the smell of my desperation has become a stench

This one is for you, GEORGE! Leta and Chuck miss you already

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    2004/12/28 at 5:58 am

    Flying earflap Chuck!

  • MLE

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am

    GEORGE! Don’t go! Visit us often!

  • Liz

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am

    What a cute picture – and so sorry to see George leave. 🙁

  • geena

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful bed head again 🙂

  • Circus Kelli

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am

    Leta: Hello? Hello? Can you hear me now?

    Great picture!! Chuck is such a good doggie…

  • Mihilo

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am


  • Jenny

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am

    “I said listen up, Dog!”

  • Angie M

    2004/12/28 at 5:59 am

    Ear, ear! what’s this ear then?

  • Fish

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    Leta: Hmm. Nope. GEORGE! ain’t in puppy’s ear.

  • jennay

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    That is true sibling interaction right there. One is always the bully and one is always the coward. Take it like a man Chuck!

  • Alex

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    It looks like Leta is offering Chuck some sort of crazy, deformed bagel.

  • Circus Kelli

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    GEORGE! The entire legion of Dooce Fans miss you already! Come back!

  • european reader

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    just wanted to wish you all the best and thank you for this great site – i come here every day.

  • wn

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    Merry Christmas Dooce/Leta/Jon/Chuck!

  • Dana

    2004/12/28 at 6:00 am

    That dog is a saint.

  • jules

    2004/12/28 at 6:01 am

    mmm.. soft velvety ears!

  • e

    2004/12/28 at 6:01 am

    these chuck & leta photos are just too adorable! 🙂

  • Fish

    2004/12/28 at 6:02 am

    re: “that dog is a saint.”

    Saint Charles Chucklesworth of Salt Lake. Patron saint of Doritos.

  • Jess from B-lo

    2004/12/28 at 6:02 am

    “Hey! DOG! Turn around and look at me NOW! We’re not done playing till I say so!”

  • chickenflicken

    2004/12/28 at 6:04 am

    That is such a sweet picture. Chuck is a good doggie, and he certainly deserves all the pizza he can snarf up.

  • TexChic

    2004/12/28 at 6:05 am

    He says he’s been to Texas
    And that’s the only place to be
    Big stakes, big girls, no trouble there
    That’s the place for me

    Warm winds blowing
    Heating blue sky
    And a road that goes forever
    I’m going to Texas…

    Howdy, and welcome, George! We’re friendly here!

  • Karen

    2004/12/28 at 6:06 am

    CHuck and Leta are so cute together and they are going to miss George as we all will. We got to see a glimmer of snow in South Mississippi Christmas day. It was so exciting since we only see snow once every 5 years and this is the 1st ever recorded snow on Chritmas Day.

  • Scott

    2004/12/28 at 6:06 am

    “If I flap this ear quickly enough maybe we can fly to my Boombah over there in the next room.”

    Great pic as usual. However, please refrain from posting any Boombah pics. I’ll have nightmares for days.

  • beachgal

    2004/12/28 at 6:07 am

    So sweet. Just getting caught up after being away for a few days. Seems I missed some fun, and some awesome pictures. Love the way Leta loves her Chuck. If only my pups would allow such torture…they just run from my son.

    Hope you all, Dooce Family, and readers alike had a great Holiday.

  • Chris From Ohio

    2004/12/28 at 6:07 am

    Another scene shortly after the impromptu Aussie accent…

    L: “Blimey, mate! Look at the *size* of these ears. Let’s fuck with them a bit. Crikey!”

  • Jennifer in Kansas City

    2004/12/28 at 6:07 am

    Chuck is an awesome dog. How wonderful & patient he is! Best to all of you at the Dooce Household & a Happy New Year, despite it being GeorgeLess.

  • Circus Kelli

    2004/12/28 at 6:11 am

    Fish – re: “Saint Charles Chucklesworth of Salt Lake. Patron saint of Doritos.”
    LOVE IT! Maybe that could be the next masthead for Dooce, eh?

    Chris from Ohio: You got me again! Hee hee!

