In celebration of one of the most beautiful, low-maintenance, velvety soft, tennis ball obsessed freaks that ever lived, please take a moment this week to grab the dirtiest tennis ball you can find, chuck it as far as you can and wait for some four-legged goof to  bring it back and drop it approximately three feet out of your reach.

And then after that, go pour yourself a drink, turn on an episode of the Chappelle Show and raise your glass to Charlie Murphy (aka Cocoa, aka Powdered Donut Mouth).

May 2004 – September 2016. Rest in peace, you fucking fabulous dog.













About emily douglas

Emily Douglas authors The Unexamined Dog blog and writes regularly about "pit bull" advocacy, humane education and the parallels between the education field and the dog world. Emily and her dog, Peaches volunteer as a registered therapy dog team in the Southeast Michigan area, where their visits are affectionately known as Peach Therapy.
This entry was posted in Animal behavior and training, Animal Welfare, Fun Stuff, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Ball?

  1. He was such a gift to you and beyond fortunate to have landed in your family. You’ll have many awesome stories and remembrances of him. Every tennis ball that makes you tear up will someday just make you smile. ❤

  2. mcfwriter says:

    They break our hearts even as they make life worth living. Chucked the gross, shredded, stringy ball my old guy loves best. Farley – who evidently believes I am related to Elastigirl – says thanks, Charlie.

  3. Thinking of you…:-( Will throw the ball and toast Charlie Murphy. Good dog Charlie.

  4. karen peer says:

    Hugs and love to you and yours! RIP sweet Charlie.

  5. Pat Chuchryk says:

    oh Emily! I am so so sorry for your loss. Not much compares to the devastating grief one feels at the loss of a beloved companion animal. May Cocoa rest in peace and may her siblings’ grief not overwhelm them.
    All the best to you and sending gentle hugs.

  6. Such a sweet face – so sorry about your loss. The Chapelle Show is certainly a good distraction – especially Powdered Donut Mouth.

  7. Michelle n says:

    I’m sorry to hear of Charlie Murphy’s passing He is making happy wiggles for you from heaven!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s