Home, Sweetheart. Home.

photo taken May 12, 2007 • title thanks to Julie

The first few weeks of open comments, you made me laugh hysterically.  Last week you made me melt.  This week, you made me cry.  As I read through the entries I became weepier and weepier, overcome with sentimentality as so many of the comments were in the vein of safety, home, belonging, and…. The Choice.  The Choice I often forget about: the choice of keeping Charlie (and implicit in that is the gentle reminder that there was a moment when it could have gone the other way).  And then I got to Robin’s comment: Whispers: “I’ve decided to keep him.” “O.K. Let’s name him Charlie.” and totally started crying.  Later, Mike stopped by and he loves hearing your comments and when I read him that one, he got tears in his eyes!  Bravo, Robin, for making us both cry.  I’m sending you an honorary calendar for that.

There were hilarious ones too, as always: Lizzie, Hans-J, Sha, Dave Wallace – you are amazing and a bit demented, my favorite combination.

For the title, I chose Julie’s.  Many of the entries helped build an incredibly powerful sense of comfort, home, and belonging.  Julie, yours encapsulates that emotion cleverly, succinctly, beautifully, and makes my heart swell.

After reading every comment, I am still without words – the emotion and brilliance you all display in this tidbit of creativity that you share with me is so remarkable, and so powerful, and I am honored to be a part of it all.  Thank you.

• • • This picture is cute.  It’s very nearly the pinaccle of cute.  It’s so cute I can’t put words to it, having been rendered idiotic, glassy-eyed, and drooling by the cuteness.  It’s up to you to do what I cannot: leave your title, caption, or Charlie-thought-bubble for this picture in the comment section of this post.  The cutest caption wins the cutest prize to date: an 8 x 10 photo of Charlie as a baby (I can’t find the link here at the moment but it’s the picture on the back jacket of The Book), a 2009 Charlie Calendar (it’s still 3/4 useful!), and an “I ♥ Charlie” window sticker (hilarious and one-of-a-kind).  Cannot wait to see what you come up with!!!

443 Responses to “Home, Sweetheart. Home.”

  1. Claudia Says:

    Simpy Delicious !!!!!!

  2. Cindy Says:

    Tassle Pillow Attempts to Sneak By Sleeping Sentry

  3. Paula Says:

    Sweet Dreams Baby
    or
    Snug as a Bug in a Rug

  4. coloradolady Says:

    “Paw-sniffing sweet”

  5. Nancy Latimer Says:

    Pillows are for sissy’s.

  6. goldfish Says:

    Thumbsucker.
    (aka ‘how to get away with murder’)

  7. ohn Says:

    This is Webster’s definition of cozy.

  8. June Says:

    DustBunny with Nose and Toes

  9. ida Says:

    “Cosy Corner”

  10. Beth Says:

    Snugglepup

  11. Craig Says:

    I’ll just curl up here for a lil nap .. But will just keep this one ear on alert just in case Eli needs me!

  12. sue climpson Says:

    ” you just wait ……”

    Bought your book, read it in one go, love the site. Thanks. s

  13. Leffe Says:

    Think big!

  14. Sandy Keech Says:

    Most people just put mint’s on the pillow…not Shreve!

  15. louanne Says:

    A nubbin of contentment

  16. Connie Graham Says:

    Safe at Home

    Peaceful Dreaming

    Tuckered out

    A Handful of Love

    One pooped pup

    Shreve – I’m with you on this one. Charlie is too adorable and precious in this photo. Thanks for sharing him, Eli and Chloe with us.

  17. Marsha Says:

    I am loved, I AM loved, I AM LOVED!

  18. Kristina Says:

    Bite-sized for a bed bug.

  19. Tom Says:

    “No I lay me down to sleep”

  20. Courtney Says:

    The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning [Anonymous]

    <3 you all S, hope all is well in the wild, wild west!

  21. tom Says:

    Please correct the above to state:

    “Now I lay me down to sleep”

  22. ilana Says:

    Precious paw, precious pup

  23. Rachel Says:

    ZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZzzzzz

    He’s too adorable for words!!!!

