Thursday, November 14, 2019

Oh MY Pug! Mabel is 5!!!

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Can you believe that I am 5 yrs old today?

 Mom let me open the packages 
that came earlier this week

My sweetheart Arty always spoils me 
with wonderful pressies

Look at this blankie!!!!
It is soft and comfy and has my name on it!!!

Arty also sent me some yummy Lamb & Salmon treats!
Thank you Arty !!! 
You are the bestest guy ever!!

A also got a reindeer monkey from Mom & Dad & Hilda
Now it is time for my birthday breakfast
 of scrambled eggs and cheese!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Birthday Girl Mabel & Hilda


  1. Hari OM
    OMD - WHAT??? How did this happen. You were a puppy five minutes ago... 8~()... hehe! Seriously though, Mabel, HAPPIEST OF HAPPY BARKDAYS TO YOU DARLING!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  2. omg omg 5? happy happy birthday dear Mabel! have a super day with millions of hugs an kisses!

  3. Happy 5th Birthday, Mabel! What a great gifts from Arty and your birthday breakfast sounds very yummy!

  4. Dear Sweet 5 year old Mabel...happy happy birthday and 87 hugs.
    OMDs you have a blankie with your name on it...and so very soft. Art is da man
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. Awe dat was such a thoughtful gift from Arty!! We hope you had da bestest birthday Mabel :)

    Matt & Matilda

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MABEL!!! You do not look a day over 2!

    I hope you had the bestest birthday ever, and I am so very glad you liked your pressies!!

    Mmmmmm, hope you enjoyed your scrambled eggies and cheese.
    Big Smoochies!

  7. Happy Birthday Mabel. That Arty sure is a great guy and knows how to shop.

  8. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY MABEL!!!!! OMD, I can't believes you are 5 eithers!!!
    Oh my! That Arty is the bestest!!!! I loooooves your new blankie! and your monkey isn't bad eithers! heheheee
    Ruby ♥

  9. Happy Birthday. Arty treats you well. You are a lucky girl.

  10. Lucy: I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Mabel. I think 5 will be a great year. Xox Lucy
    Xena: got that fantastic blanket and stuff from your boyfriend? Hmm, I may have to rethink my decision to be single. Oh, and happy birthday. Xox Xena

  11. A very happy birthday to you Mabel!!!

  12. Happy Birthday Mabel.
    Five years of gorgeousness!

  13. Aww sweet girl, Happy Birthday dear Mabel! 🐶

  14. Happy Belated Birthday Mable.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  15. We hope you had a pugtastic birthday! Those five years flew by. We love you.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤The happiest of birthday Mabel!! Onto the next 5 years and beyond beautiful girl!!

  17. Happy Birthday Mabel!! 5 years look good on you!