• http://www.ipengy.com Chris From Ohio

    Moments later, Leta developed an Australian accent and filmed some of the upcoming ‘Chuck Hunter’ movie…

    L: “Here’s the dangerous spaghetti-nosed dog-senator. Let’s fuck with him a bit then, eh? Crikey!”

  • http://www.netsmarts.net trisha

    Hey, Heather, congrats on the BoB thingy.

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/12_27_2004.html Circus Kelli

    Chris from Ohio! Your post made me laugh! Hee hee…

  • http://bigtopal.blogspot.com Alan

    She may not grow up Mormon, but it looks like she’s got that Faith Healer touch down pat already.

  • http://ayendeeareeeayaitch.blogs.com/ayendeeareeeayaitch/ AyEnDeeAreEeAyAitch

    Leta loves him!

    We have a lab who is in love with our 5 month old. She (the baby) is just starting to get that there is this thing that is soft and black and loves to lick her face so now she can grab at it and pull tufts of its fur out and that is great fun…for her anyways! I also loved how you called boohbah pimply penises because that is exactly what they look like. Ahoy!

    P.S. Happy holidays and I hate that you get shitty emails. It makes me sad.

  • http://johnsloas.typepad.com/crooked_line/ John Sloas

    the poo bah creature has infected our home as well. anyone over 8 is afraid of it.

  • http://dirtyfloorsandfilthyjokes.blogspot.com/ closet metrosexual

    Chris from Ohio – thanks for the coffee in the sinus cavities. Crikey!

  • http://www.smoochdog.com Michelle

    Leta is adorable. Chuck is a saint – go give him a cookie for being so good with Leta – it really does forgive him all his other faults (if he has any).

  • http://misskimberley.blogspot.com Kimberley H.

    Some day that dog is going to run away from all the shit that has been pulled on him. Sigh. What endurance.

  • http://honestyrain.blogspot.com/ honestyrain

    my daughter also got zing zing zing bah for christmas. she loves it the way you love a thing that has filled your soul and swallowed you whole. the way i loved scott baio when i was 12.

    if you don’t know who scott baio is shut up.

    get over not wanting popular toy store toys in your house. they exist because kids actually don’t like the fancy ass easy breezy pleasy colored toys snooty granola crunchers insist are far better for them.

    ps, i am one of those granola crunchers, taken over by the wants and desires of my actual children.

  • Jackie

    Dooce, you are not alone. My 2 year old got a Boohbah for Christmas. He had been wanting one for so long that after the initial shock of actally having one, he ran away and hid with it so we couldn’t take it from him!!! He even says BOOOOOBAHHHH the same way they do! My hubby says they sending subliminal messages (joking of course).

    I can’t beleive Leta is already talking… my son said nothing until he was almost 2. Of course he was walking at 10 months. Different kids develope differently, no need to worry. Easier said than done, I know.

  • http://humanwrites.blogspot.com Dr. Johnny Fever

    My mother gave my daughter the little yellow shitpile Boobah doll, too, and I put that little bastard into the oven and cooked it until it’s little yellow head popped off. You should have seen the looked on my daughter’s face when I was looking into the over and shouting, “Die, Motherfucker! Die!” So precious.

  • http://www.manicgurl.com Cammie

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Boohbah’s DO look like uncircumcised penises!!! *gasp* Not that I have first hand experience with one. but er…ahhh… well… ever watch the show and see them put their heads together and “spurt out” an idea?????

  • Mary In Sacramento

    sorry i made such a nasty comment yesterday. i was on the rag.

  • http://missdomestic.com Paige

    You know I have to really bite my e-tongue about this woman who thinks that autism is a contractable disease, and I’m trying really really hard.


    Chuck looks a lot like our Sophie does each time Dash decides to ‘find her eyes’. Of course, ‘find her eyes’ means RIP OUT HER EYELASHES. She just sort of lays there and pretends she’s asleep. Poor thing. :)

  • http://www.soundque.com coskel

    Cammie, you just scared me.
    : ) love to Senator Chuckles – my mom and dad had to give away their dog cause it would snap at me when I played with it.
    : (

  • ashik

    Chuck is clearly a saint… he’s made suffering an elegant art.

