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Shreve, I have been waiting for this post. Lovely, picture, lovely words.
gorgeous. just gorgeous!
It's so cute how his ears are almost the same size as his head.
Oh Charlie...Love the calendar, love the coyote so much.
I say 'Boo!" to the nay sayers. I think they just want a coyote for themselves. I know I do. --Sharon----
You are a fabulous example of a human being. Ignore the people who say anything otherwise.
I love this blog, and I really hope that you aren't chased away by the crazies and those with only negative things to say. My entire network of friends and family are all addicted to Charlie now.Your photos and notes on Charlie are an inspiration - sadly, when you share your gift with the world you're exposed to all kinds, and it's impossible to shield yourself from those with harmful intent, or from those who are just plain ignorant. But you aren't conducting a "how to raise a coyote" seminar, you aren't telling people to go out and get one of their own ... you're just documenting an amazing experience. Anyone who can't appreciate that for what it is isn't worth your time.
I would love to see pictures of the inside of your cabin. It looks so beautiful and rustic from the outside.
Me and my ArrowStraighter than narrowWherever we go, everyone knowsIt's me and my ArrowMe and my ArrowTaking the high roadWherever we go, everyone knowsIt's me and my Arrow(Harry Nilsson)
Nuthin' (Wyoming enough fer ya?) but envy and gratitude for sharing with us the pics of your little corner and your so much more than dog
Thank you for sharing your experiences. You do a wonderful job and bring many people joy through your efforts (myself and my wife included). Please remember that for every positive comment there are a dozen other people out there who just don't take the time to tell you how much they appreciate your efforts.As to your problem.. maybe one of your devoted fans who shares a very similar viewpoint to yourself would be willing to moderate for you. I bet if you asked you would get a number of volunteers.
Bah! That's what you should reply to all the knownothings that comment about your situation. I think you're doing a wonderful thing, and I'm jealous that I can't see this for myself. I love dogs in particular and wildlife in general and I find this site and your commentary fascinating. Keep up the good work, protect that little guy as best you can and don't worry what all the clowns say.
Problem? I have NO doubt in my mind you can handle your own. Or just let Charlie and Eli moderate, lol.This is one of my fave pics. He looks like he's just waiting for you to come home! Mamaaaa!!!!(LOVED that "Me and My Arrow" poem. Very fitting.)
Nothin' like a happy coyote stepping out into the sunshine... His gorgeous coloring matches the wood of the cabin exactly. He is a work of art - the ears, the "cheek tufts", the nose, the eyes, the grin... perfection.Awesome comments today. Thanks again, Shreve.
This picture reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood. Like Charlie is the wolf pretending to be the Grandma. And he's welcoming us inside. Except he's a coyote, and he's not going to eat us. He's just going to wag his tail and put his face on our laps because he's a good coyote.Does he wag his tail?
Charlie is growing more adorable by the day, and he's so big now, so lovely. Wishing you, Charlie and Eli a wonderful 2008!- j
my what a big tongue you have. (& ears & nose & feet...)he's turned into an amalgamation of points & angles. amazing.
Having raised many "wild" animals over the years I understand the gifts they bring with them. Some stayed a while with me before going off on their own into the wild. I remember each lesson they taught me and I like to think I broadened their horizons as well. A joy unlike any other. As in any walk of life, there are those who second guess you. But success is success, no one can take that away from you. You go girl.
A nice photo. you always seem to capture perfect moments.
He is TRULY a beautful animal, friend, companion for you to have!! I absolutely love reading this site almost daily and following Charlie's growth through your pictures and your stories...
His paws don't look so outlandishly large (like they used to) but those EARS! Amazing. I wonder what the hearing ability of coyotes is compared to dogs? It seems like it would be much greater, given the size and shape of the ears. On another note, the cabin is perfect camouflage for Charlie. His coloring comes from the same palette as the wood. It's a really beautiful shot.
What a blessing that you have Charlie to come home to and he in-turn has you to love him also!
I love your site. I've done Labrador rescue for 10 years, but I love having a vicarious, wild rescue experience through you and Charlie.Rescue is always hard. You can never do it well enough or fast enough for people who have never done it themselves. I think you have a PBS or Discovery Channel show in the making here. And if it brings attention to the plight of the coyote, kudos to you.
I met you and Charlie on cuteoverload.com and now completely hooked!
