Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Howl-o-Ween!

Happy Howl-o-Ween!!!!

Pumpkin thanks to Angel Nellie!

Hazel and I are all ready for the Howl-o-Ween Parade

You can see the girls pawrade at 

are hosting the boys pawrade!

Have a fun and safe Howl-o-Ween!!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Guts Memories

We realized that we recently passed a big milestone

We started blogging on Sept 30, 2012
Five years ago!!!!

We weren't aware of the great community of Blogville
 when we first started, but when we found it 
we were welcomed with open paws!

One year later we volunteered to host an event 
for the very first time

  Howl-a-Ween 2013
The Pumpkin Guts Slide

As we remembered this silly post, 
we realized that some of the participants 
are no longer blogging 
and sadly quite a few are now at the Rainbow Bridge
including our own Angels
Greta and Mr. Bailey

So we would like to dedicate this Howl-a-Ween memory 
to all our Blogville Angels

Hope it brings you some smiles!

Here We Go!

Let's get goooey!!!

Our first group is ready to go!

Frankie  and Sarge aren't afraid to
get right down in those pumpkin guts

Look out Casey!!
Cinderella is coming right behind you!

Norbert & Weasley thought it would be
fun to wrestle in the slime

Stanley & Joker wanted in the dog pile
 and look at pretty Pippa balancing that pumpkin

Uh Oh

what do we have here ?

Looks like those lovebirds
Ernie & Roxy
found the hot tub!

Not to worry,
some special chaperones are keeping watch


Here's some daredevils jumping off the hay bales

Little Molly waits her turn

Rita thinks Molly and Taffy have had
a little too much pumpkin beer!
  look out Noodles!
Elliot is coming in for a landing 

These next sliders really impressed the crowd!
Mimi and Lily looked on

 as BobMurphy and George
tried to stay on all four paws
 Hey Toby! don't pee on that hay bale!

your supposed to be getting in the pumpkin guts
not eating the pumpkin guts!

Way to go Stella Rose!
Getting Maggie and Guss to pull you
through the pumpkin slime 
Ping & Tubby  want to know if they can have a turn!

Here's Goose and Gizmo
showing some pawsome sliding style

and Ruby bursting out of a pumpkin slime tunnel 
really impressing the audience

Uh Oh!!
Trouble at the hay bales!

Look out Frank & Ranger
here comes Soldier
and WOW
they don't call him Cool Sid for nothin'
ridin' that hay bale down with a smile!

Now who is this character??
Is that Easy??

 you're gonna have to scold Ernie and Roxy later





Great landing!!!
We hope you had fun
getting gooey!

Thanks for joining us on this gooey slide down memory lane!

Have a Howling Howl-O-Ween!
We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, October 27, 2017

No Tricks Just Treats for Shelters Hop!

Third Annual No Tricks Just Treats Blog Hop/Fundraiser
 from October 27th thru October 29th(Friday through Sunday).

They are donating $1 for every blog that joins their Blog Hop
 to Williamson County Animal Shelter!
 Join the hop by showing how you are enjoying Halloween 
and/or how you are helping your shelter!

 for every comment they get at their blog through out the weekend
 (Friday thru Sunday)
 they will be donating to a couple of Blogville run charities!
25 cents to Legacy Boxer Rescue and 25 cents to Marg's Animals
So spread the word.
 The more comments and hoppers they get, 
the more money will be raised for all the animals out there who need our help! 

We use Amazon Smile when we shop online to help raise money for 
 the Pug Rescue that is right here in our home state of Idaho

And just today when Mom was shopping in town
she made a donation to homeless pets in need.

Let's all hop on the hop 
and visit Arty, Jakey and Rosy at
Da DB Boyz to leave some comments.

Comment on their blog today, Saturday and Sunday
We want to raise lots of green papers!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, October 26, 2017

#ChewyInflencer October Review #2

For our second Chewy review we chose

Nulo Trainers Duck Recipe

  • Grain-free treats are made with duck as the first ingredient for a delicious, single-source protein training reward.
  • Packed with the nutritious goodness of superfoods like cherries, blueberries and honey in every bite.
  • Loaded with DHA and omega-3 fatty acids from salmon oil and flaxseeds to promote overall wellbeing.
  • Great for training puppies and adult pups alike, and is low calorie so it can help your pooch stay at his healthy weight.
  • Made in the USA with no corn, wheat, gluten, soy, artificial preservatives, colors or flavorings.


Duck, Dried Ground Chickpeas, Honey, Coconut Glycerin, Gelatin, Natural Flavor, Cherries, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Salt, Citric Acid, Distilled Vinegar, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract.

Mom really liked the velcro closure! 
So much easier to get open and shut

When do I get to try one Mom?

The treats are nice and small and can be broken even smaller if you are silly enough to want to do that

I would like some more!!!

I found them to be yummy 
They are only 2 calories per treat which makes them pawfect for training.

Thank you Chewy for letting us try these out

disclaimer: we were provided on bag of Nulo Training Treats free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are The PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Weekend Agility Fun!

As I mentioned yesterday 
Mom & I went to our first agility trial
The rules for Tea Cup Agility are - First Have Fun 
 Do the course in the correct order 
and under a certain time.
Refusals are not penalized - they just eat up time
You can earn a title in Games and in Standard 
at three levels, beginner, intermediate and expert
 The Standard courses are easier for beginners, 
the game courses are the same for everyone 
but the beginners are allowed more time. 

Saturday we entered a game called Impossible Tunnels
When we saw the course we thought OMD!!!

This is the course map - it started with two jumps and then we had to do the tunnels in the numbered order

We got through all the tunnels in the correct order 
but I stopped after #6 and looked at mom for a treat
 she convinced me to keep going. 
Then I got to #10 and stopped again. 
She really had to do some talking to get me going again 
we finished but over the time allowed

Sat. afternoon we tried our first Beginner Standard course

We made it through the course in good time but I went past a jump and then came back over it in the wrong direction

Sunday we did two standard courses
Here are some pictures from our first run

It was cold and very windy 

I did some crazy running around in between obstacles

I went over one jump twice

But handled the teeter just fine

can you see me on the dog walk??

And we were done - but - over the designated time

We did one more standard course and I made it through the whole course without a mistake but we used up a lot of time when I did not want to get on the table. 

The last run of the trial was a game course called
The Halloween Haunt

It was a challenging course of jumps and tunnels
We made it through with no mistakes 
and 2 seconds under time!!! 
Our first qualify in agility!

In Tea Cup Agility you don't have to have a qualifying score to get a placement ribbon
Placements are given for each jump height division
I brought home 2 blue ribbons in Games 1, 12 inch
(the green is my qualifying ribbon)
and 3 red ribbons in Standard Beginner 12 inch.

We will have all winter to work on things, 
such as mom learning to be a good handler 
to better direct me around the course

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Tea Cup Weekend

Mom and I went to our very first agility trial this weekend
The trial was put on by the TeaCup Dog Agility Association and was for small dogs only

The rules are not as strict as an AKC trial
and the atmosphere is more relaxed. 
The aim is to have fun
Our instructor thought it would be a great way 
for us to get some experience

There were "game" courses that were very challenging.
This was a tunnel game we did on Saturday

And there were "standard courses"
This was our Saturday beginner course 

It was cold and windy but we had a great time
I will tell you more about it tomorrow!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel