Monday, December 8, 2014

Mom's Great Plan

Cards, Cards, Cards

Mom had a plan -
If she printed her own Christmas cards, 
she could afford the stamps to send them all out

So she bought postcard paper - 4 cards to a sheet
and a box of envelopes

She spent Saturday morning getting the envelopes ready while we waited for Dad to come home so we could do our photo shoot for the cards.

I was so excited about my new Christmas dress

I just wanted to dance - not sit still for a picture!

And Bailey - well - 

Just take my picture and give me a treat already!

But a few good pictures were gotten
(and thank goodness for photoshop!)

Mom got busy designing the cards
there was to be print on both sides

 finally all was ready to start printing

One page

two pages

Then the printer started acting up
and would not pull the thicker paper through

No matter what Mom did it did not want to cooperate
after 2 hrs - 4 sheets printed on one side only


What to do? - what to do?
Her great plan was falling apart.

Dad said give it rest and try again in the morning

So she did 
and Sunday the printer decided to be nice

and a stack of cards are going in the mail today!
(Note to Mom - let someone else print the cards next year)

And this is where we tell you our card count

Pugs -  21
Peeps - 1

thank you everyone!

 Now for Upcoming Events & Save The Dates!

December 24th - FFHT

December 26th - Dory's Birthday and Christmas Pawty (pics due Dec. 20th).

January 9th, 2015 - Inauguration & Swearing In forDoodz Mayorz

January 9th, 2015 - After the Inauguration, come to Dory's Pajama Pawty!

January 10th, 2015 - Madi's Farewell, hosted by Sarge

January 12, 2015 - Blogville Administration Blog Hop to acquaint all citizens with the new services available to them.

January 24, 2015 - Letter To My Paw Pal.

We are the PugRanch Kids

Bailey & Hazel


Mr. Pip said...

I'm glad your printer cooperated. Our printer works some days and other days not so much so can relate.

Love the plaid outfits!!!

Julie said...

We had printer troubles with ours as well, do you finks those printers sense when its a good time to play up ?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Pee S You two look gorgeous in your Christmas outfits !

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

printers can be cantankerous but we are glad it finally worked

Murphy said...

Good work on the cards!! OMD, Hazel . . . you look beautiful! Stunning! Glamorous! OK, dang cute too! And Bailey, you look very debonair!

Mom thought about printing her own until she found out she could get 75 of them from Costco for $19.99. Mom loves Costco!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Mark Muller said...

Guess what? My mom had the same brilliant idea, but the printer said: Pfffff and refused to give back the sheet with the half printed cards. Sadly my mom has a nuclear mushroom inside, what came out immediately and she played a tug of war with the printer. The printer won and mom only got the booby-prize, an elastic spring... that means we need a new printer and therefore the copy-guy makes our cards this year and I cross my paws that they are really ready tomorrow. I'm sure your cards are beautiful, if pugs are on a card, this card is as precious as a black amex :o)
Easy Rider

Casey said...

The best laid plans, huh? I'm glad your momma got the printer working.

stellaroselong said...

Guess what everynight mom says she is working on her cards, and instead we get a new what!!!!! She has to get busy!!!! We loved those pictures of you guys.
stella rose

Katie said...

You guys you look beautiful! Glad your mom was able to get it working, that's a lot of work!

Sully said...

BOL y'all are stomping the peeps on the card count.

Aroo to you,

Frank The Tank said...

Oh No! I'm glad that everything went well in the end, those printers have little evil gremlins in them at times! I adore the dress Hazel you really do look all ready to pawty and how beautiful you are smiling and Bailey you look so handsome, my momma says she could squish you she thinks you look so adorable! You both looks so christmassy! Love and licks from your furiend Frank xxxxxxx

Madi and Mom said...

Hazel and Mr. B your both look splendid in your new Christmas finery!!
As mom says about 'puters, can live w them and can't live w/o them.
Yay the printer worked finally
Hugs madi your bfff

Noodles said...

Hi Hazel and Bailey
I better show Mommy your Mom's story of printing her own cards. She, my Mommy, is planning the same thing and she might be in for a shock when things do not go well.
Love Noodles

Sketching with Dogs said...

Oh my goodness, you both look so lovely, it really made Mum smile!
Glad your cards turned out well in the end, bet they are fangtastic.
Dip and Elliot x

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Dang printers. Ours is acting up, too! But at least it decided to behave before it got kicked.

Sarge said...

