Monday, April 29, 2019

Remembering Hazel

Hazel's story started with two pugs 
that my daughter adopted

Buzz and Sophia

It did not take long before it was clear 
that Sophia was expecting

This little girl was the first born.
She had a white spot on her chest and they called her Star

I went to visit when the pups were 4 weeks old 
and fell in love with Star.

With 4 pugs at home 
we had no intention of getting another.

But how could we resist and soon there was 5. 

 I like hazelnut creamer in my coffee so little Star became
Sophia's Hazelnut Starbaby
better known as 

From the time she was little
 she aways had that huge smile!

Who could not love those big brown eyes and cute head tilt

One of my favorite pictures of young Bailey & Hazel 

Hazel enjoyed going to the obedience trials

She earned her Companion Dog Obedience Title

Also Rally Novice and Rally Advanced

But her favorite was the fun team competitions
She really enjoyed entertaining the crowd

She was the pawfect little clown

Summer of 2017 Hazel came out of retirement
 as part of the Old Duffers team
All four of the dogs were over 10 yrs old.
Once again she captivated the crowd 
with her bright smile and silliness

Hazel never minded dressing up

Whether it was in a grass skirt

Dressing up for a Blogville Party

In her penguin jammies

Or being a scary spider for Halloween

For Hazel, 

toys were not only to play with

they also made 

great pillows!

Queen of the camp trailer

Hazel was always a happy camper

Waiting for her favorite camping snack

May I have some popcorn??

Hazel's sweet disposition made her a wonderful big sister

She welcomed baby Greta

and then baby Mabel with love 

and oh so much patience

Hazel was known for her love of cherry tomatoes
it started when she was young

We had to put a fence around the plants 
as she would pick them right off the vine!

This is one of my favorite videos of Hazel
That moment she realizes 
that Dad is going to pick tomatoes

 My favorite word to describe Hazel was joyful. 
There was joy in her smile, her big brown eyes, 

 and her whole little body that wiggled with joy 
right down to the the tip of her curly pug tail.
How I miss those dancing feet and excited twirls

Forever our Baby Girl

Sophia's Hazelnut Starbaby
11/07/04 - 04/11/19


  1. Thank you for sharing the wonderful story of Hazel and her most BEAUTIFUL smile
    Hugs and luffs to you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS I do luffs the way she chose her name, Hazelnut Hazel, what a lovely tail

  2. oh my STARS....Hazel and Mom I just admit to smiling with JOYfulness all the way through this post. What a precious precious way to remember Hazel. My Huggy Puggy friend had the cutest head tilt and I'm sure she must have taught all the sibs to do the same thing. I did get a wee bit moist around the eyes you are right Joyful was Hazel
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. they said pugs came to this world to bring joy to all people... and Hazel completed this mission the best... her smile was like the sunshine what chased away all dark clouds

  4. What a beautiful tribute to Joyful Hazel♥ How we miss you.

  5. Hari om
    Simply beautifurs!!! Dance lightly upon that rainbow sweet Hazel! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  6. That was a great tribute! We always loved Hazel's funny face.

  7. What a wonderful tribute to your sweet Hazel. We loved seeing her in action in those videos. She sure was crazy about those tomatoes.

  8. What a wonderful tribute to your forever Happy Camper.
    Loved the video of dear Hazel scampering across the lawn to the tomatoes.
    She'll be missed far and wide.
    Sending love and hugs,
    Gail and Bertie.

  9. This is such a beautiful tribute to Hazel. And I thank you so much for sharing. I know she will be forever missed and remembered with love. Hugs

  10. What a lovely tribute to the sweetest smiling girl.
    We'll miss you Hazel!
    Sending Big Hugs...
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty (Beth and Ed too!)

  11. A lovely tribute to your sweet girl. What a delightful addition to your family.

  12. What a wonderful tribute to you sweet baby Hazel!!! We were amazed at how many of your memories were ones that all our different Sibes have witnessed too. We remember how she loved her tomatoes. And such patience for Baby Mabel. You did a great job putting together a beautiful post for Hazel. We know it was a hard thing to do with bittersweet smiles and tears. Hugs from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom too

  13. Thank you for sharing how Hazel became part of the Idaho Pug Ranch family. I can't believe y'all had five pugs at one time! That is so much cuteness in one home. Hazel was a precious pup and a beautiful senior lady. I miss her and Mr. Bailey terribly. If is wasn't so hot down here, I'd love to have a pug.

  14. Thank you so much for creating and sharing this beautiful tribute of Hazel! She was the most precious of precious! Looking at how patient she was with baby Greta and Mabel! Her smile was as big as the universe full of stars!
    How she twinkles right now! She was a happy camper,,, and getting all the treats she ever wanted,, even those cherry tomatoes.. We love that little clown girl and always will. Thank you Linda,, this was beautiful!

  15. I don't think there could possibly be a more perfect dog. Thank you for sharing her life withus.

  16. What a beautiful tribute to a very sweet girl. Sending you loads of tender thoughts of comfort. 💖

  17. I now understand why joyful is the word to describe Hazel. And how patient she was with the puppies. A beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl, inside and out.

  18. What a beautiful story of how Hazel came to be. Such a moving tribute to her. I'm happy that she is now home with you.


  19. Oh, I was smilin' from ear to ear through this whole postie! What amazin' memories of Sweet Hazel! I thinks the poppycorn pic is my fav! BOL! Ma likes the tomato video where she is running for the tomato harvest. Ma's was when she was tryin' to gets the tomatoes through the fence....she said something like that is something I have done too. (I plead the 5th.....)
    Thank you so much for this lovely tribute to our dear furiend, and your sweet gurl!
    Ruby ♥

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  21. Charlee: "What a great remembrance of your sweet girl."
    Chaplin: "We bet she is just rolling in cherry tomatoes over the Rainbow Bridge."

  22. I love that video of trotting for tomatoes too! It made me laugh and then weep. I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life you gave Hazel, and she gave back the joy many times over. Sending you love and hugs. Thanks for sharing this remembrance.