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Funny, that's how most of the dishes get cleaned at our house, too. Well, at least the "pre-rinse".
@DK.That's just nuts! =)
I have a dishwasher just like that except mine looks more like a beagle.
What a cutie. Love it all!!
and the nice thing about that dishwasher is the dish will get cleaned many times during the day !!!Way too cute !!!
I bet he has a pot-scrubber cycle, too!
Oh! Your wit, photos, writing, and the heart implicit in it all brighten my day!Shreve, many writers and writing instructors have commented on the discipline required to be a successful writer: you must write, every day, whether you feel like it or not. It looks to me as though this blog requires the same discipline (labor of love or not). If you'd care to comment, I'd love to know whether running this blog has affected your writing habit. Did you already have the habit? Has the blog changed or strengthened the way you go about your work?
That looks like a great wok! We have only the yucky non-stick variety in these parts.
Hi Smithy, I'm one of those people that NEEDS to have deadlines in order to function. This website and the daily photos via email have been so great for me, because I must produce! I want to have this record of Charlie, and thanks to the website, I can't put off writing about him or taking the daily photos, and therefore less is lost. It's a blessing, really. It takes a significant part of each day, and there are days I really don't want to do it (ironically, those are often days when some of my best work is produced - pushing through the barrier into the magic). It is so worth it. S.S.
This type of dishwasher is good for the environment too: more "pre-cleaning" means less water and detergent needed for the final wash!
Oh, I recognize that! In our house it's called dog-clean.
Hi...friend of mine from Oklahoma (we are both into rottweiler rescue) sent me the link to your blog, since we are both such animal lovers and enthusiasts, she knew I would love it...she was right! I gotta tell you, your pictures are GREAT! There is no doubt in my mind that you are a photographer, if not...you should be.Actually, a coffee table book from this would sell great, consider it, please! Charlie is absolutely beautiful, and what a sweetheart! I love him already!
Dani: Shreve already got a book deal! It was announced in Publishers Weekly a few days ago. It's supposed to come out this fall. Yay!
hmm, we've been getting a string of photos of Charlie's backside lately.not complaining, just saying...... nice tail!
Hi fellow animal lovers, I just got this in my email:Despite the opposition of tens of thousands of wolf supporters, the Fish & Wildlife Service just made it much easier to kill wolves in the Greater Yellowstone and Northern Rockies region -- even while they remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.Take action now -- tell Interior Secretary Kempthorne that the rule change is unacceptable!http://action.defenders.org/10j_taf
My dishwasher has a similar mechanism but it's a little smaller and altogether more feline.
I have two different models of the canine diswasher: dachshund and pomeranian mix. They are very effective and environmentally sound. My dishes have never been cleaner! :) BTW - kkurtz is right. Charlie does have a nice tail!
Ha! So we are all hillbillies. Gracie gets really pushed out of shape if a dish gets put in the sink w/o going through the 'pre-wash' cycle. Shreve, we are so blessed that your need for a deadline produced this blog and your daily photos. Just wish there were weekend daily photos, too. I go into withdrawal on the weekends w/o a new photo in my inbox.
I, of course, have my own hillbilly dishwasher, too.
Feline hillybilly dishwashers are great because the scrubbing action is more abrasive than on canine models. However, cycle time is longer due to smaller scrubbing surfaces. Also echo-friendly.
Shreve, I'm curious to find out if you have Charlie collared/marked in some way to identify him as other than a wild Coyote. You've described you cabin as quite remote and it would be a shame if he got hurt because he was mistaken for one of his totally wild relatives.Be at peace with good coffee.Dano
Congrats, congrats, congrats on your Charlie book deal! I can't wait to buy it! Cheers and best wishes!!
It's good to know I'm not alone in the canine dishwashing cycle. My three dogs even share. My dish washer model is a Schnauzer,Schnauzer,Scotty model. Be sure to let us know when the book is released. There will be a mad dash to the book store to buy one.
I suspect that Charlie's tail might just be a hillbilly duster.I know my critters have that function.
