Friday, October 30, 2015

No Tricks Just Treats !

Today we are hopping on
for their 

No Tricks Just Treats for Shelters Fundraiser

Just show them how you are enjoying Halloween and how you have helped or plan to help a local shelter

For everyone that joins the hop with their special post and for each comment left on their blog they will be donating some green papers to the Shelter that Arty and Jakey were adopted from.

It was about this time last year that Mom had gone through all the dog toys, cleaned and separated them and decided to donate some of the toys to our local animal shelter in honor of Angel Greta. Mom knew that Greta would love to help less fortunate dogs have fun.

Halloween 2013

Greta Spider 

This year Mom read in the newspaper that the local Subaru Dealer was inviting us to Stuff a Subaru to help our local Shelter and the local Humane Society

So last Saturday we loaded up a large bag of dog food 
and some toys and headed to town

The peeps there were very nice 
and let me go inside for pictures! 

They were impressed with my picture posing!
And I got to practice some of my Canine Good Citizen skills!

Dad put the bag of food and toys in the car - 
he was too quick for the camera

Thanks to Subaru for letting us participate

How can you help your local shelter?

This hop is open today thru Nov 1st

Hop on!

We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October Chewy Review #2

This month we were lucky enough to pick two products from Chewy to review

Sticking with the pumpkin theme we chose

Natural Balance Dental Chews Pumpkin & Chicken Meal Formula with Papaya

Natural Balance Dental Chews are scientifically formulated to encourage your dog's natural chewing instinct, to help support healthy teeth and gums. This delicious mix of flavors, including savory ingredients like pumpkin and papaya, makes for a great taste your dog will love!

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free formula
  • Unique grooves help reduce plaque & tartar
  • Formulated to support easy chewing & digestion
  • Helps freshen your dog's breath
  • Antioxidant nutrients to support immune function

They have great Ingredients that smell good!

Pumpkin, potato starch, chicken meal, glycerin, papaya, natural chicken flavor, lecithin, beta-carotene (color), parsley, alfalfa, sorbic acid (preservative), l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c)

I'll take it from here Mom!

Bailey's eyes were as big as his mouth BOL!

He got started in the kitchen before taking his outside

Hazel can be picky about chews

but she took hers in on the bed
 and got right down to business

mmmmm nom nom Tasty!

I had mine gone in a short time
Bailey took a while longer
Hazel really enjoyed hers too

We can't wait to have another!

We thank Ms. Sydney & Chewy
for letting us try these delicious dental chews

disclaimer - we were provided a bag of Natural Balance Dental Chews free of charge
 in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Naughty Lessons from Angel Greta

Friends - I have heard the tales of Naughty Greta

Mom says I am not near as naughty as Angel Greta was

Butt - there are times when she knows 
that Angel Greta must be whispering in my ear

She is right!
The voice of Naughty Greta told me that you have to have a sure fire way to get Mom's attention.
When Mom would spend too much time on the computer, Greta would pull on the couch cushion.
There was velcro underneath and it sounded like she was ripping the couch to pieces - Ha - she knew mom would come running.

But I needed my own unique way to get mom's attention

We have showed you all the dog beds around the house

Well I decided when I want to get Mom's attention
I play with the dog beds, 
just like they are a big stuffie
I have even managed to tear some holes 
and eat some stuffing

Mom has to get the bed away from me and put it up

 I am not choosy which bed I play with - 

and before long

Our table looks like this!

Now - 

you have seen our extra big bed

The other day Mom heard kinda of a racket 
and found this

I really wanted to play with it in the living room

But I couldn't get it through the gate!

I just wanted your attention Mom!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, October 23, 2015

Flashback Friday

15 years ago

McKenzie Marie Toevsky CD

Mom's first pug to earn an obedience title

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hugs for Deb & Butch

Today we are joining our hosts
for a very special blog hop

Hugs for Deb & Butch
mom & dad to the Three Little Pugs - 
Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Angus McConnell

What is a HUG?

a hug shows someone how much you care
You can give one anytime and anywhere
Being helpful and kind is where you start
Because when you do that - you hug a heart

Sending big PUG HUGS 
from Idaho to Iowa

From our hearts
To yours - Deb & Butch
we all want you to know how much we care!
Get Well Soon Butch!

