Monday, April 30, 2018

2nd Annual Pet Expo

Saturday Mom & I went to 
Pocatello's 2nd Annual Pet Expo

As you can see it is a fairly small expo 
but hopefully it will get bigger each year

There were some demonstrations by
the K-9 Police Dogs, a service dog training group 
and a first aid presentation

Our training group did an agility demonstration

I got to hang out in my Canine Camper 
and rested in between activities

This is one of our practice runs

Mom was really proud of me
I did not let the crowd of people distract me 
and just focused on Mom 
Some people were amazed to see a pug doing agility!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Sunday, April 29, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer Zuke's Lil' Links Review

Today we want to tell you about 
Zuke's Lil' Links

These soft treats feature duck as the first ingredient
They are grain free, gluten free and made in the USA 
with no corn, soy or other fillers

These were a little bigger than we expected

Mom let us smell them

Smells delicious!

Because we like to gulp our food 
and Hazel does not chew real well,
 Mom broke one up for us to try.
They are soft and fairly easy to break up

 Along with the Duck, there are Apples, Carrots, Whole Ground Potatoes, Maple Flavored Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Gelatin, Salt, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Turmeric, Sage, Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Now for the taste test


All pug paws up for 
Zuke's Lil' Links
They also come in
Chicken, Rabbit and Pork flavors

Thank you Chewy 
for letting us try these greats treats.

disclaimer: as a #ChewyInfluencer we were provided this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, April 27, 2018

Flower Friday!!

It is Flower Friday!

We have had some wonderful spring weather this week

Hazel & I are so happy to tell you that Mom got started with spring planting so we have some flowers to share today!

We have flowers by the front deck steps

And a pot of flowers on each side of the back deck steps

Mom loves these little colorful flowers

They will grow and fill in 
and bloom all spring and summer

Then she planted some smaller pots

and put them around in the flower beds

Purples and yellows and pinks Oh my!

Flowers and green grass can only mean one thing!
Spring is finally here!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, April 26, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer April Review

This month 
our friends at Chewy sent us

Stewart Raw Naturals Lamb Recipe 
Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Lamb, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver, Ground Lamb Bone, Broccoli, Apples, Carrots, Cantaloupe, Egg, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Blueberry, Cranberry, Inulin, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Ginger, Parsley, Garlic, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (as Preservative), Vitamin D Supplement.

Look at these heart shaped nuggets of goodness

Key Benefits
  • Grain and gluten-free recipe delivers optimal levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants to support ideal health and wellness.
  • Real lamb, lamb heart and lamb liver are combined with fruits and vegetables including broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, berries and more.
  • Enhanced with flaxseed meal and salmon oil for natural omega fatty acids to help promote overall vitality, healthy skin and a shiny coat.
  • Freeze-drying process helps retain the enticing aromas, delectable flavors and rich nutritional value of the raw ingredients.
  • Proudly sourced and made in the USA without artificial preservatives; delivers all the benefits of a raw diet in the convenience of shelf-stable, heart-shaped, bite-size nuggets.

You can eat them alone as a meal
but Mom crumbled them 
as a topper on our kibble

Hurry up Mom and put our bowls down!

Hazel & I both really like
Stewart Raw Naturals Lamb Recipe 
Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Mom says it would not be cost effective to feed it as our whole meal
but it is a great addition to our kibble

Thanks Chewy!

disclaimer: as a #ChewyInfluencer we were provided this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Love from Above

As our lawn was beginning to green up

We noticed this heart shape in the grass

We like to think it was our angels
sending us love from up above

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, April 23, 2018

Run with the Big Dogs!

Saturday Mom & I participated in the 21st annual
Run with the Big Dogs
a fundraiser for our local animal shelter

The weather was pawsitively beautiful

The granddaughter and her dog Bianca joined us

There were lots of doggies there with their peeps

I met these two cute puggies!

And off we all go on our 2K walk

Come on Mom! Try to keep up!

Granddaughter Shea and Bianca

This was my second year doing this fundraiser
and I can't wait for next year!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hungry Hazel

Hello everyone!

It's me Hazel here today

I know that Mom has mentioned several times 
that I had become a picky eater

Just when Mom thinks she has found something I really like
I don't like it anymore
Sometimes it would take me 5 to 10 minutes 
to decide to eat

Well that has all changed.
A few weeks ago I started having some daily episodes of reverse sneezing. 
Mom took me to see the dogtor. 
She sent me home with some antibiotics 
and a cough suppressant. 
I felt better right away 
it has helped my appetite

Hey Dad! 
Don't you want to share those chips??

Something in the fridge sure smells good

I really would like some of this good smelling food

Maybe I can just help myself!

Sheesh Mom!
I can't believe you would not let me have some of those yummy ribs from Famous Dave's

note from Mom: 
Hazel has finished a week of antibiotics
We started with 2 of the cough suppressants per day for 4 days
then 1 a day for 4 days with no trachea episodes
We reduced to 1/2 pill a day and unfortunately she had some issues 
so we have gone back to 1 a day for a while longer and then try again to reduce 
The vet said we might have to get through the season change 
or at her age it might be Hazel's new normal 
and it will be a matter of figuring out the lowest dose to control things. 
The good side is her appetite. 
While it has been a daily struggle to get her to start eating
now I put her bowl down and she digs right in!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, April 13, 2018

Curtains and Rock Chucks

Happy Friday! 

Last Friday we shared pictures of some of the critters 
that have visited the PugRanch

Some of you wondered about the Rock Chuck 

So I thought I would share some Rock Chuck Facts

  • Also known as the Yellow-bellied Marmot
  • Largest of all ground squirrels
  • Typically weigh 4 to 11 pounds
  • Brown coat, white patch of fur between eyes, reddish-brown tail, yellow belly
  • Lifespan of up to 15 years
  • Live in colonies of 10 to 20 individuals
Rock chucks can cause severe damage by digging holes in irrigation canal banks, throughout pastures, and along the sides of buildings.
Their tunnel systems have been known to reach 10 to 70 meters in length, and over 1-meter in depth.

We have not seem him around for several days
so we hope he has moved on

And now for the curtains!

Mom took a break from working on the Christmas stocking 
and made new curtains for the kitchen

She had an idea in her head 
 and a picture from the internet
 of what she wanted them to look like

Mom was really pleased with how they turned out

After a couple of nice days
winter came back yesterday with snow and high winds

Come on spring!!!!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018