Friday, October 08, 2010

Happy Birthday Muffin

Yes, Muffin is our dog!  Yesterday Muffin turned 2 years old and my 10 year old daughter insisted that we have a party for our puppy.  Last year she actually talked me into bringing Muffin into her school on his birthday and also making individual doggie goodie bags for all of her classmates!  I did this for my son as well.  This year I promised myself I would not do that again!!  LOL!!  But..... after many tears I decided to go ahead and let her have her little family party right before bed.  I even bought some cupcakes for the family and had a special engraved name tag made for his collar.  Yes, I am a sucker for cute puppies!  Here are some of the highlights of Muffin's 2nd birthday because I know that he will remember them forever.  NOT!!  :)

Our 10 year old daughter, who kind of takes sole responsibility for Muffin, made this birthday poster for him.
 He sure loves his family!
 Awwwwwwww.  Aren't they sweet!?
 My daughter made Muffin a special birthday card and even used my Punny-licious stamps!  So creative!
 I think we even sang to him but I think I am trying to block it out.  LOL!!


Well, I am telling my kids this is the last of the parties but we will see!  

71 comments:

  1. how cute! Muffin looks just like my dog, Su. Aren't Shih-Tzus the greatest?

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  2. My puppy turned two this year too! If I had kids I think we would have totally gotten into it. Lucie did get some special treats for her big day though!

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  3. So cute! We celebrate every year. It's so much fun. He's like our kid so we have to spoil him and celebrate his birthday :)

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  4. This is so cute!! I love it. Muffin is too adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Happy Birthday Muffin, glad your home safe and sound to enjoy your day!

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  6. That's funny :) We used to have a pet turtle and we'd hang his stocking on his tank for Christmas. So we likely did a birthday party for him too

    Your daughter looks exactly like you in the third picture!

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  7. We have 3 six year old dogs. We still celebrate birthdays. Two of our dogs were adopted from a rescue place so there birthdays are the day we rescued them. It is more for us than them, but they love the toys and food!!

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  8. So adorable!! I think that has got to be the sweetest thing ever!! I love your sense of humor!!! XOXO, Julie.:0)

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  9. So Robyn you really have six children. Having pets is like having more children in the house. You have to feed & clean up after them. I have four 2 year olds running around...did I mention they were Cats...lol..feels like my 3 daughters are still in the house. Cherish them while they are young.
    Thanks for all you do.

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  10. How great is that?! I had a dog grooming business for over 10 yrs. The bond between humans and their pets is an amazing thing! My husband and I have 2 dogs one we rescued from the lake as a puppy. There is not a day that I don't thank God for placing her in our home! She makes us laugh! I'm so happy you celebrated it's a memory your family will remember forever!

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  11. That is so cute! My sister in law does this for her dogs and even invites other dogs...a bit over the top but she loves it! Your dog is cute! Happy birthday Muffin!

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  12. Robyn: I do the same thing to my goldens we have a party every year for their birthday. I found receipes on the interest and the dogs love it.

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  13. CUTE! I love it. I totally threw my puppy a 1 year old birthday puppy playdate party with her two best doggie friends. They just ran around in a field and I made them "doggy bags" full of treats :)

    You're not the only dork around ;)

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  14. HAHA This is sooo cute! Looks like you all had fun!

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  15. Super cute!! Our doggie just turned 6 and we bought him gifts...lol
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

    hugs,jen

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  16. ROFL... yes, you better block out that you sang Happy Birthday to Muffin. We have done the same thing, the things moms do. He is sure a cutie. Thanks for sharing the pictures, I really enjoyed them. hugs my friend.

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  17. awe, it's so sweet! I just love the idea of a birthday party for the doggie

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  18. I am sure Muffin loved the extra attention. Next month my Dauschund Scarlet will be 13 and I am giving her a party at the Vet clinic. The staff will have Chilli Hot Dogs and she will have a cake from the Dog Barkery. This is a way for me to thank them for all they do for her. But I think I will not have them sing Happy Birthday.
    Kathy

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  19. How sweet! I too have a shih tzu Bernard that I adore. I don't throw him a party but he does get presents and a special treat! I'm so thankful for that little guy.

