• LisaLou

    omg, this made me laugh so hard i had tears streaming down my face. 4 stars!!!

  • Kit

    phenomenal, I love it

  • LisaLou

    omg, this made me laugh so hard i had tears streaming down my face. 4 stars!!!

  • http://www.millatimes.com Milla

    hi, heather! please send me the video — would love to see the young kids tussling. i still have some photos of their play dates i can send you. Juice has her very own Coco now. i call her Pinko — shepard mix i got about two years ago that antagonizes juice (and me) to no end. she is an insane animal and she talks!

    here’s a photo of our kids french kissing back in the day. Chuck was a different dog back then from how you depict him now. i remember him being decidedly more dog like. just bring him back to cali and he’ll shape up fast. and tell Chuck that Juice says “hi” back. he was always her favorite. :-)

  • http://somethingsiknow.com/ Andrea M


  • Tara’s mom

    Can you board Chuck at my house next time you travel?

  • http://www.annelisemitchell.com ann elise

    Many apologies to the Former Congressman… so sorry to refer to you as a Senator.

    {someone needs to study her dooce-ology}

  • http://www.phatchik.blogspot.com Phatchik

    Oh how I love Chuck! I have one just like him at home and then this summer, I got the brilliant idea to bring home two kittens. Yeah, he’s thrilled.

  • http://www.blushinghostessentertains.blogspot.com Blushing Hostess

    Such personality. At least you have something to keep you amused in these last really super comfortable stages!

  • Hummingbird

    I live with the Brittany Spaniel version of Coco. The squeaking in the video was enough to send her into convulsions, and racing around the house for a good 5 minutes. We have no Chuck to balance her out. Chuck’s expressions always crack me up!

  • http://www.adeleida.co.za Adi

    Oh please please please let him make another video with Coco? This was superb… :) got to love Chuck’s reserved yet polite style, with the “Thank you sir, same to you.” at the end.

  • http://www.twitter.com/goaliej54 Jessica

    He’s all, “I know you’re going to put this on the internet; leave me alone.” And Coco’s all, “I’m going to make as much noise as possible so they’ll put me on the internet!” So cute.

  • kirsten

    OMG those to are the perfect dog equivalent of my two cats. I had already thought so, but the video proved it without a doubt! Oliver (Chuck) is calm, obiendent, likes to be where I am, but not on me. Barkis (Coco) is wild, doesn’t listen to to squat and MUST be on top of me whenever possible. Love them!

  • Annie

    Chuck rocks!

  • The Mef Thing

    I am so. loving. this.
    Feel free to post other videos like this one where there’s “not much action” and yet so much is seen and told.

  • JennyM

    I know you probably love getting email with videos from strangers, but if I can capture a typical evening in my house I’m sending it to you. Clifford (our Chuck) with THAT EXACT EXPRESSION while Mabel (our Coco) writhes on her back in the background trying to capture and kill her own tail. If you say anything to Cliff, he just looks at you like that, all, this was your idea, ARE YOU HAPPY WITH HOW THIS TURNED OUT?

  • workroom

    heheh that was great

    looking forward to more of these… what does chuck think about single payer plan? cap and trade? dna sequencing?


  • http://bullockpartyof5.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    poor chuck…upstaged from somewhere off stage by the most annoying thing in the known universe, and she was yielding a squeak toy, to boot!!

  • http://www.mooladays.com Albert

    Ahh, what a funny video. Loved it completely.

  • http://lifeofkri.blogspot.com Kri

    LoL. I don’t know if it is the complete lack of sleep or just simply that that video is hilarious as hell, but I haven’t laughed like that in a while. Chuck reminds me what it is like to have a good dog that listens – a reminder that fills my soul with tears since I live in a home full of 3 psychotic Jack Russels (oh, and did I fail to mention that Jack’s are COMPLETELY neurotic?? they ARE!)

    Heh. Hearts to you all. I can’t wait for baby to be here!!

  • Ev

    I love Chuck. At the corporate headquarters of my employer, a Fortune 500 insurance company, in the little cul de sac where our cubicles are, my coworker has a wall on the aisle devoted to Chuck. It’s papered with just about every color photo of Chuck and his balanced objects. And the wigs, which are Lynne’s favorites. I don’t know how she has got away with this uncorporate display, but people stop by regularly to see the latest additions to the wall. I love Chuck.

  • http://shrinkingjeans.net Melissa – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

    Oh, hilarious! Love it. My dog also refuses to look at me when I have the camera in front of my face.

    Even funnier is that the captcha down below says effaced by.
    Maybe that’s a hint that you will be having the baby soon?! ;o)

  • Carmen in SD

    Thanks for the interview….and the laughs…

    I just wanna squeeze Chuck until his eyes pops out…too cool…too cool!

