Friday, November 30, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer Solid Gold Mighty Mini Review

While I eat just about anything, 
Hazel likes to have variety.
That is why we also chose to review

Solid Gold Mighty Mini Turkey & Hearty Vegetable Recipe 
in Gravy Grain-Free Small Breed Dog Food Cups

We are fans of Solid Gold holistic recipes 
so it was a no brainer to give this a try

Mighty Mini is a grain & gluten free meal that’s big on flavor and nutrition—perfect for small breed dogs. 
This recipe is crafted with fresh USA-raised turkey 
 and fiber-rich farm grown veggies.

You can see the chunks of turkey, 
peas and carrots in delicious gravy.

 Another hit with our pug palate's

We can't say enough good things about our friends 

Thank you Chewy 
for giving us the opportunity to try so many new things!

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

#ChewyInfluencer November Review

We are here today to tell you about 

Wild Frontier by Nutro Lamb & Liver Stew
Adult Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

You may remember that a couple of months ago Chewy asked if we would do a 30 day review of Nutro Wild Frontier Vital Prey Kibble. We did so well on it that we are still eating it. So when Chewy offered us a chance to try Nutro Wild Frontier canned food we jumped at the chance.

We chose the Lamb Stew with Liver recipe
 but there are other flavors to choose from

Key Benefits
  • Great-tasting, real lamb and liver recipe that delivers amino acids to build muscle, maintain a healthy metabolism and give your dog all that she needs to thrive and stay healthy.
  • Formulated to be high in protein to help keep your dog full and happy, plus it’s made with real pieces of tomato and carrots for nutrition you can see.
  • Contains 99% protein from animal sources, plus vitamins, minerals and other nutrients necessary for your pal’s well-being.
  • Complete and balanced diet comes in a delicious chicken broth for a stew that will make her tail wag every day.
  • Specially made to be true to the hunt, this adult canned dog food is packed with all the flavors your pal naturally loves.

Mom loves the easy open can!

Just what we like!
Yummy chunks of meat in delicious gravy

Smells good!
Ok Mom, we are ready to try it

Wild Frontier by Nutro Lamb & Liver Stew
Adult Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
makes a great topper for our Wild Frontier kibble.

 It was a hit with me 
and more impawtent it was a hit with Hazel !

Thank you Chewy for being the best place to shop
 for all our needs

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

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, November 26, 2018

Special Blogville Announcement

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening fellow Blogville Residents!
Vice Mayor Mabel here,with the most handsome Mayor Arty. 
As you may know, 
we are wrapping up our second term in Blogville. 

We are looking to you, the residents of Blogville,
 for help in structuring Blogville in the future! 
If you missed Arty's post earlier this year 
and would like to be the future Mayor of Blogville 
please leave a note in the comments 
or send an email to Arty at
beth AT llb DOT com

Here are some impawtent words from Mayor Arty

You may be asking what responsibilities come with being Mayor? The most important thing is to be, what you might call, Blogville's cheerleader and community announcement center! You can also choose to host community events(but you don't have to)! Also, as the Mayor of Blogville, you would be the Blogville archivist! We would pass along the Blogville Administration and Portrait Hall page for your safekeeping.  We do realize that with Facebook, and Instagram, we don't have as many year long residents of Blogville, so....

...we have another option... 

Blogville can be a village led by the citizens.  We would be honored to keep the Blogville Administration and Portrait Hall here at our Blogville House, and every citizen can basically just...keep doing what we're doing. Anyone can still feel free to host an event or be Blogville's cheerleader at any time!

Tell us what YOU want....Blogville is all about having fun in our community, 
and only you can tell us what you think would be fun. 
Please tell us what you would like in our comments
 or leave a comment at Mayor Arty's !

Keeping Blogville Fun!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, November 23, 2018

Nature Friday

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!

Today we want to join Jakey for Nature Friday

Looking out from the PugRanch deck
We get some great sunsets 

A friend of ours has been getting some great pictures of a bald eagle on her way to work

Isn't he regal?

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanks Blogville!

We want to take a few minutes today to say 

Thanks Blogville!

We are so thankful for the friendships, 
the support, the fun and laughter,
for always being there 
to lift us when we are low
and to celebrate our highs.

Thank you for sticking with us 
through the 6 yrs we have been blogging.  
We hope to be part of Blogville for many years to come.