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  20. hahha too cute! My sisters and I just got puppies this year and we'll most likely celebrate their first birthdays! :) They're spoiled!

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  21. your kids are too cute and obviously love their muffin!

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  22. This is sooooo funny. We have a bunny named Mr. Muffin since May 2009. And we made him a birthdaycard and a plate with his favorite vedgies and rabbit candy. Your Muffin looks cute too.

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  23. Awwww! so very fun and I think its just awesome that you share Muffin birthday.

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  24. Happy birthday sweet Muffin!! My kids love to throw our dog a birthday party, so cute!! Love all of the pictures.
    Hugs cristi

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  25. I think it is so sweet. We celebrate my doggy's birthday every year (he was born on valentines day) and we give him a couple of new toys, treats and a fun day for him. We spoil our dog like he is a child haha.

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  26. Muffin looks just like my nieces dog and his name was muffin too.So cute.Your kids will remember this when they are grown

    Cherie

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUFFIN. WHAT A CUTIE PIE...

    MICKEY

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  28. Muffin is adorable and looks like my sons dog. We have birthday parties for our dog (black Lab named Minnie) and our kids are 24 & 26. LOL

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  29. The story and pictures are so cute! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday Muffin!

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  30. Your daughter's so cute! I'm just the same though. I have 4 dogs and you better believe I'm baking a cake 4 times a year! They only live once :)

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  31. Hey, any reason to have cupcakes is okay by me! Happy Birthday Muffin!

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  32. If I new when my dogs birthday was (he was a rescuse so I don't know how old he is or his birthday), I would go all out and have all of his 4 legged cousins over for Milk Bones and Frosty Paws!! LOL Those of us who have dogs, know they are just part of the family! I think it's great your kids have a party for him! :)
    Rebecca

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  33. I love that you can celebrate it! My kids keep trying to convince me to get a dog. Why do I need a dog when they get into everything, and pee on the floor? I love that dogs get loved somewhere though. I hate the thought of them being lonely. Hope she had a great day.

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  34. That was oooohhh so sweet to have a party for Muffin. Even though your daughter insisted. It's hard to resist those cute little faces. I have a 16mo old daughter and she already knows how to work me...sometimes. I Love the pics. Smooches...

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  35. Awe! that was so sweet...I love the pictures.

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  36. Your Muffin is so cute. My Shih Tzu, whose name is Mushu, says Happy Birthday :)

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  37. Hey, I'm siding with your kids, Muffin deserves a party every year! I'm just wondering where the party hats are?

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  38. Too cute. I remember your post when you first got Muffin! I love following you and your family. Happy Birthday Muffin!

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  39. Very sweet :) My mom had a party for her dog, Sofe, (also a Shih Tzu) first birthday last year. It was really cute. She invited other pets & their owners over too. I have a cat and my husband and I have a hard time remember how old she is let alone her birthday :P Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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  40. OH my goodness your dog looks just like mine(Puffy), it is quite disturbing actually, so cute!
    -Take Care-
    look out this link you will see what I am talking about!

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  41. How sweet, and the good thing is your children know what a WONDERFUL Mom they have! Your puppy is adorable along with your children!

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  42. very cute. i do this for my dogs and cats. LOL And it wont be the last party you plan for Muffin. LOL They are our kids, they just have 4 legs instead of the 2 that our human children do. LOL
    Happy Birthday Muffin!!!!!

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  43. How cute, I know how you feel. My daughrt & our dog were born on the same day & are the same age. ;0)
    So we party for them both, lol

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  44. how cute robin. we are dog lovers here too. so i know exactly what you mean

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
    chris

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  45. hi robyn...hb to muffin...he is too cute and i hope he didn't eat any of that chocolate cake that look so yummy :)

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  46. Happy birthday, Robyn!! You know that doggies can't have chocolate, I'm sure. Send it all to me, though. LOL

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  47. Robyn,
    I have two Lhasa Apso's which are quite similar toShih-Tzus and they are so much our babies. They both turned one recently and each one on their birthdays gets a new toy and we go to the doggie bakery and buy cute treats for them. Yours looks alot like ours! Check out my blog bugjuiced.blogspot.com and you will see a few pics of mine!

