• Erica

    I love that when Coco takes Chuck’s bone, he gives her the look like ‘Bitch, please.’

  • SuzieQ

    I have a 45 lb female shepherd mix and a 105 lb male Alaskan Malamute, both rescue dogs, and the female is definitely the alpha dog..if she wants whatever the other has she just takes it..he is the sweetest tempered dog I have ever had..guess he’s a lover (no longer) not a fighter!!

  • http://www.datingisweird.blogspot.com serial

    I got a six-week-old puppy last night. Even when she was sleeping last night, I was up thinking, “Oh my god, what have I done?” while thoughts of CoCo flashed before my eyes.

    But goddam if she isn’t the cutest shit I’ve ever seen.

  • Helen Tarnation

    Chuck is so awesome!! I love him and don’t even know him, although I feel like I do.

    And the digging…I have a yellow Lab and a sprinkler system. Bad combination. Seems Labs have such good hearing, they hear the high-pitched sound coming from the wires in that round box thingy in the back yard. She has torn all of the wires out twice and played with, and chewed up, the lid like a frisby. Now it looks like an art project out there with bricks, clay pots, anything with some weight to keep her out.

    The joys (and expense) of pet ownership.

  • bec

    While having a laugh at the antics of chuck and coco, maggie our crazy bitch of a westie, caught a view of the screen.

    what ensued involved many expletives as she jumped on top of the coffee table and attempted to jump inside my laptop with a barrage of barking. the shock left me with water split all over the table and maggie standing on the keyboard headbutting the screen.

    poor laptop! i should’ve known better. the dog whisperer (or anything moving, green, animal-like) usually sets her right off.

  • Courtney

    Yay! My dreams come true — Chuck and Coco videos!

    Thanks for brightening my day. :)

  • http://www.sideponytale.blogspot.com brodie

    that last video of your pups reminds me of oh so many brother/sister matches that were held in my livingroom while growing up.

  • Jennifer

    Bonegate 2008, eh?

    Sounds like a Porn convention…

    AND I WANT IN!!!

  • http://www.iambossy.com/ BOSSY

    Shouldn’t you have asked Bossy for permission before posting videos of her and her husband?

  • Heather

    Love the wildlife footage– the mouth-to-mouth action in the second video is especially awesome… I think you DO live in the savannah. Did you see this National Geographic article on animal intelligence: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/03/animal-minds/virginia-morell-text
    I thought of Coco, and felt great sympathy for your family (and Chuck) as you learn to live with the critter.

  • http://www.alisonandspencer.com Alie

    I LOVE the way you write about dogs.

  • http://ellencrimitrent.typepad.com Ellen Crimi-Trent

    ahh now I know why we do not have pets!! Well really the reason is because
    of my allergies.

    Is Americas Funniest videos calling??

  • http://finchstudio.com Finch

    My porn star name, per first pet’s name and last name of street you live on is…

    Daisy Dyke.

    I like to think of myself as a slutty Duke of Hazzard. I also like to pretend my ass looks as good as Jessica Simpson’s [or Catherine Bach's], but then I’d just be kidding myself.

  • Julia

    Awww, I LOVE your doggies. LOVE THEM TO PIECES, and I’m really a cat person! I will never, ever understand why anyone in their right mind would send you any hate mail over your pups. They are amazing.

  • stefanie

    My 4 yr. old just asked, “Are they going to eat eachother?”

  • http://jenontheedge.wordpress.com Jen on the Edge

    Oh my god, it’s like fucking Wild Kingdom.

    Love your FLOR! Among others, we have the shirt stripe too.

  • Anonymous

    You really shouldn’t give your dogs rawhide. If they Eat it vs. chewing it (taking them a week or more to finish) it could cause intestinal blocking, which could cost a fortune in emergency surgery to remove.
    Rawhide expands when wet so they eat a piece – well you get the picture.
    On a much happier note, I love your site, come to it daily, I am a self proclaimed ADDICT of Dooce.com.

  • http://tiggerlane.blogspot.com Tiggerlane

    OMG…Coco’s VOICE is FUNNY!! Like an old man, trying his best to have a bowel movement. LOVE IT!

    And Chuck’s low growl kinda turned me on.

    Funny, when Chuck was grabbing the bone in the second video, moving her head up and down…I totally lost it. You must have been trying your best to hold it together (since you were filming), b/c you starting laughing seconds after I did.

    I have no idea what the other commentors wrote…but OMG…I think Coco is a drag queen with that voice.

  • Jenny

    I watched both videos, read a fair amount of the comments and my dog is still barking at my computer.

  • Ann L

    You need to buy some of those twisted rope toys – my dogs play tug of war with them at least once per day. They are great for throwing/retrieving if they will bring it back – mine don’t, they toss it around in the air in triumph, as if to say wahooo!

  • Cristen

    I couldn’t find the end of the comments on your political post to make my own at that point, but wanted to let you know I am totally on your side, and thought you said it very well. I didn’t think you were rude or insulting at all to those who don’t agree. I just thought it made perfect sense.

  • http://www.aliceqfoodie.com Alice Q. Foodie

    Does Chuck do the thing where he stands over Coco’s head so that his balls (or where his balls would be in my dog’s case) are straight over her head? Mine also like to nibble on each other like corn, which is sort of amusing.

    I also love how in the video Chuck looks up at you when you start laughing, as if to say “Whaat?” So cute.

  • http://www.creative-soup.blogspot.com Brooke

    ok, real quick. i just have to say that something about coco in today’s Daily Chuck looks like Snoop Dogg. Just take a look and see if you’re seeing what i am. i find it quite funny.

  • Anonymous

    OOoh where’d you get that rug?

  • Shannon

    Re: the Snoop Dogg comment from Brooke # 209,

    OH MY GOD … YOU ARE RIGHT!