    What happened here yesterday?

  • Julie

    Ashik, go read the comments from yesterdays picture, near the bottom.

  • http://missdomestic.com Paige
  • MrsDoF

    Goodness, I go out to catch some after Christmas sales and 95 comments happen! Leta is way cute to look at, but I am hoping that loving a Boohbah is the whim of a moment.
    For #45 Jenny– This I learned in a fiber arts class. Tow: an Old English term for short or broken fiber (as of Flax or hemp) which is used for spinning yarn.
    A Towhead is a person with hair the color of flax, which itself is very pale and straw-colored.
    My Grandma always called me a towhead. After I got older and my hair turned to a mousy brown color, Grandma said I should bleach my hair then I’d look better.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Amber

    What a cute picture.

    What’s up with the nasty emails? And on Christmas? What a jerk.

    Anyway, have a spiffy day.

    Amber <><

  • http://sarcomical.typepad.com Sarcomical

    i ALSO got the Boobah.

    and i ALSO squealed with joy.

    and yes i am 28.

  • sam

    Wow…wow…I can’t believe what I missed by not visiting the site yesterday. Maybe Debbie/Rey/Psychobitch has a nice, RATIONAL personality that can come out to play with us. That would be much better than the craziness that she spewed all over the comments page the day after Christmas. What a shame that she might be hired to care for someone’s children. Scary.

  • http://n/a Siobhan

    My parents sucky comp doesn’t display the pics. Oh well. Hope you and yours had a great Christmas, and hope you have a fantastic New Year’s!

    And yes, Boobahs are scary. Erg. I squirmed just now, thinking of them. Bleh.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com/ Amber

    Maybe, just maybe, Rey or Debbie wasn’t always the same person. MAYBE someone was posing as her at times to ignite more hate mail toward the REAL Debbie/Rey. Think about it. It all makes sense.

  • http://alleyesonjenny.com Jenny

    MrsDoF: haha! Thanks! Story goes: after my mom cried her eyes out at her ‘toe’ shaped baby, my dad silently slid a dictionary across the table.

    Despite his best attempts, she still insisted I wear hats.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com/ Amber

    what do u guys think about that?

  • sam

    I bet you’re right, Amber. You smarty-farty!

    Debbie/Rey is a pretty crappy person, but acting like you’re her to send more hate mail her way is pretty crappy too. Not the ultimate crappiness, but close. Crap…such a multifunctional word.

  • http://missdomestic.com Paige

    We could get e-sneaky and compare the I.P….”she” left comments on my site as well, just moments ago (link above), so I could pull that IP and compare it to the one Heather has? It makes sense, though.


  • sam

    Oh, Amber, I didn’t mean that YOU were acting like Debbie. I just reread my comment and realized that it sounded like I was accusing you, but I promise I wasn’t. Crap!

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com/ Amber

    fabulous idea!

  • http://daboard.dizzam.com Ro

    Me thinks Dooce needs a message board. Her comments section is getting out.of.hand.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com/ Amber

    haha that’s funny sam! i did’t take it that way, tho.

  • http://dramaqueenchronicles.blogspot.com Drama Queen

    I am another member of the “My mom taped bows to my head as an infant” club. I was also forced into bonnets whenever I was out in public.

    Hey, when my girls were in the NICU, the nurses used KY to plaster bows to their heads. I’ll take tape over KY any day.

    And yes, I admit that I too have taped bows to my girls’ heads too. A. has quite a bit of hair, but B’s is still awfully short.

    I once had a man ask if they were boy/girl twins. When I said they were both girls, he said, “Awfully butch hair cut on that one.” The kids were 16 months old at that point. Grrrr.

    Although, it’s hard to beat the idiots who looked at both girls in matching pink shirts that read, “Girl Girl Girl” and the other read “Cute Girl” yet STILL asked if my kids were two boys or a boy and a girl.

    People are going to be stupid and there comes a point where we have to take the taped bows out of our kids’ hair and just come up with nasty comebacks.

  • sam

    Or just make funny shirts for your kids to wear…like, “I’m a girl…unless you’re illiterate, and then it’s anybody’s guess.”

