• http://washesofcolor.blogspot.com/ watercolor

    heh. Cute!! I tried that for a while with my dog but I wasn’t consistent enough and, well, now she’s almost 15 and if I’m 4 seconds late with her dinner she barks at me. lol.

  • http://runningperson.blogspot.com/ Liz

    Will you ask Chuck if he would like to marry me? If not, will he at least let me eat his fuzzy face?

    Thanks.

  • Valerie

    Chuck’s stillness actually scares me. I can’t even sit that still and I’m a human grown-up.

  • Lauren

    u iz easily amused. lol. :)

  • Kathy In Georgia

    My Sam waits to eat. He does “down” and “freeze” while I put the bowl down. Then he leans forward a bit, then a bit further, so that when I say “all done” he can just fall face-first into his bowl.

    The girl? She starts gobbling kibble from the bowl before I get the thing on the floor.

  • http://www.idealcrap.com Matt

    I agree with the above, I feel cheated that I didn’t get to see them dive for the food.

    Also, Leta is cute and all but I want more Chuck.

    Matt

    Sarcasm on the above statement. But I do want to see more Chuck.

  • http://snotw.blogspot.com Rachael

    Your dogs are awesome. I want them.

  • http://topshelfescapes.com Lori

    OMG… that is exactly how we feed our dogs, and one of them is just like Chuck, sits so still I just can’t believe it and the other is sitting, but always checking. Love the video! Coco is so cute!

    Any chance you’re headed to LA for a book signing anytime soon?

  • Talon

    Will you people quit saying she’s a border collie? How many times has Heather said she’s a minature Aussie Shepherd???

    Honestly!!!

    Not my site obviously but I’m BAFFLED that people don’t know what breed Coco is if they read the site!!

  • Carolyn

    Aaack! I was so waiting for the “TAKE IT!” command…. The anticipation was killin’ me. Well done guys. I’m going to have to improve with my guys over here.

  • http://vwbusnut.wordpress.com Sally in Florida

    Chuck’s devotion is amazing, such trust!
    And I agree, I want video of you and your Mom!

  • Alaska Bean

    So I realized about 3 days ago that Chuck looks like Rowdy from the show Scrubs!!! Although Rowdy is a stuffed dog that the guys keep in their apartment as a pet….weird.

  • Elinda

    Chuck reminds me of the stuffed dog that J.D. (Zach Braff) carries around on “Scrubs.” I bet Rowdy and Chuck would get along just fine. They could have staring contests.

  • Elinda

    I totally did NOT read the comment above mine before posting this! I had been thinking Chuck looks like Rowdy since I first came across your site when looking up postpartum constipation cures. I have been addicted to your site since reading the post about your postpartum…ahem…problem.

  • http://theseatedview.blogspot.com/ Lene

    No very trusting, is she? ;)

    How long can you/they keep that up? And do they bolt for the bowls the minute they get the signal? I need to see the rest. I need closure. I need more Chuck and Coco videos.

    And no, I don’t need to get out more. Honestly.

  • Jodie

    I love Chuck’s ability to stay still. Now it’s no longer a mystery how you balance things on his head. And Coco is just too funny. You need to do a video every week. We need one of the book signing, so that we can meet the AVON world sales leader.

  • http://www.moderngeartv.com Tamara ModernGear TV

    I am getting in the line-up for your dog training tips – our new 13-week-old is a biting, peeing machine. He sort of half has stay so I am trying to get him to the point of your pups with feeding. Some day!. Til then, won’t you tell us how you did it?!

  • http://bronnie.org Bronnie

    aaw I wish I could get over to the States for your book signing!!
    One day… I hope you’re still writing when I get there :)

    Any plans on visiting lil’ ol’ New Zealand? haha

  • http://www.craftychica.wordpress.com Sara

    your dogs are cracking me up! Is Chuck for real? He’s a little statue, seriously.

  • http://gapeachinco.blogspot.com/ A Little Southern Comfort in CO

    Chuck rocks. ‘Nuff said.

  • http://vitaminsea.typepad.com Laura VSea

    The Congressman is amazing!

    I thought Coco was funny, but she’s still in puppy mode. Chuck, on the other hand, just cracked me up. I kept waiting for him to move an inch, and he didn’t even glance at Coco.

    Such a sweetheart, that one. I’ve got a real soft spot for ol’ Chuckles.

  • http://goaliej54.livejournal.com Jessica

    I know the poop eating sucks, but those are seriously the two cutest dogs I have ever seen. Between them and Leta, you have so much cuteness in your house that I think you’re breaking some sort of monopoly law.

  • http://fishkins.blogspot.com Fish

    Dogs are ridiculous. Also smelly. But also fun. I sure wish they weren’t smelly. Just fun.

  • Lisa

    That is hilarious. Chuck is SCARY, LOL! Did he even blink?

  • http://AllAdither.com All Adither

    Chuck looks petrified (as in a petrified forest, not as in scared/petrified).

  • Anonymous

    please tell me what the heck are you saying?????