  24. Pam Says:

    Tuckered out

  25. sybann Says:

    I die of cute

    or

    nomnomnom

  26. Max Says:

    Tasty and sweet little dream

  27. Diana Says:

    HRH Prince Charles of Wyoming

  28. cassie Says:

    . . cherished scamp . . .

    . . .inevitable scamp . .

    . . .angelic scamp . .

  29. Jessica Says:

    Dreaming of lamb chops

  30. Patr Says:

    Speak to the Paw! I’m sleepin’.

    or

    Tucked in/Tuckered Out

  31. Susan Lippoth Says:

    Just a few more minutes please…

  32. Bobbie Says:

    Safe and snuggled.

  33. Kristen Says:

    Little Bean.
    That is what I call my puppy when he does that :)

  34. pam Says:

    The cuteness has wored me out.

  35. Sarah Says:

    Oh so comfortabuhls!!!!

    (verbiage from the blog Cuteoverload!)

  36. Annemiek Says:

    Sweet Charlie Dreams

  37. Moira Says:

    Little Dozer

  38. Lesli Says:

    Snug as a bug in a rug.

    (I wonder how many people are going to suggest it?!? But it’s the first thing that came to mind. That, and an overwhelming urge to hug him)

  39. Tina Says:

    Being this cute is EXHAUSTING!

  40. Dan Says:

    First Caption Idea: Coyote Cuddly (like Coyote Ugly only a lot better!)

    Second Caption Idea: Chessie Coyote (Like the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad’s Kitty Emblem – see the link below for the image)

    http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Cats/Chessie.jpg

  41. mj Says:

    Channeling Inner Hedgehog

  42. Claudia Says:

    Mine should say

    “Simply Delicious”.

    See what happens before enough coffee?

  43. Kelly Says:

    i need to start waking up earlier because a few others were close to what i was thinking, but my first thought was “snuggle bug” ><

  44. Brad in Texas Says:

    “Coyote Chinking”

    or

    “Cute Coyote Chinking”

  45. Art Says:

    Still life with nubule.

  46. MelissaL Says:

    My First Loose Tooth for My First Pup?

  47. pcwhite Says:

    coyote cinnamon bun!

    he just warms himself. :]

  48. K Says:

    Golden Slumbers

    Fast Asleep

    Sleep, Charlie, Sheep

    Countin’ Sheep

  49. Megan Says:

    My first thought was “Snug as a Bug” – along with everyone else =)
    SO some other thoughts….

    “Pillow with Ears”

    “Coyote Cuddler”

    Thanks for sharing with us Shreve =)
    <3 to all of you!

  50. pcwhite Says:

    (hah! incidentally, my own little dog is snoozing on the couch next to me in the exact same way. it’s enough to stir those warm gooey feelings of love in your belly, isn’t it?)

  51. Tina Says:

    Snug as a bug…

    I agree that the pic is the absolute pinnacle of cuteness. No doubt =)

  52. carol Says:

    serious ear-growing sleep

  53. Sara Blum Says:

    While visions of fox skulls dance in his head.

  54. Paladin Says:

    Smooch Magnet!

  55. C.E.R. Says:

    Cute as a button, snug as a bug.

  56. Vanja Hiltunen Says:

    Baby dreaming big

  57. Siobhan Says:

    Best I can do is:
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    And I just finished your book last night (devouring it from the moment I got my hands on it). It was wonderful, Shreve! When can we expect the sequel? ;-)

  58. Courtney C. Says:

    Pawsitively Adorable!

  59. TJ Says:

    A spin-off of Tom’s…

    Now I lay me down to sheep.

  60. Elizabeth Says:

    “A Minute’s Paws” or “Tiny Nap, Big Dreams”

  61. Drew Says:

    Coyote Snuggly

  62. Lamia Says:

    *honk SHEWWWW honkSHEWWWWW*

  63. Cheryl Says:

    tiny treasure

  64. Icksy Says:

    The past will dream of future comings, while the future recalls the passing of dreams.

  65. Stacey Says:

    Heavy in sleep. Light dreams.