  • Dazed & Confuzed

    Favorite shirt I saw on a guy: “Changing diapers. It’s not just a job, it’s a dootie”

  • http://ladybug4791.tripod.com/ladybug/ LadyBug

    Dazed & Confuzed: Hilarious! I’m sitting at my desk, _trying_ (with little success) not to laugh out loud.

  • http://evil-stepmother.blogspot.com Evil Stepmother

    Amber, Dooce commented yesterday that they were the same person. I took that to mean the email/IPs were the same in her stats. I didn’t comment yesterday because people like that just want a response, and I had better things to do. Not to sound morally superior or anything.

    Her employment ad has since been taken down. I wonder if the hosting site noticed the hits and tracked it back. Can they do that if it’s not a proper link?

    As someone who does have experience with uncircumcised penises (well, one), I have to give a well-meaning GEE, THANKS to Dooce, who is evil and must be destroyed. I may never have sex again. My only saving grace is that the Diva, age 4, is not into Boobah.

    Oh, and on topic, Leta looks beautiful with bedhead, and Chuck’s face is priceless.

  • http://dramaqueenchronicles.blogspot.com Drama Queen

    I LOVE that shirt idea. I need to use that next time around. I’m sure if I have a boy, everyone will mistake that boy for a girl. If I have another girl next time, I’m sure I’ll get all the same comments.

    That’s just the way my luck (and hereditary) works.

  • http://evil-stepmother.blogspot.com Evil Stepmother

    I do nominate Rey/whatever to be the next Blurbomat Whore. Who seconds?

  • http://gingerbeck.blogspot.com ginger

    Okay, my kid is almost eight… I’m behind. I didn’t want to be the idiot on here who didn’t know what a Boobah was, so I went to the website.

    I’m frightened.

    Hold me!

  • http://journals.aol.com/fkaren1964/ScatteredThoughts/ Fran

    Baby pictures. Cute
    Dog pictures. Cute
    But a baby with a dog picture: plain old adorable.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com/ Amber


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  • http://staysix.org Ali

    I love her hair in that picture… and poor Chuck, that dog is clearly a saint.

  • http://karenrani.blogspot.com/ Karen Rani

    Wow I had alot of reading to catch up – I haven’t been here in a few days!

    What else does Sweet Leta say?

    Love the latest pictures! I hope you and yours had a fabulous Christmas!

    As for that one Rey person and her comments, there is just no accounting for some people’s stupidity. Absolutely rediculous. Whatever Trevor.

    Anyway, love to you all, and all the lovely Dooce-a-holics out there!


  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/slickgothgurlthehoney_bunny Honey Bunny

    what would you do if leta was allergic to dogs? would you keep chuck or leta? ;)

    i’m allergic to all pets, which royally sucks. but my mom has pictures of me strangling the cat (i thought she liked to be held that way) and then a follow up picture of me all swollen and puffy and not being able to breathe.

    i’m just glad that leta isn’t allergic. having a pet-free existance is sad. if i hug anyone who has a cat i have an asthma attack…that’s now bad i am :(

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/thehoney_bunny Honey Bunny

    what would you do if leta was allergic to dogs? would you keep chuck or leta? ;)

    i’m allergic to all pets, which royally sucks. but my mom has pictures of me strangling the cat (i thought she liked to be held that way) and then a follow up picture of me all swollen and puffy and not being able to breathe.

    i’m just glad that leta isn’t allergic. having a pet-free existance is sad. if i hug anyone who has a cat i have an asthma attack…that’s now bad i am :(

  • http://justplainevil.org/ally Ally

    My mom got my ears pierced when I was one. I didn’t grow hair until I was two and people kept confusing me for a boy. At least she never taped bows on MY head.

  • http://dramaqueenchronicles.blogspot.com Drama Queen

    Hey, I’ll take bows over having my ears pierced as a baby any day. I had such a hard time when I did get my ears pierced that I’m so glad she didn’t do that.

    Taping bows to my head didn’t hurt. I remember a 6-year-old me fighting back tears when I got my ears pierced (for the first time. I had to get them redone 3 times each after that).

    Who the hell figured you could use KY to stick bows to kids’ heads? Not only did the NICU nurses do it, but one of the photographers we went to when the girls were tiny suggested it too. How on earth do you find that use?