• Laurie

    Best laugh of the week!

  • Kate

    This is what I found after running into the post office…after a quick trip to the grocery store with the dog in the car. No joke…there were dog treats in one of the bags and the bastard chose this!

  • Kate

    well the pic isn’t coming up, but its flour ALL over the inside of my car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.dearing Robin Dearing

    Holy flour cow! Why do dogs do that stuff and then look at you with sad eyes? It’s a good thing dogs are cute (and kids, too).

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.petersen Allison Petersen

    Aaaaaah! That is hilarious, and definitely perked up my morning. My dog did the same thing with a bag of flour. I know better than to leave shopping bags on the ground, but I figured what could be attractive about a bag of flour?!

  • http://twitter.com/StefSays Stefanie

    About the names, I know, right? We’re a rare freaking breed. Only Stefanie’s with an “F” were born between the years 1980-1985. Society is killing us off, I tell you! We’re headed towards forgotten oblivion, like Eunice, Elvira, and… Margaret (?).

  • Guest

    Oh my god, I can’t stop laughing

  • http://www.facebook.com/natalie.goodman.908 Natalie Goodman

    Oh my god. I can’t stop laughing!

  • acm

    That was super-awesome. In the wonderful way, followed by the terrible way. Looks like you’re in no danger of running out of blog fodder anytime soon! :)

  • http://www.schmutzie.com schmutzie

    And then Chuck never pooped again. The end.

  • http://twitter.com/USBabyhuddle US Babyhuddle

    Haha I love this post! And I NEED those cookies in my life!! SO wish we could buy Jif peanut butter in the UK but alas my efforts wouldn’t have been half as good. And if it makes you feel any better, my kitchen looks like this all the time- my toddler loves playing with flour. Not sure why.

  • Lisa V.

    This is hysterical! Thank you for making my day. This morning, while I was driving my 3 kids to 3 different schools MY dog threw up in the front seat. I was so panicked I almost hit the car in front of me. This was at the #1 kid drop off – I had 2 others to go. When I got home and cleaned up, I went to my office only to notice my Christmas tree had fallen down! Right down the middle of my living room! I needed a good laugh…thank you!

  • Jennifer Clark

    That’ll teach you to bake.

  • lisdom

    Oh Chuck. Chuck, Chuck, Chuck. Times like these make me glad I have a cat. You can tell you were born in the 70′s or early 80′s when a lot of your friends are named Heather, Stephanie, and Jennifer. Which a lot of mine are. =)

  • kayleymaybe

    Love this post. I have a 3-year old who also loves baking, so I too have ended up with flour all over the kitchen, albeit for different reasons. My dog showed no interest…

  • MelissaJ

    too damned funny!

    that’ll learn yins to bake them thar cookies!

  • http://profiles.google.com/amber.gregory Amber Gregory

    HAHAHAHA oh, that tongue!

  • theothermrsmiller

    I think the expression of “what, so I ate some flour,” on Chuck’s face is the absolute BEST!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518230531 MaryKate Giufurta Burd

    I laughed so hard reading this (at work mind you) that I started crying!

  • Sara Halliday

    Nominate for post of the year.

  • http://twitter.com/makfan Michael Mathews

    Oh my, I laughed a lot at this one. My cats will definitely find treats, dry food and/or bread that is not locked away. But flour?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557231342 Lisa Durgin

    I think all pet owners have an experience of this sort at least once. Mine involved two Abyssinian cats and a very large Rubbermaid tub of turkey and rice soup that was on the counter top in a plastic grocery bag for about 2 minutes while I stepped back to the garage to get some other stuff from the car. Since one of my cats had a plastic bag fetish and had to obsessively lick any grocery bag in existence, and since this often resulted in her head going through the handle of the grocery bag, and since the contents of any bag will follow you to the floor when you jump down with your head through the handle, and since the loud THUD of the tub of soup hitting the floor and the subsequent popping off of the lid might startle a small feline, it’s only natural that turkey and rice soup would end up spilled, spattered and smeared all over not just my kitchen, but also my living room. Because that’s just how these things work.

  • Megan Beth

    That’s what you get for not letting him crack the damn egg.

  • issascrazyworld

    Cannot stop laughing. My Aussie eats everything…but I can’t see her eating flour. Ear plugs, sure. Butter? Her favorite. BUT FLOUR? Hahahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/lizmyriamdiamond Elizabeth Myriam Diamond

    I seriously thought that my dog was the only one who ripped open bags of flour. Good to know that he is not alone.

