the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Squawk! Vol. 2

  • Heatheranne

    2004/10/30 at 12:53 pm

    Chuck looks pissed. He is SO going to be leaving “treats” for you.

  • Em

    2004/10/30 at 1:19 pm

    You are an evil woman. He looks so embarrassed. Still, I laughed!

  • Peter Hentges

    2004/10/30 at 1:26 pm

    You know, some dogs have dignity and some dogs have dignity ripped from them and left in a bloody pool on the floor.

    (So cute. So undignified.)

  • Abby

    2004/10/30 at 1:35 pm

    Chicken or vulture???

  • Susie

    2004/10/30 at 1:38 pm

    The nose. The nose is so scrumptious. You must kiss it a lot.

    When Leta is old enough for you to embarrass her, Chuck will show her this picture and she will know that he understands.

  • Jamie

    2004/10/30 at 1:38 pm

    If Chuck is the Chicken, is Leta going to be the Egg?
    To cute!

  • Amanda B.

    2004/10/30 at 1:42 pm

    Ahhh….there’s the look I was waiting for….

  • Terri

    2004/10/30 at 1:44 pm

    The look on his face is priceless. Great photo, as they usually all are. Regardless of what Chuck thinks, this photo alone is worth his misery. Does Chuck have a website at If not, he should. He could show those other dogs a thing or two. We own four dogs and I’d have to smother my husband in his sleep before he’d allow me to do something like this….hmmmmmm…..Well, now Chuck knows for sure if he’s the trick or the treat!

  • Toni

    2004/10/30 at 1:54 pm

    He looks like an avian court jester.

  • shy me

    2004/10/30 at 2:01 pm

    can’t… breathe…!!! laughing…. too… hard

  • Chloe

    2004/10/30 at 2:03 pm

    Oh, Chuck, you are such a terrific dog. I heart you.
    As a kid, I used to dress up our surly but adorable tortoiseshell cat in (oh, the poor dear) cabbage-patch kid dresses. Sometimes even with the little elastic waisted shorts. She was unexplicably fond of me, even as an evil eight-year old, and she would let me roll her around the house in my baby carriage, on her back. And if I’d forget to take the clothes off of her, she’d walk around the house wearing her little white dress with the pink roses until I noticed that she was still wearing it. Gah, I shouldn’t have written about that, I miss her. She died of cancer last December.
    Jeebus! I’m such a downer! Carry on, Sir Chuckles! I thought he was dressed up as some sort of bizarre pumpkin from the sneak peek shot. He makes a terrific bird.

  • Liz

    2004/10/30 at 2:03 pm

    Oh…Chuck. I think a symbiotic turkey-growth could be cause for some concern.

  • Liv

    2004/10/30 at 2:05 pm

    He just looks so resigned to it, it’s great… he reminds me of my dog who used to get the same look when we dressed him up!

  • Dawn

    2004/10/30 at 2:07 pm

    I think this might be what I look like when I say to my teenagers “Do I look like I have the word asshole written across my forehead?” …one can’t help but have a good CHUCKle (sorry, boy!).

  • ella's ma

    2004/10/30 at 2:10 pm

    I think we can all be thankful that poor dog lacks opposable thumbs-I can almost hear him plotting what he would do to you.

  • Amber

    2004/10/30 at 2:23 pm

    He has that “Why me?!” look on his face. How adorable is that. Reminds me of when I used to put pretty pink bows in my dog’s hair..

  • coolbeans

    2004/10/30 at 2:31 pm

    I can’t get my toddler to wear a costume but you can get your dog to cooperate? You have magical powers.

  • TracyDee

    2004/10/30 at 2:48 pm

    way too cute 🙂 What a trooper.

  • Carolyn J.

    2004/10/30 at 2:54 pm

    Please put an entire pizza on the floor in payment for such wickedness.

  • Brian

    2004/10/30 at 2:55 pm

    I’m calling PETA on you. RIGHT. NOW.

  • Regan

    2004/10/30 at 3:05 pm

    oh wow. I thought the little devil hat I bought for MY dog was cruel. but that…that…


    he even LOOKS embarassed!!!! poor puppy!

  • Christine

    2004/10/30 at 3:27 pm

    Chuck. He’s finger-lickin’ good.

  • rokdev

    2004/10/30 at 3:30 pm

    That is just SO wrong.
    Yet so funny.

  • Super Turtle Girl

    2004/10/30 at 3:39 pm

    Chuck!!!! Why are you so CUTE? I think you are the cutest dog I’ve ever seen.

