Monday, March 31, 2014

Wacky Holiday in April

Dis is da list dat I found on my yaptop for April.
Enjoy & Happy Monday!
April, 2014 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 April Fool's Day

2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day  (I love PB)

3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day

4 Walk Around Things Day
4 Tell a Lie Day

5 Go for Broke Day

6 Sorry Charlie Day

7 Caramel Popcorn Day
7 World Health Day

8 All is Ours Day (I'd change dis to All is Mine Day)
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

9 Name Yourself Day (??)

10 National Siblings Day

11 Eight Track Tape Day
11 Barbershop Quartet Day
11 National Submarine Day

12 Big Wind Day

13 Scrabble Day

14 International Moment of Laughter Day
14 Look up at the Sky Day
14 National Pecan Day  (Pie?)
14 Reach as High as You Can Day

15 Rubber Eraser Day
15 Titanic Remembrance Day

16 National Eggs Benedict Day  (yummy!)
16 National Stress Awareness Day

17 Blah, Blah, Blah Day
17 National Cheeseball Day  (yummmmmm!)   
17 National High Paws Day (yippy!)

18 International Juggler's Day

19 National Garlic Day

20 Look Alike Day  (Who do you look alike?   I look like Edgar.  Oh and Sully.)

21 Kindergarten Day
21 Patriot's Day

22 National Jelly Bean Day

23 Executive Admin's Day (Secretary's Day) (celebrate your staffie)
23 Lover's Day
23 National Zucchini Bread Day

23 Take a Chance Day
23 World Laboratory Day

24 Pig in a Blanket Day  (Dis one is for Cocco)

25 East meets West Day
25 World Penguin Day

26 Hug an Australian Day  (Ernie will like dis one - look out Roxy)
26 National Pretzel Day

27 Babe Ruth Day
27 National Prime Rib Day (Arrrrrrrrooooooo!)
27 Tell a Story Day

28 International Astronomy Day
28 Great Poetry Reading Day
28 Kiss Your Mate Day (Look out Mollie)

29 Greenery Day
29 National Shrimp Scampi Day

30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
30 National Honesty Day  (I cannot tell a lie)


If you see a day dat you wanta celebrate and maybe turn into an event (or blog hop)…. just grab it and go for it.
Wags, 
           Ranger

Friday, March 28, 2014

Topsy-Turvy

What?   Sometimes one just needs a little back support.

Have a fun Friday!
Wags, 
      Ranger

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

'Make Up Your Own Holiday Day' Blog Hop

Today is 'Make Up Your Own Holiday Day'.

My holiday is:  'Impersonate a PI Day!



I'm a peach of a detective and my sidekick is a peep called Higgins.   He talks funny and  is very uptight.


Ranger:  Arrrrrrrroooo.  Check out dat priceless masterpiece!  
Higgins:  Ranger, you never cease to amaze me. I must know how you arrived at this remarkably astute conclusion with your limited knowledge of art.
Ranger:  Would you believe me if I told you it came to me in a dream?
Higgins:  Yes, because your conscious mind certainly isn't capable of such superior detective work.
Ranger:  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I'm livin da good life in Hawaii!   I got da beach, girls, and get to look cool cruising around da island (by air and on land).   Not bad.
My buddies Wally & Finn's chopper.

My wheels.   Cool huh?










Who wouldn't wanta be Ranger, pi for a day?

I can't wait to see your Holiday.    Pees….. join my Blog Hop.

     Wags, 
         Ranger

Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog Hop announcement

Happy Monday!

According to my Wacky Holiday calendar, March 26th is 'Make Up Your Own Holiday Day'.  

I'm gonna host a blog hop to celebrate so think on a Holiday idea and post about it on 3/26.

I hope you join me.  I can't wait to see what you come up wiff.

 Wags, 
      Ranger

Pees…. tell all your furfriends.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sweet SUNday


It's a wonderful day in da neighborhood (and in my yard).

