🍍🌾ᴄʜᴜᴄᴋ & ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇʀʀᴇᴛs 🐭🐭🐭 (@zerochucksgiven)

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In a world full of Easter bunnies, be an Easter unicorn! Hope everyone had a good weekend! 🤗❤💃🏻 #HappyEaster (this is mini-Chuck 😬)
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Thanks to everyone who wished Chuck well. We will be providing an update soon. ❤
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#instadog #instapets #ilovemydog #weeklyfluff #dogstagram #photooftheday #dogoftheday #bestwoof #huffpostgram #thedodo #excellent_dogs #topdogphoto #funnydogs #barkbox #ruffpost #dogsofinstagram #vsco #instagramdog #dailybarker #animaladdicts #buzzfeedanimals #9gag #sendadogphoto #funnyvideo

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It's been three weeks since this all started. We're into his second surgery and I'm trying my best to keep it together. Every day, I've been carrying all 45lb of Chuck outside to go potty, spoon-feed him food/water, force down his medication, take him to the vet, go to work, rush to the vet after work to pick him up, carry him outside, cook him food, spoon-feed him food/water, all while trying to maintain my composure so Chuck wouldn't think anything was wrong. It's been hard. It's been hard without Toby. I went from having what seemed like 15 dogs to no dogs since Chuck is acting like an old man and the girls hardly play. It's been tough. We still have IG obligations though, so the girls will be taking over Chuck's IG duties. They've got big furry paws to fill.

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Two weekends ago, I made the hard decision of sending Toby away to live at my close friend's house where he will remain until I can figure out the best solution for everyone involved, one where all the dogs can live in a stress-free environment and one that will not break my heart. Unfortunately, Chuck cannot catch a break this year and was under intensive treatment for Ehrlichiosis several months ago. Now, he's currently fighting health complications and has been under vet care every day for the past two weeks. That said, having Toby in the house was causing Chuck immense distress. Our vet along with the behaviorist have recommended that the dogs not live together or medicate Toby with doggy Xanax. I understand that this solution may work for some people, but for me personally, it did not. Toby is currently living on a fenced in 10 acre property and has been spoiled since his arrival. This gives me comfort, but does not take away the pain of giving up one of your own. For all intents and purposes, he is still mine. I've made it clear that while I am financially responsible for him through a fund that I set up specifically for his room, board, care, medical bills, etc., that I still retain ownership. I hope one day he will live with me again, but if not, Olivia will be joining him, for they should not be separated. As soon as I came back in after dropping Toby off, Olivia freaked out...running from room to room, howling and crying. Sometimes the right decisions are not the easiest ones, but the best decisions that you make for others are generally unselfish in nature. I've included pictures of Toby in his new home...he even got to go camping. ❤

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We've been volunteering at a farm to cuddle baby goat, and let me just tell you...goats are just the funniest little animals! I definitely have a new appreciation for photographing dogs after attempting to do so with goats. They definitely do not know what no, stay, sit, stop chewing, or stop jumping means. 😂❤💃🏻 #BabyGoats
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How do you guys feel about non-Chuck and the Ferret pics. We take lots of pics of other subjects and would love to share. Thoughts?
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🐰• plushie | @themaxbone

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Day Four of being sick, ugh. Maybe I caught something when I went baby goat cuddling, haha. Anyway, today the spotlight is back on Mini-Chuck. I generally use her for photo shoots now because she's the easiest one to work with...and because she doesn't have a beard so I don't have to worry about beard stains like I do with Chuck and Olivia. What do you guys use to clean beard stains? And which doggy would you like to see more of...don't worry I won't tell them. 😂❤💃🏻 #DatUnderbiteTho #AdoptDontShop #RescueDog
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Do you guys know @dwam_dogwithamission? As the shop name suggests, the company supports special local and international animal welfare projects to help less fortunate dogs get shelter and much needed TLC by donating a portion of their sales to such groups. They sent us a few of their collars to review, and let me just tell you...they are GORGEOUS!!! If you're looking for a unique collar that is the perfect blend of modern meets vintage meets boho, look no further. We were given the code INSTA2017 for our followers to use for a discount. This is not a paid post, nor are we earning a commission if you use the code. We just hope you enjoy the products as much as we have!