  66. Jenice Says:

    Too cute!

    “Pocket pup”

  67. Janet in NYC Says:

    Safe and Sound Asleep

  68. tigeron Says:

    At Rest in the shadow of Pillow Mountain.

  69. Sally Watt Says:

    Fuzzy Muffin

  70. Wendi Says:

    Baby Love

  71. Elyse Paul Says:

    Coyote Dreams

    or

    Cozy Nest

  72. frannie Says:

    If I close my eyes they can’t see me.

  73. jen Says:

    Sweetest Pea in the Pod

  74. Susie Says:

    Counting sheep. (!)

  75. Misty Says:

    Sweetest Dream

  76. Julie Says:

    Home, Sweetheart. Home.

  77. Peter Says:

    This’ll make her keep me . . .

  78. Melissa Says:

    Eli Finally Gets His Own Pillow

    But I like Julie’s “Home, Sweetheart. Home.”

  79. Laura Says:

    Itty Bitty Cuddly Coyote

    Or ooh, Cuddle E. Coyote! Like Wile E. Coyote but oh so much cuter.

    I don’t know how to caption it, but I keep thinking he’s going to fall down the crack between the bed and the wall! My sister does that all the time. I’m not sure how.

  80. Cynthia Says:

    Sawing logs

  81. Patty Says:

    Rascal Nappin’

  82. Ken G Tulsa OK Says:

    I see mine is already “taken” so I will put in a second vote for “Dust Bunny”

  83. Meghan Says:

    In the Land of Nod

  84. Kristina Says:

    “Counting shrews” (he’s too small to count sheep!)

    or “Pygmy predator”.

  85. Christine Says:

    Tucked away for later

  86. Sara Says:

    Little Bundle of Cute

  87. Mol Says:

    I takes my zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s where I can find ‘em!~

  88. Christine Says:

    Little Bed Bug

  89. Katie Says:

    “Fur Ball” or “Coyote Ball”

  90. TJ Says:

    Store in a cool, dry place.

  91. Rebecca Says:

    Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul Shreve keeps.

  92. Cynthia H Says:

    Home!

    I make your arms ache.

    I make your heart ache.

    Gluten free love snack.

    I’ll probably be back with more, he is just too precious and makes captions pop out of nowhere.

    Too cute not to cuddle.

  93. Kristan Says:

    Snug as a Bug in a Rug

  94. Larraine Says:

    “…while visions of elf legs danced in his head…”

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all sleep so peacefully?!

  95. Penny Says:

    precious paw baby sleep….

  96. Charlotte Says:

    Hey Eli… Is this how you do it?

  97. nancy Says:

    too tired to make it to the pillow

  98. berthamae Says:

    There’s no place like home….

  99. Cynthia H Says:

    Purr Button

  100. Maggie Says:

    Fetal Position

  101. Arthurus Says:

    Dream a little dream

  102. Deeann Says:

    Not a care in the world

  103. Hilary Says:

    “So shut your eyes while mother sings
    Of wonderful sights that be,
    And you shall see the beautiful things
    As you rock in the misty sea….”

    Taken from “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”

  104. SheilaE. Says:

    One can never have too many decorative pillows.

    Coy-ute-ie.

  105. Tammy A Says:

    Home. I has one.

  106. Terry Says:

    Precious One.
    -or-
    Precious Moment.

  107. LHays Says:

    “The World of Coyote Nirvana”

  108. megan Says:

    “bark bug”

    bark nubule

    sleeping pup, tiny trickster

  109. MNM Says:

    Nappin Nubbin

  110. Amanda Says:

    “Found under couch cushions along with $1.47 in change…”

  111. Anonymous Says:

    What does he dream?

  112. Carol Says:

    Couch coyote

  113. MaggieMNM Says:

    Dreaming of Shreve, Eli, and the sock that got away.

  114. Wendy Says:

    Camera: $300
    Throw pillows: $6.99 each
    One perfect moment in time? Priceless.

  115. Sandy F Says:

    Dream a little dream for me.

