In celebration of That Awful Dog

This week marks Coco’s first birthday, and to celebrate I’ve gathered most of the Daily Chuck photos that feature her and set them to music. Consequently, this video also turned out to be a celebration of Chuck’s enduring patience. I know, I know, we’ve never done this for Chuck, but I intend to put one together next March to celebrate his seventh birthday. But don’t worry about Chuck, right now he’s lying on the couch eating a bologna sandwich.

Many thanks to Maker’s Mark bourbon for helping us survive a year of living with Satan:

(Soundtrack is “The Fear” by u-Ziq)

  • Larissa Gaston

    Love the photos. I can see the coffee table book…Chuck and The Little Shit: The Collection.

  • Anonymous

    happy birthday wild woman!

    glad master chuck is being served the bologna… it’s the least the poor guy deserves with all the posing he does around that house. :p

  • gingela5

    Happy birthday Coco! I’m still convinced if her and Chuck had a baby it would be my little Sadie!

  • mnkaren

    OK, you probably won’t like this, but I think Coco looks exactly. Like. You.

    That very last picture – the eyes are TOTALLY you.

    Just saying.

  • firerobin

    Ahhh … good ole’ Makers Mark. I’m enjoying my Friday night with a glass right now.

  • Moni-Ka

    I grew up within 10 minutes of the Maker’s Mark distillery…try dealing with those sweet fumes and not go crazy… but really, I loved your little montage if only because I regularly refer to my husband as my “little shit”

    Thank you for everything!

  • Eve Grey

    Chuck is the prettiest, handsomest, cutest dog ever.
    Um, yeah, but this is Coco’s day. Sorry. You’re a’ight too Coco. You’ve got winning eyes.
    Since I’m pretty sure you’re illiterate, I feel ok about complimenting your saintly brother. I do love the photo of you in the pink head scarf. It’s very National Geographic.

  • robinv

    you little shit….gotta love that. I had a cat we ended up naming Ellis (L.S.) because he was such a little shit.

    happy birthday Coco!

  • Anne

    You are beautiful…even if you are awful! Today is my brother’s birthday and yesterday was mine :) So have a very happy birthday Coco!

  • amanda

    Why is it that the little shits are always so freaking adorable? I’ve got one too!

  • Jen

    Oh wow. That brought tears to my eyes. What a great dog….and kudos to Chuck for putting up with that dog for the past year. WOW.

  • Jen

    Oh wow. That brought tears to my eyes. What a great dog….and kudos to Chuck for putting up with that dog for the past year. WOW.

  • Karen Ethier

    Is Coco part Bernese Mountain puppy? Lots of puppy resemblance. Bernese are my fave.

  • BlackCat

    Awwww, Coco – you grew up so fast! I cannot believe that you are a little shit. You’re much, much too pretty to be a little shit! Happy, happy birthday beautiful gorgeous Coco!

    P.S. Stop eating your poo.

  • Denise

    I just love your blog! You are a great story teller.

  • J. Bo

    Proof once again that baby creatures (of all species) are made extra cute so WE DON’T KILL THEM.

    And Chuck is a saint amongst dog siblings, no question; it’s very clear that, despite his exasperation with Coco, he WOULD totally give her a kidney if she needed one… despite her being “a dog of very little brain,” to paraphrase Milne.

  • Amanda

    Aww, so cute and sweet! Happy birthday, Coco!

  • Amanda

    Oh my gosh. I totally almost cried watching that! Then I got to “you little shit.” Hee hee… Great video! Have loved watching Coco grow.

  • Anonymous

    okay, I still don’t understand why she would pee on your pillow…and all the mess…and the poo eating and the incessant curiousness (exhibited in many of the photos) all of this stuck out in my mind because I have a dog and I was like, shoot…I am so lucky! AND after all that you ran after sheep for her…why? I am guessing it is because she is so friggin cute and looks sooo sweet. That look she is giving you in that photo of you two…that is just pure love and devotion and it is awesome. Now that I think about it, however, my dog and I have a similar relationship…she has definitely been a shit, but her sweetness and love make up for it.

  • oddthomas (Lynn)

    My cheeks hurt from smiling so much! VERY cute!
    Happy Birthday, Coco!

  • Laurie On The Prairie …

    I love how they look into the camera at you. And that pink wig is too much! Happy Birthday, Coco. xoxo.

  • Vicki

    Aww! She may be satan, but she’s a cutie with it!