Wags, 
        Ranger

Peees….   According to my Wacky Holiday calendar, March 26th is 'Make Up Your Own Holiday Day'.    I'm gonna host a blog hop to celebrate so think on a Holiday idea and post about it on 3/26.   I can't wait to see what you come up wiff.   

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Da Look

How can anyone resist dis face.   It's all in da eyes.
Mom does not let me come into her sewing studio.  Ya see…. she sometimes drops pins on the floor and doesn't want me to get one in one of my paws.

So she blocks off the stairs, at the bottom, wiff a cardboard thingy.

When I'm bored, I push da board aside and I sneak up da stairs.  I always stop at da top step and den I rest my head on the floor.  Dat way I can watch her and give her 'da look'.  You know da one.   Da one dat says…. I'm lonely down stairs all by myself.   Come down and play wiff me.

It works every time.   I am da master of 'da look'.


Here's what she was workin on ==>

She was makin a baby quilt for her niece.   Mom put da finished quilt on da couch to photograph it and I jumped up and posed on it.  I think it looks better wiff me on it.
Maybe I'll keep it.

 Wags, 
          Ranger

Pees….. Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Knicker’z

Today, I'm joining Mollie & Easy's 'SHOW UZ YOUR KNICKER’Z' blog hop.

Mom made me do dis.
Maybe it was cute when I was 1.
At 2….. it's just embarrassing.
I can't show you MY knickers… cuz I don't have any.   I like to go commando!   Hey…. I'm a Ranger and dat's what us Rangers do.
 Wags, 
                        el natural Ranger

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kitchen Remodel - all done

Last month, I was on da job snoopervising the kitchen remodel
I kept a keen eye on everything and on da workmen.
Now da work is all done and my new buddies (Mike, David, and Mitch) are gone too.   Sigh.  I miss dos guys.   I hate to say dis but…. it doesn't look very different to me.
 Same ol, same ol floor.
Food box and cooker still here.
Mom is very happy.  Go figure.
 Wags, 
        Ranger

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pawty at the Dogtona Motor Speedway

Happy Barkday to Stuart & Me!

I hope y'all are having fun.   All dis racing and cheering has made me really hungry and thirsty.  

I'm heading over to 'The Pit Stop' tent to see what dey have.


Fluids first.
Hydration !
BEER !!!!!
Now da I am 2, Mom says I can have some BEER.   YIPPY!
Wanta join me for a Barkday Beer (or two)?


Wow…. check out all the foodables.
Beef cars !


Tires !

Carrot Cupcakes !!!     I love carrots.
And more Cupcakes!
CAKE !!!










Yummmmmmm, Yum, Yummyyyy!

Did someone just say SUGAR HIGH ??????!!!!!!!
Time for some Zoom, Zoom, Zoomies………
More Zoomies……...


Now…. don't forget to hop over to Stuart's bloggie to vote for #1 Fan.   Results will be announce tomorrow.


Congratulations to our 2 Racing Winners.

Junior Class Winner: Greta
Senior Class Winner:  Timmy Tomcat
Send us your snailmail addy and we'll ship your prize out to you.

Thank you for for all the e-cards and for makin my Barkday so special.

 Wags, 
          Ranger

Pees.   Thank you Mollie for my pressie & pawmade card. 
Look…. a mini me statue from Mollie.
She made if wiff her bare paw.   Sweeeeeet!



Let the Race begin - Race: Juniors Class

Hello Sports Fans!
  
Finn and Wally here and we will be your 'Junior Class' Race announcers.  
Arrrrrrrroooooo….. TESTing 1-2-3.
Arrrrrrrroooooo….. TESTing 1-2-3.
We are flying high above the race track in the Scottie blimpmobile on this beautiful sunny day.  
Purrrrrrrfect conditions for this racing event.