We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I am Ready for Christmas

I know! It isn't even Halloween yet
but I just have to show you this

In the spring of 2014 there was an auction to help our furiend Tweedles and mom was the winning bidder of a Christmas Stocking made by WHN at dachsieswithmoxie

 Mom asked WHN if she would make a stocking for all

three of the PugRanch kids 

This spring there was an auction to help Amber DaWeenie's human sis Shelly and once again Mom was the winning bidder of a stocking made by WHN

Now I have one of my very own! 
And my very own ornament too!

How many days till Christmas??

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, October 19, 2015

Grandma Brag Post

This first picture is a flash back to May of 2014

My Son and Granddaughter at her High School Graduation

Now we flash forward to Oct 15 & 16, 2015

Son and Granddaughter celebrating a different graduation

with Base Commanders, Mom & Dad and Grandma on her Mom's side

Lackland Air Force Base, TX  -
Air Force Basic Military Training Graduation!

Airman H.C. Cooper!

We sure love you and are so proud of your decision
to serve our country!

Don't forget the special blog hop hosted by
Thursday 10/22

As many of you know The Three Little Pugs, Stella Rose, Margaret Mae, 
and Angus McConnell's dad, Butch, was seriously hurt in a work accident.

What we are asking is that on Thursday, October 22nd, to show our love and support for Butch, Deb and their family, we ask you to post a hug. There are no rules or guidelines to what your hug looks like. We just ask for a hug from your corner of the world.

As the family is dealing with a lot, and to make sure that they see all the hugs, please link your blog to the blog hop over at Oz's.  (Thank you Oz for helping with this).

Please feel free to share this information and the badge, 
that was lovingly created by Dory and her momma with others in Blogville.

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, October 16, 2015

Special Blog Hop Announcement!!!!

The most special thing about Blogville is we are always there to support each other

Sometimes you just want to reach out with a hug to let friends know you care

Well Hailey & Zaphod over at The Hailey and Zaphod Chronicles 
came up with the bestest idea!! 

Next Thursday, October 22nd, 
we are all going to do a special hug post for

Butch was seriously injured in an accident recently 

Go ahead and swing by Hailey and Phod's place to learn all about it.

Feel free to grab the button above and help spread the word!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Condition my Condition is In

Before we get to our scheduled post we have some information to share about our friend
 Sweet William the Scot
Many of us were surprised to visit his blog the other day and were told either
the blog had been removed - or we did not have permission to view it.
Mom heard from SWTS and Lee and it seems their blog was hacked.
They have shut it down for now while Lee makes sure everything is safe
It may not be back up for a bit as Lee will be having knee surgery on the 20th. 
We hope the surgery goes well and they will be back to Blogville soon.

Now on to our regularly scheduled post

Dearest Friends! 
A while ago we revealed to you my struggle with mange and we thought you would like an update on how I am doing these days
I am happy to tell you that for the most part - I am doing very well Thank you! 

Except for the Zen Collar which we will get to later in the post

So here is a Timeline of how things have gone

Mid June - diagnosed with Demodetic Mites. Sent home with Mitaban soak.
Mom and Dad were to mix a solution of this pesticide, soak me in it and then let me air dry. They did this on a Saturday morning, they had to wear gloves and they kept me separated from Bailey & Hazel till I was completely dry. It made me sleepy. They were supposed to do it again in 2 weeks , then recheck at the vet 2 weeks after that. The whole process freaked mom out so she started looking on the internet for alternatives. Meanwhile I started looking worse. We did not do the Mitaban soak again. 

Late June - Mom found a web site called Happy Dog Naturals. They had tons of information and also sold Holistic treatment solutions. One thing they stressed was not only killing the mites but supplementing the immune system. We bought a kit with 12 treatments (twice weekly soaks) and Mom also started putting several different supplements in my food.

