Monday, June 3, 2019

White Paws and Rainbows

Do you believe in signs from heaven?
Mom Linda here today to tell you a story about 
White Paws and Rainbows

 Two weeks ago Stan & I had a discussion 
about the right time to get a new pug baby. 
I felt I was not really ready, 
maybe in the fall would be a better time. 
Stan left to visit with his dad and I went to check my email where I found one from a friend 
telling me about an ad for pug puppies. 
Curious, I had to check it out. 

Then I saw this picture

 My heart skipped a beat! White Paws!  
White paws on a pug are considered a flaw by AKC standards. 
Those of you who have followed us for a long time
 may remember that Greta, 
who we lost tragically at a young age, had two white paws. 
I started to cry, Greta had found me another baby. 
I called Stan, then called the number in the ad.  
It was almost too easy. 
The female with the white paws was the only one left. 
The owner answered all my questions 
and I told him about us and our love for pugs.
 It felt right to both of us. 

Later that evening when Mabel & I headed to class 
there was a full rainbow across the sky. 
I knew it was our Angels smiling their approval

Two days later we went to meet this little doll
and that Sunday 
Hilda joined the PugRanch family

Hilda's gotcha day selfie! 

Mabel watching over her new baby sister

All tuckered out

We could not be more thrilled with how Mabel has welcomed her new little sister. 
We had concerns about jealousy but there has been none,
 Mabel even sharing her space in the middle of the bed!

This first video is them playing on day 2

You can see in the next video that after a few days Hilda has become more confident in their play

Our hearts are full of joy
Welcome Miss Hilda!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda


  1. I think you were right... signs from heaven... welcome little HIlda you are a super cute girl and you will love your new furmily like we all do ;O)

  2. Hari OM
    OMD OMD OMD... sssqqqquuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I cannot tell you how happy I am for you all - clearly Mabel is filled with fun for having fur-company again and knows exactly how to be big sister/surrogate mama. It is all the better for having, almost literally, dropped from the heavens, this opportunity to again expand the pug ranch!!! You know we will follow Hilda's growth with all the same sense of Love that makes Blogville special! YAM xx

  3. Oh yes, this is wonderful news, and our hearts too are full of joy watching Mabel playing with beautiful wee Hilda.
    Gail says Hilda is a great name - an aunt that she was extraordinarily fond of was called Hilda.
    Looking forward to lots more posts about the new pup.
    Toodle pip!

  4. OMD, OMD, OMD, I am twirling around in EXCITEMENT!!!!
    Mum has tears of JOY streaming down her face
    WELCOME Hilda, I am soooo pleased to meet you and your adorable white paws *mwah*
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Oh my huggy puggy I'm squealing to the top of my lungs with the most excited Glee!!
    Hilda is for sure an huggy puggy and Mabel will be the bestest big sis.
    WHAT in the world kinda place says white paws a flaw!! Dang is their loss and YOUR gain.
    Welcome little one. ...thank goodness my chair has arms on it. Your videos nearly made me fall out of my chair
    Hugs C ecilia

  6. Truly a sign from Heaven! Welcome Hilda - you are just too adorable!

  7. We absolutely believe in signs!!! And you got a lot of them. Hilda is a treasure sent directly from the heavens. What a doll baby she is!! And sweet Mabel, a little mystified by this bundle of energy at first but so accepting of her new sister. It is fun to watch how one who was once the baby now becomes the teacher. We love how Hilda rolled on her back for Mabel. These two will have so much fun and will bring you memories for years and years. We are so very happy for you. Welcome, Hilda.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom too

  8. OMD Hilda is a bundle of joy.
    We could hear her little bark
    in the first video.
    Welcome to blogville Hilda.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  9. The last video says sooooo much!!! Welcome Hilda, we know you have found the best fur-ever home EVER!!!
    Arty, Jakey & Rosy

  10. Wow..that's almost exactly how me and my brother, Max, ended up finding our Mom and Dad. Welcome to Blogville, little one. Can't wait to hear more about you.

  11. Hooray! Great to meet you Hilda!

  12. Oh yes, the angels always have a paw in showing the peeps who belongs with them! Momma says she knew Cinderella sent Jessie when Jessie flopped on the grass and rolled with her paws in the air just like Cinderella always did. And Angel Casey definitely whispered to met that I should run up to Momma and lick her ear like he used to. That sure decided her!

  13. What a sweetie! And what a happy, meant-to-be story. Loved watching Mabel and Hilda playing. They will keep you smiling for hours.

  14. Looks like Little Hilda is vying for the alpha position. In any case, she sure is bringing out the puppy in Mabel. She couldn't be any more adorable, and my heart is also full of joy for you.

  15. Hilda is such a cutie! She and Mabel sure are having fun together.

  16. Congratulations. Hilda is a very pretty girl. I know all the angels worked together to bring you this special girl. I can't wait to read about her adventurers

  17. Well, I was crying reading the story but your videos had me laughing again. Hilda is the cutest thing ever! I'm truly so happy for y'all.

  18. OMD, OMD, OH MY DOG!!!!! Lookie at you Hilda!!!! WELCOME TO BLOGVILLE my pal!!! I can see your sis is teachin' you all you needs to know. if you needs some instructions on how to gets into troubles, just drop me a text, k? ☺
    Ruby ♥
    pees: loooooved the videos!

  19. Oh my STARS!!!!! We are so behind reading everyones' blogs, but had to come by to welcome Hilda!!!! Some things are just meant to be, and we believe Hilda was definitely meant to be in your family! Those white paws are simply adorable and so very special!
    Mabel, you are being such a good big sister!!!
    Welcome, little one!
    Cam and Maggie

  20. Wonderful news! Hilda, you are adorable - just like your big sister.

  21. Oh my goodness... my heart is filled with joy for you!!!! And those white paws.... absolutely sent from heaven for you.

  22. Oh my gosh!!! Miss Hilda is adorably cute. Sending love and loads of tail wags to the newest addition to the Pug Ranch. (( ))

  23. Definitely believe in signs and sweet Greta was sending you one loud and clear!! Your new sweet baby Hilda is so precious and so glad her and Mabel are getting along so well.

    Bell Fur Zoo Mama

  24. Every time I read this story it just makes me so happy,, and fill my eyes with happy tears. I am so happy for all of you,,, And yes, this was a miracle.
    Angel Greta found you a new baby to love,,, and its the same image as her. Mabel looks so happy playing with Hilda,,
    This was so meant to be.. Yes, I believe in miracles

  25. Charlee: "Oh that was definitely a sign from Greta!"
    Chaplin: "A whole series of signs!"
    Lulu: "Welcome, Hilda! Nice to meet you!"

  26. congratulations on Miss Hilda joining you at the pug ranch. welcome to blogville Miss Hilda!