  • busymomma66

    You should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you say such horrible things about this beautiful creature. She’s only a year old now–what is she going to think when she’s old enough to read these entries??


    Happy Birthday Coco!!

  • Chanel

    Chuck looks les and less disgruntled through the pictures. Gorgous pups :)

  • Sarah Buhr

    Dogs are the reason I am a fish person. Not a cat person, not a dog person, a fish person…well, at least as long as they last…maybe I’m a plant person.

    Anywho, I just added your blog to my blog roll. Keep up the great ink work!

  • Lisa M.

    The video was cute, but I couldn’t watch the whole thing, since the constant zooming in and out, while mild and tastefully done, made me dizzy.

    (Then again, I might try again when I’m not slightly hungover.)

  • minxlj

    I just knew there would be a funny comment at the end of the video…LOL!! Too funny. Nice video, and as always, beautiful photos of your gorgeous Coco

    Happy Birthday Miss Puffs!

  • beauxbeaux

    Chuck!!! I love you, Chuck! Coolest dog on the Internets.

  • Princessmikkimoto

    That was great and the music was perfect!!!

  • Rosalina Y Yoshida

    Your Coco is so cute! Love dogs! I just can’t have them since I’m living in a small apartment in Tokyo and almost don’t stay home.
    Happy Birthday Coco!

  • HorribleLicensePlates

    I love that picture of Coco soaking wet. There is something about wet pets that just gets me. These are fantastic photos. She and Chuck are so cute. Love the soundtrack to that one too. Okay, so I loved it all! Also, my word verification is “Yes mattress.” Ha.

  • Anonymous

    great tribute
    excellent music
    thanks for the laughter!

  • Kim

    Wow, that made me cry :) Thank you!! Happy Birthday Coco!! you are loved beyond measure!

  • Rebellious Arab Girl

    You love Coco! Admit it! :P Or you wouldn’t have made such a cute happy birthday video for him. I wish I knew when my turtle was born. I bought him over about a year ago or so! :)

  • Steve

    Picture of Coco at 1:22 mark is the best photo of a dog I have ever seen.

  • P

    What? No bacon?

    Ah, baloney…

  • Maladroit

    What does it mean that I completely blurted out the ending before it came on screen: that I’ve either been hanging out on your website waaay too much, or we totally have the same smartass gene!!

    As a graphic designer wanna-be, I really enjoy the proofs of your skills as seen in your mastheads, photography, and video editing…

  • Sweet Herald

    How old is Chuck anyway? Did you let Coco chew the hell out of a few rolls of tp in honor of her special day? *snort*
    Alpo Chew-Eez. She’ll love em.

  • Sweet Herald

    Perhaps I should read the blog carefully before posting. Ha! He looks like he has Vizla (sp?) in him.
    The video was very cute. Happy Birthday, Shitlips!

  • Perfectly Disgraceful

    Those are two damn good-looking dogs. And what else do you really want from a dog besides attractiveness? Oh, yeah, perhaps a disclination for consuming their own feces?

  • Val

    I love your dogs!

    Oh right, and you and your family too.

    Happy Birthday to Coco!!!!

  • Brat

    Coco is a beautiful animal; her coloring is just awesome!

    But my heart <3 belongs to Chuck.

    The video was awesome–nice job!

  • Pranjal

    …and my folks think I’m the only weirdo who’d put 2 canines, with characters that stand poles apart, together!

    Happy Birthday Coco!

    P.S: Chuck doesn’t look almost 7! NO WAY!

  • Christine

    Happy birthday Coco

    This was awesome and amazing how much she has grown.

  • Jourdan

    Wow, those are some great pictures. If I could take pictures that good I would probably make a slideshow to music too… but I can’t…

  • Julie Jackson

    Thanks for making me burst into happy tears. Our dog is in his final days but has been for months, so everything dog-related makes me completely emotional. One day you think it may be his last and the next day he’s romping around like a puppy. It’s just so hard to know when the time is right…
    Coco is gorgeous. Thanks.

  • keli

    awesome captures!
    …and yay for bologna sandwiches!

  • Jennifer

    My daughter, who is 10, said, “It’s a good thing Coco can’t read,” when she saw the comment at the end of the video! Happy Birthday Coco!

  • Candy

    Happy Birthday Coco !!!

    I am always wondering in which school did you learn this web develoment because my daugther wants to study a carrier in Web Designed or Development ! Which one do u advise me please.



  • Meggers

    Satan sure is cute.