Now, we have two grrrrrreat races lined up for you today, starting off wiff our Junior Group which is made up of 1 - 5 yr olds.  Later in the day will be our Senior Group (6+ yrs old) which will be hosted by Stuart (da other Barkday boy).

So… let's get started!

In lane #1 we have Daisy
Daisy is our youngest racer (1 yr old) and a real speed demon.
She has been breaking all sorts of speed records in the puppy trials.
In lane #2 we have Ranger 'Danger'
Ranger is da Barkday Boy (2 yrs old) and itchin to burn up the pavement.
In lane #3 we have Greta
Greta is 2 yrs old and is so pretty in pink.  
Her racin strategy is to stay out front so she doesn't have to eat any dirt.
In lane #4 we have Misaki.
Misaki is also 2 yrs old and loves to race in her souped-up bumper car.
Warning:   If you're in her way… she might just bump you in to the wall.
In lane #5 we have Murphy.
And in lane #6 we have Stanley (Murphy's brother)
Des (2 yr old) Doddle brothers are very competitive and if dey work together, we may just have a photo finish.

In lane #7 we have Sweet William
William is 3 yrs old and is joined by his pit crew Bentley and Gailen.
He is not takin and chances of losin time to a flat tire.
In lane #8 we have our Downunder darlings Bella & Roxy
Bella is nearly 5 and Roxy is nearly 3.  Dis duo will be hard to beat. 
In lane #9 we have Shelby
Shelby is 4 yrs old and loves to cruise in the fresh air.
Don't be fooled by dat smile… Shelby is a scot and is a born competitor.
Lastly, we have Easy in lane #10
Easy is also a 4 yr old and his car is firing on all cylinders.
He's a bit mad, so anything is possible wiff dis frenchie.
Oh my…. dis is sooooooooo exciting!   Can you hear the roar of the engines on the starting line?

Vrooooom! VrooooooOOOOOOooommm!

Oh look… da Pace Car is now out on the track.








And yes, Ms. Kyla is driving our pace car.
Dar will be no false starts on her watch!
You don't wanta cheat on dis gal.
Kyla:  Follow me racers!
Are you ready?

Mollie, our Official (and beautiful) 'Race Starter' is ready to get this race rollin.
Get Set….. GO!
Der's the flag and the race is on! 

Murphy is off to a quick start and was first over the starting line.
The Barkday boy Ranger is right on his tail.
Woooooooh….. Greta is makin her move and just passed Ranger.
Bella and Roxy are right behind Ranger.   Her biggest fans (Frankie & Ernie) are cheering dem on.
Woohoo…. look at the girls go !!!!

Stanley is chasing the Downunder babes and tryin to pass dem.
Shelby and Daisy are neck to neck in sixth place.
Sweet William and his crew are right behind the girls and Misaki is happily cruising in 9th place.
But… what happened to Easy?   Easy couldn't take his eyes off our Race Starter and stalled his engine.  He's got a lot of ground to make up.


So…. after 1 lap here are the standings.
Murphy, Gerta, Ranger, Bella & Roxy, Stanley, Shelby, Daisy, Sweet William, Misaki, and Easy is currently in last place.

Wow… dis is a great race!

Lap #2
Murphy is still out front.
Stanley just passed Bella & Roxy
Oh my….. Greta just overtook Murphy and is currently in 1st place.
The Pug Ranch team's cheering section has der own tee shirts!
Ranger is makin his move and just passed Murphy too.
Daisy just took the lead over Shelby and is moving in on Bella & Roxy.
Shelby is still ahead of Sweet William and crew.   Perhaps the weight of his crew is holding him back.
Misaki is still happily cruising in 9th place.
And Easy got his car going and is currently catchin up to Misaki.

After 2 laps the standing are:
Greta, Ranger, Murphy, Stanley, Bella & Roxy, Daisy, Shelby, Sweet William, Misaki, and Easy last place.