  • http://www.clairnation.blogspot.com Clair

    Brooklyn? Salt Lake? When will San Francisco get so lucky? Half of the authors could make it for a nice weekend. Maybe the sun would even shine on such an incredible gathering of literary greatness. Please?

  • http://www.snickrsnack.com Katie

    I totally loved this video, although I thought you were saying “Head nod…. in Head nod”. Your “ands” sound like “ins”. Crazy southern accent. ;-) Seriously, though, that was just too cute. But Chuckles – man, he is just too well behaved. What a sweet boy! :-)

  • belletoes

    HAHAHHAHA. So nice to know that there are other jackasses in the world who think ‘torturing’ their dogs is hilarious! We do the same all of the time and we crack up. Dood, sounds like you are saying, ‘eggnog’.

    Keep it up and congrats on all of the good stuff. Still praying and wishing for the best for your stepdad. Let us know. Love ya kid.

    Belletoes

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

    Dude, my Riley is much more Coco than Chuck. But he is cute as hell which gives him a huge advantage in my home. Check him out… I just wrote an entire post about his orneriness: http://www.gitzengirl.blogspot.com I’m sure you can relate!

  • http://www.iambossy.com/ BOSSY

    Bossy doesn’t trust that her food will remain where it is placed either. Plus, you say that like it’s a Bad Thing.

  • Lesley

    Chuck is a Zen Master, no question about it.

  • http://www.myspace.come/outnoise Aime in Ohio

    I used to do transcription for a doctor with a speech impediment, so I think I can answer the question “What is he saying?”

    Ed Nein…..Ed Nein…..

    It’s German. Eat, No! Eat, No!

    CoCo is not quite bilingual yet and so when Heather yells stop eating your poop, you dumb dog, CoCo hasn’t figured it all out yet. Or the poop is crunchy and he’s missing half the syllables. That can happen. But Chuck? Chuck clearly understands every word of “don’t eat this yet”, “don’t eat shit” and “hold perfectly still and balance this on your head” in five, maybe six different languages. He’ll soon take his show globally. I’m seeing a calendar here of Chuck balancing different objects in front of Eifel Tower, the Louvre, Stonehenge…..

  • Ashley Palmer

    How much do coco and chuck weigh. I am just trying to get an idea of how big they are are compared to my puggle.

  • http://littlemsmatch.wordpress.com Little Ms. Match

    Holy crap! That has got to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen. You’re right. Chuck is so still… All I can say is that I was wondering about this very thing while watching and re-watching the video: What was Chuck thinking?

  • http://www.productbody.com Joanna Schmidt

    That dog has more attention span than I possess on any given moment.

  • Jocelyn

    chuck looks like that stuffed dog, rowdy, on scrubs. not that i’m saying he’s dead or making a threat or anything, because people on this site can totally take things the wrong way.

  • http://myveryownkarma.blogspot.com akakarma

    Ditto, Joanna! That was too funny but I kept waiting for the nod! Very cute dogs. I love Liz Phair….

  • http://www.kellersontheprairie.blogspot.com Laurie

    You are too funny! TGI found your site.

  • http://www.ksmama.blogspot.com/ kim

    Your dogs are hilarious. Mine will sit exactly until the moment the bowl hits the floor. Then all training goes out the door.

  • http://www.realityfish.com Robin G.

    Have I mentioned recently that I want your dogs? Because I totally want your dogs.

  • http://www.theindependentmom.com Independent Mom!

    Okay woman, I am cracking up at the whole *head nod* thing…that is GREAT!
    Oh, and Chuck? He is da bomb!

  • Kim in AL

    Don’t know if you have tried this for the shit eating Coco, but it FINALLY worked for us – feed him pineapple. Suppose to make it taste bad to the dog. You would think it would be an improvement, but it worked for us. Something to do with enzymes? Anyway, we would freeze it and make it an outside treat. Big hit.

  • http://omgruok.blogspot.com marty

    Chuck isn’t breathing!

  • lostinutah

    Chuck is such a GOOD BOY!

    That is really funny.

  • http://www.thebutterflymind.com Tammy

    Your dogs are hilarious. I have a pack of my own. I even have granddogs. You should check Mayday, my granddog that makes me laugh all the time, carrying A TREE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erXUbpIIc5c

  • http://www.thebutterflymind.com Butterfly

    Dogs and kids – a match made in heaven. Time to be serious, ladies. Please read about what happened to my granddaughter at a gas station – in broad daylight! She ran into some bad guys. It could happen to any of us and we need to BE CAREFUL:

    http://thebutterflymind.com/ramblings_00008_letsgetserious.htm

  • http://another-sister.blogspot.com Anonymous

    Oh Dooce, if you want me to meet you in Salt Lake City, you’ve got to arrange it at Sundance. You do know Robert Redford personally, don’t you?

  • http://jaimebourne.com jaime

    My dog has to wait for “the signal” too, but if we let her sit there for too long there’s a huge puddle of drool that we have to mop up. I am totally not seeing your drool puddles…

  • http://our-goings-on.blogspot.com emily

    …or you could always GIVE Coco away for FREE on freecycle. heh.

    http://our-goings-on.blogspot.com/2008/01/i-did-it-or-dont-underestimate-power-of.html