Monday, March 31, 2014

Rays of Sunshine

Last week two of our friends passed
 the Sunshine Award on to us!

 we love Retro Rover -  their blog is a great mix of vintage (clothes, movies, pictures), dogs (she has 5, 3 of them pugs) and delicious recipes for peeps and pet friendly yummies too! If you have not met them
 head over and check them out

And our buddy Frank the Tank always makes us smile with his wonderful walkies through his beautiful countryside in Wales and his adventures with his best friend, Bionic Ernie. 

 We want to thank both of them for this honor and we really needed their Sunshine cause it looked like this when we got up Sunday morning!

 We are supposed to tell you 10 things about ourselves 
so here goes!

1. Bailey loves to watch TV, he knows which commercials have dogs or cats in them and will bark loudly at them. He likes action shows but does not like sports. Hazel & I don't care except if there are sirens, then Hazel will howl (sort of, more like a woo woo)

2. Hazel likes to tease company with a bone. She rarely chews on them but when company arrives the first thing she does is grab a bone and show it to them. But if they try to take it she backs off, her tail wagging like crazy. She will do this continually - here look at my bone, butt don't touch it!

3. When I, Greta, was just a puppy, mom would give me a chew bone at certain times to keep me occupied. It is now part of my everyday routine. I  demand expect my chew in the morning while Mom is fixing her hair and makeup and again in the evening about 8:30.

4. All three of us have passed the Canine Good Citizen Test and have the Rally Novice title. Bailey has his Beginner Novice Obedience title and Hazel has the Companion Dog obedience title

5. Hazel LOVES cherry tomatoes and dandelions. She will scour the yard popping the tops off the dandelions.

6. Bailey HATES fireworks. He will bark and bark and bark. 

7. Mom took ballroom dancing lessons when she was young and she and her partner won fifth place in the state of California for their age group. Ha! just threw that in there!

8. Hazel's best friend was a Scottish Deerhound named Piper. They met in puppy class, when they were both small. As Piper grew in to a HUGE doggy, their love for each other also grew. They would get so excited to see each other, Hazel would get up and wrap her paws around Piper's neck, and he would lay down so they could nuzzle each other. Sadly Piper went to the Rainbow Bridge 2 years ago.

9. When Hazel and I are outside we like to have stand offs. I will watch from afar if she is going potty, sometimes crouch down like a cat waiting to pounce.  Hazel will stare back at me for a minute then we race at each other. Sometime I don't wait for Hazel, I go for the surprise attack!

10. We love being part of blogville. You all bring sunshine to our lives just by being you and sharing your adventures with us. And we love sharing our lives with you.

We hope everyone will be seeing some sunshine soon!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta


  1. Hazel must come to our place when the dandelions are out!

  2. Congratulations on your award. Nice one and well deserved. BOL we sure'd like to see the surprise attack. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. BOL funny. I like the stand off, sounds familiar
    Lily & Edward

  4. Those are some interesting facts about you all. Elliot is with Hazel, there is nothing like munching on a tasty dandelion. Congrats on your award.
    Dip and Elliot x

  5. I love learning more about my furiends!

  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing. It definitely brought me some sunshine.

  7. Oh thank you for sharing all these things, they were so interesting and funny!!
    stella rose

  8. Congratulations on your super award! I cannot believe you got MORE snow!! Loved learning a bit more about everyone at the Pug Ranch!
    Happy Monday,

  9. Congratulations! to get some sunshine is always great! I bet your mom is still a fabulous dancer, maybe I should invite her for the next blogville dance? Many thanks for sharing the story about Hazel and Piper with me, I bet they were a great couple, how sad, that Piper had to go to this bridge.

  10. Congrats on your award, you deserve it! It's sad that we don't give out awards like we used to in Blogsville, so I'm glad to see that some people/pets are passing them on.

    It was a lot of fun getting to learn even more about you. Shiver loves to play the "show the bone" game too. Only he usually does it with something he isn't supposed to have and waits to show it to me when I'm really busy, so that I'll have to stop and chase him down and play with him.

  11. Congrats on the well-deserved award. Sorry to hear Hazel's best friend is gone. Nobody here likes fireworks either.

  12. OMD BAILEY.... you and My ERNIE are like TWINS... he does the exact same thingys with the shows and commercials on the TV... he drives everybuddy CRAZY with his RUSHING the TV and Barkin... even just from hearing the MUSIC...fur certain commercials that he KNOWS will be having somethingy that HE wants to see...coming up.
    We are so sorry that Piper went to the bridge... we HATE to lose our furends.
    We LOVED hearing more about all of you... Esp. knowing that I (Frankie Furter) am NOT the ONLY ONE who has a TV pawsessed brother.
    Congratulations on the Award!!!!!
    PeeS... BLOGVILLE is the bestest place in the whole entire world.

  13. WE love reading all that! Always great to learn more about our friends. Congrats on the award! How neat about your mom and ballroom dancing!

  14. Great to hear all about you. Even the ballroom dancing...BOL!

    Roxy always waits to ambush me, Bella when we are out. I hate it. Congrats on your award! Can't believe the snow fairy is still around.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  15. Wow, congrats on your big award! I had some snow yesterday too, but it's gone now. Loved your list! BOL about the teasing company with a bone. BWAR HAR HAR I agree about Blogville too. It's the bestest part of our lives, I think.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  16. Pip used to love cherry tomatoes, too!


  17. Congrats on your award! We should form a CGC Club in Blogville! We are just now getting out to Blogville after our vacation.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. Congratulations on your Awards!!!! How exciting!
    And we loved learning all the new things about all of you!

  19. we loved learning mor eabout you and we are so glad to share this award with you

    retro rover