Monday, December 2, 2019

PDCA Rosette

I got something really special in the mail Saturday

My rosette from the Pug Dog Club of America
I was rated the #5 pug in Rally Intermediate for 2018

We were invited to participate in the Pug Showcase
 at the PDCA National Specialty last month 
but it was held in Maryland 
and we decided it was a bit far to travel
 for just me & Mom

What a great honor and such a beautiful rosette.
It even has my name on it!!

Thank you PDCA!!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Mabel & Hilda


  1. Wow Mabel we are super impressed and that rosette is gorgeous. Well done you!

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  2. congrats!!! that is just wunderful, you are the #1 for us!!! and you two are always da bestestest pugs of da whole world!!!

  3. What a beautiful ribbon you got! Congrats on such a great accomplishment too.

  4. Congratulations! That rosette is as big as you are!!!

  5. Oh my are da Woman and Queen of Agility.
    WEll done my sweet huggy puggy.
    I love your new Blog look too. You and Hilda wear those hats with such style
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Hari OM
    I too am super impressed - AND I LOVE YOUR BLOGGY MAKEOVER!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Congrats Mabel!!!! I am so very lucky to have a gal who is sooooooo talented!!
    Smoochies and Big Hugs!
    Arty(Rosy and Jakey too!)

  8. Wow - what a huge honor and you deserve it with all of your hard work, Mabel. Your blog looks so beautiful and Christmasy!

  9. Mabel, I think you are my role model. I want to be just like you! Congratulations and lots of pats and scritches from me and Mommy. XOX Xena Pee S: we like your new Christmas header

  10. WOWZA!! That's sure an impressive rosette, for an even more impressive pup!

  11. Wow, that really is one beautiful rosette for a beautiful and obviously quite talented girl. Congratulations.
    P.S. Love your howliday header-it's as beautiful as you!

  12. What a beautiful award. You and your mom are a great team.

  13. That is a tremendous honor and your rosette is simply wagnificent! Congratulations!!