Well, happy birthday and what a nice pressie from Hazel. Great desqueaking of that elephant.Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
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Happy Birthday Oreo.That was a cute elephant gift from Hazel.♥ Astro and Mitzie
That was so thoughtful of Hazel. - Abby Lab
Hari OmThat's a gal who knows her man!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
What a perfect toy. We love how it has a tennis ball for a body.
I am so glad you enjoyed the elephant Oreo! xxoo Hazel
oooh an elephant how cool!... we have just an ole elephant skate, maybe your elephant wants one too?
What a cute elephant that was and so thoughtful of Hazel. Happy Birthday, Oreo!
What a great gift and great way to play with it.
7 minutes? It must have been one of those ready-to-dead stuffies where most of the work has been done for you.
Hi Oreo,Seven minutes is impressive! Especially considering an elephant is involved.Toodle pip!Bertie.PS Gail and I both love your header pic.
Hazel is such a nice friend for getting you that toy elephant for your birthday. You had your seven minutes of fun at least. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your day.World of Animals