the smell of my desperation has become a stench

He’s Still Just a Little Guy

  • spike

    2002/09/27 at 7:33 pm

    that is by far the cutest kid.

    cutest puppy i mean.


  • Marshall

    2002/09/27 at 7:35 pm

    Are you gonna do a “Daily Chuck” like Dean @ Textism?

  • stupid bint

    2002/09/27 at 7:38 pm

    awww he is such a cute puppy. Do you have photos of him chewing on your favourite handbag? Or best shoes?

  • kukuberra

    2002/09/27 at 7:50 pm

    Just another inane, “Thank God you’re back.

  • Keith

    2002/09/27 at 8:38 pm

    Did he get your eyes or Jon’s?

  • smark

    2002/09/27 at 10:08 pm

    what’s that white stuff on his forehead?
    a very fine looking puppy indeed.

  • ryan

    2002/09/27 at 11:01 pm

    he looks pretty dignified in most of those shots.

  • kath

    2002/09/27 at 11:09 pm

    Well, it’s no wonder that big ballsy boy (I’m thinking Larry Tate) was all over the Chuckster. He’s simply irresistible.

  • April Gem

    2002/09/28 at 4:28 am

    Oh, those floppy ears and puppy dog eyes! I’ll bet you forgive him anything.

  • Fox

    2002/09/28 at 5:27 am

    Gorgeous photos, darling subject.

  • paula

    2002/09/28 at 6:30 am

    Oh! What an annnngel! Thanks for delivering on the photos.

  • trish

    2002/09/28 at 7:55 am

    Great pics!

  • Anonymous

    2002/09/28 at 8:55 am

    He’s so cute … but sad looking.

  • melly-mel

    2002/09/28 at 9:15 am

    kee-yoot! he does look saddish, but sad eyes are often just a characteristic of certain breeds, yes? maybe he just misses his hairy mommy. or wishes he could get the hang of the “go poop” thing.

    at any rate, he’s darling. thanks for the pics.

  • heather

    2002/09/28 at 9:55 am

    so cute… i can’t stand it. my day is complete.

  • danny

    2002/09/28 at 10:08 am

    i am haunted by images of sperm flying over this dog’s head. the visuals, as delicious as they are, only make it worse. 😀

  • colleen

    2002/09/28 at 1:29 pm

    oh my god. the bottom middle picture. he so has sand on his little nose. oh my god. AHHHHH SO CUTE!!! 😀

  • Ohad

    2002/09/28 at 2:04 pm

    Cute, cute puppy!

  • Plurp

    2002/09/28 at 2:38 pm

    A traveler of ambiguous gender, wearing only a cape made entirely of the tongues of fish, created a symbol out of bananas and oranges. Earlier, a blind monk in a threatened temple gave lessons to young students in language that they did not understood, accepting payment only in various fresh fruits. A fish who had not spoken for several years, lay dying in a long-dry riverbed.

  • kusta

    2002/09/28 at 3:14 pm

    too damn cute. yum. 🙂

  • jules

    2002/09/28 at 3:27 pm

    welcome back! but i really missed the congressman, ooops i mean former congressman, somethin fierce..

  • Tess

    2002/09/28 at 3:37 pm

    Say, I’ve got a hot little number that would like to share a camcorder case with the former congressman…

  • Kelly

    2002/09/28 at 5:54 pm

    He’s just gorgeous!

  • andrea

    2002/09/28 at 6:20 pm

    AWWWW…. i want a puppy.

    D:! SO CUTE

  • angie

    2002/09/28 at 6:34 pm

    SO CUTE!

    What sort of cam do you use to get him so close-up? Also, I can’t remember this, but is he a lab? (Man – this makes me want a pup something awful…)

  • Todd

    2002/09/28 at 7:27 pm

    Does he still have puppy breath? I loves me some puppy breath.

  • Robert

    2002/09/28 at 8:25 pm

    I’m a tad confused, I must admit. I stumbled upon an MSNBC web site about “blog,” which until now, I had never heard of, even though I had apparently read web sites that constituted “blog,” from my limited understanding of this. I had the fortune (?) of finding a link, from them, to your web site ( about blog, and as I recall, they were discussing, on the MSNBC site, how you lost your job due to what you’d posted on your web site, etc. My only question is this: why such a web site, “blog” or not, at all? What is the motivation, the purpose, the incentive? I ask most sincerely, and hope you will be so kind as to enlighten me. Sincerely, Robert Meek, Loris, South Carolina

  • Bill

    2002/09/28 at 8:37 pm

    Aside to Bob Meek of South Carolina (very nice, esp. Charleston and the surrounding area): Someone with whom I am very, very familiar wrote, half in jest: we are writers. artists. it’s in our blood. we can’t NOT write. if we do not express ourselves, we wither and die. it’s entirely possible you cannot understand this. i accept that. and forgive.

    Corny, but true. And then some are just exhibitionists or old, unemployed strippers.

  • Duke

    2002/09/28 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t believe that’s an actual animal…looks like a little doggy doll! Glad to see you back, by the way.

  • Karine

    2002/09/29 at 6:09 am

    he is precious. baby animals are the cutest. aww, i want a puppy.

  • Nix

    2002/09/29 at 11:52 am

    Awww… cute pup!

  • emily

    2002/09/29 at 5:09 pm

    Robert – read Ariel’s article (linked above).

  • Sarah B.

    2002/09/29 at 7:05 pm

    I just got an email from Chuck wanting to know if he could come visit me. As I’m sure you’ve leaned, it is impossible to turn him down, so please see to it that he arrives safely, and soon. Thank you.

  • Sarah B.

    2002/09/29 at 7:06 pm

    Learned. You’ve learned. Let’s leave the leaning to Jordan Catalano.

  • SarahNicole

    2002/09/30 at 3:36 am

    I’m glad to see DOOCE is back! Oh, and the puppy is cute too.

  • Gaspar

    2002/09/30 at 6:29 am

    Ciao, e sono contento di rivederti.

  • darian

    2002/09/30 at 6:48 am

    I luv him..he’s so totally adorable.

  • ex southern babtist

    2002/09/30 at 7:08 am

    He’s still that small? I figured he would be huge by now. Consider yourself lucky…good to see that your back up and running again

  • corey

    2002/09/30 at 8:08 am

    good lookin’ pup! i know of a black lab that would love to play!
    daily jack

    how old is chuckles now?

  • kgjbnme

    2002/09/30 at 9:03 am

    Viva La Dooce! I’m so glad you’re back — and I love, love, love Chuckles the dog.

  • mfnidjkhngkh

    2002/11/20 at 11:27 am

    he is such a cute put i luv him

  • Anonymous

    2002/11/20 at 11:28 am

    he is so…….so………….. cute

  • samantha manago

    2002/11/26 at 3:41 pm

    its the cuties puppy every.

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Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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