July 18 - recheck with a different vet.  The holistic soaks were helping but slowly. Skin scrape still showed mites.  This vet recommended Oral Ivermectin as much safer than the Mitaban. We went home with 7 days of the ivermectin.

July 28 - recheck skin scrape showed mites but all appeared to be dead. Went home with another 7 days of Ivermectin, vet felt this should take care of it.

Aug 10 - recheck skin scrape showed No mites!

Aug 24 - Mom noticed a red spot on my eye. Saw a different vet this time, Since there was not much improvement in my skin, mom asked for a skin scrape and the vet found 1 mite. One is too many. 
She sent us home with ointment for my eye and 15 days of Ivermectin - slowily increasing the dose over the 15 days

Aug 31 - Recheck on eye - not much improvement - and had vet look at bump that had grown on front leg.

Sept 1 - Under anesthesia had bump removed, and scar tissued "rolled" on eye. Was also given a slow drip IV of an immune booster. Skin scraps showed no mites.

Sept 16 - Recheck on eye - looks like it is healing. Mom has gotten real good at "reading" my skin and although I am showing new hair growth in places she asked for a skin scrape on my neck - Mites !  arrggghhh!
This time the vet wanted to try something new.  A newer Flea & Tick chew called Bravecto that studies have shown also kill demodetic mites - and it lasts for 12 weeks. that is key - you must keep killing the mites as they hatch till you wipe them totally out.
 I scarfed it right down!
 That night I was very itchy - mom took it as a sign the Bravecto was working. 

Sept 30 - recheck at vet - I was looking well enough that no scrape was done. 
Since then I have continued to improve and I look almost normal again!!!!!

These two pictures were taken on August 24

You can see the darkness in my neck and legs 

Now here are two pictures that Mom took on Tuesday Oct 13

Mom is thrilled with my progress!

And that brings us to my "Zen" Collar.

I have stayed itchy since getting the Bravecto, mostly I scratch around my ears and I have made my head bleed and the skin around my ears a little raw.  Mom & Dad thought the Zen Collar would be better than a cone.I don't wear it all the time - just when I need to. 
I tolerate it fairly well but it makes some things difficult -
 like going in and out the doggy door! and Eating! 
Tuesday we went to the Vet and she seemed to think it was either an allergy thing or I might have a little bit of a secondary infection going on so now we have an antibiotic spray - I HATE sprays!  Mom still thinks it has something to do with the Bravecto and hopefully when it wears out of my system the mites and the itchies will be gone for good! 

We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Chewy Review

October is Pumpkin month at Chewy!
We love pumpkin and everything sounded so tasty that we are going to do 2 reviews this month

Our first review is for

Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings 

with Pumpkin, Lamb & Duck Grain-Free Dog Food

Can you believe that Chewy sent us 
24 little cups of this tasty goodness to try

Here are some of the Key Benefits
  • A naturally grain-free recipe
  • Contains pure protein and antioxidant-rich superfoods
  • Gives your dog the vital antioxidants he needs
  • Easy-open cups makes plating exciting for dogs
  • No wheat, corn or soy fillers
  • No meat by-products or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors

as soon as Mom peeled the top off I was smelling goodness!

  the list of Ingredients

Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Pumpkin, Potato Starch, Chicken Liver, Eggs, Lamb, Duck, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Locust Bean Gum, Sodium Carbonate, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite

It poses nice for pictures too! BOL!

Can you tell that Bailey and I were just a little excited

Hurry Mom! We want to try it now!!!

Mom divided it up 

And we each dove right in our bowls

the verdict - YUMMY!!!!

It is nice and moist with shredded pieces of meat (not mush). little chunks of pumpkin and smells wonderful
It can be served alone or as a topper on your kibble
Mom let us eat it for weekend breakfast

There was one downside
The case says it is a product of Thailand
not made in the USA - Boo!

We want to thank our friends at
for having the best prices, fast shipping and 
the BEST customer service around

disclaimer - we were not compensated for this post. We were provided this case of food free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel