Monday, January 21, 2019

Can We Make a Deal?

As part of conditioning my fine tuned pug bod 
we work on different things at class
 to help strengthen our core.

One thing we do is practice balancing on a K-9 FitBone

One side has smooth bumps

I have no issues getting on that side
easy peasy

I do not like other side which has kind of spikey bumps
Teacher says it is good for our toes 
so she let us take one home to work on 

After dancing around it for a bit 
I finally offered mom a quick step over

Mom said "no deal - I want more"

Ok - how about I just barely touch one foot?

Mom said "you can do better than that!"

Standing on one foot-
 my final offer!

How will we break this impasse!
Mom wants all 4 feet on the spikey side
I don't want any feet on the spikey side
Will we be able to come to a deal 
that makes everybody happy??

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. Hari OM
    Keep working on it Mabel, I am certain median ground will be found!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx (pee ess... I couldn't help thinking of the Princess and the Pea whilst reading this...)

  2. Oh my funny huggy puggy Mabel You crack me up. OMDs this is kinda familiar maybe I need to come to I da Ho to work on my core strength and balance. I've been working on balance. By standing with on leg against the couch and trying to slowing raise the arch of my foot up that leg to the knee. Seems I'm un but that is not a secret. Do you think that bone with bumpy thingies on it would help me..??
    Sincerely with huggies to you

  3. Mabel, that spiky side looks perfectly horrid to stand on. I'd say you are well within your rights to refuse. That's what a terrier would do.
    Toodle pip!

  4. can you wear boots for da spiky side ? or I can send you da Nelly, he is a wrecking ball and can chew that spikes down ;O)

  5. I'm not sure that I would like that spiky side either, Mabel. Maybe your mom needs to offer you a piece of juicy steak?!

  6. Hold out for some fantastic treats! Chicken, cheese or something. We wouldn't like that spiked side, of course, we wouldn't get on the other side either....

  7. Mabel, that spiked side doesn't look too much fun for us either. But you are doing a wonderful job so far. We hope mom is giving you the most delicious treats after all the hard work you have been doing. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  8. I say wait for some really good treats.

  9. I dont think I'd like to stand on that thing. I know my esteemed late associate, Joey dog, would never ever step on it. He was kind of overly protective about his feet. Hope you got some good yum yum treats for that.

  10. Ouchy....Whatever you do, don't SIT on the spikey side! :)

  11. That looks like fun. We bet if your Mom finds just the right high value treat, you will do a happy Mabel dance on both sides with all four paws!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. We agree with you that the spikey side is no fun. Keep up the resistance Mabel.

  13. I think it is one of those strange human things. The more you do it the less they will ask you to do it.

  14. Keep up the good work Mabel. Maybe you can just put all four paws on just for a few minutes to make your mom happy. I bet it does feel strange!

  15. Bless your heart. I know Mom wouldn't ask you to do it if it wasn't important for your sport. We know you can do it!!

  16. What a fun toy! Fun and core building...seems like a great tool.

  17. The suspense is crazy!!!! Who will win?!?! My money is on you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  18. We have that very same bone! Isn't it funny how tough those spikes are? You can do it, you can do it, you can do it! I think that the only solution is for you to put four on the spikes. Sorry ;)

  19. Oh Mabel you did awesome. I hope that you got treats for that.

  20. I bet you have done it now Mabel!

  21. Charlee: "We hope your mom made standing on the spiky side worth your while, Mabel!"
    Chaplin: "We are 100% in favor of bribery around here!"