Monday, December 30, 2019

My Thoughtful Guy Arty!

I have the most wonderful sweetheart!

Arty sent me some wonderful Christmas presents 
He knows just what I like!

Arty & I both love Zukes!

Oh yummy! Peanut Butter!!

And what girl doesn't want their very own 
Chewy Vuiton purse! 
Hilda is so jealous and keeps trying to steal it.

Did i get the face right? BOL!

 Arty knows a gal has to be able to take everything she might need when she goes to a trial. 
Mom says this tote will be great for our "extra's" 
like coats and collars 
and most impawtent, plenty of treats!!

Thank you so much Arty!
You always spoil me and I love it!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda

Friday, December 27, 2019

Nature Friday

Two weeks ago we had a nice snow storm

It was pretty snow that came straight down
 instead of blowing sideways as it usually does

Unfortunately we had some rain first 
so it made the roads treacherous

On the other hand, 
with Mom & Dad both retired,
 nobody had to go anywhere

Except outside to potty!

On Monday I will tell you about the wonderful pressies
 I received from my special guy Arty! 

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

More Agility Fun!

We had another fun Sunday afternoon practicing agility

Last time we did a jumpers course 
with jumps, tunnel and weave poles. 
Yesterday we had a standard course that also includes 
the A-frame, teeter and dog walk. 

Hilda got her turn first

Mom was really pleased as Hilda did jumps, the tunnel 
and even the tire at the end!

Soon it was my turn.
This video is my second run.

A pawfect run with 12 weave poles!!!

Thank you everyone that has sent us Christmas Cards
We have so many more than Mom & Dad!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda

Monday, December 16, 2019

Officially Official

We are pleased to announce that I am now officially

Hilda Heaven Sent

When I arrived at the PugRanch last May 
I did not bring any AKC registration papers with me.
We are thankful that AKC offers pups that do not have AKC registration papers to apply for a limited registration that allows them to compete in AKC dog sports.

In my case (and Mabel's also) we applied for a 
"Purebred Alternative Listing"

   Dogs that are of mixed heritage may apply for a
"Canine Companion" listing 
and will be designated an "All American Dog"
 for competition purposes. 

To apply for my PAL# I needed to be at least 6 months old,
 spayed (or neutered for boys), 
send a front and side picture 
and tell AKC why we think I am a purebred Pug. 

My front picture

Side picture

2 weeks later it arrived in the mail!
My official listing with AKC! 

And that is not all!

Now that I have a PAL #
Mom was able to send in my Canine Good Citizen test results and have that title added to my record!! 

So now I am officially 

Hilda Heaven Sent CGC

Mom and Mabel are pretty proud of me! 

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda

Monday, December 9, 2019

Sunday Agility Fun!

Due to the winter weather being cold and unpredictable
our trainer schedules training in an indoor arena
 at least once a month

18 dogs and their peeps came to play agility

Mom talked Dad into coming with us 
and he got some video of our first runs

Mom and I like challenging ourselves
This was an excellent/masters course and I nailed it 
except for the 12 weave poles.
 I did get all 12 on our 3rd and last run!

Hilda got a turn too!
Mom took her out and did random jumps
 and of course tunnels which she loves.
She even went through the tire!

This is the end of her first play time. 
Mom rewarded her after each obstacle
and then she saw Dad!  BOL!

It was a great afternoon
Mom was very proud of both of us!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Stocking

Mom has a tradition of cross stitching a Christmas Stocking for each of the grandchildren. 
She started this stocking last year for the youngest.
Unfortunately her eye surgery
 prevented her from finishing it then.

She was able to finish it this year! 

It is ready for Santa to fill with Christmas goodies!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda

Monday, December 2, 2019

PDCA Rosette

I got something really special in the mail Saturday

My rosette from the Pug Dog Club of America
I was rated the #5 pug in Rally Intermediate for 2018

We were invited to participate in the Pug Showcase
 at the PDCA National Specialty last month 
but it was held in Maryland 
and we decided it was a bit far to travel
 for just me & Mom

What a great honor and such a beautiful rosette.
It even has my name on it!!

Thank you PDCA!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda