Monday, November 4, 2019

PugRanch Infirmary

Sorry if we have been a little MIA lately

Dad got real sick and last week Mom ended up taking him to the emergency room, afraid he had pneumonia.
 Thankfully he did not, but had a nasty virus 
which he then passed on to Mom.

Today Hilda is at the dogtor having her big girl surgery.
Everything should go fine
 and she will be back home later this afternoon
 but if you have a little POTP to send her way 
it would we be greatly appreciated

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda


  1. we send a big bucket of POTP to you all and pawsitive thoughts and healing kisses...

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      2) Hide Your Dog’s Toys

      Dogs can be quite determined when it comes to getting the things they want, so why not use this to put their brains to work? If your dog wants a toy, try placing it under a laundry basket or hiding it under a blanket (making sure he sees you put it there). Then, sit back and watch him use his problem-solving skills to try and get it. When he solves the puzzle, praise him just as he reaches for the toy.

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      Dogs are always ready to learn new words, so why not take the time to expand your dog’s vocabulary? For example, you could start saying “let’s go potty” just before opening the door to let your dog out. After doing this often enough, your dog should come running over to be let out whenever you say “let’s go potty.” Dogs are pretty fast to learn to associate a particular action with a word, and are quick to anticipate what will happen next, so you will usually see results very quickly.

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  2. Good health, good wishes to all ... humans 'n' pups alike! Hilda wee one, you will do fine, we are sure, a big girl now!

  3. Oh dear, it sounds like a tough time at the IPR. Wishing you all the best. Can't believe dear wee Hilda is a Big Girl already!

  4. Sending POTP to Hilda...and to your peeps and hope everyone is feeling better real soon!!
    Arty, Rosy, Jakey & Mama

  5. You're busy taking care of everyone, Nurse Mabel! Paws crossed for Hilda.

  6. Hari Om
    Crikey, never rains but pours and all that... POTP headed your way from the Hutch!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. We send you lots of AireZen and positive vibes, Hilda, and we hope your mom and dad feel better soon! You have a big job ahead of you, Mabel!

  8. Hope the peeps get healthy soon and Hilda's surgery went well. Our man has been recovering from surgery. Lady has had a cold and a foot fracture . . . Seems like all the peeps are a mess!

  9. We're sorry to hear your pawrents haven't been feeling well and we have our paws crossed that everything went well for little Hilda today too.

  10. I am sending you all POTP. Poor Mabel must be run ragged acting as nurse for all you. Get better!

  11. Sending lots of prayers for both these special souls.

  12. POTP heading your way. Mabel you. are lots. of nursing to do. Hope everyone is well soon.

  13. Mabel, did you remember to tell your folks they don't have time to be sick? POTP to everyone for speedy recoveries.

  14. Happy to hear of the better health!

  15. Oh my little Huggy Puggies two humans both sick almost at the same to is a lot to handle BUTT if any buddies can do it is you two. Hilda I very sure you flew thru your surgicals yesterday just like you fly thru your tunnels.
    Sending continued healing hugs to all

  16. OH NOES!!!! I am so happy your Pops is feelin' betters, and sendin' lots of healin' vibes to your Moms!!!! Don't cha hates when the peeps get sick? lots of moanin' and groanin' and complainin'! sigh. Keep up the good work will needs the margarita truck after they gets me! BOL!
    Here's a truck load of POTP and AireZens!
    Ruby ♥

  17. We are sending healing love and prayers for all of you!

  18. We hope efuryone in da family feels lots better and all those nasty germs go away.

    Matt & Matilda

  19. Sending oodles of poodles of POTP to the whole family.