• http://www.almostvegetarian.com Almost vegetarian

    Ha! Great minds think alike. We also just got a puppy. It seemed like the right thing to do.

    I have yet to post pictures of her on my blog, but when I do, I expect the entire Internet to heave one massive, digital sigh of love.

    Much as it is doing now for your angel.

    Cheers!

  • http://www.justanotherjenn.com Jenn

    Heather seriously, before the Internets explode with theories on Chuck’s demise and I have to go to urban legends.com to find out if it is true, please tell us that Chuckles is okay.

    Otherwise, your faithful readers will be the ones having sleepless nights.

  • jesgooch

    *Worried about Chuck*

    Congrats on the super squishy puppybabyguuuuuuurl.
    I heart her already.

    My bff missed you so much she had dreams about you :)

    (I hope she doesn’t read this, she is totally not a stalker…)

  • Mousewrites

    Chuck must be fine. See today’s ‘Daily Chuck’:
    http://www.dooce.com/daily-chuck/2008/01/03/betrayed

    So, unless Heather is messing with our minds, Chuck is fine and dandy.

    Heather, I can’t see the photo for some reason (my work randomly blocks photos. Perhaps she’s too cute for work), but she sounds cute from the comments.

    I’m shocked at the panic people are showing about the not even hinted at possibility that Chuck is gone. You should have a ‘Chuck is Still Alive’ graphic in the sidebar to quell the mass hysteria.

  • http://www.sapphireblue.com/ Michelle

    She’s not beefy enough to be a Berner… my money’s in the Australian Shepherd Mix pool. Whatever she is, I got cavities just looking at her photo. SO sweet. Can’t wait to see more of her—and I’m so jealous, even though I have two of my own plus a foster. Too much sweet puppy love is never enough. Congrats on scoring an awesome present, and hope you’re feeling better.

  • Chloe

    A number of years ago, we were at the San Diego Zoo checking out the hippos. Cutest little baby hippo came lumbering over, backed up to the wall, and proceeded to spray urine all over those in the vicinity, moving his cute little baby hippo butt back and forth. Thankfully we were a bit past the vicinity.

    Coco is much better. Me mum was an Eleanore.

    Congrats on the new addition to the family.

  • http://www.dujane.com Jane

    Welcome back! You have been missed. Cute puppy!

  • http://milktongue.com Kate C.

    Puuupppy!

    *dying of jealousy over here*

    :)

  • Matt P

    So when will we start to get Daily Coco photos?

  • southerngirl

    We got puppies for Christmas, too!!!! Two yellow lab-mix sisters named Hannah and Jazz. Puppies rule!!!!

  • http://harford3c.blogspot.com Aubrey

    Oh, the traditional holiday strep throat that turns into a sinus infection. I used to get that every year before my parents bought a fake tree.

    Coco is one hundred percent adorable. When I scrolled down and saw her I was compelled to shriek, “PUPPY! OH MY GOD, PUPPY!” But, I calmed myself down before I made a scene. She’s lovely.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable!

  • mirela

    Coco looks so at home in the pics. Lovely! How old is she? I, too, have some room in the house for Chuck if he needs a break :) )
    So happy that you feel better!

  • Christine

    Aaah! Aussie puppies! Santa must have had a lot of squirming in his bag. We got a red tri aussie pup for Christmas too…little miss Clover.

  • Labs

    Coco is absolutely adorable! Congratulations, and I’m glad you are feeling better.

  • Lyla

    Me: Oh, CUTE!

    The Boyfriend: Huh?

    Me: They got a puppy! On the blog I read. I wonder…

    The Boyfriend: How long it will take them to get it in hats?

    ME:…pause… Well, yes. That, but also how Chuck will take to her.

    Anywho, good luck and have fun!

  • Liz

    OH. MY. GOD.

    Please submit her to cuteoverload.com RIGHT NOW!

    I am DYING to hear her adoption story/tales of her first days, etc.

  • http://www.candicecrafton.com Candice

    Phew! There’s a new daily Chuck, which means he is not dead. Thank God. I was seriously getting concerned.

    I can now ooh and ahh over the sweetness that is Coco.

  • Tara

    How is Chuck getting along with Coco?

  • http://budget4life.typepad.com coraspartan

    OMG, a PUPPY! What a fantastic Christmas gift! I think you will eventually find her to be even more fabulous than the hippopotamus, although during the potty training stages–probably not as much.

    Congrats on the new addition!

  • http://www.jodianderson.com so NOT cool

    *thinking of Chuck*

    May the new year grow brighter.

  • Anonymous

    Vesta said:
    Some people get a small cold for three days you… you get strep throat AND a sinus infection. WOW

    We also had to bury someone in our family so let me offer you my condolences to you and your family.

    The puppy is sooooo uber cute! I love the name Coco, hey just like Coco Arquette. LOL

    I hope Chuck is doing well with the new addition. I’m sure he will be sometimes jealous of some of the attention the puppy will give you and everyone in the household but eventually he will get used to her. Just add extra serving of spaghetti to his daily meals. ;)

  • MademoiselleG

    Oooooh! Puppy!! I love puppies!!

