to check out all the fun!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, October 8, 2018

Angel Greta's 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Button Giveaway


Hi Friends - Angel Greta here!



In 2013 Mom & I had a special button giveaway for
 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It was such a great success we wanted to do it again

Despite my unexpected departure for the Rainbow Bridge in 2014
we have continued our special giveaway
 because I let Mom know that I am always here 
- in her heart - 



and we would still do this together

You see 
my Mom is celebrating 7 years as a Breast Cancer Survivor

 I came into Mom's life just a few months 
after she completed her radiation treatments
 and I was an important part of her overall recovery. 

Now each October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I always like to share 
my story of .....


How I Became Mom's "Pink" Dog
by Angel Greta
Mom has NEVER liked the coloPINK
her favorite colors are green and purple
but...

 you may have noticed that I
wore a lot of PINK


Seven years ago something happened

 

After having her yearly check up
Mom was told she needed a biopsy


Two days before the start of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Mom was told she had breast cancer


Then not only did she not like PINK
she HATED PINK
Trying to come to terms with the Big C diagnoses
and PINK was in her face everywhere she went.

Surgery was scheduled and followed soon after
 by 6 weeks of radiation treatments



It was then that Mom began to realize
just how lucky she was


 She does her wellness check ups every year
 so her cancer was caught early

 She has a family that loves her and needs her
and she will be here for them

for a long time to come


  Mom realized that during
 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
she can let people know that
early detection saves lives 

so she decided
 to embrace the colo"PINK"


 and that, my friends


 is how I became Mom's "Pink" dog.

************

Dear Furiends!
 Please make sure your loved ones educate themselves about the risks of breast cancer and the importance of mammograms if they are over 40, earlier if there is a history of breast cancer in the family.
Early detection can make such a difference! 
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
we are once again having a little giveaway!

From the Café Press Shop of


we have
 Pug w/pink ribbon mini buttons  
(1” diameter) to send out to our friends





They look great on a blouse, lapel,
 or pinned on a hat (that’s where Mom’s human son wore his).
Maybe you want to show support for someone close to you that is battling this disease,honor a loved one 
or just want to help spread awareness. 
Maybe your peep is a survivor like our MOM.
  We need our peeps to take care of themselves
so they can take care of us!
Those of you that received a button in the past, 
we hope you are wearing it proudly!


If you would like a button
 send us an email with your snail mail addy to
pugranch2 AT msn DOT com

 This year we have 6 (4) buttons to give away!
(buttons will be mailed on a first come basis)

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness
 has truly become Angel Greta's legacy of love



love

Angel Greta & Mom

Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall Flower Friday


Fall has definitely arrived here at the PugRanch
after a very dry, warm summer 
our temps are cooling to the 50's 
and we have possible rain in the forecast for several days.

This Flower Friday with 
we thought we would show you some of our fall decorations


Mr Scarecrow hides in the closet until fall arrives. 


Mom decorated the mantel with fall colors. 
The large pine cones came from Truckee, CA 
where Mom & Dad went for the granddaughters wedding


One of my favorite places to lay 
is on the back of the love seat. 
Dad recently built the railing 
to keep me from bailing off the back.
It still needs to be painted
(teacher daughter is going to help at Thanksgiving)
 so we dressed it up with a fall garland!  


We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer 30 day Review Final Post

I reminded Mom 
that we needed to give you our final thoughts about

Wild Frontier by Nutro 
 Lamb & Venison Meal Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food


You can read our first two posts here




This is what our pals at Chewy told us about this food

Feed your pal’s natural instincts with Wild Frontier by Nutro with Lamb & Venison Meal Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food. Featuring a grain-free, high-protein diet for your dog's natural instincts, this great-tasting dry dog food is sure to satisfy your dog's hunger. Made with deboned lamb as the #1 ingredient, it provides the steady energy she needs to run and play all day. Best of all, this vital prey diet is sure to give your dog a strong and lean body, plus a healthy skin and coat. This adult dry dog food is a complete and balanced recipe packed with all the essential nutrients and full of all the flavors she loves.