You will be so thankful in years to come that you have documented this time in your/Charlie/Eli's lives...memories can fade and I wish I had more photos, etc. of all the dogs that have owned me over these many (68) years..Thank you again for sharing..
I have two of those myself. Mine aren't very good about sharing, so we have to give each a pan of his/her own, but they do a fine job. Looks like Charlie does, too. They'd like to help with dishes we are actually eating out of while we are eating out of them, too, but we have to draw the line at that or we'd never get anything to eat!
Thus the affectionate nickname, "pot licker."
Thanks for the bit of news, Meow House! I'll certainly be looking forward to it!!!http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6522180.html?q=daily+coyote(see second paragraph)
You can see he's pint-sized, in relation to the pan. It's hard to tell his size in most of the photos--he looks full grown.I am eagerly looking forward to the book, Shreve. I knew it would happen. There's a book in Vespa Vagabond as well, of course. Don't let that one slide. Your combination of writing talent and photographer's eye is a gift to us all.
Try combing out that soft underfur, in the Spring, and get a spinner to make it into yarn. If the guard hairs aren't blended in, I bet it'd be soft and SUPER warm.Given as a sweater to a Coyote rescue charity, it might also ebay for a rediculously nice sum.
Oh I've got a smaller feline version of that dishwasher. Not as effective as yours, I'm sure.
Been away a few days and are now enjoying the pics. Can't believe the people getting bothered about poor Eli's 'goolies' and whether he's been seen to or not. I've got to say, I would never have noticed had it not been pointed out. Anyway, I can also recommend the canine and feline dishwashers.:)
Awesome.I couldn't find if you'd answered this question...is he marked in any way so that he looks like a 'kept' coyote? He's not wearing a collar in the recent pictures.
Woking the dog, Shreve style.
Hey Shreve, just wondering does Charlie need vaccinations against rabies and other diseases like other canine species ? I love your dishwasher its probably a real water saver and less time scrubbing!!
I wonder what was in that pan. Stir fry elF legs, perhaps?
Lordy lordy lordy. I do that all the time or did when my dog was alive. Now I only get to wash the dish when my daugher drops her dog, Mack off. LOL.Nice post. Made me laugh.
Here's a link for those who appreciate a feline flair for doing dishes...http://icanhascheezburger.com/?s=scratchy+tongueGive Charlie a hug from us!(^.^)
I used to have some wolf hybrids living with me. A friend who enjoys spinning and knitting collected a pillowcase full of hair from them during shedding time one year, and apparently it made rather decent yarn and even coarse thread.There's a wolf sanctuary I've volunteered at a couple of times in Colorado, and they mentioned to me that they give a lot of shed to a lady who cleans it, cards out the guard hairs, and spins it into yarn.http://www.wolfsanctuary.net/
Wavewalker and Aggie: niiice... ha!I have a feeling we'll be getting some mileage from those elf legs... which is exactly as it should be. ;-)
I did very much the same thing you've done, leaving a "cushy" production job in LA, for a 1-room cabin, without running water, about 20 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska back in 2001.The 4.5 years I lived there with my team of sleddogs were happiest, most productive years I've ever known. (Published 7 books on animation, finished my first major short film, painted every week, etc.)Now that I've left, living in London, working in a high-pressure, high-responsibility studio position, there's not a day that goes by that I don't ache for that life/style again.If you do find yourself going "once more into the fray" of city-life, just remember that you will eventually come back again to your cabin, and appreciate what you have all the more, for having known it closely, dearly before.***Aaaah, yes. The "pre-wash" cycle. I remember it well! (Used to wipe the dishes afterward, with a bit of isopropyl so they were clean and sterilized. :)
Another great picture! :-D But I'm surprised you have no negative comments on this one yet! I'm sure there are lots of people out there just itching to tell us all how unhygienic it is to allow animals to lick human plates and bowls! LOL ;-D Thank you again, Shreve - especially thanks for keeping on meeting your deadlines! xxx from the UK to Charlie, Eli & you :-*
My dad hangs attaches a rope to the handle and hangs his pan over the side of the yacht. The little fish nibble away the cooking oils and baked-on bits. The other day he hung over a bag of fish guts from a mackeral he caught. Just to see if something 'big' would come a sniffin'. Middle of the night, bang bang thump. He goes on deck with a flashlight and looks over the edge. Nice big tiger shark. He crazy!Love your site Shreve. It touches me in many ways :-) I used to dream of running away and living with a hunting dog in a one-room cabin when I was a kid. And my online monniker is always 'Wyle E' after the famous coyote. Naturally, I am drawn to your journey.
I think I saw you mention that you're not a professional photographer, or that you haven't taken classes.Well then, you're a natural. Because the composition in many of these photos is just amazing. This one particularly!
That's just one of the CUTEST dishwashers around. Much prettier than those stainless steel models. AND this one keeps you warm at night too, IT'S PERFECT!! Yours is my favorite blog. I am here every day. Much love to you & your critters. Carrie
I just found your site via a poster at Democraticunderground. As coyote is one of my animal guides, I cannot express to you my joy at seeing all the pictures and reading about your full and simple life in Wyoming. Thank you for sharing!Jennifer
My greatgrandma used to say that the dishes were "three waters clean".The dog's name was Three Waters.
i 2nd the motion that there's a book in 'vagabond' too. thats good stuff. ditto on the daily photos and writing...wish i'd done it more with my 'old' dog. at least we do try to take photos of the kids almost daily, because ya never know....keep up the good work !
Thanks for the pictures, and particularly for the one of Charlie in the snow.
Look at Charlie. Even though I can't see is face, I know his expression says, "Yep. *yawn* All in a day's work. Just doing my bit. If you need me, I'll be over here taking a nap."
hey, i have one of those too. i particularly like watching the post-clean up paw clean up.
I have one of your Hillbilly dishwashers too. My favorite party trick is to pick up the dish and open the cupboard and start to put it up...just to see how long it takes my guest to say WTF!:)
My husband claims that his grandmother named her dogs after dishwasher cycles, but that his grandfather gave them names for everyone else to use.
I'm glad to see that Charlie has chores to do, and is learning to contribute to the welfare of the household!He's such a good boy!
It works! No scrubbing, that part is already done! Just a quick wash and you're good to go!
My Aussie mix will one day get his tongue caught in the dishwasher door as I'm closing it up. He washes the dishes on the floor. He washes them as I pick them up to put them in the dishwasher, despite the lack of any discernible ort. He washes them when they're in the dishwasher rack.Unfortunately he also washes them when the dishwasher has run and I'm trying to put them away.Hope springs eternal.
Hey Bannod,My grandmother used to tell the Three Waters story to us when we were kids too!Shreve,LOVE your blogs! Thank you for sharing your stories. You're an inspiration, and have become one of my heros. I'm so looking forward to the book. Just found Vespa Vagabond a few days ago, and I miss it already. I'm with the others who see a book there too. Can't decide which book I'm looking forward to more. Congratulations!
Mine does the kitchen floor, too! :-)
i have a very picky husky. he cleans my plates but if i drop something in the kitchen i am SOL. I remember once my wolf (RIP) hybrid was given a plate of salmon baked w/ grapefruit. She ate everything but maybe 50 itty bitty unpopped grapefruit kernels were left on the otherwise spotless plate. I could never give her pills in cheese or anything - she would always spit out the pill. Even the "tasty" ones for heartworms.
I want to mention Shreve wrote a fantastic book on gluten free foods, It has been a lifesaver for me..thank you Shreve... absolutely loved the belly rub pic.. he looks like he is in ecstacy!!! my heeler's fav thing in the wholeworld is those belly rubs..hes a really tough boy..but when he gets his belly rub he melts like butter and he is a puppy again!! Marlene in Cambria
My dog's nickname is "First Rinse."
Look at that TAIL!
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