Tuesday, September 12, 2017

What We did This Summer

We can't believe that summer is almost over
But we can feel it in the air
the nights are cooler and soon the days will be too

Mom & Dad both retired this year 
and it has been great to have them home with us 
all the time

I taught Dad how to take an afternoon nap!

While Hazel & I did not go on any vacation trips
we did get some visitors to the PugRanch

Baby robins hatched in the tree by our front gate

I got to meet one of the babies up close and personal

And I like to think I helped him learn how to fly

We have had several of these funny looking dudes

This big hawk likes to hang around the farm field 
that is just near our house 
but this day he was on our fence!

Usually he is on top of the power pole 
and screeches real loud

Hazel & I spent a lot of time hanging out 

We grew a garden this year. 
So far we have harvested cucumbers, zucchini 
and the most deliciously sweet cherry tomatoes.  
We also have carrots, banana squash
 and spaghetti squash to enjoy soon
Mom has been making lots of zucchini bread - YUM!

Hazel and I had fun at an Obedience/Rally Trial in August

Hazel got to participate in the team competition

I finished my Beginner Novice Obedience Title 
and did Rally too

The really fun thing I have done this summer is Agility Class
Every Monday night we go to class
 and I have been learning a lot 

I have some obstacles at home to practice on
A really nice lady gave us a full size teeter and our instructor let us borrow a big tunnel

Here is a video of us practicing. 
I used to be scared of the teeter but having one at home to practice on has made all the difference in my confidence. 

So that has been our summer
Now that the weather is cooling down
 we may get to go on some day trips scouting out nice places to go camping next year.

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. how great bthat you won super ribbons .. such an interesting summer deserved a trophy and you two deservged one anyway for being the fabulousestest pugs.

  2. Well my little Huggy Puggies you stayed very very busy with your Staycation and it is a good thing the peeps retired. I'm sure the little robin learned lots from your demonstrations Mabel.
    Congrats on all the gorgeous well earned ribbons too. We enjoyed the video.
    Hugs madi your bfff and mom

  3. PS Mabel mom his publish before I was finished...
    I would love to know how long it took for you to train your mom to run by you while you do all those fabulous agility stations!! WOW mom and I are impressed

  4. You had the best summer and look at all those ribbons. I am so glad your momma and daddy are home with you all the time now...isn't that just great. stella rose

  5. Hari OM
    BOL..."And I like to think I helped him learn how to fly"... I am certain you did! Loved the video of you at work Mabel. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. We bet all those interesting visitors made your summer very exciting. We are so proud of how well you did at the trials. Congrats again!!! And what great results from the garden. Mom would love some of those tomatoes to drop in her salad tonight.

    Woos - The OP Pack

  7. That sounds like a VERY good Summer Vacation -- and how cool that you taught that baby Robin how to fly!!! Way to go!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  8. You have your very own agility equipment, Mabel! How fun is that!

  9. You've been some really busy pugs this summer! Congratulations on your ribbons!

  10. Sounds like a great summer!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. We think that sounds like a real fun summer! Agilities...animal watching and napping with Daddy all sound like great ways to spend the day!
    Arty & Jakey

  12. Sounds like a pawfect summer. It's always better when the peep retire and are home a lot!

  13. OMD, Momma totally furgot about this day! We didn't have nearly as pawesome a summer as everyone else anyway, so it would just be lots of napping pics.

  14. That is so neat to watch you two in action. You make a great team!

  15. Crikey ..... that sure was a busy summer. I thought retirement meant slowing down. Seems there's no slowing down at your house, aye?? It was good of you to teach those birdies how to fly. I do that too. Don't tell anyone but I once ate one of those funny looking green dudes. Mum was so upset. I wonder why. It was very tasty!!

  16. It sounds like you had a great summer. The best part was your parents retiring. More lap time for you

  17. It looks like you had a fun summer. We like that you taught your dad how to take afternoon naps. We have our retired pawrents trained to take naps too. It is great for more snuggling time.

  18. Being retired together is awesome! We take "retirement" naps some afternoons too. We love your summer fun.

  19. Looks like you guys had a great summer! So nice to have mom and dad home all the time! Rita's jealous!

  20. Man, you guys had a FABulous summer!!! I especially likes you and your Pops nappin'...that is MY kind of activity! BOL!!!
    Ruby ♥

  21. Hello Friends! What a fun and busy summer you had!! I wonder what the winter will bring? --Hazel and Mabel, I think you all need to take a trip here - I've a feeling you both could teach our gang a thing or two!! :-)

  22. What a fun action-packed summer! You have such interesting creatures that stop by the pug ranch. Great job on all your contests -- that's quite the collection of ribbons. :)


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