  • http://lookitsmegryansmom.blogspot.com/ megryansmom

    Hi

    I understand that you are the Blogging Queen….as a newbie I bow to you

  • http://www.JenniferSuarez.com Jennifer Suarez

    The comment about two large trunks of bacon made me LOL!!

    Have you considered using Coco’s amazing digging abilities to help plant your spring bulbs? Or maybe that pile of corpses in the freezer?

  • http://agrowingviolet.blogspot.com/ kimberly

    I love how Chuck torments Coco with that piece of rawhide! Great videos. Thanks for sharing.

  • Candice

    This is my life, too. Every single day, morning to night. Phoebe is generally the keeper of all treats, and she loves to screw with Henry’s head by casually dropping a bone like three feet from him, and then growling when he gets anywhere near it. He howls and throws himself on the ground and rolls around on his back. For hours. And hours. And then when he finally gets it he is only interested for five minutes, tops.

  • http://www.thejoyog.blogspot.com Joy

    I am still unsure – does Chuck actually like Coco?…

  • Kailee

    My boyfriend and I are on a waiting list for an Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd/Poodle). SO WHAT? STOP LAUGHING. WE ARE YUPPIES. AND PROBABLY SUCKERS.

    Coco makes me nervous about our pup! Hopefully the crazy genes either skip a generation, or are replaced by some less-batshit insane Poodle trait.

  • http://powerandstilettos.blogspot.com Jenn Astle

    You could do a coffee table book entitled “101 Ways to Amuse Yourself With Your Dog”.

    By the way, is your dog the model for the dog on Cafepress by any chance? I swear it looks just like him.

  • Lori W

    And this is why instead of having TWO dogs, I take mine twice a week to Doggy Daycare.

  • http://blancheandguy.com Blanche

    oh my word you have no idea how hard this made us laugh just now!!!!!!! expeshelly when Chuck lifts Coco up with the bone!!!!! we can’t stop playing it. thanks you guys! we also enjoyed hearing poor Leta in the background, waiting for someone to put the lens on her instead of those dang dogs!

  • http://hihorosie.blogspot.com hihorosie

    Wow, Coco has convinced me to never get an Australian Shepherd when I get a dog one day but she sure is pretty to look at! And I’m entertained by all the “excitement” she brings to your otherwise boring household. ha ha! Kidding, really. In that 2nd video she sounds like a camel in distress.

  • http://preteenstoddlersandnewbornsohmy.blogspot.com/ jennielynn

    Funny. I make those same noises when my husband won’t give me his bone. Wait…we’re probably not talking about the same thing, are we?

  • http://www.babymaking501.blogspot.com Dy-Anne

    what the hell was that noise coco was making? are you positive she is a dog? that is not a normal dog sound.

  • http://www.ppgo.org Stefanie Warren

    I have read this blog for years and have yet to write a comment, although I tell your stories all the time. I wanted to comment about the post you wrote last week (‘And…boom’- as if I am the ONLY one, ha.) and the way I cried at the truth and raw emotion it brought out. I agree that maybe there is a more unifying way of saying things, but sometimes passion and hard truths are the only way to go. You have always been able to shock and inspire and I think that post was great!
    Sincerely,
    Mom and avid dooce-reader- Stefanie

  • Anonymous

    Coco sounds like a tractor more than a dog.

  • Heather Mc

    I had an aussie that did the very same thing, much to my landlord’s dismay… of course, we had her trapped in an apt all day without any human contact for a few hours at a time which is apparently the worst kind of torture you could ever do to her. Needless to say, we didn’t do much research on the breed before bringing her home. We fell in love with her furriness and energy… her digging habits, not so much.

  • http://notbychoice.tumblr.com/ Kristina

    Yeah that’s my wish for my sex life right there. Sad, maybe, but never boring.

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

    Oh my lord. Two things –
    1. My border collie acts JUST LIKE Chuck with her food and cookies. She tortures our older lab and grows ferociously whenever Shay gets too close to her treats. Which we find hilarious.
    2. I play your dog videos with the volume up real loud and watch my border collie (Roxy) run around and try to figure out where the sound is coming from and where the other dog could possibly be….that in itself is good for a few chuckles.
    Thanks for the guffaws!

  • http://thenewestb.blogspot.com Michelle

    I really think your next book should be something along the lines of “How to speak dog according to Chuck and Coco. The language of CRAZY TALK.”

  • Emma

    My dogs do the exact same thing.
    All day long.

    And you’re right, it is hilarious!

  • http://www.durvy.com Devon

    I want a puppy so badly! And thanks you to, I want a miniature Australian Shepard.

    Yes, even if she eats her own shit.

  • http://www.heatherlibermanphotography.com heather

    Those videos are priceless! I loved how Chuck was teasing Coco – but then how hysterical Chuck lifting Coco’s head off the floor with the bone in her mouth!

  • http://zakaryw.blogspot.com/ zak

    Coco is batshit crazy!

  • http://daddyscratches.com Daddy Scratches

    I was a military police K-9 handler in the army, and always thought for sure I’d get a dog as soon as I had my own house.

    It’s amazing how undesirable the thought of having a dog trashing my house has become. My son is pushing for a pet; we’re going with a fish, for starters.

  • Molly

    At least Leta is out of diapers. My dog finds them and rips them to shreds….mmmm….probably sounds like a tasty snack to Coco.

  • http://believeintheflowers.blogspot.com KAS

    There’s something about the way Coco is just positive that YES SHE IS IN CHARGE OF CHUCK, and probably also the rest of the house, and every move you make. And the dirt. Kind of makes me think that she expects to be constantly sweet talked, totally pampered, and for Chuck to just toss his bone her way because she IS the queen.

    Reminds me of my dogs.