Oh My Pug!!
Can you believe that I am 6 months old today!
To celebrate I thought I would share some fun photos from our CGC graduation pawty on Monday
We played milk bone jenga
It was so hard to do a sit stay
while mom grabbed more milk bones to stack
I did manage to snag one to munch on BOL!
Then we played lick the peanut butter spoon!
I had never tasted peanut butter before and was it yummy.
Mom laughed when I got it all over my chin!
We got our pictures taken
These are my furiends, Bowie and London
This class may be over
but I started a new class a couple of weeks ago
called Pre-Sport Puppy class.
Mabel will be at a local agility trial this weekend
so I promise
to let her have some time on the blog next week
We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda
6 months what a cutie.ReplyDelete
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happy half birthday to youuuu!!!! and I can not wait to see you when you celebrate your furst birthday!!!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Hilda!ReplyDelete
Only half a year old and so much achieved already.
Gail says at that age my only accomplishment was a detailed knowledge of the taste of cashmere sweaters and water-soluble coloured pencils (hence the 'blue poo incident')....
Happy half-birthday our beautiful friend. You are living a full life.ReplyDelete
Happy 6 month Birthday, Hilda! You look so cute in your polkadot coat!ReplyDelete
Happy 1/2 Birthday Hilda!! You are growing into a beautimous little lady!ReplyDelete
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
What an action-packed 6 months you've had, Hilda. Happy Half!ReplyDelete
Well, gracious, doesn't the time race away when you are having fun??!!! Happy half, Hilda honey &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
Happy 6 month birthday Hilda. It sure looks like you all had fun at your graduation party.ReplyDelete
Happy half year birthday! (Is that a giant bowl of yum yum doggie treats I see? I'd be all over that!)ReplyDelete
A true milestone in growing up - both in age, and finishing up a class! CONGRATS!! Time passes much too quickly!!ReplyDelete
Hilda my wee huggy puggy your gleefulness lights of a room!!ReplyDelete
Hugs cecilia and happy 6 mo
What a cutie patootie you are Hilda. Happy half birthday.ReplyDelete
You play fun games. I never seem to make friends at any of my sports. Just cause I bark and growl or hide behind Mommy.... Xox XenaReplyDelete
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 1/2 BURTHDAY HILDA!!!!! And CONGRATS on the new class! you rock gurl!ReplyDelete
Happy belated 1/2 birthday. Enjoy your next class.ReplyDelete
Charlee: "Happy half birthday, Hilda!"ReplyDelete
Chaplin: "And congratulations on your graduation!"
Lulu: "You are a very accomplished young lady -- I'm like six times as old as you, and I haven't graduated from anything yet!"
Awe happy half birfday Hilda!! Looks like you learned lot in your class and made some really cute furiends :)ReplyDelete
Matt & Matilda
Happy Birthday Hilda!ReplyDelete