• Tom

    Hahah… great video. Also, great song choice. The new Yo La Tengo is pretty good. Thanks for the laugh.

  • Jenn

    I knew spaghetti sounded good for supper tonight…

    Go Chuckles go!

  • Colleen

    He’s such a great dog. :)

    Also, would Leta eat noodles with butter & salt?

  • MadKat

    Love it! Of course love Leta and her attention to detail – she’s just preparing for her time of “winter-housekeeping” in the future!

  • http://justlinda.net JustLinda

    That dog is a freaking saint. Saint Chuck. The patron saint of pasta. Or patience. Or something…

    I want to be first in line to offer up my toy poodle to be the mother of his pups. She can take it, I’m sure of it. We could meet in Idaho or something.

  • http://www.hootiepalooza.blogspot.com Skeezeroo

    OHHHHH, you people are so charming! I just want to squeeze little Chuck, for how GOOD he is, and you guys, well, too bad you can’t be pals with all of us out here who love you.

  • Sleepless in St. Louis

    That’s using the ol noodle Chuck. What a great dog. Not many would put up with that.

  • http://www.underachievingmommy.blogspot.com/ Nanette

    That is one good pup! Ha–frozen pizza a balanced meal–now that is some info I can use! :)

  • http://msadventures.net msadventures

    Argh! I wish I could see it…I haven’t been able to watch the last few videos, they just don’t ever load up for me.

    Is it just me??

  • http://30andflirty.typepad.com Littlehoney

    What a good dog! I wish mine would even let the biscuit stay on his nose for more than a nano-second after I’ve said, “nooooo, don’t eat the cookie…be goooooooood.” yeah, that’s doesn’t work so well.

  • Josh_Ward

    Was that Jon with the pottie mouth in the background? I don’t think I’ve ever heard his voice. Just yours and Leta’s. Of course I wouldn’t know what to do with all that s*** on my head either! Go Chuckles!

  • http://www.jolie1.blogspot.com jolie

    have you considered boiling the pasta in soapy water? leta might like that – then it would be infused with wet-nap flavor and be squeaky clean in preparation for the cometh of the lord.

  • token

    That dog really loves you!

    Our son didn’t like the long noodles either, but he loved mac and cheese…so I still make spagetti with elbow macoroni!

  • echo8322


    Bet those noodles never tasted so good :)

  • http://fiddley.com Pete Dunn

    I can never remember which it is… if the noodles stick to Chuck does that mean they are done or that they need more cooking?

    Pete – http://fiddley.com

  • http://www.brianhathcock.com Brian

    This is the best birthday present I’ve gotten so far today. Is that sad?

  • http://www.obitches.com SheAteAWholePie

    I certainly hope there is noodle tomfoolery included in the Chuckles calendar!

  • http://www.shewhodaydreams.com she who daydreams

    Oh, Chuck. How we love thee.

  • http://bananie.com bananie

    this is fabulousness.

    we have been inspired to train our dogs to “wait” and hold, but it just pisses them off. we have, however, mastered the bathtub photo shoot:

  • Lori

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Who didn’t need a Chuck video on a Monday??? Superb. Film-making at its very best. As always, Thank You. L-

  • http://www.msshad.typepad.com MsShad

    Uh oh. I remember you saying watching a Cesar Millan marathon changed things forever in regards to Chuck. I think there was a great deal of guilt involved…

    I think… seem to remember you apologizing for fucking him up. Maybe it’s my memory that’s messed up, maybe you didn’t say fucked up.

    I’d love a post about what you learned from Cesar and how it changed your view towards Chuck, because both of you seemed really ummm impacted by what you learned.

    Altho, it doesn’t seem to show here with the noodle business.

    Just say’n.

  • http://cherryblossomadventures.typepad.com Lulu

    Oh I can’t wait to see him try and balance a pizza on his snout!!

    So cute…just what I need before I go to class!!

  • http://www.letterstolucy.blogspot.com Sara

    Thank you for that! I love the way his lips quivered in that menacing way, in anticipation. Nice credits, too — my daughter and I both enjoyed this happy interlude…

  • http://www.billygean.co.uk Billygean.co.uk

    Hm, Heather, that crashes my PC. God knows why; it’s usually fine with Apple.

    computer was really really quite pissed off though. It actively tried to hide from me the fact that it had clearly opened too many Mozillas, and then wouldn’t let me end the programmes in the processes section. Charming. Now it’s bleating at me about unused desktop icons. Least of our problems!