I live in Seattle, where the coyotes are few and far between, but way out in the 'burbs (ew), there have been a couple sightings of coyotes, and you should here the interviews these people are giving on television: "I'm frightened for my safety and the safety of Bitty, my little Pomeranian..." I find myself yelling at the tv, like "Shut UP. You are in his territory. And coyotes are a billion times cooler than your ridiculous cottonball with legs." And then they're like, yeah, Animal Control is "on it," in a very ominous sort of way. Go you, Shreve. Keep writing, and keep Charlie safe from uninformed jerks.
I've been in silent awe, reading your blog & watching Charlie grow from the beginning post but, with today's entry & this wonderful photo, I'm compelled to break my silence with a very sincere 'thank you' for sharing these moments of Charlie's life.You've truly been blessed, Shreve. And the most blesséd part of all is that you are aware you have been.
Love this site - an editorial was in the Atlantic City Press, NJ about how great your site is - ever since than telling my friends to look at it - beautiful pictures and a beautiful animal - just love the progression of growth - from pup to four months -don't stop the pictures or write up's - a lesson in nature - write a book on your experiences - you seem to be a good writerCarol
ahh, he looks right at home. Thank you Shreve, another classic! Val
Lord that picture makes me yearn for summer again - that soft sunny light that warms your skin... this winter sun seems like a poor imitation. I'm sure that you have been hit by the same storms that have piled snow at my door, I can't wait to hear about your winter adventures with Charlie.
You are so lucky to have found one another. Proof that the Universe is humming along.
you go girl!! I agree wholeheartedly and love that you're sharing this wonderful experience with us.
you go girl!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us.
I am new to your blog, but now I am completely hooked. Charlie is amazing, and I admire that you saved him and what you are doing. Please keep those pictures coming- us city folk need it.
Sorry, I never bother to comment. I love to see your pictures of Charlie and Eli. True art! And a beautiful story. You could write a children's novel about your experience and children would read it forever. I read books like that when I was in grade and middle school.The pictures could easily be sold as a book too. I love them.
I, for one, think Charlie's story is adorable and I read it every day since I found it on Fark.com. Bah humbug to the people posting garbage on here. Grow up and learn to appreciate good art and happy stories, people!Good luck and great story :)
Shreve,I am fairly new to your site. I rescue German Shepherds and came across your site through a co-worker. I want to also, break my silence and let you know how uplifting you and Charlie have been for me. Let me briefly explain what your dedication to Charlie and this site has meant to me. This is my moment of happiness, my moment within a day to see clearly and believe that there is still good in the world; I come to visit how your little furry angel is doing my heart sings out to you both. Charlie has warmed my soul and for that I cherish him dearly. I cannot wait to hear more of your winter adventures, as well as own a novel and photography book in the near future.Thank you again, for your time, efforts, and heart.-Carrie (Indiana)
Just curious, but doesn't it snow in WY? I'd like to see some pictures of Charlie out in the snow.
A truly magnificent creature! We could learn much from them if we would just listen...
Shreve,I am enjoying your website/blog so much. It has become a lovely part of my day to check the new photo each morning from the distance of an Australian cityThe photos that you have been posting are beautiful and I envy your life with Eli and Charlie. You certainly have a gift. EnjoyLyn
Just wanted to let you know this is the one and only blog I read! Your coyote-raising adventures are a real treat, and I hope you keep it up.
There has been snow on the ground in Wyoming for at least 2 months. Why haven't we seen any in the pics? Not conspiracy-minded, just curious.
eric, roy, I didn't start this blog until September and Charlie was born in April. It's August on the website. I have this posted several places... S.S.and emma - search "daily coyote" in quotes on youtube and they'll pop up.....
like i said before, Charlie is a happy coyote...in this photo his face is saying: "what's'up..! I'm going for a stroll.Guadalupe
He's looking great! Keep warm--more snow is on the way. I was visiting central NM over the holidays, saw a coyote out in the brush and thought of you three. Have a happy new year!MF at Museum of the Rockies
Thank you for the gift of your beautiful spirit and experiences. Since I discovered your site, you and your rescued animal family brighten my day.
Gorgeous. He's just beautiful.MMMWAAAH!
Please don't stop The Daily Coyote because of the posts. I don't even read the posts. I could care less what others think and really need my daily Charlie fix.
He's picture perfect, and very well said Shreve.
"'Come into my parlor,' said the spider to the fly...."*lol*I love this blog, and not just because I consider myself a 'yote trapped in a human body....
