The Smile Before The Song

photo taken December 2019

one year ago: Little Puffball
two years ago: Shapeshifter
three years ago: Snow Halo
four years ago: At The End Of A Rainbow
five years ago: Walk On The Wild Side
six years ago: It’s Charlie’s Stump
seven years ago: Wet And Dried
eight years ago: Soul Flare
nine years ago: Face Like A Bright Moon
ten years ago: He Once Was A Baby
eleven years ago: My Dappled Yard
twelve years ago: Notes On Charlie – September 6

4 Responses to “The Smile Before The Song”

  1. Andy Says:

    Love his expression here. :)

    I’m curious as to whether Charlie is generally more or less chatty than other coyotes, especially as he doesn’t have other yotes for company.

  2. shreve Says:

    A ~ SUPER chatty. Way more than the wild coyotes out back. He talks to me (chatter), sings with me (howling), sings with the dogs (they bark), used to always sing when Eli meowed (but won’t sing to the other cats’ meows). He breaks into song multiple times a day.

  3. Andy Says:

    Thanks for getting back to me Shreve!

    I wonder whether it’s because Charlie’s had a more domesticated and social life than other coyotes that he’s more chatty then. Interesting.

    Any chance of getting more audio of Charlie being chatty? :)

    There’s something sad to me that Charlie sang to Eli but doesn’t sing to the other cats, as though he’s in mourning for Eli. Though given the irreplaceable bond he had with Eli, it makes some sense that he wouldn’t feel the same way with regards to other cats.

    Thanks again! The pictures you share are great, but I really love getting more insights into his life that photos can’t convey. <3

  4. torre Says:

    awwwww i really enjoyed the audio picture email for the subscription today (Friday). so fun to hear him and Chloe singing and howling 😀

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