    I have Chuck withd r a w a l… :(


  • http://www.premise.blogspot.com Kari

    Msadventures, I’ve been unable to watch the videos too. Haven’t tried at home, though, just the work ‘puter.

  • http://blog.kevindonahue.com Kevin Donahue

    That totally cracked my shit up!! We lost a sweet dog this week and that just reminded me how much personality our little friends have! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  • http://eviljulie.com Julie

    I think my favorite part was Jon’s “He doesn’t know what to do with all that shit on his head” comment. Brilliant. And bravo, Chuck. That’s what they’re talking about when they say patience is a virtue. Or perhaps just leads to really starchy fur.

  • http://dibookblogetc.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Di

    How can you waste perfectly good food like that when there are starving people in [fill in current poverty-stricken country]? Oops…sorry I morphed into my Mom there for a moment. LOVED IT! Made the kids watch it. My son said, “Your friend Dooce made that?” I guess he’s heard me talk about you so much he thinks you are one of my friends…well, you kinda are. Thanks for a great video. I have no idea how one would do this, but are you going to put it on YouTube?

  • http://lemongloria.typepad.com/ Lisa Jordan

    I love Chuck! I love him! I think I have dog noodle envy.

  • http://www.crankmama.com CrankMama

    I knew those wet wipes were good for something!

  • http://www.momonawire.com mom on a wire

    Oh, Chuckster. What a good boy you are.

  • http://blog.highlandamy.com/2006/10/21/sweet-delicious-soup.aspx HighlandAmy

    Oh. My. Gosh. That was the greatest video EVER!
    Chuck is such a good dog for putting up with you ;)

  • http://www.troll-baby.com Karen Rani

    Dylan nearly peed himself over “H stands for Hardass.” That Chuck is a billion times more patient than Ruffy.

  • staceypacer1

    While teaching metaphors today in English class, I read the example sentence on the handout I gave (and wrote) to my students, “The dog is a big noodle.”

    Without context the sentence seemed a little silly…tomorrow I will properly display the picture and text together.

    Thanks Heather, you will prove to 150 high school freshmen that their teacher truly is a “wealth and plethora of undiscovered knowlege.”

  • http://alithinks.typepad.com Alison

    Oh. my. God. *applauds*

  • http://alithinks.typepad.com Alison

    Oh, and love the FSM reference.

  • http://www.gleek.net gleek

    oh chuck. you’re such a good dog. so patient and obiedient to your two legged friends :)

  • http://www.annenahm.com anne nahm

    I am oddly endeared, although I had my doubts going in.

  • http://danielleblog.com/ Danielle

    This was fantastic! I love how he just keeps waiting there patiently even after you tell him it is okay.


    It totally cheered me up.

  • http://www.lunacyforbeginners.com jamie

    Oh. My. God.
    Why is that so damned funny???
    I know PETA is going to be knocking on my door any minute now just for laughing at it!

    We are SO getting a Chuck calendar for ’07. Totally.

  • http://www.divinereality.com Megan Garnhum

    We got a good hearty ‘chuckle’ – thanks!

  • http://flyonthewall.blogspot.com Susan

    That just made my day. Brilliant, Chuck, just brilliant.

  • http://modadimagno.blogspot.com/ FashMags

    That is the best dog in the world. Caesar Millan would be proud of your training. Or maybe totally freaked out. He would be pleased that you are the pack leaders I guess. Congrats! Can’t wait for the calendar!

  • http://whippleworld.com JimBell

    Tat was just what I needed after a REALLY hard day.

  • http://beacherteacher.blogspot.com beacherteacher

    As the mother of two, yes, two neat-freak children, I offer my noodle advice:
    1. Use rotelle or rotini, twisty pasta
    2. Leave the noodles plain for Leta
    3. Offer a small dish of sauce for dipping the pasta ever so daintily into, so as not to dirty the fingers.

    There is hope. After 9 years one of my twins has grown out of this habit!

  • http://miniaturerose.blogspot.com Rose

    That video was perfectly perfect in its Chuckness. Thank you for brightening my day.

  • http://www.leapdesign.com/upsideup/ UpsideUp

    have you tried balancing noodles on leta’s head? perhaps she would then eat them as well as chuck?

    love the credits too.

  • Msyvone

    Oh yay! nothing brightens my day more than watching such a good dog balance noodles!

  • kathrynaz


    Play it again, and this time watch for that moment (about 20 sec from the end) where it looks like a tear is about to fall from his eye.


  • kim olivia

    I’ve never commented on your site before. I don’t know why. But I felt compelled to comment after seeing this because OH MY GOSH I love your dog.

    Go Chuck!