  • jenn

    2004/12/28 at 6:12 am

    bye george.. we miss you too

  • boom

    2004/12/28 at 6:12 am

    And she wears pink!!!

  • red

    2004/12/28 at 6:13 am

    we miss you already, george.

    and dooce – leta is so freaking cute. must see pics of her opening presents! 🙂

  • Krystal

    2004/12/28 at 6:14 am

    she looks like she wants to eat his ears. but thats so cute.

    aw no more George. thats truely sad.

  • Chessy

    2004/12/28 at 6:17 am

    You do realize that between two days of Leta/Chuck bonding and GEORGE! pictures, that my poor cutemeter broke and now I am a blubbeing mess? Well, if you didn’t know, now you do.

    Thanks for the triple dose of cuteness. My Ovaries and my heart thank you.

  • amit

    2004/12/28 at 6:18 am

    bye bye george

  • Badger

    2004/12/28 at 6:21 am

    What TexChic said, except for the part where I hate that song. Come to Texas, George! At least it’s warm down here!

  • Emily

    2004/12/28 at 6:22 am

    I had a dream last night that Leta was my daughter! She was being so good and smiley. Before you think I’m stalking you like most of the people who read your site please know that I’m pregnant and having weird dreams all the time. I hope you all had a nice holiday.

  • LadyBug

    2004/12/28 at 6:25 am

    What a precious picture.

    Leta: Let’s see…Wearing pink? Check. Messy, yet adorable bed
    head? Check. Sweet-natured, lovable puppy? Check. Now, if I can strike a pose with the perfect balance of cuteness and mischief, the whole internet will cry out with unbridled joy…

  • Ty

    2004/12/28 at 6:25 am

    George! Where in Texas are you going to school??? I went to UT and live in Dallas. I hope you are headed to the Austin area, you will LOVE it!

  • cb

    2004/12/28 at 6:28 am

    Uh, George is too young for me, but I have a little bit of a crush on Daniel Boone. Do you have any pictures of him in one of those raccoon tail hats? Because that could really do it for me.

  • LadyBug

    2004/12/28 at 6:29 am

    Everyone keeps “welcoming” George to Texas. I’m in Texas, and I’d welcome George, except…I thought he was _returning home_ to Texas? So, shouldn’t it be more like, “Welcome home, George”?
    Or, actually, in Texan, more like, “Wayulkum houm, Gahrge.”

    Does George! have a Texas accent?

  • Julie

    2004/12/28 at 6:30 am

    Sniff, I miss George already. I could eat him up in that picture of him sleeping!

    GEORGE! We miss you already!

  • Fish

    2004/12/28 at 6:32 am

    cb: How old are you? I have some sad news about old Danny Boy … You may need to sit down.

  • Rosalie

    2004/12/28 at 6:34 am

    george gone? what? say it ain’t so…

  • Fish

    2004/12/28 at 6:34 am

    Wait … you’re talking about GEORGE’s dad, as opposed to the historical figure.

    *Fish packs it in for the day and heads home.*

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    2004/12/28 at 6:39 am

    George’s departure has hit me like a kick in the nards with a steel-toed boot. I had to take an extra Zoloft today just to persevere.

  • jes

    2004/12/28 at 6:40 am

    We’re in Dallas too! And I agree with Ty – George! will love Austin. Does he have an idea of where he’ll go?

  • August95

    2004/12/28 at 6:41 am

    Nooo Not George. And so soon after Christmas. I hope things go well for you George. We will miss you.

  • Girl From Ipanema

    2004/12/28 at 6:52 am

    Poop 🙁 bye bye GEORGE! You will be missed greatly. Check in on us once in a while and let us know how you’re doing.

  • Allison

    2004/12/28 at 6:55 am

    no more GEORGE!? Noooooooo that can’t be!!! I shudder at the thought.

  • becaru

    2004/12/28 at 6:58 am

    Clearly Chuck thinks of Leta as part of his pack. Gotta love it.

  • Sara

    2004/12/28 at 6:59 am

    I love the faces Leta makes.

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