Heater, Mother of Lance

Go, dog, GO!

  • alyssa

    2004/12/27 at 5:47 am

    too cute

  • R

    2004/12/27 at 5:47 am

    SOOO cute!

  • becaru

    2004/12/27 at 5:47 am

    Long-suffering Chuck! What a good dog!

  • Zak

    2004/12/27 at 5:47 am

    not that I have anything witty or insightful to say. but wow! First!

  • amit

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  • Zak

    2004/12/27 at 5:48 am


  • lisa

    2004/12/27 at 5:48 am

    very cute… i love that bedspread!

  • MLE

    2004/12/27 at 5:52 am


  • RazDreams

    2004/12/27 at 5:52 am


  • pao

    2004/12/27 at 5:53 am

    aww, what a cute picture. ^_^ happy new year, heather!

  • Candice

    2004/12/27 at 5:53 am

    Baby bed-head is the best.

    Thanks, Dooce, for all the laughs and other awesomeness this year.

  • lulu cornichon

    2004/12/27 at 5:54 am

    Wow. Chuck is a patient, patient dog. And Leta is beautiful.

    And I’m starting to suspect you’re dressing her *only* in pink these days just to mess with The Way-Too Concerned Internet.

  • Jenny

    2004/12/27 at 5:55 am

    I am amazed (and completely envious) at how quickly her hair grows. This coming from someone who didn’t grow hair until she was 2. Whose mother used to tape, yes TAPE, bows on her head so that strangers would know that I was indeed a girl.

    But, no, I don’t have a complex …

  • ginger

    2004/12/27 at 5:55 am

    I love the wild morning hair.

    Good dog, Chuck.

    What did Leta get for Christmas? She’s already got the coolest parents and the best dog EVER.

  • Matt

    2004/12/27 at 5:56 am

    What a marvelous dog! Hope you had a wonderful holiday…

  • Stephanie

    2004/12/27 at 5:57 am

    Very cute pic! Poor Chuck!

  • Jenny

    2004/12/27 at 5:57 am

    Also, there is nothing cuter than pudgy baby hands.

  • Cammie

    2004/12/27 at 5:57 am

    Zak… Never count your chickens before they’re hatched.

  • LadyBug

    2004/12/27 at 5:58 am

    “Lemme see that nose, Chuck. Here, smell this……Did you know that smells _just like_ Mommy’s farts?”

    Adorable picture.

  • Sarah

    2004/12/27 at 6:00 am

    Great picture…torturing-I mean *lovingly playing*–with dogs is the BEST.

    I cannot believe the fucked-up emails you receive, and the comment catastrophe that followed yesterday. Some people will do anything for attention. 😉

    Happy New Year to you and yours…I’m off to England where I’ll celebrate is FIRST!!!! AHAHAHAHAAA!

  • Lindsey

    2004/12/27 at 6:02 am

    Leta: “Look Here Chuck!” “I’m The BOSS!” “Look Here!!!”

  • Erin

    2004/12/27 at 6:04 am

    Go Leta Go! So darling!

  • Circus Kelli

    2004/12/27 at 6:05 am

    Hee hee… what a great picture! Cute little Leta, po po Chuck. What a great pair they make, though!

    I hope your Christmas was a Merry one, Dooce!

  • Amanda B.

    2004/12/27 at 6:06 am

    That is too adorable. I suspect Chuck loves his baby Leta.

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    2004/12/27 at 6:06 am

    Looks like Leta is using Chuck’s snout as a hand-vac. Not a crumb will be missed.

  • Terri

    2004/12/27 at 6:09 am

    Dooce! What?! You left her on the bed ALL BY HERSELF? Oh dear, I can just see the hate mail now…

  • kEma

    2004/12/27 at 6:09 am

    Leta, I love when you torture that dog! Its just too cute to be true! ANd by the way I tell you these games with the dog resemble what you should apply to your boss in years to come. GO, LETA, GO!

  • howbizarre

    2004/12/27 at 6:10 am

    Wow… dog’s life…

    Take a look over my dogy… on URL:



  • Sarah

    2004/12/27 at 6:11 am

    What a great dog.

  • Michelle in San Diego

    2004/12/27 at 6:13 am

    I, too, had bows taped to my head. I think it was our mothers with a complex. How bad would it have been if random strangers thought we were boys?

