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  • http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=50106 Lotta

    I used to love to watch our Golden and our Brittany do the same thing for hours in the backyard. Animal talk is hilarious.

    And how do you keep your rugs so CLEAN with two dogs? I’m quite impressed.

  • http://thedalaimama.net the dalai mama

    Our dogs will chase and corner non-existent mice in our house and invisible rabbits outside. One of ours is also a digger and I have no idea what the hell she is digging for…maybe there is bacon buried outside.

  • http://www.mydogumentary.wordpress.com gingela5

    Oh gosh that looks and sounds all too familiar! But, I do think you’ve helped me discover what my chocolate lab is mixed with! haha

  • babette

    Wow..the noises alone got me laughing…and there I was thinking: Coco is SOOO lucky Chuck is so gentle…and then you started cracking up. Which made me laugh harder..

    Dogs are so funny…

  • http://psycheknot.livejournal.com Jocey

    When Chuck picked up both the bone AND COCO’S HEAD, I fucking lost it. I still cannot stop giggling.

  • Christina Lee

    I lived with my brother who had two miniature dachshunds and those bastards fought like that for hours at a time. And the littlest one could climb a 3 foot tall toddler gate and shit on the couch while you had your back turned.

    But at least they didn’t eat their own poop.

  • Katie

    That is so cute. I love how Chuck doesn’t want her to screw with his treat, but even after she takes it, he is all “Oh no you di’nt!” and just sort of stares at her. Then he like lays the bitch down and ever so gently pries it from her mouth. haha.

    Who was it that was making that god-awful noise while they were fighting in the second video? Was that Chuck?

  • Anonymous

    Are those FLOR tiles and do you buy them so that you can just throw one out if the dog pukes on it?…or do they clean off? As soon as I clean anything my dog immediately pukes, rubs or bleeds on it until it is ruined!!! ARGGGG!

  • Kelly

    I am envious. Because in our house, if one dog had a bone that the other wanted, it would result in blood. And actually that’s exactly what happened last week – $200 dollars later, everyone’s fine, but lesson learned.

    So yeah. JEALOUS.

  • http://www.peglegstarfish.com Julie in Houston

    Chuck is too dang funny! But I think deep down he really loves Coco. I can tell! :) Cute vids. Why didn’t we get to see a vid of you slapping sheep asses??????

    http://www.peglegstarfish.com

  • http://virgotex.net virgotex

    I have that same exact soundtrack, with a parrot and cats added in.

    Coco is a lovely doofus. Love the way she throws her head back with the bone in her mouth. Lush.

  • http://www.janetnelson.net Janet

    With a little training, I bet she could speak human.

  • http://bellacantare.livejournal.com Bellacantare

    I LOVE how Chuck looked up at the camera in the first video as if he’s saying, “Watch what I’ll do to her now. Heh Heh.”

  • sandra

    I love Chuck. He deserves so much better than that shit eating, shit disturbing little shit Coco.

  • http://jewelnessinadress.blogspot.com/ Jewel

    Like Dirk Diggler, I love it.

  • http://www.momone2one.blogspot.com Mindy

    Love the videos. I am finally giving into getting my boy a dog (see my new site). Also need to go to the archives to see where you got your carpet again. So cool…and pet and kid friendly?

  • http://blog.alrightstill.net Chantal

    That is just absolutely adorable.

  • Anonymust

    Hallaluja!! I have found it, the site for people with absolutely no life!!

    So glad to be here with you.

  • http://sushiforlunch.com connie

    but then you have to look at coco– how can you not help but love her face?

  • http://gabbiana.blogspot.com Gabbiana

    You certainly know this already, but Coco has the weirdest growl ever. It is like a… buzzsaw? But higher-pitched.

  • http://manicmomday.wordpress.com Kate

    Love the doggy weight-lifting that Chuck is doing with Coco’s head. Poor Coco, though… how come she doesn’t have her own bone?

    Or, maybe she did have one, buried it under a tree and forgot which one… so she has to dig up every tree in the backyard, every plant pot, and attempt to steal Chuck’s bone every chance she gets.

  • Jade

    I love the look Chuck gives you in both vids. It’s like he’s saying, “Dude, did you SEE what she just did? Aren’t you going to do something about this? No? Fine. I’ll deal with it myself.”

  • http://oumotellife.blogspot.com Anonymous

    My dog, like someone else posted, hunts down the dirty diapers for a tasty snack. Dogs are gross, and annoying. But they find a way into our hearts and we let them stay.