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday Hazel Update

Hazel had her recheck this evening 
Good news - the lump in her mouth is gone - must have been an infection and not the dreaded "C" word!

Her lungs sounded much better so we are cutting her lasix dose in half and see how she does. She will probably have to stay on it but the vet says she does not need any heart meds at this point. 

Thank you everyone for your prayers, POPT and support 
and for loving our little girl

Hazel, Mabel & Mom

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Hazel Update

Thank you efurrybody for your POTP and prayers 
and good thoughts for Hazel.
We love our sweet little girl so very much.

 We are happy to say that Hazel is doing better! 
Her wheezing cough is gone.
Her appetite has remained good. 

The lasix must be doing it's job, Hazel has peed the bed the last two nights. But we can deal with that and take it as a sign that she is flushing the fluids out. 

Her recheck is Wednesday late in the day.
We will let you know how that goes. 

Thank you again dear furiends.

Hazel, Mabel & Mom

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, November 16, 2018

Birthday Fun!

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!
I had a great day
Egg for breakfast and I got a birthday photo 
with some furiends

But the bestest was a package that came in the mail

Purple wrapping paper!! 
Someone knows my favorite color!

It's from my handsome guy Arty!

Lets see what's in this pretty purple paper

A Monkey Bandana, sorry for the blur - 
I was really excited

Jakey & Rosy sent some yummy treats 
for me and Hazel to share

Look at this beautiful blanket 
that Arty made with his very own paws!!!
(with a little help from his mama)

I love my pressies Arty!

Monkeys and Purple!
Two of my favorite things

Thank you Arty !
You are so thoughtful and that is why I think you are the most special guy a gal could ask for.

love and smoochies

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hazel needs some POTP - with Update

Took our sweet Hazel to the dogtor this afternoon
Tues evening she had a bad spell of a wheezing cough.
I had just given her a treat so we thought maybe it tried to go down the wrong pipe. I gave her an extra dose of her trachea medicine and it seemed to help.
When the cough was still present this morning I made an appt.  Our vet found that Hazel has fluid in her chest. 
She also found a lump inside Hazel's mouth. 
Hazel got an injection and we were sent home with a week of lasix and amoxicillin. 
We go back in 6 days unless there is no improvement or she gets worse.

Would appreciate any prayers and POTP

Thank you friends

Update: Hazel is doing better this morning! The combination of POTP, prayers and medicine seem to be doing their job, we have had no bad coughing today. Our vet was unsure about the lump in Hazel's mouth and will check it again next week to see if the antibiotics helped. 

Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's Another Puggy Birthday!

It's My Birthday!  It's My Birthday!!

It doesn't seem so long ago that 
 I was just a little puggy

And now I am 4 years old!

You won't believe what Mom & Dad got me for my birthday!

Honda CRV
My very own car! 

Mom seems to think it's her's

but it says PUGTAXI so it has to be mine!

Happy Birthday to me!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thank you Dakota and Henry & Penny!

A few weeks ago we participated in 
featuring Breakfast Buffet Dog Treats 
made by Henry & Penny

OMP! we were so excited to find out 
we were the lucky winners!

Henry & Penny sent us three flavors of yummy treats

Henry & Penny treats are handmade and freshly baked 
in small batches with all natural ingredients 
sourced in the USA. 
No artificial ingredients, no chemicals or preservatives. 
No fillers, no grains, no wheat and no soy

I asked Mom if I could try the Henry's Home Fries first

Henry's Home Fries are made with 
garbanzo bean flour, potato flour, sweet potato, applesauce, cinnamon and honey

Thank you so much Dakota for having the giveaway 
and to Henry & Penny 
for sending us these delicious treats!
Click on their names to see what other yummies they have

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

It's SomePuggy's Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Hazel!!

14 years old today. 
She is our happy little sweetheart
We love you baby girl

And somepuggy says there is another birthday next week
Now who could that be?

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Short Break

Dear Friends

We may be silent for the next few days
Our Grandma, Dad's Mom, passed away yesterday
It was not unexpected
Grandma had been on a slow decline since falling about a year ago.
She had suffered from chronic pain for several years and then dementia 
The last few months had been especially difficult. 

We are thankful that we live very close and Dad was able to be a great help to Grandpa so that Grandma could stay at home. She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed. 
A hard day for us but we are thankful that she has been released from her pain. 

We are also thankful for all of our friends in Blogville

We will be back next week

Hazel, Mabel & Mom