• http://eyesaverted.blogspot.com/ Wicked H

    Are you sure he wasn’t a former Intern? A politician cannot possibly show this type of restraint.

    Good puppy, Chuck!!!!!!!

    Send many ear scrathces your way!

  • Ignatz

    For fun, try feeding leftover cooked full-length spaghetti noodles to squirrels. They will stuff and stuff and stuff these noodles into their mouths to overflowing, not caring that half the noodles are still sticking out of their mouths. Then they climb trees like that.

    It’s better than t.v., let me tell you.


  • http://flightsofideation.blogspot.com/ PandoraSpocks

    I will give you the contents of my bank account (and the change at the bottom of my purse) if you will tell me where you got the magic potion that makes a dog sit still like that. Seriously though, did you do a lot of training or is Chuck just a remarkably good dog?

  • http://onewordisenough.blogspot.com/ zhoen

    Chuck seems to be in on the game. Smart and whimsical dog. A rare combination.

    Heh, not just mo’s who have to clean their homes for their mother’s arrival.

    No noodle help here, I loved the spagetti, hated the sauce. I could time travel back and share a meal with her, when we could both be little together… wait, that won’t work.

  • the niffer

    Awesome, Chuck. Just awesome.

  • Cindy

    I love Chuck – and this video is awesome. If I hadn’t already been laughing with Chuck’s antics I would have cracked up over the credits. As it was, I laughed harder upon reading them – and then had to rewind to watch them again.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the videos!!!!!

  • Andrea-cat

    I think Finnegan, my Irish Wolfhound would have a stroke if we tried that with him. We prefer to tie an empty can of Guinness around his neck for laughs on St. Patrick’s Day.

    Chuck has unbelievable self-control!!

  • http://www.ittybit.blogspot.com Toyfoto

    Chuck is adorable. Sadly, my mother-in-law showed me how to do this trick (sad, because I never would have thought of it on my own in a million years) when she was entertaining a toddler. Feeding dogs single strands of pasta is hysterical. Better than the biscuit on the nose trick. Just hold the strand high over their heads and lower it slowly.

  • Sunni

    Please please please share the idiotic emails you get in response to this post…please.

    I love Chuck.

  • http://www.shutterbuggery.org busychild424

    THAT is the whole reason for having pets.

  • http://10ruedelacharme.blogspot.com/ Doc

    Have you tried this with Leta? It may revolutionize mealtime. Or at least be worthy of another video.

  • Renee_c

    Thank you for the morning snort, Chuck was so funny, I will have to watch it again!

  • http://www.snickrsnack.com Snickrsnack Katie

    I want to watch it, but for some reason it never plays at work, and I can’t download the latest quicktime because my work is retarded and won’t let me. Alas, I will have to wait until I get home to watch it. -sigh-

    I always get a craving for spaghetti whenever I see Chuck with noodles on his head. Which is weird, since dogs and pasta don’t usually go together. Yeah. I am weird.

  • http://www.heatherannehogan.com Heather Anne

    How is it possible for me to love that dog so much? Who cares. I love Chuck.

  • http://rivetergirl.blogspot.com rivetergirl

    I wish I could pile food stuffs on my dog’s head while my husband cried out, “Nooo, mama, noooo!” in the background.

  • Tanya

    He’s such a good boy.

    After the 10/16 post, I thought the next picture might be Jon with spaghetti wrapped around his nose.

  • http://deannietime.blogspot.com deannie

    I have never had a dog but things like this help me understand what pure joy a dog can bring to life. Chuck certainly brought joy to my morning. Hugs,

  • http://wealhtheow.typepad.com wealhtheow

    This made my year. He is truly the best dog ever.

  • http://www.jillshalvis.com/blog Jill Shalvis

    He definitely could have taken more noodles.

  • Mary Frances

    I’m sure if JesusTheLord came to your house and had a chance to witness either Leta or Chuck engage with pasta, he would feel no need to stay and turn right around and go back to heaven having been satisfied that humanity had mastered both their dominion over the creatures of the earth, and a level of cleanliness parallel to Godliness.

  • http://hulahulagirl.buzznet.com hulahulagirl

    I can’t believe how patient Chuck is!

  • http://complicated1.wordpress.com j

    These pictures never cease to amaze me. I don’t know if Chuck is just that damn smart, if you are just that damn good at training, or if it is a lucky combination of both. There is no way in heck I could get my dog to sit with anything on her head, let alone food. Of course, she has no snout, so that part wouldn’t work anyway, but I’ve tried getting her to hold a dog biscuit on her head – to no avail. Then, I can’t get her to pee outside unless it is in a pile of leaves, so I suppose there are other issues here.

    But I am so jealous.

  • Genny2118

    I nearly fell over laughing! It was especially bad when the music faded into the background and I could hear you telling Chuck that it was okay to eat and he just sat there all frozen and solemn. Too funny!

  • http://misstraceynolan.blogspot.com/ misstraceynolan

    I love it when he almost cracks and starts to show his teeth.

