• saturdayjane

    The expression on Coco’s face is pretty priceless.

    “Oh my GAWD, the other dogs at the kennel will never let me live this down…just snap the picture already.”

    One would think that Chuck would be the more easily embarrassed between the two!

  • d3 voiceworks

    another chuck lover signing in [pita that it is, though :( ] wonder how he did walking in two boots ‘stead of four?

    also, thanks to the grammarians as i am obsessed with good grammar as well, and now understand the btq issue.

  • KateHouse

    They are unbelievably patient (looking, at least). Great work.

  • shawnadammit

    Chuck is one handsome dog!

  • P

    I’d swear eternal allegiance to Sir Chuck- and I’m not even into that crap!

  • suzers

    Chuck is a saint and he’s almost constantly my wallpaper. We (me and the dogs) are your very loyal fans.

  • curlsz

    “Because Coco is crazy, and Chuck creeps me out!”

    Rolling with laughter on that one – I’m guessing she is NOT going to be a pet owner when she’s on her own.

    The pic of Chuck with just the helmet is a perfect calendar pic! Which month is a warrior month? I’ll have to google that one and get back with you.

  • The Lola Letters

    Wow, I am officially in love with Chuck and Coco. Sheesh. That close up of Chuck needs to go on my fridge. (…and I don’t even know him.)

  • vvghealy

    Have you read the Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz?
    My son has sensory integration disorder and it sounds like Leta has some sensory issues. My son has strong aversions to certain types of clothing (cannot have the tag touch him), sounds(the vacuum sends him into a frenzy), when people touch him he says it itches. He has difficulty with transitions and his sensitivity to smells! oy! Food is one of the biggest issues for him, certain textures make him gag and picky doesn’t begin to describe the level of pain we go through during mealtime….There is a companion book that has really helped us as well, The Out-of-Sync Child has Fun.

  • The Lola Letters

    My husband says that fleece blankets make his teeth hurt. (?) But he functions just fine otherwise.

  • riogringa

    I love the close up of Chuck and his helmet so much I kind of want to frame it.

  • Jennifer June

    The amazing thing is that you manage to get them to keep their hats on.
    My daughters wrestle our boxer in to her dragon costume every Halloween…although she has outgrown it to the point where you can’t actually tell what it is, and it makes her walk with a limp. But she manages to wiggle out of it record time and a hat? Forget about it!

  • becaru

    Coco looks a little like a KKK member in the 3rd photo.

  • mynext50.blogspot.com

    I love it. Good thing she’s not into playing cats like the girls in my son’s class used to do every recess!

  • Diana The Doggy Mommy

    Awwwww! In case you didn’t know, I LOVE DOGGY’S! I only wished mine would let me put them in a costume. Not happening!

  • Daddy Scratches

    OK, Coco looks cute and all, but Chuck’s costume? That’s just plain rad.
    And kudos to Leta for bonding with Chuck five years on.

  • mandi

    Fabulous costumes. Chuck’s outfit totally takes the cake though!

  • Daddy Scratches

    By the way: If you ever wanna deck Chuck out in a Darth Vader costume, I know a guy. Just get a clothespin for Chuck’s nose. Oy.

  • simpliSAHM

    Princess and Knight…of course! Perfect choice.

  • rheaa

    Chuckles looks so stoic.

  • jesuisaloette

    So freaking cute!

  • imjeffp

    You know, Katey looks pretty hot in that getup.

  • tuckeremma123

    How do you do it? I have 3 labs and they wouldn’t hold still like that if I held a T-bone over their heads. Chuck and Coco are amazing!

  • BlogalaCart


    I grew up in a lobstering village with honest to god lobstermen as my neighbors.(I know, wtf?)

    Expect a trap filled with live lobbies on your doorstep tomorrow.

    Your welcome.

    Send my apologies to Chuck.

  • jessiCat

    I love the last picture of Chuck. His face is all “WHYYYYYY do you do this to me, woman”. So cute!

  • dooce

    #9. BlogalaCart, you send em, Chuck’ll balance em!

  • myla

    I so needed this today, thank you. xox

  • Lauren AT In The Pudding Club

    Chuck looks mad at Katey for wearing his outfit in the last picture – no one told me I had to share! And I want to build a fort with Coco and feed her pink marshmallows.

  • kcbelles

    Sir Chuck! And his damsel in distress, Lady Coco! What great costumes! I love them – very original, too, for your canine companions. Too cute about Leta and the reward system you’ve got going. Smart way to get her to try new things.

  • Shauna- Fido and Wino

    I love that Chuck sits there with something pressed between his eyes! My dogs would flip out maybe spontaneously start talking or something!

  • brooke

    i made my dog wear a pumpkin outfit, and the cat wouldn’t even pretend for one second to wear the hat. i posted the pics on my blog too.

  • TexasKatie

    Okay, so I just want to eat them up they are so cute. Chuckles and Coco, that is. Not Katey. That would just be weird.

    Seriously, you have two of the cutest doggies in the world.

  • JillyLly

    I agree with #7, Katey looks hot in that get up. Are these pics going in the 2010 Calendar? Because the first one of Coco and the last one of Chuck are priceless!

    PS. What does Katey’s husband look like? I’m overly curious..

    PSS. I have to hand it to to Leta for always having such a perfect concise way of describing things. “Because Coco is crazy, and Chuck creeps me out!” HA! Love it.

  • mommaruthsays

    Did it help? Does Leta just LOOOVE them now?

    (I’m guessing not…)

  • eryn.chandler

    i laughed so hard/loud when i saw the first coco pic that i hit my funny bone on my elbow.

    well worth it.

    freakin’ love it

  • gingela5

    Chuck needs an FML bubble above his head. Those are GREAT costumes! :)

  • Linnnn

    Chuck would rock it out as The French Soldier in Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

    “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries… No, now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.”

  • KatieC

    We’ve had the same fun in our house, the mighty power of the treat!


    I’m wondering if Chuck’s night-time bed is still intact or has Coco demolished it yet? Our jessie has a habit of nibbling on her night-bed and I would like to get her one like Chuck’s if it’s indestructible!!

  • kirst

    What gingela5 said!

  • Svaha

    Love the last pic.

    Chuck looks like he’s ready to call his rep about non-union models working his gig.

  • NatashAbdool

    I love that pic with both dogs in costume!!!!

  • katielea

    I agree with myla…I needed this today as well. Great pictures! I wish my cats would allow this. I have tried with a Santa hat & a sombrero with no success. :(

  • Liams Grandma

    I love Chuck. He needs his own website. Truly. And take on an anthropomorphic personality, interacting with his fans, etc. He is absolutely, utterly fabulous.

  • kellyjcallahan

    I am so tweeting and facebooking this to all my medieval recreation friends… They’ll be so jealous. Hell I’m jealous, my dogs didn’t look this good for Howloween.

  • leesavee

    That is totally the perfect outfit for Chuck. He is a Renaissance Fair dog.

  • Becca

    Chuck is so long-suffering. I love him.

  • gigantic

    Can’t stop repeating the words “wearing a pair of pants that had a displeasing texture.” So good.

  • Kay

    I am squeeling with glee at the sight of Coco and Chuck! They are so adorable!
    Linnn, you hit the nail on the head with that one! I think my head is going to explode with all the laughter.

  • …love Maegan

    chuck is such a pro. seriously. …and this “Because Coco is crazy, and Chuck creeps me out!” is amazing.

  • madgie

    I swear, there is nothing, NO NOTHING, that I love more than looking a pictures of dogs in Halloween costumes.

    This is a goddamn wonderful post.