  • http://laurenfrench.com/wp Lauren

    Haha, Chuck is like “Whatever, human. I’m far more superior than you. Stop talking to me.” Love it.

  • Cee

    My dachshund is just like that too, when he’s “busy” (ie watching food or guarding the front door). I’ll just sit there going SAM. SAM. SAM. HEY SAM until he finally looks at me out of the corner of his eye.

  • Heather

    We have a very similar dynamic here. There’s Emo Biscuit who seemed so lonely when our other 3 dogs died, and then there is hyper-spastic Sophie who we just got 3 weeks ago as a friend for Biscuit. Biscuit now rolls her eyes at me and refuses snuggles because I dared to bring THAT THING home. Just last night Sophie pierced Biscuit’s ear. Presumably because she figures every emo dog needs a piercing.

  • Kim

    That made me shake silently with laughter (watched it at work)! Chuck is even more Zen than I could have imagined, and Coco … well, she’s as crazy as you say!

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  • http://www.ourlittlewonder.blogspot.com Jennifer

    I love it! It is especially great that he doesn’t even flinch at the squeaking noises from Coco’s toy. Totally undeterred, that dog is.

  • Jess

    Poor Avoidance Chuck.

    I love when Coco cocks her head and gets up, like all of a sudden she realizes that squeaky squirrel in the other room needs killing.

  • Amy Too

    CHUCK! I love you! I am a GM-er and I beg you to get a Cadillac! Coco is sort of a Yugo kind of dog anyway; ignore her.

  • http://www.dramaminequeen.com Brandy

    Standing still and ignoring Jon is obviously exhausting.

  • http://www.jennifersummer.com/journal Jenn

    Bwahaha. I love how his eyes kinda squint like, bitch, please.

  • http://www.alexawesome.com Alex Awesome

    Hilarious. This in conjunction with your last post in which Coco is losing her shit over a stick made me do that snort-laugh people do when they’re reading something at work and it’s very quiet and they’re trying not to make a loud guffaw noise.

    So worth it, though.

  • Stephanie :)

    WOW!!! Dog vs. you only think I’m a dog…Chuck reminds me of a friends dog Cesar. SOOO much intelligence in those eyes. even when those eyes are looking at you like…WTF???

  • http://www.becomingsarah.com Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    I love Chuck.

    Also, I love that he sits still so well. That’s amazing. WHY CAN I NOT GET MY DOG TO DO THIS?!

  • http://www.thebutterflymind.com Tammy at The Butterfly Mind

    Clearly Chuck is a Focus kinda guy. He’s so focused. Seriously. Here at Rancho-Am-Broko we have a doggie-crisis. Butterfly’s little dog, Carly, was bitten by a rattler last evening and is in critical condition. Cross your fingers and send all your good thoughts her way!

  • http://sweetpot8o.blogspot.com kate

    Off topic, but I just wanted to be the first to say regarding the new nursery? I liked it better before.

    Chuck, I love you.

  • http://www.chaoticstability.blogspot.com Lara

    He can hardly bear to look at the camera. He’s so modest and patient – he probably has no idea how awesome he is.

  • http://www.junkdrawerblog.com Kathy

    Personally, I think Chuck would rather be driven around in a limousine. Having to drive yourself around is so human.

  • http://archiveslives.com Camille

    I will not rest until I can master the feat of moving my eyebrows in a cool, collected, uncaring way, just like Chuck. So funny.

  • http://www.blogobeth.com Beth

    The look of utter disdain on Chuck’s face says it all. You know he’s thinking on the inside:

    “why won’t this guy just shut up. And what is it with these people and their cameras. Honestly, can’t they see I have better things to do with my time. And this line of questioning – gimme a break. Domestic versus foreign? Dude, NO OPPOSABLE THUMBS! Or did you conveniently forget about that? idiot.”

  • Victoria S

    So Chuck is a cat?

    The interview questions are hilarious!

  • Jess

    Can I also add, I read the title of this post and thought you were going to have Leta talking for Chuck.

  • Amyinbc

    Chuck rocks.

  • http://nikkiandnat.blogspot.com nikki

    If Leta is a Chuck, does that mean New Baby Armstrong will be a Coco??!?! I’m so sorry I said that.

  • Patrenia

    This is toooooo funny!!!

  • http://jackandjillputupablog.com/ Jack & Jill Put Up A Blog

    LOL – Dogs must think we are complete dumb asses – I get those same looks too. Blink, blink. They probably hold the key to all life’s troubles – arg!!! IF ONLY they would have been given the gift to form words!

  • Emily

    *AHEM* Just in the hopes of making you feel a tiny bit better Retarded Dog Syndrome attacks full size aussies too….


  • http://jasievangesen.blogspot.com Jasie VanGesen

    I love how completely disinterested he looks.

    Also, just finished “It Sucked & Then I Cried”. You kick major, serious, intense amounts of ass. For real.