  • http://digsite.net digsite

    That video is insanely funny.. my husband and I cracked up last night. and boy does your dog have great self control. If it had been either of ours, they wouldnt’ be able to handle the first noodle let alone the 5lbs you put on his head.

  • scout

    forget the boobz – show us your noodlz! he is an amazing dog….

  • http://fishunderwater.blogspot.com jaime

    He almost looks like he enjoys it. Like, at first, it’s all a noodly caress.

  • http://www.jasonsteele.info/blog/ Jason “J.O.”

    I swear I thought the video was hilarious, love the videos but I think I like the credits you do for the videos the best. H for Hardass. GOLD!

  • sue

    I am so sad. I haven’t been able to load the last couple of videos. Any ideas?

  • http://www.hnrjmpr.blogspot.com hnrjmpr

    Every time I see a photo of Chuck, he looks like a stuffed version…like “Rowdy” from Scrubs!

  • http://www.midwestgeek.net Jason

    Very nice!!

    We have been working on getting on of our dogs to perform the “treat on the snoot” trick, normaly it does not go as planed, however we keep working at it.

  • http://www.prozac-mommy.blogspot.com Prozac-Mommy

    In honor of your dear Chuck I actually tried this with my 7 month old black lab Ozzy. Ozzy is far from patient, and still working on the “smarts” thing as well.
    The noodle was the perfect consistency of “stick” and Ozzy ran in circles trying to get it off. It took him about 5 minutes to realize that he could get his paw up there. I never thought to tape it though….we will certainly be doing a repeat!

  • Morgan

    What a good dog!!!! I’m more of a cat person, but seeing dogs like Chuck make me consider the possibility of raising one in the future when I can devote more time to training. :)

  • http://outtamymindwithworry.blogspot.com margalit

    Seriously, Chuck is the best dog evah! But don’t you, just a teeny tiny bit, wonder if he’s ever gonna turn on you in the middle of the night and pile his kibble on your head while you’re sleeping?

  • ksted

    *sob* No matter what I do, I cannot view your videos any more. They don’t work for me. Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong? It’s getting to be painful. I click on the link and a new window opens, and it thinks for a long time but never shows me the video. Help!

  • http://therambleroom.blogspot.com Hemlock

    Chuck is a lucky, lucky puppy!

    What a good dog!

  • smoopiebooboosmom

    I don’t know what the deal is, but this is the 2nd video I’m missing out on. Obviously a great one too, judging from previous posters. *sob*

  • http://flailingmyarms.blogspot.com flailingmyarms

    OH MY GOOD LORD. I want a dog like Chuck so bad.

    PS: You may have just converted Lady-A, my poodle-obsessed girlfriend, into wanting some other kind of dog OTHER then a poodle.

    For this, Dooce, I love you.

  • ksted

    Smoopiebooboosmom: I just figured out how to make it work. Right click and save the file to your desktop. Then you can open the downloaded movie from the desktop and it works! Yay!

    Go Chuck Go!

  • http://jenniam.com jennIam

    I will never look at spaghetti the same way again.

  • http://www.myportico.net/myblog bdwriter

    Great vid.

    But most of all, thanks for exposing me to a fantastic track. That song was excellent and the perfect choice for this piece. Excellent work.


  • http://akphotographer.blogspot.com/ A Knupfer

    My son won’t eat standard pasta either… it is more work but Barilla makes a pasta that looks almost like a wagon wheel. He (26 months old) finds it fun to eat/play with them. At least it keeps him busy till I am done eating… this has been the best diet ever!

  • http://sparkgrrl658.livejournal.com/profile stephanie


    you know, let it be stated, on the record, that this is the ONLY time i might wish for my babies not to be pugs. i have tried to pile squares of cheese on my youngest, but alas, with no snout, it failed.

  • http://schmutzie.blogspot.com schmutzie

    “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is the song that I find myself singing when I sweep.

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord / He is trampling down the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored…

  • http://hmckillip.blogspot.com Heather

    Oh my gosh!!!! Chick is the best puppy dog ever!!!!!! That was awesome!

  • http://hmckillip.blogspot.com Heather

    How embarrassing! In my rush to post, I called Chuck “Chick” sorry!

  • http://flubberwinkle.blogspot.com Flubberwinkle

    Heather, Jon, Little Leta,
    Your dog’s the best!
    Chuck’s achieved the ultimate Zen attitude in this clip.

  • jenny

    Your note on the skidboot video implies that you succeeded in making it through without crying. If so, kudos! I was sobbing like an idiot by minute four. I love your links almost as much as I love your site.

  • M@

    out of curiosity, what is the running tally of “Things Chuck Has Balanced On His Head”? I’ve lost count.

  • Dogmom

    I was having trouble playing the sprinkler movie and this one too. So I copied down the long and complicated URL that showed when the movie was trying to load, opened up Apple Quicktime, went to File, Open URL, copied that in the box, and then it played fine. Awesome. Chuck is King of the Universe.