  • TierneyG

    I see your Ziploc bag of flour and raise you a 10kg, Costco sized one. And a labrador. In a small laundry room. 5 years later I swear I am still cleaning it up.

  • http://ferryfolk.com Danalan

    Love the whiskers in that last photo.

  • http://twitter.com/tksinclair tksinclair

    Just wait until your dogs, like ours, learn to open the fridge and help
    themselves to the leftover pizza and other assorted ingredients
    (although as yet they have not mastered the opening of jars – but I see
    this on the horizon). Life as you have become accustom to, filled with the
    normalcy of flour all over the place, will come to a very quick end
    because it only takes one time for those dogs to learn what we keep in
    that big cool box and they will never ever forget it and they will
    think that it’s always filled, from top to bottom, with pizza. just for the taking.
    OH and btw our one labradoodle (they are brothers) was standing on the kitchen counter the other day. He figured out that’s where we kept the butter…in a sealed container. He took the container and while thank God he has not mastered the opening of the screw top, had started to chew his way through the side….

    Yeah, wait until you come home, walk in and your 40 lb dog is standing, all four paws, on the kitchen table, looks at you and says, “Hey, what’s for dinner?!”
    Just wait.

  • Hey! My name is Stephanie!

    That was awesome. Also, that last image is perfection.

  • Emily

    Dog + flour… hilarious. Thank you for lightening my morning.

  • Kristen

    hahahahaha wonderful for me, not wonderful for you. total bummer for you.

  • Amy Mac

    Silver lining: coulda been self-rising flour.

  • http://twitter.com/louisegleeson Louise Gleeson

    Dogs with cotton mouth and eggs on play dates. This post is the FREAKING best.

  • Rachel De For

    Ah, the dreaded playdate. How many times have I attempted to explain to my 8 and 6-year-olds that no, we can’t just go over and knock on so-and-so’s door. We must first make contact with “the other mom” via a flurry of e-mails that hopefully don’t make you sound like a kidnapper/pedophile whose kid happens to be in her kid’s class. Then perhaps a date can be set and a time and does little Aidan/Aiden/Ayden/Eidan or Addison/Addyson/Adison have any allergies and yes, I’m trained in CPR and have a defibrillator in the house. Shit. I still throw mine out on the front sidewalk to scooter up and down the block and sure enough, I get commentary from the neighbors on how they “wondered where (my kids’) BIG person was…”.

  • twocharacters

    You should use one of those fridge locks that you can get in the baby proofing aisle of the store. My dog learned how to open his own crate door. We had to get a lock. I defy any dog to learn how to pick a lock.

  • Jordan

    Totally put a smile in my day! Thanks as always Dooce!

  • crash1212

    Made me giggle out loud while a meeting is going on over my shoulder. Busted! I think breaking into the sugar might’ve been worse with all the sticky and granularness of it. I love Chuck, that last picture with the flour caked on his mouth is priceless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/knolting Kara Nolting

    Oh Chuck…

  • Megan Gordon

    Oh my. I snorted. And then thanked the baby Jesus that it was you and not me.

  • http://twitter.com/Finnsspace Kathryn

    my dog Scout did this earlier this fall – all over my hardwood floors and carpet – woke up in the middle of the night, projectile vomiting PASTE all over the house – spent 12 hours at the vet hooked up to IV fluids – she survived, my carpet did not

  • Heather D

    This is just pure awesomeness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/holly.cumpston Holly Cumpston

    I. love. Chuck.

  • nanda

    You know, dogs do things like this when they are hungry. Regardless of what vets say you don’t really have to underfeed your dog to keep him healthy.

  • http://www.lorencline.com/ Loren Cline

    The first part was adorable, the second part was hilarious.
    Dogs are so ridiculous sometimes.

  • Jennifer Cafferty

    Tears. Tears are flowing from my eyes from laughing so hard! First at Leta’s “you’ve got to be kidding me right now” face throughout most of the pictures. Then at Marlo’s excitement at the simple things in life, which she clearly loves. And then Chuck. And seriously – FLOUR? Did he think there was some sort of treat hidden in the bag? Hopefully you aren’t still cleaning up!

  • zchamu

    what… flour? Why?

  • maggie

    what vet is telling you to underfeed your dog?

  • LDD

    Hilarious!!! And I LOVE that your mom happened to be wearing an Avon shirt.

  • HeatherArmstrong

    The vet has a picture of Chuck hanging up in her office as an example of what a healthy weight is for a dog of Chuck’s size. Dogs do this because they are dogs.

  • Jeanie

    I am so glad that the first ingredient you listed doesn’t exist in this world, because the world doesn’t need that much more Jeanie…