Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Love from Above

As our lawn was beginning to green up

We noticed this heart shape in the grass

We like to think it was our angels
sending us love from up above

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, April 23, 2018

Run with the Big Dogs!

Saturday Mom & I participated in the 21st annual
Run with the Big Dogs
a fundraiser for our local animal shelter

The weather was pawsitively beautiful

The granddaughter and her dog Bianca joined us

There were lots of doggies there with their peeps

I met these two cute puggies!

And off we all go on our 2K walk

Come on Mom! Try to keep up!

Granddaughter Shea and Bianca

This was my second year doing this fundraiser
and I can't wait for next year!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hungry Hazel

Hello everyone!

It's me Hazel here today

I know that Mom has mentioned several times 
that I had become a picky eater

Just when Mom thinks she has found something I really like
I don't like it anymore
Sometimes it would take me 5 to 10 minutes 
to decide to eat

Well that has all changed.
A few weeks ago I started having some daily episodes of reverse sneezing. 
Mom took me to see the dogtor. 
She sent me home with some antibiotics 
and a cough suppressant. 
I felt better right away 
it has helped my appetite

Hey Dad! 
Don't you want to share those chips??

Something in the fridge sure smells good

I really would like some of this good smelling food

Maybe I can just help myself!

Sheesh Mom!
I can't believe you would not let me have some of those yummy ribs from Famous Dave's

note from Mom: 
Hazel has finished a week of antibiotics
We started with 2 of the cough suppressants per day for 4 days
then 1 a day for 4 days with no trachea episodes
We reduced to 1/2 pill a day and unfortunately she had some issues 
so we have gone back to 1 a day for a while longer and then try again to reduce 
The vet said we might have to get through the season change 
or at her age it might be Hazel's new normal 
and it will be a matter of figuring out the lowest dose to control things. 
The good side is her appetite. 
While it has been a daily struggle to get her to start eating
now I put her bowl down and she digs right in!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Friday, April 13, 2018

Curtains and Rock Chucks

Happy Friday! 

Last Friday we shared pictures of some of the critters 
that have visited the PugRanch

Some of you wondered about the Rock Chuck 

So I thought I would share some Rock Chuck Facts

  • Also known as the Yellow-bellied Marmot
  • Largest of all ground squirrels
  • Typically weigh 4 to 11 pounds
  • Brown coat, white patch of fur between eyes, reddish-brown tail, yellow belly
  • Lifespan of up to 15 years
  • Live in colonies of 10 to 20 individuals
Rock chucks can cause severe damage by digging holes in irrigation canal banks, throughout pastures, and along the sides of buildings.
Their tunnel systems have been known to reach 10 to 70 meters in length, and over 1-meter in depth.

We have not seem him around for several days
so we hope he has moved on

And now for the curtains!

Mom took a break from working on the Christmas stocking 
and made new curtains for the kitchen

She had an idea in her head 
 and a picture from the internet
 of what she wanted them to look like

Mom was really pleased with how they turned out

After a couple of nice days
winter came back yesterday with snow and high winds

Come on spring!!!!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018