Lap 3
Ranger just passed Greta.
Stanley passed his brother Murphy.   
Bella and Roxy just passed Stanley and Murphy.   Those gal can sure drive.
Wow…. Daisy (our youngest racer) just flew by Murphy.
Sweet William also just passed Murphy.
Shelby is now neck and neck with Murphy.
Look out….. Easy just flew by Misaki,  Murphy and Shelby.
Misaki is still happily cruising in last place.

The standings after lap 3 are:
Ranger, Greta, Bella & Roxy, Stanley, Daisy, Sweet William, Easy, Murphy, Shelby, and Misaki is currently in last place.

Lap 4
Wow…. dis race is close.
Easy is still gaining ground an just flew by Sweet William and Daisy.
Oh no!!! It looks like Sweet William is having some tire problems again.   He pulled into the pit and his crew, Bentley and Gailen, are changing his tire wiff the help of Kaci & Kali.
Kaci & Kali are so happy to finally have a customer.
Bella & Roxy just passed Greta and are now in 2nd place.
Squirrel just flew past Easy.  S-Q-U-I-R-R-E-L?
Yikes!   Dar's a squirrel on da track!
The entire back field is really shaken by this development.  Daisy, Murphy and Shelby just drove off the field.
Misaki shouted 'I'll handle dis'!   WOW…. Misaki just put her paw to floor and flew past everyone and drove up right next to Squirrel and…….. she bumped him right of the track!  I've never seen anything like it.   What a girl!  She's my hero!

The standings after lap 4 are:
Ranger, Bella & Roxy, Greta, Stanley, Misaki, Easy, Daisy, Murphy, Shelby, and Sweet William and his crew are takin a snack break. 
Pit crew snacks.


Lap 5
The final lap.
Sweet William and his crew are out of the pit and back on the track.
Daisy, Murphy and Shelby are also back on the track and re-gaining ground.   They all just passed Misaki!
Greta is on the move again on the final streatch.   She just passed Bella & Roxy and is now neck to neck with Ranger.
Oh my…. dis is going to be close!


And the final results are:
Greta crosses the finish line 1st and is the WINNER!
She is followed by Ranger, Bella & Roxy, Stanley, Easy, Daisy, Murphy,  and Shelby. 
Misaki happily finishes in 9th place 
And Sweet William and his crew are out lookin for some more pit foodables.


Congrats Greta!


Don't miss our Senior Race over at Stuart's blog.   We're all off to cheer on the Seniors.
See ya later at the refreshments tent.  Come and have some cake with us.

Wags, 
      Ranger

It's Race Day at the Dogtona Motor Speedway

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooo!

I am so excited to be celebrating my Barkday wiff my Barkday Buddy Stuart.    I'm am 2 yrs old today and Stuart is 8 yrs old.

To celebrating out Barkdays, we are pawtying at the Dogtona Motor Speedway and here's what on tap today.
(note:  all times are EST)

9:00 am - Race 1 - da Junior racers (drivers age 1 - 5 yrs old) revs up.

11:00 am - Race 2 - da Senior class (drivers age 6+) starts.   We had to let dem sleep in a bit cuz dey are "mature".

1:00 pm - Pawtying wiff food, drinks and CAKE !   And… da voting opens for #1 Fan.


Prizes:  Da winners of the 2 races will receive a prize.   Dat's right 2 winners, 2 prizes.
And…. to make things even more fun, we will give a prize to the #1 Fan and you get to vote for your favorite.   Da #1 Fan winner will be announced on 3/16.

How will da race winners be decided?
  • Both races will be 5 laps around da course. 
  • Each driver will be assigned a Lane #.
  • An independent party will draw a number out of da 'winners cup'.   Dey will keep drawing numbers until a driver gets 5 draws of der number. 

Let's hope Kaci & Kali don't eat-up
all the tires before da race starts. 

Our pit crew is ready to roll and I can smell the food.  Let's hope dat smell doesn't distract the racers.

Good luck to all the racers and thank you for pawticipating.

 Wags, 
      Ranger
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