Monday, June 30, 2014

Questions from Frankie

So just a while back Frankie & Ernie posed some questions to whoever wanted to grab them and answer
Sooooooo here we go!

1.   What time do you go to bed?
We go to bed every night between 10:15 - 10:30 pm. Mom likes to watch some of the news before we go to bed. Sometimes Bailey will go in to bed before everybody else, and Dad will be asleep on the couch, but Mom has a "thing" about not going to bed before 10.

2.   WHERE do you Sleep at night?

We sleep with Mom & Dad. We each have a spot we normally start out in. You can see on Mom's side of the bed there are two pillows. That works OK for her cause she is short. Bailey usually starts out on the pillow above Mom's.

 Hazel shares Dad's pillow with him and she puts him to sleep by licking the top of his head BOL!  I usually go under the covers down by Mom's feet until the light goes out, then I will come out and lay down by her feet or along her side. If I get cold I will get under the covers again. If Bailey moves down to the end of the bed during the night then I like to get on the pillow above Mom's head. I tend to steer clear of Bailey, sometimes he gets grumpy if I invade his space.
When mom realized that Hazel was moving down during the night and sleeping on the top of the ramp she put a dog bed there for her.

3.   What time do you get UP in the morning?
Mon thru Fri we get up by 6:00 am cause Mom and Dad have go to work. On the weekends we sleep in to maybe 6:15 am unless we are super tired then we might sleep till 6:30 - 7:00 am, but that doesn't happen very often. I eat breakfast first thing (even before I go out to potty) and I don't want to mess up my schedule.

4.  What is your FAVORITE TOY?
Bailey loves his old purple man, Hazel likes small stuffies to play a game of tug.

 Me, Greta, my absolute favorite toy is a small ball, whether it be rubber or a tennis ball. I don't get to play with one very often because I get totally obsessed and crazy. 

5.  What is your FAVORITE SNACK?
Being pugs we like to eat just about anything. You can tell when Bailey thinks it is "premium snack" cause he will get kinda onery, he wants it all for himself BOL! But the one special snack that really gets us excited is ICE CREAM or Cake. Especially Hazel, she loves, loves, loves her some ice cream.
You can see Hazel's lazer focus on the cake

MMMM loooks soooo goood!

Come to me piece of cake


6   Are you scared of VACULA?
No - as you can see here, vacula does not scare me. 

Sometimes we bark at it when it first starts up.
 I do however hate the hose thingy and I get right in its face and bark, bark, bark. 

7.  Do you like to be Brushed or Combed?
Not really, Mom has to chase us down. We have short hair, but we do shed a lot. Me not as much as Bailey & Hazel, butt there is dog hair on everything!

8.  How do you feel about SQUIRRELS?
'nough said!

9.  WHY do you BLOG?
A few years ago we started reading ONE blog- The Daily Puglet- then we discovered there were more blogs out there - blogs by dogs, cats and other pets too. who knew??? after awhile we talked mom into letting us start commenting on some of the blogs. A few asked us if we had a blog - no we did not. Then one day we looked at our "profile" and saw almost 100 "looks" at our profile. It was then we thought that maybe friends would like to hear about our pug adventures too and we started our blog and have never looked back. We have been blogging now for almost 2 years.

10.  What is the BEST thing about Blogging?
Wow - the best thing is the friendships we have made all around the world. Friends that are by your side to laugh, cry, support, give advice, come together to help one another. Being able to share our lives with others that love their pets as much as our peeps love us. It is amazing that although we may never meet in the fur, we think of you as our BEST FRIENDS, through thick and thin, good and bad, laughter and tears! We love you!

Now listen up mateys! 
 is gonna be the most fun ever!

Tomorrow we are celebrating 

Your host is for the day is

they will have links to all the fun

and be sure to come back and visit us

 The PugRanch Tavern will be open

(yes Whitley there will be rum!)