  116. kris Says:

    I’m not sleep–zzz…

    But MOM! It’s not even a SCHOOL ni–*yawn*

    Coyote Dreamin’

    Tiny nose, big dreams!

  117. Phyllis Says:

    “I’m SO happy she kept me!”

  118. Vinny Says:

    To sleep; perchance to dream…

  119. Brandi Says:

    Priceless

    Gerber Baby

  120. Sheila Says:

    Napping Perfected

  121. arescuemom Says:

    Dustless Bunny

  122. Jeanne Says:

    dream a little dream…

  123. chirpergirl Says:

    Safe and Special

  124. Cynthia H Says:

    Nappin Nubin by MNM – who can beat that? Perfect!

  125. Polly J Says:

    Baby Love

  126. Marc Says:

    And New in Home Decorating for Fall 2009, our exclusive “Baby Coyote Accent Pillow”. The cutest ever!

  127. Heather Says:

    Adorapup!

  128. b Says:

    Epic “Awwww” in 3, 2, 1….

  129. pat Says:

    I second what Tammy A suggested: Home, I has one.

  130. Lydia Says:

    Love! There is simply no better word.

  131. Deborah Ziegler Says:

    “Don’t worry, I’ll protect you.”

  132. Paul Says:

    Bambino

  133. Wehaf Says:

    Curled up tiny.

  134. Patti Says:

    Big Dreams
    Tiny Dreamer

  135. Postman Says:

    “Counting Sheep”

  136. Susan Says:

    Loved and content.

  137. Liana Says:

    You never know what you’ll find behind the couch cushions.

  138. Holly Says:

    Bedbug
    :)

  139. Lizzie Says:

    And finally, with the tiny fang nestled under his pillow, Charlie dropped off to sleep, having stayed up as late as he could to try and catch a glimpse of the elusive Tooth Coyote.

  140. Cheryl Wicks Says:

    I lovin’ my life on the stair step to heaven

  141. Robin Says:

    Whispers: “I’ve decided to keep him.” “O.K. Let’s name him Charlie.”

  142. ShaylaMyst Says:

    Yep, Nappin Nubin works for me. I know you aren’t taking votes, but…

  143. michelle Says:

    Another reason to paws (pause)

  144. Mary Says:

    Sweet, sweet dreams

  145. CD Says:

    “It’s Tuft to be a Coyote” or “Mischief Dreams”

  146. Linda D. Says:

    Sweet dreams, precious ‘yote baby.

    (‘yote: pronounced “yotee”)

  147. Stephanie K Says:

    The softest sleepers are the loftiest dreamers.

  148. Snobahr Says:

    Lying in wait to hunt down the vicious bed bug!

  149. Penny Says:

    curled cuddly coyote crashed

  150. Jan Says:

    Precious Bundle

  151. Janice Says:

    ….yet he will touch a Nation

  152. Elaine Says:

    I seepin’ Mommy.

  153. Sarah G. Says:

    Just a Bit O’fluff on the Pillow.

  154. Owen Says:

    Now, this one is just for fun-
    “Take, me, I’m yours, cause dreams are made of this.”
    Heard that on my Mom’s playlist, not sure what song it’s from though.

  155. Meghan Says:

    Snugglebug

  156. Patte Says:

    Security Blanket

  157. Sherri Cox Says:

    Teeny, tiny ball of yote!

  158. Teddi Says:

    and his halo appeared…

    I will hug him and squeeze him and pat him and call him Charlie!

    Cuteness Uberous

  159. Meghan Says:

    Recharging

  160. Kris Says:

    “To Sleep … Perchance to Dream”

  161. laura Says:

    Niblet

  162. Sandi Says:

    bundle of love.

  163. Teddi Says:

    One more…

    Prince of Pillows

  164. Sandi Says:

    “let sleeping coyotes lie”.

  165. Jennifer Says:

    ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’

  166. Corrie Says:

    Home At Last

  167. Tracy Says:

    “Snugglebug”

    …its what I always call my little pup when she’s a little cute ball of sleeping fur!

  168. cj Says:

    Soft, warm dreams.

  169. Dogmom Says:

    Wildlife in Wyoming

  170. Stacey Says:

    Not a care in the world.