I love you blog and wanted to tell you that you are a very talented photographer.Do you give Charlie baths like you would a dog that's a pet?
My gods, he's all leg! Is there a body there at all? heheheThis is one of my favorite pictures so far.... It's just so telling.. it really is... as someone said, he's waiting for his Ma. :)
Wow! He's all ears and legs. Another great picture. Thanks for sharing Charlie!
I'm so impressed with the job you're doing raising Charlie and documenting your lives together, and also with your grace and aplomb in dealing with any negativity. Keep it up; there are so many more of us who wait with baited breath for every fresh installment. It's like magic.
I would just like you to know that I admire you and what you have done with Charlie. I too am an animal lover at heart and I have a small zoo of animals myself. I love your pics of your area and Eli and Charlie. A lot of people could have walked away and ignored what would have happened with him and you didn't. I don't think ANYONE has the right to judge what you are doing. You should be blessed and thanked everyday for taking on such a responsibility. I also admire the fact that you are aware that he is a wild animal and will allow him to do as he wishes when/if he decides to leave your care when he gets older and his "wild" animal instinct kicks in.There is a place in heaven for people like you. Thanks for the things you have done. They give me hope and inspire me to do good things for creatures great and small.Carley
Thanks to Hollywood, Coyotes often seem as though they should be snarling, dirty, crusty mangy animals. This blog has proved them wrong- thank you!Charlie is so beautiful. He looks so soft and clean… now I want one of my own! :D
I LOVE this picture!! AND, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the YouTube videos. Thank you for posting. You rock, girl! :)
He's growing into his ears! Sorts. Lovely blog. Thanks for writing it and taking such wonderful pics
Oooh, that's a good question. Does he wag his tail? A while ago, when the groomer who pointed out that my pooch seems to be part "Carolina Dog" (a deliberate cross between a Shepherd and a coyote), er, pointed it out, one of the main features she referenced was her tail. Apparently there's something specific about the way they hold their tails out and level with the ground when they trot around, as well as the fluffy, black-tipped tail being pretty specific to coyotes. Now I know my Maggie wags her tail an awful lot, so.....
Music for Charlie-"Coyote on the Town"Exene Cervenka, Old Wives TalesI just had to share this song with all the reader on this blog-I hear it in my head everytimeI visit Shreve, Eli, Charlie and the rest of you folks on thiswonderous cyberspace oasis.Shreve, I sent you a link to theto the gmail address. Hope the link works because it is such a great song to listen to while viewing Charlie pics.Sung from the perspective of the coyotein a city at night.Enjoy!http://specialrealms.com/VM/sounds/exene/Coyote%20On%20The%20Town%20-%20Exene%20Cervenka.mp3Annie
Crap, trying to post the linkto the mp3- not working so well.If anyone wants to try looking it up, type "Exene" "Coyote on the town" into your search engine.I could only find one rather poor quality mp3 of the song, but trust me- it fits the pics of Charlieso very well.I am saving it to my desktopto listen to every time I visit here!http://specialrealms.com/VM/sounds/exene/Coyote%20On%20The%20Town%20-%20Exene%20Cervenka.mp3
Thank you so much for your blog! Many of of would like to experience many things and lead many different lives - but the reality is we cannot do it all.Thanks again for sharing your life and your coyote!
You have put together a beautiful blog chronicling all the moments that make life seem simple. The blog is great, I read it daily and makes me see the world differently as I live in the largest city in the world. Charlie is quite something. You're an inspiration : )
He matches the surroundings so perfectly.
Aw, he looks so happy!
Oh, look at those beautiful supermodel-long legs!
Quit fighting amongst yourselves. I mean it. S.S.
good words...great picture
I love thinking about Charlie and Eli. The expression on Charlie's face makes me think of Little Red Riding Hood. "So nice to see you my dear, come in come in"
I enjoy this blog and your excellent photography very much. While I must disagree with those who say Charlie would be better off elsewhere, you were wise to leave the long post on wildlife rehab issues up. Far too many people have nothing remotely resempling an accurate idea of what is involved in raising a wild animal, let alone a predator.We have occasional coyotes here, and they do eat pets and lambs/kids, but that's the way it goes. We just try to keep our own safe and let the coyotes have the rodents and occasional fawn.At a local stable I was surprises when a half-grown whitetail fawn wandered up to me. The barn owner said it was only the latest orphan fawn to wander in and stay a while, that the previous ones all wandered back out as they reached adulthood, and that she expected this one would do the same.Our Aussie shepherd/cattle dog cross raised a feral kitten. Two years on their relationship is similar to Charlie's and Eli's. The cat is very doglike but still an efficent mouser who could easily survive in the wild if necessary, though she would take a dim view of that option. The dog was raised with a litter of kittens along with its own siblings but is very sociable with other dogs.An animal person who is diligent about listening to the animals, and educates herself thoroughly about the species, without wishful thinking, anthropomorphism, or anthropocentrism, will be able to make a relationship like this work for as long as is necessary, and will be able to relinquish it should that become necessary. I am perfectly confident that you will continue to do right by for Charlie as he continues to let you know what is right for him.