Wow, your dress is gorgeous and I love that bow tie! Darn technotroubles always happen at the worstest possible time. BOL Glad your Mom got them done. I gotta get my Mom started on mine too.
BTW: If you're looking for something to do, I'm hoping for volunteers to help with Madi's Box Bash...if you are interested.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh you too sure dress up gorgeous!!! Golly printers can be the very pits can't they? - and sometimes trying to save money ends up costing more! But nothing beats making your own. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE think there was no doubt a Squirrel Hair in there and it finally worked its way out...

OMD Hazel, your DRESS is oh so Elegant... and Bailey your Bow Tie is so .... MANLEY.

sprinkles said...

I think Frankie and Ernie might be right about the squirrel hair in there. You really have to watch them tree rats closely, because they can cause a lot of drama in a short amount of time.

Love your outfits. I didn't pawticipate in the card swap since I'm doing the gift swap, so I hope you'll post your Christmas pix on your blog.

Ranger said...

Arrrrrrrrrrrrooooooo…… I can see my card on your wall. Super cool.
Pees….. nice getups.

Freya Rose Blossom said...

Someone who will remain nameless BANGS our printer and then tells it if your not good your gonna go out of the window and see how you like that... Works all the time..
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom...
Freya Rose Blossom... don't forget, give it a big bang or tell it I can send the cat around to really sort it out wiv his claws X

Dory and the Mama said...

BOL....the only reason we get to print our cards out is that between Mama and Daddy we have like the 87 billion dollar ink is a different story!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

M. K. Clinton said...

OMD! That dress is the most magnificent thing I have seen since I watched "Cinderella." Hazel looks like a princess and Bailey is rockin' the bow tie. We have received about a gazillion cards and my mom& dad have one! ROFL!! Your pal, Bentley

Whitley Westie said...

Glad y'all got da printer workin!

Jackie Bouchard said...

Oh, I drew/printed my own cards a few years back, so I know how tricky printers can be with that thick paper! I'm glad to hear your printer decided to play nice. (It knows Santa is watching!) LOVE the pugs in their Christmas finery. TOO cute!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom tried that one year too and got so frustrated with the darn printer. Now all she uses the printer for is labels for the cards she mails:) We do ecards for all our blog pals and then make a contribution to our local shelter - saves a lot of time and helps the less fortunate.

Hazel, you look even more beautiful in your new dress than we ever imagined and Bailey - you are one handsome dude.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Hazel !!!! You are beyond beautiful in your special little Christmas dress!! Oh my gosh-- you look just like a little princess, and I bet you can really dance and twirl!! Do you feel pretty? You should!!!
And Bailey.. oh you look so dashing with that bow tie on! Do you know how cute you are?
I think your both going to "work this" and get some extra treats!!!
Goodness, my mommy said the printer is out of toner,, and if it isn't that- it would be jamming anyway!! Good for your momma in not giving up!!!
Now I want to see you two dance!! Your both so cute, and made us all smile!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey .... I'm glad it all worked out and you got the cards made. How good do you two look all dressed up smart for Christmas??

Ellen Gawthorp said...

LOVE the outfits!

We're behind on our cards, too! Mama couldn't decide on the picture and ended up going with the first idea (those cards could have been sent out a week ago)! Hopefully they will be ready to mail by the end of the week ...

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty, Whitney & Jaxzyn

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

OMG, it's Christmas, cards are in order, uh oh; I'm late again!!!
PugRanch, you're rocking it!! Printers should be nuked!

Love, Gampy

The Vegetarian Mermaid. said...

You look so lovely in your dress! And Bailey's bow tie really brings out his eyes. Hahah<3
Ugh, I know the struggle your mommy felt. Not with postcards, but with other projects that like to act up.
HappY holidays to you all!

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Your Dad is very smart. Sometimes machinery needs a day to rest. You are both very cute

Wyatt said...

That is some fancy plaid you have there! Very Festive!

Sweet William The Scot said...

Why your header could be your Christmas Card it is so pretty with you all wrapped up in a green bow and lights. Those cards are really made with love.
Thanks for sticking by us while my Lee is recovering.
Sweet William The Scot

KB Bear said...

Wow! Beautiful header, and a great plan! I'm sorry some parts of it were hard but it sounds like it all worked out in the end. Yipee! said...

I love your Christmas outfits! What an adorable pair! I'm sorry to hear the tech gremlins were causing problems for your poor Mom. But glad everything worked out in the end. I love your collection of cards!


tubby3pug said...

card photos are always a challenge

retro rover

Marty the Manx said...

LOVE the plaid! You two look quite wonderful! Glad Mom got the blasted printer to work!