  171. Emily Says:

    Hey Eli, I’m gonna git yer tail…zzzzzzzzzzz.

  172. Jia En Says:

    I haz a winkz.

  173. mlaiuppa Says:

    (Ha! She’s mine. I’m so darn cute no way she’ll get rid of me. I’m set for life now.)

  174. sha Says:

    The pillows finding themselves drawn to the cuteness…stop and behold.

  175. Bully Breed Buddies Says:

    I think it should be…..

    “The real world is just too big sometimes…I choose to dream”

  176. Sandra Says:

    Coyutie Pie!

  177. bonnie Says:

    hold the kisses please…i’m sleeping

  178. Paula Says:

    Little love.

    Contented Cuteness.

    I love “snugglebug.”

  179. Lee Says:

    Teddy Bear Alternative

  180. Lori Says:

    Out like a log

  181. CeeBee Says:

    Lookie, lookie, I found a dustpuppy!

  182. Justin Low Says:

    lil ol’ pillow pal

  183. Bridget Says:

    Nugget

  184. Leffe Says:

    Coyote nirvana

  185. Kira Says:

    Soooooo cute!!!

    “snugglenub”

    My favorite is Cuddle E. Coyote and Home, sweetheart. Home.

    I got your book for Christmas, and have read it over and over, love it! Lots of good lessons in there.
    Thank you for devoting your life to Charlie and sharing him with us. =)

  186. Janice Says:

    “Sueno dulces precioso”

  187. Rebecca Says:

    Bug in Rug

    I think that suits it perfectly!

  188. David R. Norton Says:

    So cute it should be illegal!

  189. Maggie Says:

    The little tiny ears and the little tiny nose and the little bitty feets with the little tiny toes…

  190. Dave Z. Says:

    “such stuff as dreams are made on”

  191. Holly Says:

    “Sleeping Peanut” found behind cushion!

  192. EL Fay Says:

    No caption today. My head ‘asploded from teh cuteness.

  193. Anita Says:

    He is only an animal; and yet so much more.

  194. Ember Says:

    Where Sleeping Dogs Lay

    Bed bug

    Coyote Dreams

  195. kimicheese Says:

    i won’t take up too much room…

  196. Bria Says:

    All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream

  197. Sylvia Says:

    … Cinderella was having so much fun with the Prince that night at the royal reception: she was gorgeous, and there was an heavenly atmosphere at the castle…unfortunately the tower clock rang the midnight: the poor Girl had to leave her beloved Prince before the magic spell of the fairy ended…while running down from the stairs, the girl lost a little and softie slipper.

    Only the next morning the Prince, with great amazment, discovered that actually it wasn’t a simple plushie slipper, but a sleeping, cute coyote pup!
    The Prince prefered the Baby Coyote thousands time from a simple and rude girl who left him without telling anything about her identity! xD

    Greetings (and a Big Cuddle) to Charlie and Family from Italy!

    xxx

  198. DeiKM Says:

    So Many Things to Sniff in Slumberland!

  199. Sylvia Says:

    Snuggly!

  200. betharoopie Says:

    Safe and Sound, Love is Found

  201. Kathy F. Says:

    “Dream BIG, little Charlie”

  202. teetotaled Says:

    furry dream catcher

  203. cindy Says:

    dreamer of dreams

  204. Julie Says:

    Livin’ the dream

  205. Cheryl Says:

    Let’s play Hide n Sleep…

  206. Crissy Says:

    Snug as a bug in a rug!

  207. Stephanie Says:

    Hush, puppy.

  208. Christy Says:

    ~Bad case of the cutes.

    ~Intolerably cute.

    ~The utmost of adorability

  209. Robin N Says:

    while visions of sugar plums danced in his head….

  210. i-ching-a-ling Says:

    snugglestuff!

    snuggle-luv-agus

  211. molly Says:

    Chasing (miniature) rabbits

  212. Maggie Says:

    Sleeping DustPuppy

    Bundle of Cute

    Hokey Pokey Dreamin’ (you stick your right paw in…)

    Snuggle Puppy

  213. Hans-J Says:

    natural born cuteness

  214. Stephanie Says:

    PS. Thank you for this blog. It’s a small joy and some peace of mind for me, in a place where there is very little peace of mind. So thank you.