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Did anyone miss the Ferrets?
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The Ferrets are wearing beautiful scarves from @ohtinyheart. You can use code ZEROCHUCKSGIVEN to get 10% off one of their one-of-a-kind designs. Olivia is wearing the OMFG and TB is in the ALLIE.

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And as I was lifted up, joy filled my heart...like how the smell of a silent but deadly fart fills up a room with no windows. 😂❤💃🏻 #WaitWhat #OhMiniChuck

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Thank you everyone for your Happy Birthday wishes to Chuck yesterday! He had a fun day full of good foods and toys! 😁

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Out shopping @petsmart for this big boy's birthday! Happy birthday, Old Man Chuck! Live it up, buddy! ❤💃🏻❤ #OldSchoolMusic #Petsmart #Chuckit #ThatGrowlAtTheEndTho

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When you're not allowed to eat yet because she's too busy Instagramming your food. 😂❤💃🏻 #YallKnowWhatImTalkingBout #PoorChuck
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Get your plush turkey sandwich and pie @barkbox. Use code ZEROCHUCKSGIVEN or click the link in my profile and get either a $10 BarkShop Coupon via email with a BarkBox subscription ~or~ a free chew when you use the code @barkshop.

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I was raised by an amazingly strong woman. She is the epitome of courage, strength, and resilience. And she did it on her own. I would not be the person I am today without her...and for that, I am eternally grateful to her..
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Growing up, my mom would constantly tease me, telling me I was "born with my mouth first" because I was always talking, arguing, having something to say. And she always told me: You have a mouth, so use it...and use it for the greater good..
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And that I did. And do. And will continue to do so..
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Today, we celebrated International Women's Day. We wore red. We marched. We protested. But more importantly, we reached out to others in solidarity. .
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Solidarity means so much more than just showing "support". It's an affirmation of common goals...fighting the same battles, side by side. .
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What will you do? .
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#InternationalWomensDay

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Here's hoping my goofy grin will detract you from looking at my tiny wee wee. 😂❤💃🏻 #WaitWhat #OmgChuck #DatSmileTho #IveGotSmallPawsHehe

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The next time someone puts a girthy stick in your face, just go to town on it. 😂❤💃🏻 #WaitWhat #OhChuck #HesSoBad #ButValentinesDaysComingUpTho
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#NewYearNewTreats #HowDoYouBullyStick

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Although I eventually transitioned to a private school, the time during which I received an education through the public school system was highly enjoyable. The manner by which the teachers taught the curriculum kept students engaged and motivated. I remember a time in our English class in 7th grade when the teacher challenged us to embrace poetry by offering an incentive of one bonus point for every poetry line that we could recite from memory in front of the entire class. Not to be outdone by any of my classmates, I went on to recite over 1,000 lines. One of the poems that I remember reciting was Langston Hughes's "A Dream Deferred." At that time, I did not fully understand nor appreciate the deeper meaning behind the poem, but over the years when I would hit roadblocks in my life, I would recall that poem. I would remember the poignant opening inquiry…what happens to a dream deferred? What indeed. He goes on to ask if it dries up like a raisin or does it fester like a sore. He further asks if it runs or does it stink like rotten meat or does it crust over. Or maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or…maybe, it just explodes. Although this poem was written in the context of the frustration experienced by African Americans during the Civil Rights movement, it was also cleverly written in a way that allowed it to be timeless and universal. Oftentimes in our lives, we would feel a sense of despondency and stagnation. We feel as if our goals are out of reach or we're just in a rut. I suspect many of us remember a time when life seems to hold many promises and opportunities. Just remember, it still does. And it always will. Just keep fighting the good fight. Never give up hope. #Dreams #DontStopBelievin #TotallyHashtaggedALineFromAJourneySong