    I have to say, I’m worried… How’s Chuck? Don’t tell us he’s the death in the family? Death in the family is a plant, okay? No one died. No dog died. Just that plant no one really cares about. :/

    Happy to know you’re feeling better! Kiss your lovelies for me! (Because it’s always good to kiss people based on some anonymous blog reader :) )

  • Ciara

    We are getting a new baby…ahem, puppy on Sunday. Please tell me I’m crazy. The first one is finally potty-trained! Coco is a cutie-pie. Looking forward to seeing her balance on Chucks head.

  • VinnyGirl

    Please, please, please tell me Chuck is ok. I love the CocoPuff but Chuck is my first love.

    Hope you are on the mend. In case you didn’t know it, you were missed!

  • Kim

    Everyone (including me) has already commented on the cuteness that is COCO, but let me just say that Chuck still has my heart … I LOVE the pic of him staring soulfully at your friend from today’s Daily Chuck. My beloved beagle will betray me in the same way … he loves my boyfriend more than me. Sob.

  • http://sylvied.wordpress.com sylvie

    Adorable!
    Glad to see you are better and ready to post again ;-)
    I have to say you did make me feel better about not posting on my blog these last few days…”it’s ok Dooce isn’t posting either” I told myself…
    Happy New Year!

  • Mousewrites

    Chuck must be fine. See today’s ‘Daily Chuck’:
    http://www.dooce.com/daily-chuck/2008/01/03/betrayed

    So, unless Heather is messing with our minds, Chuck is fine and dandy.

    Heather, I can’t see the photo for some reason (my work randomly blocks photos. Perhaps she’s too cute for work), but she sounds cute from the comments.

    I’m shocked at the panic people are showing about the not even hinted at possibility that Chuck is gone. You should have a ‘Chuck is Still Alive’ graphic in the sidebar to quell the mass hysteria.

  • http://www.chirky.com Chirky

    Chuck’s about to be really jealous or really horny. Either way, sleepless nights indeed.

  • miss lesley

    Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. CUTE.
    welcome back, Heather.

  • http://memoirsofagee.yahoo.com mcgee

    sweet jemima she is precious and soft and smooshy and adorable. hopefully the chuckster thinks so as well.

  • http://carmensincity.blogspot.com Carmen

    Awwwwwww – so cute!!!!! I love her. More doggy pictures – yay!

  • http://psychicgeek.com witchypoo

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that big sloppy enthusiastic puppy kisses help you smile in the sadness. She sure is adorable!
    Here’s to a healthier Armstrong household for 2008.

  • http://shelleyib.blogspot.com/ Shelley

    So so so cute. Congrats!

  • delic8genius

    Oh oh, can I guess? Bernese mountain dog? -ish?

    I too am dying to know what Chuck thinks about all this. He is the valedictorian of animal antics, afterall.

  • Kate

    Holy Goodness, Coco is darling.

  • http://www.rainierisms.com m@

    I assume that we’re going to have to start calling Chuck Charles, just to preserve royalty?

  • Jennifer

    Good to have you back! Coco is cute, but I feel like I’m cheating on Chuck! Happy 2008!

  • Chris

    There is nothing more precious than a fresh pup in the house. She is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  • DeppFan

    Coco Chanel has nothing on Dame Puffs.

  • http://sweetpot8o.blogspot.com/ kate

    No, I’m sorry, you should absolutely hold out for the Hippo.

    You can send Coco to me.

  • http://www.kristisetzer.blogspot.com kristi

    OMG…she’s absolutely ADORABLE. Dang…way better than the Nintendo DS my husband got me. :/

    Welcome, Coco!

  • http://livinlife007.blogspot.com Tiger Lamb Girl

    She looks just like our tri-colour Border Collie when he was a pup. She’s very cute. And I’ll bet she’s very quick at learning………..and taming ol’ Chucky Pants. lol

  • http://justkaty.com Just Katy

    I have to admit I have been having some Dooce withdraw. Welcome back, and congrats on the new addition! She is precious just like the rest of you!

  • http://www.sunshinedaily4me.blogspot.com dana

    Oh my gosh – is that puppy uber adorable or what?? She is destined for greatness Heather!!!

    Glad you are back and feeling better. I’ve missed you!!!

  • http://sensorypleasures.blogspot.com emily

    uh oh — sleepless nights, indeed. my australian shepherd is fucking maniac. it’s a tough call as to which of us is crazier.

  • http://spandrelstudios.blogspot.com Spandrel Studios

    Welcome back! While I’m sorry to hear things have been so difficult, I hope Coco brings you lots of joy. (And I have to say that I am so looking forward to getting the Daily Dose of Dooce again!)

  • http://www.sixhours.net Caroline

    Oh, she’s adorable! Congratulations :)

    (My parents also have an Aussie named Coco!)

  • http://bellybuttonbugs.blogspot.com Bee

    Awww CUTE! What are Coco’s puppity credentials? (i.e what sort is she?) Can we have a Daily Coco? Cue Jon madly recoding and designing your site again.

    I was just about to go to bed with my head full of thoughts of cannibals from a doco my other half inflicted on me, set to have nasty dreams… and you have saved me. Thanks!

    Now I will dream of having a puppy friend of my very own.

    Hope all the sickness, stress and chaos go away soon.

    Happy New Year from London!

  • http://dropkickmonkey.com Chris

    What a cute dog coco is..;)