RIP Francis of Cooking With Dog.

By Danica Lo
Updated May 24, 2017
Cooking with Dog YouTube Series
Credit: © Cooking with Dog

Today in sad news, famous dog chef Francis of the YouTube channel Cooking With Dog passed away, at the age of 14, this weekend. For nine years, Francis and his anonymous chef friend have demonstrated popular Japanese recipes and entertained viewers online—OK, to be fair, Francis mostly just sits there quietly while his chef friend does all the work. But he's so cute and poodle-y, his presence lends an atmospheric flair to the otherwise straightforward cooking show.

Over the course of his career, he's appeared in more than 200 episodes as the English-speaking narrator in the series. The channel announced Francis' passing yesterday afternoon on Twitter:

In honor of Francis the cooking poodle, we've rounded up five of the greatest moments in his culinary career. But first, a Francis compilation:

Francis in "How to Make a Bento Lunch Box" (2009)

Francis in "How to Make Custard Pudding" (2011)

Francis in "How to Make Christmas Cake" (2010) - Cute hat!

Francis in "How to Make Yakibuta Ramen Noodles" (2008)

Francis in "How to Make Omurice" (2009)