An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation


  • Could I possible be first? No way!

  • Now that is adorable. Gotta love a dog that let’s a kid sit on him!

  • Leta’s lucky to have such a patient brother — cute pic!

  • cee

    beautiful! You have great kids!

  • LeChico

    damn!!!! got the dog (ok! similar but lots of charac like the congressman)… but want the baby now!

  • Colleen from NJ

    That is so damn cute that I can’t think of another thing to say.

  • Desi

    Chuck is such a good big brother.

  • tom

    thats a great picture, chuck really loves leta

  • wow, I’m right up there! Leta is so beuatiful and chuck… well you can tell he’d rather be somewhere else. preferably with food and lack of small children.

  • LeChico

    i wonder how long its gonna take for ppl to comment abt the furniture??

    guesses anybody?

  • di

    They are TOO cute together!

  • Adorable, your coach looks super cozy too. Chuck is such a good boy. Keep em comin!

  • LOL….awwwww.

  • He totally has a look of quiet acceptance on his face… he knows he’ll get his pizza reward later, no?

  • Dre

    That is so friggin’ cute, I cannot stand it!

    What a sweet dog, and what a sweet punkin!

  • Taylor

    I know I’ve been reading this site too often when I have dreams about trying to encourage Elton John to read it because it’s “totally the next big thing!!”

  • Aww, how precious! (Btw, this is the closest I’ve ever been to #1!)

  • Leta: I bet if I pull on his tail just right, I can stretch it out and wrap it around his nose like a piece of spaghetti!

    Chuck: *Soon* she’ll be tall enough to reach the pizza. It’ll all be worth it… soon. Sigh.

  • She owns that tail. Do not cross Leta.

  • e

    this photo is just TOO precious!!

  • maggie

    I never wanted kids or a dog until I saw that picture! So cute!!

    Oh, and about Leta loving the hair comb–it could always be worse: she could want to be a cheerleader.

  • alright! dogs allowed on the sofa…

    wait. dogs allowed on the NICE sofa

  • Don’t lie, Dooce, you bribed him with Doritos, didn’t you?

  • kai

    I sense a Christmas card…

  • How many tequinis did Chuck have to get caught in such a compromising position?! Too cute.

  • Evelyn

    This picture would be great printed on quality photo paper and beautifully framed, hanging on the wall in Leta’s room! It’s truly a keeper! Thanks for taking it and sharing it!


  • My heart just melted.

  • Laura

    I think my ovaries just exploded.

  • That is too much cuteness! The world needs more of this.

  • Joe

    Cuteness… too… strong…

  • Wow, a dog who sits there when a child is around, that’s unbelieable!

  • Michelle

    Hey – you two are up early after last night! We had fun, and your daughter is adorable! Chuck is so patient. I hope our dogs will be…

  • Paula

    Chuck has the patience of a saint. Saint Chuck!


  • I’ll make a deal with you….I’ll babysit Leta and Chuck while you guys go out if I can just lounge on your couch while you’re gone.

    That’s the cushiest looking couch, no wonder Chuck can’t garner the strength to escape. The smooshiness is sapping his energy.

  • Looks like Leta is just a few moments away from grabbing a handfull of Chuck’s goods.

    See, she’s learned a few things from her Mommy already!

    dr. dave

  • Leta grasps Chuck’s tail as he realizes she has Grabbed The Power!

  • Gia

    How cute! I think Chuck is being so patient because he wants his tummy rubbed. Just laying there… hoping…

  • Oh. My. Gawd. That is so frickin’ sweet. I’m getting diabetes over here! PS, loved today’s story of her trying to comb her hair. I guess it’s those moments that you hang on to when she’s been screaming for 4 hours straight?

  • Ashik

    She prefers Chuck to the remote?! It’s just inches away, waiting to be eaten…

  • Julie

    When you’re a parent, your dog + your baby loving on each other = ABSOLUTE REASON FOR BEING!!!

    (with whole three exclamation marks!)

  • Couch!

  • Oh my gawd, I feel weak!

  • Good plan getting Chuck coloured upholstery!

  • Jenni C

    That is my favorite picture so far!

  • abc

    Um, can we see some of the fancy fake flowers already?

  • Lisa

    Love the couch..could Leta get any cuter?? Chuck must be hte worlds sweetest dog to allow her to do that….

  • That is one GOOD DOG. And, a damn precious picture to boot.

  • andy

    With all the scrotal grabbing in the Dooce household, I’m glad Leta is only grasping his tail. Otherwise, Chuck might hop off that couch a lot more quickly.

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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