  215. Oma Says:

    Utter Innocence

    “I am completely safe.”

  216. katie Says:

    coyote pup breath!

    warning: viewing this image may cause a dramatic rise in blood sugar levels

    Charlie, as he drifts off to sleep: “Hmmm…maybe this “partially domesticated” thing won’t be so bad after all!”

  217. Tony Says:

    Sleeping Beauty

  218. Milaka Says:

    To sleep, perchance to dream . . . of very small, very slow roadrunners.

  219. Evelien Says:

    “Heartwarmer”

    It’s impossible to look at this picture without melting…

  220. Sandra Says:

    …I pray the Lord my Shreve to keep…

  221. Michel Says:

    “Sweetpea” or

    “eyes, ears, nose & toes”

  222. pixie Says:

    One day I’ll be a big handsome coyote and have my own blog…

  223. Janine Says:

    “If this pose doesn’t win her over, nothing will!”

  224. ShannonSmith Says:

    Cuddly Camo

  225. Marie Says:

    “Incognito.”

  226. Suzette Says:

    “Too small to warm your feet, but so cute he’ll warm your heart!”

    “Better than bedbugs”

  227. Julie Says:

    A Pause to Dream of Bigger Paws

  228. Marie Says:

    “To sleep, perchance to dream”

  229. heather em Says:

    Warmin’ up the bed for Shreve, a little patch at a time.

  230. Deb H. Says:

    Goodnight, my heart.

  231. Amanda Says:

    Life is Grand

  232. Cyndi W Says:

    Snoozin Paw-Paw in the Pillow Patch

  233. Deb. H. Says:

    Lullaby baby.

  234. Bess Says:

    “Home Sweet Sweet Home”

  235. Janice Says:

    I didn’t fall through the cracks!

  236. Roxie Says:

    To dream, perchance of sheep

    or

    100 ZZZs of solitude

  237. leesavee Says:

    Precious Paws Pause

  238. Liz Says:

    The world’s cutest caulking job

  239. betharoopie Says:

    After my original caption, I kept hearing a tune in my head:

    All those same people who scold you
    What they’d give just for
    The right to hold you
    From your head to your toes
    You’re not much, goodness knows
    But you’re so precious to me
    Cute as can be, baby of mine

    -excerpt from “Baby Mine” from Dumbo

  240. Dave Wallace Says:

    “That’s not cute” – Eli

  241. Hana Says:

    Warming Up the Bed.

  242. Janice Says:

    Ahhh, life is good!

    Shhh! Coyote puppy sleeping.

    Do not disturb.

    To paraphrase Elton John’s song: Tiny dreamer…

    Another song paraphrase: I’m too cute for words! (Instead of I’m too sexy. Don’t remember who sang that one way back.)

  243. Jonathan Says:

    QT

    (that little paw sticking out is the tail on the “Q”… I know, if you have to explain it….)

  244. Christine Says:

    coyote pup snuggery

  245. Dave P. Says:

    Safe from all harm, I sleep.

  246. amy Says:

    Peek-a-Cute

  247. Anonymous Says:

    This is not my quote, but it is what I think when I see this picture.

    “It is hard to be brave when you’re only a very small animal.”
    - Piglet from Winnie the Pooh

  248. Tirzah Says:

    Thumbalina ain’t got nothing on me.

  249. Kathy Says:

    - Little Bitty Cute One

    -This Must Be Heaven

  250. Laura Says:

    This is not my quote, but it is what I think when I see this picture.

    “It is hard to be brave when you’re only a very small animal.”
    - Piglet from Winnie the Pooh

  251. Liza Lundell Says:

    sleepy toes, sleepy nose

  252. Donna Says:

    Now I lay me down to sleep

  253. Whisker Kisses Says:

    Cozy Coyote

  254. gina Says:

    “innocent while sleeping”

    “fits in nooks of homes and hearts”

    “Pan of this land”

  255. littlebobina Says:

    Really, he is just:

    “Too cute for words”

  256. Erika Says:

    Little log sawing lumber jack.

