The dog from ‘Cooking With Dog’ has passed away


On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog—unless you’re the dog.

The dog from Cooking With Dog—a grey poodle named Francis, because, of course—passed away this weekend just a few months shy of his 15th (!) birthday.

For the uninitiated, Cooking With Dog is a Japanese cooking show that’s been celebrated on YouTube for almost a decade now. It stars a chef named Chef and her trusty sidekick (and English translator) Francis, and it’s perfectly charming in every way. It is unclear if the show will continue without Francis (or with a new dog, after the appropriate mourning period), but in the meantime, there are over 300 episodes in its back catalog worth your time and attention.

Pay homage to Francis by making one of Chef’s recipes tonight.

H/T Gizmodo

Monica Riese

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.