Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chuck the Former Congressman

I have been keeping up with the blog Dooce since 2007; I was still in high school and absolutely adored Heather, her kids, and of course, her dog Chuck.  I would spend hours on my computer going through her archives and laughing out loud at the things she balanced on Chuck's head - hairpieces, clothing items, and allll kinds of treats.  (All photos from Dooce)

Quite the talent, no?

I read about Heather's daughter's birth (Leta is now 11, I think), and how Chuck reacted to the new arrival.  

And I read about Chuck getting older, then older still.  

And this week I read about Chuck passing away.  I sobbed like it was a member of my own family.  I woke my husband up with my cries.  And even though you will need a package and a half of Kleenex, I beg of you...click and read that link.  What a devastating, heartwrenching, beautiful piece of writing.  

The entire Internet misses you, Chuck.  Rest easy, sweet boy.

PS:  Thank you all for your incredibly thoughtful comments on Monday's post.  Your words help more than you know.


  1. Aw, what a sweetie!


  2. Chuck is in a better place. A great dog.

  3. Sounds like Chuck was really special. I will read his story...

  4. I wasn't a reader of Dooce, but I'm so sorry for Chuck. It's so hard when we loose a pet...

  5. Oh, my. That post is a real heartbreaker! Thank you (and the tissue company thanks you) for sharing it.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  6. I will get the tissues ready and read Chuck's story. Rip sweetheart <3