  • http://huckleberryarts.blogspot.com Annette G

    Great Post!

    Great blog just stumbled upon it today! Definatly boomarked!

    Have a beautiful day

  • Fancy Ham

    I sort of stopped reading your blog because you never wrote about anything of importance going on in the real world, so I’d like to thank you for writing about the recent cluster fuck aka buxom VP nominee. Also, thanks for the video of Santogold. Maybe I will tune in again. Man those chicks can rock it!

  • R

    Dogs are such a pain, who in their right mind would voluntarily bring such disgusting creatures into their homes?

  • http://www.bettyconfidential.com/am/michelle.html Michelle Kemper Brownlow

    LOVE YOUR DOGS!

    Just stumbled upon your blog and really enjoy it!!

    Will go back and start reading some other posts – I think we are sisters from another mother!

    Peace.

  • Mae

    My dogs make those wookie noises too. It is so fun to watch.

    About the digging, if you put her poop in the holes, it usually deters digging in that spot. It worked for my two dogs. Good luck.

  • Leann

    You can definetely tell who the Alpha dog is in the house.

    I had forgotten just how funny dogs could be with their moaning and whining. I have a cat. I’ll get my dog fix by watching videos of yours. They are way too much trouble for me to have one of my own. But I love dogs…..especially when they belong to other people :-)

    Loved the videos Heather and I concur on your post regrding Palin

  • TG

    #124 needs to go away and limit his comments to blogs that have something to do with the “real world.”

    Thanks, Heather, for reminding me of the surreal noises my dogs used to make when they play-fought with each other. And also the things they considered “treasures.”

  • Lisa

    As particular as you are with your beautiful home, and yes, if I’m honest I’ll admit the pleasure it gives me to gaze upon it from time to time and think “yes, someone finally got it right!” *sigh*… the pictures of the damage she did to the planter and yard made me want to cry. That, and the fact she eats poop.

    I think you should be sainted.

  • http://muchadoabout.etsy.com Jen

    so cute! i love the last video. ‘here you go you can have it chuck..but I don’t wanna get up’ :p

  • Joanna

    Can’t believe Chuck likes doing dog things like chewing on bones. I always imagined he would be too highbrow for something like that.

  • lizandboys

    My (almost) 5 year old wanted to know what that sound (on the 2nd video) was and insisted that real dogs don’t make that sound (I’m sure Chuck would agree).
    We have an 18 month old mix and she is crate trained…at night free to roam…she doesn’t chew stuff anymore so my husband thought it was time to let her be free when I leave the house. I was worried about the good furniture (she’s allowed on the family room furniture but NOT the living room…she knows this when we’re here, but wasn’t sure she’d remember this rule when left to her own devices)…so we locked her in our bedroom.
    She tried to DIG HER WAY OUT OF OUR ROOM! Can you say RUINED carpet??? I want to replace the carpet with hardwood but I’d like it to be on our schedule, not the dog’s. Needless to say she is back in the crate when we leave the house.
    PS she used to dig in the yard and has outgrown trench digging….good luck

  • http://inthemeantime.typepad.com/ Jennifer

    The EXACT same stuff goes on in my house with my labs – an almost eight year old and a six month old. Don’t you wonder what all those noises mean? What the heck are they saying to each other?

  • AnnieR

    Your Coco looks almost exactly like my aussie, Pixel. So much so it always freaks me out whenever you post any pics or videos. I feel like I have to run home and make sure he hasn’t teleported to Utah… Mine likes to dig in the garden and eat all my strawberries. I thought it was squirrels until I caught him in the act. He makes some of the same noises as Coco. I can’t wait to play these new videos for him as he’s loved the previous ones.

    To those who are suggesting another bone-it doesn’t matter, one of the dogs will end up with both of them as it’s more fun to fight over them than it is to have your own.

  • http://andrearuns.blogspot.com Andrea

    The videos are SO funny – Coco is quite the talker!! I love how in the first one Chuck looks at you – seems like he’s asking if it’s okay for him to ignore her!!

  • Kay

    What the F*** is that noise that sounds like a dirtbike trying to get out of the mud? Which dog makes that noise? Wow who needs TV when you’ve got that kind of live entertainment! Thanks for sharing!

  • Pepper

    Coco reminds me so much of my youngest, Savannah. She totally terrorizes our other dogs, and they usually let her get away with it. Usually…lol

  • Lori

    The other day Kasey pooped out some terracotta. He won’t eat his kibble, but he’ll eat heat-fired, sharp clay shards. Makes perfect sense.