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  48. He is adorable. Our little Maddie Raye (Bichon) will be 1 on Nov. 3rd. According to our GD we will be having a party! he he Life is so much fun!!!

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  49. Oh Muffin looks like my Meatball now. We give both of our dogs, birthday and adoption day parties!

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  50. Happy Birthday Muffin!

    This is so funny! Ten years later I'm still know as the lady that had a birthday party for her dog. I invited all the kids with their dog. We had treats from Three Dog Bakery for the dogs and cupcakes for the kids! My kids thought it was the best thing every! LOL

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  51. I think this is awesome! The fact that you actually can remember your dog's birthday is great. I can't even remember my birthday, most of the time!!! Tell Muffin happy birthday from me!!!

    Cheryl B

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  52. How cute is that. Hey, any excuse to eat cake right. LOL

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  53. You reminded me our little Yorkie is two today! She got a doggy bag of filet mignon. :) Happy Bday Muffin!
    Tammy

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  54. Aww Robyn you will give in next year too lol. He is soo cute mind who would not want him to have a super birthday!!!
    Kim xXx

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  55. Your daughter looks so very happy. You can bet that she'll remember this little party forever! You're such a good mom!

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  56. Awwww, this is really sweet. I know ur puppy won't remember this, but ur kids sure will. Ur a grest mom. Thanks for sharing your family stuff :)

    Hugs,
    MJ

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  57. thats so sweet. we do the same thing. our peanut is three this year on september 30. he is a little beagle an we love him so much.

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  58. Hope I am around next year....LOL My bet is with the kids!

    Judie
    judieshe@gmail.com

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  59. of course Muffin deserves and bd party!!! YEAARSSS ago Stormy had puppies....I kept 2, my sis took 1, brother took 1. Every year for years we had a birthday party for them with all the kids invited! Today Brutus and Shadow...one of mine and my sis's...are getting together at the park for the 15th! LOL..you will still be doing a cake and party next year!

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  60. very cute! We don't celebrate our doggies' birthday. But it looks like fun.

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  61. I love it! My son use to write baseball player's birthdays on the calendar....we always were celebrating unusual birthdays or occassions at our house. I think that's what makes a family strong...being able to celebrate just for the heck of it...because it's meaningful to someone...I miss those days!

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  62. Thanks for sharing, that is so sweet of your daughter, muffin is so precious. We also celebrate our pets birthday. Muffin looks like he is in good hands.

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  63. Adorable! So sweet that they don't forget about your pets birthdays! We have a 4 yr old female shih tzu and just love her to pieces! TFS

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  64. Hello Robyn

    Muffin is so cute, and your kids are just so awesome. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  65. I have my Six Pack. Yes six Shih Tzus. You can see them at www.mypetpleasures.com and we make the water post for them a must have for any furry face dog. I also do birthday parties for them and make their crowns and my husband makes their treats. What fun.

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  66. Muffin is a lucky dog. I can tell how much she is loved!! I hope you do have a party next year....I look foward to the pictures.

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  67. Come on Robin, puppies need parties too :-) We usually have parties and then invite other people to bring their puppies too. Your kids will remember this forever :-)

    Thanks for being a wonderful "doggy" mommie too :-)

    Kay

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  68. My wife just turned two. Happy Birthday Muffin. You are cute.

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  69. I think it's sweet how your daughter wants to have a party & the sign she made. Our pupster just turned 3 this past summer & my hubby insist on going to the specialty dog store & get him a yummy treat & toy. We also take him to this ice cream stand where they have pupcups (vanilla icecream with a milkbone). He is always the loudest dog there!

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  70. Our Shih Tzus love birthday parties! We always celebrate. Over the years we've had four Shih Tzus and all but one have been with us over fifteen years. Our present little lady is 16 1/2 years old. Shih Tzus are such a delight and how they love kids.

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  71. What a wonderful family tradition-even for the dog, who is part of the family. Muffin is just as cute as can be! We celebrate our pets birthdays as well, so glad to see you did too. Looking forward to seeing next years photos too! Thanks for letting us be a part of your family too, God bless, Patty

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