Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stories I Love - Blogville Arts & Entertainment Challenge

Hi Furiends!
It's Hazel here today 

I am sitting in front of Mom's bookcase
 and you can see she likes books

We were to choose a favorite story 
that included a living non-human character

Our Honorable Mention is 
 WATCHERS by Dean Koontz. 
It is the first of his books that mom read many years ago
 and it was about a very smart golden retriever
 It is one of her all time favorites 

The story we are featuring is 

Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

–  a true story about a lab-mix named Merle and the free life he lived. Some may consider the book controversial as the majority of us would not give our dogs the freedom that this dog was given by his human companion.  But it is a wonderful story about a special dog. Touching, sad and humorous – you will fall in love with Merle.  It is the kind of book you will want to read more than once.

 Here is a little more about

Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote

This national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends? Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert— Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew, Ted taught Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle taught Ted about the benefits of letting a dog make his own decisions. Using the latest in wolf research and exploring issues of animal consciousness and leadership and the origins of the human-dog relationship, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey he and Merle shared. As much a love story as a story of independence and partnership, Merle’s Door is tender, funny, and ultimately illuminating.

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and read our entry and all the others!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Monday, May 22, 2017

I'm In Advertising

Last summer a new vet joined the clinic that we go to 
and she is trained in Veterinary Acupuncture

I decided to get some treatments
 for a problem I was having. 
Dogtor Shelley said I was a great patient
 and asked if she could take my picture 
to put in a brochure she was working on

A few months later Mom brought home the brochure 
and there I was!

If you look close you can see the needles
 sticking out of my back near my tail

I did not mind the treatments, 
mostly because I got to lick a frozen jar 
of chicken baby food the whole time!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Friday, May 19, 2017

It's Flower Friday with Angel Dory

We are joining Angel Dory for Flower Friday!

We had a couple of days of strong winds last week
The wind blew all the beautiful petals off our tree

Then the wind blew all the petal stems off the tree
 and all over the deck and yard

But despite some more winter like weather

 we do have some flowers at the PugRanch

some of the ground cover is blooming

We seem to have an explosion of purple flowers

Even in the memorial garden we have blooms

Do see all the buds on this plant??
Soon it will be covered with not purple
but pink flowers!!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May #ChewyInfluencer Review #1

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Mom is always looking for healthy training treats for me
We prefer soft treats, they are easier for me to eat quickly during training sessions

That is why this month for our Chewy Review we chose

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Cheese Flavor 

Natural Moist Treats For Dogs

Key Benefits

  • Contains real cheese, molasses, honey & maple syrup
  • Antioxidant-rich (Vitamin E and C) plus vegetables & fruits in every bite
  • Made without grain or gluten
  • Works as an excellent training aid
  • Peas, apples, blueberries, carrots & spinach in every bite!

They look like little sausages and yes, 
Mom breaks them into smaller pieces
and she really likes that they do not crumble

 Don't worry about me not getting enough treats
I go to classes on Monday evenings
right now a 45 minute Obedience & Rally Class
 a 15 minute break
then 1 1/2 hours of Beginning Agility Class
That equates to a lot of treats!

When mom opened the bag,
 I was interested but did not go jumping crazy 
as I sometimes do

Although you can see in this video 
that they held my attention.

Mom wasn't sure if they would be something to get again until we were at class last night
During our break she was breaking some up into smaller pieces  - loading her pockets and I was literally drooling on her pants leg watching her!

Once again Mom likes that they don't crumble when she breaks them up
There are several other flavors to try
you can check them out at 

disclaimer: We were provided one bag of Earthborn Holistic treats free of charge in exchange for our honest review

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel