Friday, February 6, 2015

How Fast Things Change

Can you believe that I have been at the PugRanch 
almost 5 weeks!!!!

I have grown just a little

Look !

On the left is one of my first pictures at the Ranch

the picture on the right is exactly 4 weeks later !!!!

I am not the only thing that has changed some

I think I showed you my safe pen area
(mom thought I was too little to start right out in the crate when they are not home)

My crate was in there 
along with some pee pads and room to play

All was good - 
I slept in my crate, played with my toys 
and used the pee pads when I needed to go potty

Then one day last week Dad came home to this

I decided to play with my pee pads 
 pooped on the floor!

Ooops ! Big Mistake!

Mom & Dad decided it was time 
for the safe pen and pee pads to go. 

They made some changes over the weekend 

and on Saturday
 I went in my crate when they left for a couple of hours
I handled it OK -  So now -  
when Mom leaves for work I go in my crate with my toys. 
 When Dad comes home for lunch 
he lets us all outside for a potty break and play time,
then I go back in my crate till Dad gets home from work. 
(Dad leaves before mom and gets home before mom)

And I am proud to report I have not messed in my crate!

but I do a beeline out the door 
when Dad lets me out to go potty!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel


  1. Oh yous growing up sweet Mabel.
    Tell you one fing thats not changed...which is... your gorgeously cute face, still a little cutie pie!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. You are so cute Fry is growing so fast too. Fry stays in a pen while we are at work with pee pads because we commute and cant come home for lunch break he is doing great and has always used pee pads in his pen. Its 6 hours so we don't expect him to hold it that long though are grown up dogs can. When we are home he has been very good about not peeing inside waiting untl we let him out you guys are smart puppies
    retro rover

  3. Don't grow to fast little one - we peeps love you being a puppy and it doesn't last long enough for us :)

  4. You're becoming such a BIG girl!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  5. Good job in that crate! Yu are growin up!

  6. Gosh how time flies and how at home you are. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Wow, Mabel you are so adorable! OMD you are growing like a weed and that toy looks like a lot more fun than your pee pads. BOL :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  8. Hari OM
    Oh Mabel, you are clearly settling in very very very well at 'the ranch' and well done on the potty training!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. Oh Mabel, I remember when I was your age and the same thing happened with me. Ma came home one day at lunch and I had torn up the pee pad and had thrown my water dish all about the area. From then on out, it was my crate and crate only. But with the crate, you learn fast...and you are learning SUPER you should be very proud of yourself!

  10. You're doing grreat, Mabel! You're turning into such a big girl already. Just look at all those new forehead wrinkles!

  11. We think you are a wind up toy or a stuffie
    Lily & Edward

  12. Oh my dog!! You are such a big girl, Mabel!!! Going potty outside and not in your crate!

    We like the way your mask is separating on your face too!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. You've definitely grown! And my fur babies were a bit mischievous as well. Hahah

  14. You are such a cutie. I bet Bailey told you to tear up your pee pads and poop on da floor. You can blame him. Dat's one of da advantages of having a big brother.

  15. You are really growing into your wrinkles aren't you Mabel. What a beautiful girl.
    Aww, you can't help making a mess, you are just a baby. Hope you make it out of the crate soon.
    Dip and Elliot x

  16. Five weeks already? Can't believe it! Dui played and shredded his pee pad, so we didn't use it. You sound like you're growing up girl.

  17. OMD you have made it to the mostest impawtant milestone of all... you can hold it... BRAVO WELL DONE.... We are so very much PROUD OF YOU...

  18. MOL MOL MOL Mabel...A girl can only hold it for SOOOOOOOOOOOOO long then it is Katie bar the door! I'm so proud of how easily you have adjusted to the schedule.
    Hey you know Frankie and Ernie are having a Potty Station at the Marathon....that pic of your old set up would be PURRFECT for their event. You'll never ever believe what Mom did to get me a photo entered. MOL MOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  19. You are so adorable and it sounds like you are making lots of progress.

  20. I used to spend a lotta time in da crate too - I liked it, it wuz a good place for snoozin.

  21. You're starting to grow up little one! Hope you are having fun in your puppy class!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. YOu are doing just fine there, Mabel. Pretty soon you won't HAVE to be locked in the crate but if you are like us, you will actually love to sleep in your crate.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  23. You are a quick learner. Good job on being a big girl.

    Aroo to you,

  24. Mabel, you are growing up to be a fine young lady.

  25. Yep, guess they heard the saying "one never poops were one sleeps"....anywho good job Mable!

    The Mad Scots

  26. Mabel, you are growing up to be a fine young lady.

  27. You are doing great. You are very lucky your daddy can come home for lunch too.

  28. You are learning so fast, sweet Mabel! And you melt my heart every time I visit.

  29. Mabel, we are so proud of you for learning to not peep on the floor!

  30. Very proud of you Mabel, as are your Pugrents for sure!!

    Love, Gampy

  31. You are soooooooo cute, Mabel! My Shiver always tore up the pee pee pads. I think he thought that they were just another toy to play with.

  32. How big is Mabel? Sooooo big!! Congratulations on holding it until you can go outside. You are just the cutest little thing. ♥

  33. We think aliens pooped in the pen. Do they have DNA proof it was u. I think Mabel needs to contact Frankie n Ernie fur a proper case.

  34. You are a great pup! Everyone has an accident now and then but your parents are very special so listen to them and you will be a wonderful dog someday

  35. You are doing a great job. You are growing up so fast. I love seeing the reports on you Mabel. Keep up the good work.

    loveys Sasha

  36. Oh you are so cute and sometimes mistakes happen! You're back on track and that's important :-)

  37. Mabel you are a fabulous's great to watch how you grow up, that's a little like having a puppy too. Many thanks for sharing your adventures with me :o)
    Easy Rider
    btw: we must laugh as we read the title... but it's true... unbelievable how fast things change lol

  38. Mabel you are becoming such a big girl :) We love watching you grow!!!!

  39. Mabel you just had to go ~ we all know the feeling, when natural calls it is a hard thing to wait till the peeps get home. Yep sometimes my eyes are bulging out and my legs are crossed and my tail is down tight waiting for the door to the outside to open. You is a good girl Mabel.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  40. Oh Mabel..
    Your still learning,,, so many new things,,, and geeze it seems like good things to play with,,, I would think the very same thing! But now I see your learning more new things!
    And look how much you have grown! Isn't it so wonderful when your daddy and mommy comes home!!
    Every time we look at you,, your getting cuter and cuter

  41. Hi Mabel - I'm really impressed by your head-tilt ability at such an early age. Keep that up and you'll be scoring treats any time you like. :)

    Glad to hear your new arrangement is working out well. Your bed looks really comfortable - and your crate looks so cozy with all your soft toys in there.