  257. gi Says:

    Handle with care

  258. Jessica Says:

    Coyote Cute!

  259. Connie Says:

    Precious L’il Darlin’

  260. Susan Says:

    Little Muffin

  261. Vicki Says:

    Snug as a bug in a rug

  262. PJ Says:

    One day, (dreamily) when I’m older, and, and I’ve been a naughty caoyote…zzzz…seems hard to believe…snorf….she’ll remember this….and I”ll…zzzzzzz…be saved…plock….night night.

  263. Wes Says:

    Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot.

  264. Samata Says:

    Bed Head

  265. Nologic Says:

    Pointed dreams
    or
    Walks in Dreams

  266. Andrea Says:

    Being this adorable is really quite exhausting.

  267. Diana Says:

    Turn to gray, bluer shade, when the sun comes
    Peaceful time, cease your mind, Dreamsome

    From the song “Dream Some” by Shelby Lynne

  268. Karen Says:

    ~Settling into Boundaries~

    or- Fuzzy Sweetness!!

  269. laura Says:

    cutest little eye,
    sweetest little nose,
    bestest baby boy,
    in a sleepy pose

  270. Marva Felchlin Says:

    “Nothing happens unless first we dream.”
    Carl Sandburg

  271. Kristine Olsen Says:

    Nubule Napping Nook

  272. Beth Says:

    Paws and points

  273. Helioprogenus Says:

    I fought the paw and paw won.

  274. Daniel Says:

    Coyote In A Blanket

    The Original “Snuggly”

  275. Jennifer Says:

    To sleep… perchance.. to dream

  276. Kathy Aftab Says:

    As Snug as a Bug in a Rug

  277. Trudy Jewell Says:

    Snugglebunny

  278. Marquand Says:

    Reach for your dreams

  279. Jennifer Says:

    Okay mine was already taken so I have a new one.

    “Dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams come true.”

  280. Jennifer Says:

    Orrrrr…

    “A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you are fast asleep.”

  281. Kristi O Says:

    Dreaming of Eli

  282. Natalie Worlow Says:

    Not a creature was stirring…

  283. Cassandra Says:

    2 cute
    2 be
    +_______
    4 gotten

  284. Rhonda Says:

    Snugglicious!

  285. Marquand Says:

    Pillow soft

  286. sally Says:

    Sweet dreams are made of this

  287. Megan F Says:

    ~Stunningly Serene~

  288. Ruth Says:

    The sweetest of all sweets

  289. Susan Says:

    Serene, sweet innocence

  290. Pamela Says:

    Sweetpea in Slumber

  291. AmyM Says:

    It is so sweet, it almost needs to be a different title all together, something he truly *is*.

    You know, Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, well, he’s the boy version – knowing who he’s grown into being:

    Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.

  292. Janet Says:

    Lost in little coyote-o dream land.

  293. Lili Says:

    Snug Little Bug on a Rug

  294. Jaimie Says:

    “Snugged”

  295. Sophie Says:

    “Corner Calm”

  296. kristine Says:

    dreamcatcher

  297. msdramateacherlady Says:

    completely content

  298. Dru Says:

    Tuck-ered.

  299. Pam S Says:

    Logged in!

  300. judith Says:

    Very different from what my parents expected…

    Never dreamed life would be this comfy.

  301. Sue Says:

    Poor grown-up, manly Charlie is probably getting embarassed by all the cute comments. Here’s a non-cute comment for him:

    “Teddy bears are for sissies”

  302. Stacy Hurt Says:

    298 captions! Gracious!

    My entry:

    Her (shey’s) Kiss

    cos he’s yours to slobber on.

  303. Marina Says:

    As snug as a bug in a rug…

  304. Jerry Johnson Says:

    Being this cute is REALLY exhausting.

  305. Alyssa Says:

    “So cute I almost threw up”

    “…And just for a moment, the world stopped and was at peace.”