You're sure to get thirsty on your 
pirate travels through blogville

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, June 27, 2014

Flower Friday and Flashback Sunglasses

Today we are going to join our new friend Dory


for Flower Friday

Just the other day Mom took these pictures of the little flowers in our pug memorial area

 Mom & Dad planted ground covers and flowers
 that come back every year
and it is a very natural and peaceful place

We love the dainty purple flowers

this is hens & chickens

  and the only one of three that blooms every year

Today is also 

So this is our flashback to our last year pic!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


We are excited to join our buddy 

#FuelTheCure Contest and Fundraiser for The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund 
with Oz and Zuke's
Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 28
Every entry is a $5 donation to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund

Zuke's has started their annual fundraising efforts for The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund, an organization dedicated to the understanding, treatment and prevention of canine and feline cancer.  Zuke's fundraising goal for this year is $10,000. 

You may not know, but Zuke's donates a portion of all product sales to the DCC Fund and during this recent campaign, they are donating $5 for every photo shared via social media of dogs loving life

Well let me tell you I am loving life when I 
get to run in the BIG Yard

Wahoo!!!!! I'm Flying!!!

Come On!
Join the hop and help raise money
for the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund
(and maybe win some treats)
thank you OZ & Zukes!

I love me some Zukes Mini Treats!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kong Jumbler Review

We were recently asked if we would like 
 review a new toy by Kong

KONG has recently introduced the Jumbler, 
an interactive two-in-one toy that will add extra fun to any play or fetch session! 
Not only do the Jumbler's handles make shaking, picking up, and tossing easy, 
but the loud squeak and tumbling tennis ball inside will entice your dog for hours. 
The Jumbler comes in several colors, two sizes (M/L and L/XL) and two fun shapes. 
a round ball or football

When the box arrived we were all 
excited to see what was inside

The Jumbler Football!

sorry that the picture is sideways 
but you can see
the tennis ball inside the plastic football.
Mom thought since I LOVE little tennis balls
 that I would find this toy intriguing 
It is made from a heavy soft plastic, 
it has a squeaker and two grab handles

We were asked to choose a size
M/L or L/XL
 dang, no small size so we chose M/L 

You can see here it seems kinda big for me to pick up
Of course being a pug I am at a disadvantage
 with no snout I can't get my mouth around it

I was really excited as Mom teased me with it 
but this next video
pretty much sums how I feel about this toy

Once it is on the ground I just don't get it
Mom thinks I would have liked the Ball shape better 
than the football  - IF I could have gotten it to roll around to chase it. Mom has tried several times to get me interested but I just walk away.

the toy itself is well made (of course - it is a KONG toy)
bigger dogs who like to chase and fetch would probably have a lot of fun with this toy. Even a dog my size might like it if they were able to get their mouth on it.  As I said that is a disadvantage of not having a snout.  

We appreciate Kong giving us the opportunity to
try the Kong Jumbler, 
Unfortunately it was not a hit with us

Review Disclaimer:  Idaho PugRanch received a Kong Jumbler toy from Kong in 
exchange for an honest review.  We were not compensated in any other way for this post. 

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Pug in A Box

It is International Box Day!

silly me

I used to like to get in the newspaper box

Sending lots of 
Pug prayers and POTP to
our dear friend Frankie 

He is off to see the eye dogtor today
and we hope for the best

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Monday, June 16, 2014

Green and Blue

Friday the 13th was pretty good to me
Mom & I were entered at an obedience trial
We only go to a few shows each year 
and we always look forward to the  
East Idaho Spring Classic in June

Last year we were entered 2 days
 in Beginner Novice Obedience
and as I said then it was a 
"great learning experience".

Then last August we attended a 3 day Obedience/Rally trial
where I completed my Rally Novice title
 and got two qualifying legs 
towards my Beginner Novice Obedience title
So we have been waiting many months 
for the chance to finish

We only entered one day cause 
they had changed the location from outside on grass 
to indoors in a livestock pavilion !!! 
Mom wasn't to sure about that - 
was it going to smell like cow poop ???
How would all the dogs react??