  • http://www.3kids2jobs1dog.com Mandy- going anonymous is for sissies

    This is totally unrelated, but I just wanted to tell you something. It use to bug me when you would keep your comments closed. And then came the post about politics and I got to read first hand what pure and complete idiots some people can be, and it started to make sense. One of the things I love about your site is the monthly letters to Leta, and the fact that you keep them so real and don’t fill them with fluff and butterflies, because in actuality, kids can be a real pain in the ass sometimes. I think it is really wonderful that you keep comments closed on those letters. Inevitably, if you didn’t, some idiot would comment on something they have no right to – the way you are raising your daughter. But then, you already knew that. I think you are doing a fine job. That’s my two cents.

  • http://confusedtwenty.wordpress.com CC

    I know ALL ABOUT this type of behaviour. My dog Max is the dominant one, so when my other dog Morris is chewing a bone, he just walks over and steals it. He goes off to chew with Morris looking on sorrowly, with big eyes, crying, etc whilst Max chews away. Then, when Max is tired and decides to go to sleep, he sleeps ON TOP OF THE BONE so still, Morris gets no chance. Poor poor baby.

  • http://www.longblog.com JAC

    Are you accepting applications for partners for Coco? I have a dog that saw this article and is now in love. Here are the details for Coco to mull over:

    Name – Caz
    Breed – Shar pei/something else mix
    Age – 11
    Pros – Great with kids, great with other dogs and cats, sleeps all night, doesn’t dig or chew.
    Cons – A litle overweight, afraid of loud noises on the TV, eats cat poop.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.threeseven.ca zchamu

    What… what is that noise in the last video and who is making it? Sounds more like a pterodactyl than a dog…

  • http://flipperandme.blogspot.com LS

    I used to think people that had two dogs were insane. Then I added one to ours…and it is a love/hate relationship like no other. Endless endless endless amusement. On our parts, that is.

  • http://steingrueblwe.blogspot.com HeatherS

    I am in love with your dogs. I agree with everyone else about more videos please. :)

    Did we hear a game of Go Fish in the first video? That game is all the rage at our house right now.

    On the second one, I thought you’d dubbed in the part from E.T. when he freaks out and runs away from Drew Barrymore. Until I heard the giggling. Of course you wouldn’t be giggling at a poor, scared extraterrestrial.

    (And off-topic for this post…THANK YOU for writing about your recent dentist trip with Leta. You gave me the courage to finally take my girl in. And it wasn’t nearly as awful as I thought it would be.)

  • http://retardedinlove.com Michelle

    Oh my god. Dogs are WAY too entertaining.

    Our dogs do that too – but picture it between a lab/husky mix and a puppy chihuahua. It is hopelessly adorable. Daisy (the chihuahua) clings to Diesel’s (the mix) upper lip with her teeth and holds on for dear life, and Diesel gets back at her by dragging her around the house by her harness.

  • Kim

    My Beagle just perked up out of his post-bath stupor when he heard Coco yowling. I have to go calm him down now! Thanks for the laugh … you make owners of crazy dogs feel less alone ;-)

  • Terra

    We have a neurotic obsessive golden retriever who used to dig like Coco. Yes and we did the long walks, training etc etc. She eventually just grew out of it (at around 2.5 to 3 yrs).

    Thank god she never ate shit. All sorts of other ephemera, sure.

    To the peeps wondering about the 1 bone per 2 dog ratio – when my sister’s dog and our dog hang out there are roughly a bazillion bones and toys available to play with. What do they do instead? Stage a doggie UFC over ONE toy/bone that they both want.

    More videos!

  • Dawnkeywest

    I LOVE how Chuck has ‘let it be known’ that he is the dominant one in this relationship. (Just to be clear…this is totally normal in a canine relationship…calm down you human males!) And I love that Coco totally knows this (with the whining and not making eye contact and rolling over on her back, which is the exact sign of submission (sigh…we’ve all been there, right?). But the absolute best thing is when Chuck has been giving the stink-eye/growl-face to Coco for a few seconds…he looks right up at the camera (aka…Heather or John!) because no matter how much they want to be in control, they know who feeds them the good stuff! And if you’re acting okay with what’s going on, he goes right back to it. I really do love dogs. They really are so much easier than humans! Except for the eating Ca part..I really don’t love that.