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Today, I'd like to highlight one of my favorite collar/leash/accessories small business shops: @dwam_dogwithamission. As the shop name suggests, the company supports special local and international animal welfare projects to help less fortunate dogs get shelter and much needed TLC by donating a portion of their sales to such groups. We were fortunate to have received a few of their products to review and I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled we were when we opened the package. The material used was of the highest quality and the craftsmanship is extremely impeccable. The leather, is sturdy, well-oiled, and absolutely beautiful. The embroidery is unique, colorful, funky, bohemian, and fun. The hardware is just the right shade, neither too brassy, too gold, nor too dark. We had quite a few people comment on the beauty of the collar when we were walking Chuck around town. If you're looking for a unique collar that is the perfect blend of modern meets vintage meets boho, look no further. We were given the code INSTA2017 for our followers to use for a discount. This is not a paid post, nor are we earning a commission if you use the code. We just hope you enjoy the products as much as we have!

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Hi everyone! We're currently taking the scenic route through some beautiful mountain ranges, which, while breathtaking, have severely limited our Instagramming activity. Hope to catch up with everyone soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of Mini-Chuck in front of our Christmas tree in Hilton Head. 🤗❤💃🏻 #HappyHolidays #PeaceAndLove

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Haven't been home for more than an hour and they've already decked my halls and made me don gay apparel. 😩❤️💃🏻 #PoorMiniChuck #SoCuteTho
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Been on the road with the doggies for more than 24 hours. I think we need a break from each other. 😂❤️💃🏻 #ItsNotYouItsMe #NoWait #ItsYou #WhyYallGottaWhineSoMuch

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When I think of you, I touch my elf. 😂❤️💃🏻 #WaitWhat #OhChuck
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You had me at yellow. 😂❤️💃🏻 #LoveThisLittleGirl #ShesSoPunny
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Many thanks to @ohtinyheart for selecting us to be models for their beautiful and unique scarves and @inspiring_photography_admired for selecting our last picture for a feature! Special thanks to @pupsonpar for tagging us on the @ohtinyheart post to enter their model search! Also, thanks to everyone that have reached out to us for product partnerships. We'll be sending emails soon! ❤️

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As my family like to say on this day:
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Happy Tangy Wings!
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Happy Tinky Winks! .
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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On this day, we would like to give thanks to the people (and our dogs) who bring happiness, positivity, and love into our lives. Despite any of the events that transpired in the past few weeks (and months), we're thankful to be living in this great country of ours...to be free and be able to make choices. Hope everyone had a fun filled celebration with good food and great company! God bless America!
😂❤️💃🏻#Thanksgiving #Love #Happiness
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bow • tie | @themaxbone
bandana | @houndcollection
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Many thanks to our wonderful friend @spyro_dog for selecting Chuck's last picture for a @jj_welovepets feature! Please follow those accounts and enjoy the beautiful pictures!
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This is my entry for the #tinyheartmodelsearch with @ohtinyheart.
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You asked for it! And we heard you! Clean, crisp, airy, bright pictures in the city! Since we travel a lot with our dogs, there will be so many opportunities for us to take pictures in a variety of settings!

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In every walk in nature, one dog receives more ticks than he seeks. 😂❤️💃🏻 #WaitWhat #OhChuck #AlwaysUseProtection #ButNotThatKind #WaitThatKindToo😅

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Right or wrong, make a decision.
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The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision. 😂❤️💃🏻#WaitWhat #DamnMiniChuck #ThatEscalatedQuickly
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This is my entry for the #tinyheartmodelsearch with @ohtinyheart.
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Our scruffy dog crew would make great @ohtinyheart models because they're all such great little characters. Each of them has a unique look and personality that shines through in every capture. Whether we're in the city or the wilderness, these guys are always ready to pose. 😁

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I hate when people are at your house and ask if you have a bathroom. It's like no, we shit in the yard. 😂🙈😅 #WaitWut #OhMiniChuck #RealTalk #SuchALady

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I'm thankful to the sidewalks for keeping me off the streets. 😂❤️💃🏻 #Wut #PunnyDog #GangstaDog

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Mini Chuck wanted a @spirithoods. My cheap ass made her one. 😂🙈 💃🏻
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