Well to make a long story short
I did just fine!
(it only smelled close to the stalls)
 I qualified and completed my 
Beginner Novice Obedience title

Here the nice judge lady is handing us our ribbons

I got a green qualifying ribbon
a pretty purple and teal ribbon for
completing my title

A Blue Ribbon

for first place!!!!!
Mom says I have to tell you there were only two dogs entered in my class
 but hey! first is first!

And the bestest prize of all was this turtle!!!!!!!

Come on Mom
Me & turtle want to play!

Don't forget the Auction going on 
for Angel Mabel Lou
It ends tomorrow

And we have our
Super Pug POTP 
going for Frankie 

and sending lots of hugs to his peeps 
we know they are worried as they wait to
hear back from the dogtors.

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day
to all you wonderful dads out there!

And to our Dad


Even if you do always tell Mom
it is our fault you HAD to take a nap

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Friday, June 13, 2014

This Moment See Beautiful

Today we are excited to join our furiend
 for the 2nd anniversary of the 
{This Moment} See Beautiful Blog Hop

This hop encourages us to share the beauty 
we have seen in the world
and this day is special 
cause it is dedicated to our good buddy

they are just the best at showing us how to open yourself to all the beauty the world has to offer

So for Goose&Mom
 two of the most beautiful beings we know
I am going to close my eyes 

remember how we have seen beautiful

right in our own yard

Birds love to hang out by our back yard pond

 Look real close
Can you see the dove in this picture??

Snow ???

 Ha! Fooled Ya!

Blossom petals cover the ground!

Our little bunny friend

do you see the moth?

Here we will get a closer look

But with all that beauty 

the most beautiful thing we experienced 
we felt 
deep in our hearts

The beauty of friends coming together
 helping friends

Blogville is the most beautiful place
A world of friends
laughing together
crying together
supporting each other

Thank you friends for letting us join you 
in this most beautiful place

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Update copied from Madi




The ultrasound actually looked fine.  It showed no mass in the eye at all.  So, now we might be back to thinking it is just a bad infection that is blocking the vet's view of his eye.    Frankie has strong steroid antiobotics to take until Friday when he will have a follow up.  SInce they aren't sure what is going on for a certainty, this gives it a chance to be an infection and let the med work.  If it is something else, they should be able to tell Friday that the med isn't helping.  Then they can see about something else for him.    Mom is hugely relieved at least for now.  It will be a worrisome two days for her till the Friday appointment, but she is totally grateful for your vibes!  :)   
Thanks again!  
Lori & Sarge


Hey Furiends, this is Sarge taking over Frankie's bloggie for a minute.

He could really use some POTP and healing vibes right away!    He had an icky looking spot on his eye last night that looked like maybe a scratch or an infection.   Well, he's at the dogtor right now and it looks like this might be a mass of some type.   He's getting an ultrasound and we'll let you know more as we find out more.    For now, any of those fabulous Blogville Vibes would be a wonderful help.

Thanks furiends!
Grr and a Worried Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Our pug paws are crossed and  
We are sending Frankie and Mom lots
of love and prayers 

Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

Lovely Surprise and More

 Last week we got a surprise package in the mail  
 from our good friends Frankie & Ernie

Look at this lovely little plate
so pretty with its basket of pansies

Just the right size for Mom to serve me 
my evening snack don't you think?

Or my morning cup of coffee BOL!

Thank you -You guys are the best
the surprise really made our day.

On Friday another package arrived from

Mom was the winning bidder at a recent auction for this 
beautiful scarf handmade by Madi's Mom

I love the colors!

And so soft and comfy
Mom will enjoy having it to wear 
when the weather gets cold again

And don't forget to check out 
Mollies Auction going on now
to help the mom of Angel Mable Lou
lots of good stuff!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta