An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation

On guard, looking in direction of taxidermist

  • Chuck, I don’t blame you.

    Am I first? (Why do we all want to be first?)

  • fig

    he looks slightly worried… has the taxidermist been making eyes at him?

  • I think it’s so people might visit OUR web sites. Perhaps?…

  • cute dog!

  • Wow is Chuck losing weight?

  • Andrea

    I love your pup!

  • Em

    I love Chuck’s little curl of hair. Too damn cute, and also kind of regal.

  • Liz

    Yeah, the fella looks much thinner. Needs more pizza.

  • Chuck is such a pretty color and such a regal dog 🙂

  • jenny

    I visited my boyfriend’s grandfather, John Toth, 1963 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, hunter extraordinnaire this weekend. Taxidermy is terrifying. He has 13 moose heads, 5 caribou, 5 elk, 4 doll sheep, 3 coyotes, 3 brown near rugs, 6 mahi mahi, 2 pirhanna, dozens of deer and a FULL STUFFED GRIZZLY BEAR in his house. Taxidermy is terrifying.

  • jenny

    Near rugs, bear rugs… Anyway, the boyfriend, a non-hunter inherits all of those someday. I won’t be able to sleep with those in the house.

    Tell Chuck to watch out.

  • Jenny- you can donate all those stuffed animals to someplace like Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri- Which Big Cedar is possibly the greatest place to stay in the contiguous 48.

    I love Chuckles, when Heather posts a good picture of him I immediately set it as my wallpaper, I don’t have a dog of my own, but Chuck is my internet dog.

  • Go boy, go! He’s gorgeous :]

  • Hark, Who goes there? Are ye Friend of Foe?

  • I have a beautiful Shar Pei (wrinkle dog) named Brandie, should Chuck require some friendly female…well, friendliness.


  • Could they be long lost cousins?

  • A-ha! Now I know who Chuck reminds me of…

    Ben Affleck.


  • beachgal

    What a great Chuck picture. Does he realize how much the internet loves him? Yay Chuck!

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  • Jen

    Sadly enough, I scrolled back and I have to concur.

    Chuck does look a bit like Ben Affleck.

  • Micki

    I heart Chuck. as you know.

  • Davey

    Lovely dog; regal (as was said).

  • Micki

    ahhh. just read yesterday’s “baby back” entry. now realize why we have pix of Chuck. who does not grab cousins’ sippy cups.

  • Caroline

    Excellent example of “dog fur topography.” I love those places where the fur rises into fuzzy mountain ranges, like those sky-blue-oceaned, country-color-coded elementary school globes you could run your fingers across and actually FEEL the Rockies…

    Or maybe it’s just a cowlick…er, doglick?

  • Yay Chuck! More Chuck!

  • Bec

    You can’t blame the poor guy for being nervous – I probably would be too!

  • Tek

    I have 3 dogs, 1 neighbordog (she likes to visit) and 1 revolving dog (strays that come and go due to my girlfriend’s overwhelming “I-know-you-don’t-want-one-more-dog-but-it-looked-so-sad-and-it’s-a-dangerous-world-and-we-[I mean you]-can-find-it-a-home-for-sure” whine.
    And yet, more Chuck is so satisfying!
    So now I claim 3 dogs, 1 Neighbordog, 1 revolving dog and 1 internet dog. Cool.

  • Jane

    I don’t get the desire to be first…what’s the big deal?

  • Chuck is a really handsome doggie. Quite the looker.

  • re the public tantrum and having no say: that is, to me, the main shock of parenting all the way through–that we have no say in any of it. all we can do is try to give them a good example, treat them the way we want them to treat others, and of course, say no a lot. but say yes a lot too. what an adventure.

  • Aww, such a cutie. He has a face like my old dog Vespa (Yes, she was named after the princess in Spaceballs!) I just love seeing pics of him.

  • Oh my gawd. You have cloned my Dog. If you can, check out

  • Kathy

    Wait…it may just be the mailman with a dog biscuit.

  • He makes me want to play the name game. Let’s tryyyy … CHUCK!

  • Heathertoo

    Doesnt this remind you of “the dingo ate my baby?”

  • Aw, Chuck, come here and let me give you some TREATS!

    Sorry about the public squaking. It’ll happen to me someday, and I can only HOPE TO GOD IN HEAVEN that I don’t completely lose it with my child.

  • I think Chuck is trying to demonstrate to you the type of pose in which he’d like to be eternally memorialized someday.

  • Someone commented that Chuck needs a girlfriend. What do you think he is looking at??? Thats the look of “Oh baby come to papa!” At least thats my interpretation…

  • I call that curl on the chest “the seam”. My dog has a curl at every possible seam point. Its so very cool.

  • Emmett[] is a big fan of Chuck pictures.

  • Rabooka

    Yes! The pizza delivery guy is here! Maybe if I show my teeth he’ll drop the pizza.

    I love chucks eyes!

  • Chuck is the biggest Stud!
    Even when in sight of the evil taxidermist he still looks like a buff Stud-Muffin!

  • Good boy CHUCK, good boy!

  • I think Chuck would like to come and live with me. In California. Where it’s warm. “Here, Chuckie! Come on, boy! Come on…”


  • Melissa

    Chuck looks so wonderful!!

  • It would really creep me out if my neighbor was a taxidermist.

  • Mir

    I say we start a petition to get the former Congressman’s regal profile up there on Mt. Rushmore. The world NEEDS more Chuck!

  • Dun’t be skeerid Chukk, I haf 1 gud plann 2 git awwiy frem thiss harribil plis. Thinn I wil git U and sav U frim this taxi thatt yew R skirr ef. I wil natt tak 1 taxi 2 gitt yew bekass I no U R affred off taxis. I wil tak 1 buss. Wash 4 me okiy? Pakk a bagg, ful off trits 4 mi 2 eet okiy?
    Yor frin,

  • You can almost hear the cogs whirring round in his brain; coming up with a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!

  • LT

    I just choked on ginger dressing.

    (That’ll teach me to slurp it right out of the cup.)

Heather B. Armstrong

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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