Anybody ever read Don Coyote?Its a wonderful true story from a couple decades ago about a rancher and the coyote he shared a relationship. GREAT story.Mellow out everybody. Charlie is a wonderful representative from his people to ours, you should be enjoying it. It simply is. If it educates and encourages love and humane treatment of animals especially coyotes, all the better! He was orphaned by cruel and pitiless humans, let him enjoy his human friend who has saved his life. And let us enjoy the beauty of his life.
I love his big long legs....I can't believe how much he's grown in a short time!--Dona, getting her daily Charlie fix
Thanks for sharing. Reading your site and seeing the pics has shown me the coyote side of my Keeshound Border Collie mix dog Keesha. Somehow it has helped me to understand her a little more. The similarities are definitely there. Your photos are quite beautiful, and the composition is great. You have quite a talent.Good luck with everything!LEL
WOW. Isn't he just the most handsomest thing EVER!
Wonderful photos, wonderful story!Wishing you all the best!
I just found this website and I think that it is so amazing that you have a coyote. I am a huge dog lover and I have loved coyotes since I was a small child. I feel bad for them since they get such a bad rep. I think it would be awesome to have one as a "member of the family".
Look at them big 'ol grubby paws.
The post crossfox is referring to was removed at the request of the individual who posted it, but I am exerpting some of here, because I, too, feel the post was full of important and valid points. This person runs a licensed facility for wildlife; here is some of what the original post contained:Your blog can give people the wrong idea of wild animals, and prompt people even to go out and do the same thing without getting the education first of doing so, and without proper licensing as in the majority of areas it is highly illegal without licensing.I was just sent the site and do applaud you, you are my kind of gal, but my job is to discourage people doing what you did, and it is not for any other reason than that sometimes harmful things to wild animals, are paved with good intent. Like the book captive wild, which ended in tragedy.I encourage children to get involved with their natural environments as there is great disconnect, so they go out and protect it and thus it's living free inhabitants, that finding orphaned or injured wildlife should be taken to proper facilities who *thoroughly* understand the animals needs physically, emotionally and nutritionally....Me again. I must stress that the knowledge and presence of MC has been essential to my success with Charlie. As I have stated in my posts, I could not have done this without MC to assist me and share his years and years of specialized experience. And as I write this in January, that truth remains.
Wonderful photos, inspiring story. Thanks for sharing!
Amazing. I once saw an illustration of a coyote by Ernest Thompson Seton that seems to be exaxtly that one!Amazing.
I love your writing style and coupled with your photo compositions really has a powerful essence of capturing your reader into your stories. You inspire me to be more adventurous,gracious, and carefree. Moreover, photos inspire me to want go back to freelance photography as a hobby, after two years of hiatus. I enjoyed your VESPA road trip, as well as Charlie, Eli, and you going about your lives together. I've always entertained the idea of doing a solo road trip somewhere distant towards the central/mountain zone, with a still camera and my 6 year old SUV. I wonder, how far I'd get with enough "gusto or gana" as they say in spanish. Whatever project you're doing now, I wish you the best of success and may God continue to richly bless you in your endeavors in life.
It's always amazing to see how human they can look.
I just found your site - wanted to tell you that it's marvelous! As a person owned by a coyote myself, I can attest to the wondrous feeling of coming home to my "pet". In my case,I wrote a book about living with him. I caught a ton of flak from raising a coyote/wolf hybrid (and 18 cats and 2 other dogs in the city (Arizona), but really - all you can do is stay true to yourself and do what you feel is right. In rescue, that can be a fine line, but you can see it in the animals' eyes when you're doing a good job. Tristan and I wish you the very best of luck and we'll check back often. You're living a dream - I only wish I had 50 acres in the middle of nowhere to raise my pack...Audentis fortuna iluvat, my friend.http://www.petsweekly.com
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