    That look of forebearance really gets me. He’s not humiliated! He looks like “Oh, God, I’m just going to INDULGE her. She’s enjoying herself too much.”

  • Bekah

    2004/10/30 at 3:41 pm

    Chuck’s face is like, “Oh my Lord, are we doing this AGAIN?” hahahaha! That’s great.

  • Amanda B.

    2004/10/30 at 3:42 pm

    Had to show my husbando the pic of Chuck.

    He said, “Bwahahahaha…*snort*”

    Our dog Annabelle, on the other hand…well she just keeps giving us this, “don’t you friggin dare” look.

  • DeAnn

    2004/10/30 at 3:43 pm

    Heh. Is that Chuck’s Halloween costume?

  • Heathertoo

    2004/10/30 at 3:48 pm

    Maybe he’s a cross dresser in dog terms and loves this look. Im hoping for a pink tu-tu next….
    red painted nails…. big bow on one ear tilted to the side…

  • honestyrain

    2004/10/30 at 3:52 pm

    he tolerates you. you do know that. i can see it in his eye. silent resignation because in all other ways you are good and decent to him. run Chuck, run!!!

    no, i’m kidding. he’s cute. really.

  • tess

    2004/10/30 at 3:56 pm

    That is just TOO FREAKIN FUNNY!!

  • Moxie

    2004/10/30 at 4:19 pm

    ” If I don’t cooperate she will whack me in the nads too”.

  • Irrylyn

    2004/10/30 at 4:25 pm

    That is just too cute!! I was looking for a doggy skeleton costume for my lab cross, saw one a couple of years ago, but nothing this year. That costume takes the cake tho, did someone make it or were you actually able to buy something that adorable!

  • Colleen

    2004/10/30 at 4:40 pm

    poor, adorable Chuck… photo should be called “Tolerance.”

    What does he do when everyone laughs at him? Does he get embarassed?

  • Nikki

    2004/10/30 at 4:54 pm

    My schnauzer had that exactly same look right after we had him neutered.

  • Angie

    2004/10/30 at 4:59 pm

    This must be very confusing for you taxidermist neighbour!

  • The Mighty Jimbo

    2004/10/30 at 5:06 pm

    the aspca is totally gonna come calling for that one.

  • Seuss

    2004/10/30 at 5:24 pm

    That is absolutely adorable. And as owner of a dog who wishes we could find costumes that cool, I have to echo Irrylyn – where did you buy that or did somebody make it for you? Other people who spoil their pets senseless are dying to know. 🙂

  • Valerie

    2004/10/30 at 6:13 pm

    From someone who is dressing up as their own dog for Halloween (mask = laminated, enlarged picture of dog’s face), I applaud your emphasis on including everyone, even Chuck, in the fun.

  • Lindsey

    2004/10/30 at 6:27 pm

    “Why me!? First they take my man berries now I have to dress-up? Why God, Whyyyyy!?”

  • aibee

    2004/10/30 at 6:52 pm

    it’s Leta dressed as Chuck dressed as a turkey, isn’t it?

    The resemblence is uncanny…

  • juli

    2004/10/30 at 7:18 pm

    Beats the year I painted myself green with fingerpaints and went as a martian. Took weeks for the green tinge to fade from my skin. At least Chuck’s misery will be over when the costume comes off.

  • jen

    2004/10/30 at 7:23 pm

    God damned priceless….

  • E

    2004/10/30 at 7:27 pm

    I am sooooo jealous! So far I haven’t convinced the hubby to let me do that to my pooch (it’s only his 2nd halloween). Now that I have evidence that I’m not a freak for doing it, I am SOOOO dressing him up next year!

  • Mikey's Momma

    2004/10/30 at 7:33 pm

    Oh man!!!! That dog is SO going to piss in your shoes!!!

  • lexagirl

    2004/10/30 at 7:39 pm

    Chuck is thinking – damn this is lame but the I remember that time I got my balls cut off – so… *ahem.. quack?
    kidding – he looks very cute indeed!

  • Fran

    2004/10/30 at 8:18 pm

    What a great dog! He is so patient and definitely humors you.

  • noelle

    2004/10/30 at 9:00 pm

    man, that is so terribly adorable

  • Jme

    2004/10/30 at 9:23 pm

    Squark indeed. My pooches are jealous – but then again, we never did celebrate halloween here. Maybe we should…

  • Nicole

    2004/10/30 at 9:40 pm

    Oh no you didn’t! That’s one fabulous looking former Congressman!

  • Becca

    2004/10/30 at 9:07 pm


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