  • Danielle

    2004/12/27 at 6:13 am

    I looked at the thumbnail and thought “hmmmm… lizard skin”


    Said outloud “Awwwwwwwwww… so cute”

    _scrolled down_

    Then the first Google ad I see is called “Cute Girl”


    too funny

  • Lisa

    2004/12/27 at 6:15 am

    What a great picture of Leta! I’m so jealous my 13 month old has barely any hair! People constantly assume she’s a boy. You’ll never have that problem with Leta whether you dress her in pink or not..lol…

  • sharon

    2004/12/27 at 6:16 am

    Very, very cute…

  • jennifer

    2004/12/27 at 6:34 am

    Chuck is the best dog in the world… As for those rat bastards whom are judging you and writing HATE mail.. what teh F*ck do they know.. I hat e it when people don’t just mind their own business, and who try to make a intelligent remark and end up sounding like a complete dumb ass. Since when are you trying to be a model….. and can’t anyone take humour anymore.. geesh……. Happy holidays Dooce to you and yours!!

  • stephanie

    2004/12/27 at 6:35 am

    Cutest. Baby. Ever.

  • Jackie

    2004/12/27 at 6:36 am

    The last comment made yesterday was that you look like a thinner Kate Winslet, and you totally do!! I just watched Eternal Sunshine last night and you totally look like her. I have always thought you reminded me of someone, but could never think of who.

    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I love your site!

  • Liz

    2004/12/27 at 6:39 am

    I love that picture. I think it is definitely one of my favorites. I also like to torture my dog, so I can sympathize with Leta’s struggle over trying to warn the dog and then just pouncing on him

  • Dre

    2004/12/27 at 6:42 am

    This pic was so cute, that I just HAD to show one of my co-workers.

    And then my co-worker asked, “Who is that?”

    And then I proceded to tell her that it wasn’t anyone I knew, and I tried to expain to her that it was a girl’s online journal that I am obsessed with.

    I am positive that my co-worker now thinks I am a fruitcake with no life.

    P.S. She’s looking like such a little girl now – – not a baby!

  • closet metrosexual

    2004/12/27 at 6:43 am

    “Mommy, go get the spaghetti while I hold the puppy nose.”

  • TracyDee

    2004/12/27 at 6:48 am

    That’s a good dog and a good big “brother.” 🙂

  • Circus Kelli

    2004/12/27 at 6:48 am

    closet metrosexual said at 08:43AM, 12.27.2004:
    “Mommy, go get the spaghetti while I hold the puppy nose.”

    Hee hee… that is funny!

  • susanna

    2004/12/27 at 6:50 am

    hi heather, sorry this is in all caps, can’t seem to stop it. but i’m hoping that nasty email creep gets flooded with hate mail himself. Hope his mailbox is jammed. so there. you are gorgeous, leta is delicious and the dog, well, he’s outrageously cute. so there.

  • JulieT

    2004/12/27 at 6:53 am

    Poor Chucky.

  • August95

    2004/12/27 at 6:54 am

    Good thing dogs are so patient. I still do things like this to my dogs and I am 33.

  • Jenny

    2004/12/27 at 7:01 am


    I think you are absolutely right.

    Once my hair finally DID start to come in, it was white/blonde. Being cute, my aunt called me a ‘toe-head’ which obviously caused my Mom to bawl for an hour straight thinking her child has a head actually shaped like a toe. Clearly, this resulted in a whole new kind of mom complex and that was the day I was introduced to the bonnet.

  • Rosalie

    2004/12/27 at 7:01 am

    chuckles! what is happening? 🙂

  • shy

    2004/12/27 at 7:02 am

    funny how little ones just love to torture dogs… eventually, the dogs just seem to give in.

    my baby does that with my aunt’s shitzu. which is a good thing because that shitzu had a pretty big ego before chaeli came along.

    now he’s given up and allowed chaeli to be the alpha-dog.

  • e

    2004/12/27 at 7:02 am

    toooooooooooo cute!!! 🙂

  • Girl.A

    2004/12/27 at 7:07 am

    “Up, Chuck, Up!”

    They’re a fetching pair of cutiepatooties.

  • becca

    2004/12/27 at 7:09 am

    ::gasp:: The baby bedhead! Most of the baby stuff is still only cute to me when it’s my own child, but baby bedhead is one of those Universally Adorable Things that makes me want to hug strangers’ children. So be glad Leta isn’t next to me right now. Hee.

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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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