As you can see - Hazel & I enjoy this kibble



So now for our final thoughts

We had no problems at all transitioning to this kibble
 The kibble is small - 
just the right size for us pugs and we both like it
My coat is glossy and soft
on the other hand Hazel is shedding like crazy 
but that is not unusual for her
 Mom has noticed that our poops are smaller 
indicating that our pug bodies are utilizing this food better than our previous food and we don't need as much
If there is a downside it would be the cost
just over $60 for a 24 lb. bag
Being small dogs a 24 lb. bag lasts us about 10 weeks but we could see it might be cost prohibitive for larger dogs.

So would we consider ordering this again?
Yes we would!

We might even try one of their other interesting formulas
like
Beef and Wild Boar!

Thank you Natalie & Kristin at Chewy.com
for letting us try this kibble



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, September 28, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer September Review #2

For our second Chewy review this month 
we want to tell you about the

Frisco Water Resistant Hammock Car Seat Cover


Always say yes to bringing your pal along on all your car trips with the Frisco Water Resistant Hammock Car Seat Cover. Made of heavy-duty Oxford polyester, this cover provides protection for your car seats and floors from water, spills, stains and color-bleeding. Keeping your car seats protected from messes means more fun riding around together—from errands to road trips! Designed to fit the back seats of most cars, it’s easy to install in just three simple steps—lay the cover on the seat and over your floors, loop the straps around all four headrests and adjust for a snug fit, push the anchors through the seat gaps and you’re all set! Plus, it features handy storage pockets, closeable slits for easy seat belt access, and “seatbelt keepers” to hold the seat belt out of the way. It’s also machine washable for hassle-free cleanup.


Key Benefits
Protects your car’s back seats and floors with heavy-duty Oxford polyester that’s resistant to water, spills, stains and color-bleeding.

Designed to fit most car models, and is built with multiple attachment points and adjustable straps for a secure fit, plus seat anchors to minimize shifting.

Installs in just three steps—loop straps around headrests, push anchors through seat gaps, and secure corner straps for added snugness (for some car models only).

Accommodates a human companion or the use of pet vehicle restraint systems with easy-access, closeable seat belt slits; features “seat belt keepers”—flaps with a snap to hold the seat belt in place when not in use.

Machine washable for easy cleanup so you can always be ready to hit the road with your pet. Plus, handy pockets make for easy stow and go.
See all items by Frisco 



It says fits most cars but we decided to see 
if it would work in Dad's pickup truck


It really was easy to install, the only issue was getting the corner straps around the seats was tight, but we think it would not be a problem in a car


Velcro straps hold the seat belts nicely in place


Convenient openings for the seat belt latches


It only took maybe 5 or ten minutes to install


We found that the
 Frisco Water Resistant Hammock Seat Cover 
will work great to protect our vehicle
 from muddy and wet paws and dog hair, 
which we tend to leave everywhere.
While it did work in Dad's pickup truck it will fit even better in Mom's car and we love that it was easy to install and there are even a couple of storage pockets.



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




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Remembering Fun with Madi



Today we are joining Raz in celebrating the life of
Madison D. Cat
We all know that Madi was all about fun so

Come Laugh with Us

as we share a few of our favorite 
Madi Memories


Hazel & I looked in our Madi Memory boxes 
and look what we found

Mayoress Madi and Police Commissioner Sarge
 are all ready for a New Years Eve Ball

And road tripping with Madi for her 16th Birthday 
was a blast
That girl knew how to drive BOL!


And she sure knew how to party!

Madi and her Man Cat Raz 
tossing em back at The PugRanch Tavern


Now one of our very favorite Madi memories

From the Blogville Rodeo


Madi hanging on to her twerking sheep!
bwaa haa haa ba hahaa ha ha ha


Madi and her Mom always loved a good poem
hope this one gives you a laugh!

Angel Madi and The PugRanch Kids
Best Feline and Pug Friends Forever!

love
Hazel & Mabel