  306. TheGirlNerd Says:

    Tootsie Roll Pup

  307. Karissa Tatman Says:

    Sweet dreams, little one.

  308. Isa Says:

    Smoochiepooh*

  309. Debi Says:

    What dreams may come……

  310. Courtney C Says:

    Warning – Coyote Triangle of Tempting Kissing Spots Has Formed.

    You may get lost between ear tip, nose tip, and toes.

    I know I would!

  311. Wolfdawn Says:

    Coyote Cuteness……..

  312. Ingrid Says:

    News alert from Merriam-Webster:

    All dictionaries in circulation will be recalled immediately. Since the word “cute” has just been redefined, the current definition of “cute” is no longer accurate and will need to be revised. If you bought a Webster’s dictionary within the past five years, please see your local bookseller for a full refund. Merriam-Webster apologizes for any inconvenience.

  313. CarolH Says:

    Cuddlepup

    Fringe benefits

  314. Tanya Says:

    ¡Durmiendo con los ángeles!

  315. Joanne Says:

    Cutest of throw pillows

  316. mellissa Says:

    tiniest pea in the pod

  317. Diane Finley Says:

    Morsel of Fluff

  318. Kerry Says:

    nestled in for a long winter’s nap

  319. Daniel Says:

    A modified entry to my previous one.

    “Snuggie”

  320. Craig Says:

    Eli just taught me the cat nap! I hope I make him so PROUD of me.

  321. Chris Says:

    Bundle of Joy!

  322. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    I just HAVE to enter two captions!

    Asleep in Ten Sleep

    OR

    Napping Nubule Nirvana

  323. Craig Says:

    If you were this cute you would be tuckered out too!

  324. janet Says:

    ‘tweet!

  325. Kim Says:

    I’ll take this over a hole in the ground anyday!

  326. Jill Says:

    Coyote Crumble Slumber

  327. Beth Says:

    “Wedgie” or “At peace with pillows”

  328. Sandra Says:

    Sweet Potato

  329. Bruce Evans Says:

    Bed Bud

  330. Tiny Tyrant Says:

    “Safe enough to sleep in my forever home”

  331. Muttz Says:

    Ok…. my mom used to call us “Snuggle Bunnies.”
    So, to substitute muchly…..

    Snuggle Bunny, you’re the one
    You make bedtime so much fun
    Snuggle Bunny I’m awfully fond of you

    Snuggle Bunny, joy of joys
    You make the tiniest snores
    Snuggle Bunny I’m awfully fond of you

    My knowledge of Rubber Ducky stops round here. You could also say, “Snuggle ‘Dode” or something of the sort.

    (Family joke: My sister called coyotes cowdodes (cow-doe-dee) when she was little. I always think of that when I visit this site.)

    Ahn! would also work.

    There’s also “Fluffball”

    Ball of fluff

    Cuteness

    Epitome of cute

    Cowdode cute (Or coyote)

    Ded of teh cute

    Too cute!

    Wedged between a wall [and a soft place]

    Sweet Dreams

    Cutie Pie

    etc, etc, etc.

  332. Sandra Says:

    Sweetest Sleep, in Sepia

  333. Emily Says:

    I second the nomination of the above from Muttz

    “Wedged between a wall and a soft place.”

    That is perfect!!!!!!!

  334. Sarah W. Says:

    Living Doll.

    …that is WAY too cute! I may have to bookmark this one.

  335. murphsmurf Says:

    Sweet pea in a pod

  336. MollyB Says:

    Rockabye Charlie

  337. Phyllis Says:

    “I can hear you in my dreams”

  338. Kimberley Says:

    As snug as a bug in a rug.

  339. DodgerGirl Says:

    A perfect wedgie.

  340. Dianne Says:

    Shreve’s Prescious Pillow Mint

  341. Sandra Says:

    Heartbreaker!

  342. Shanon Says:

    Warning: May contain small parts

  343. karen hanson Says:

    ‘ Pup and Pillows’

  344. felis_sidus Says:

    Heart’s Ease

    or

    The Calm Before the Chaos

  345. June Says:

    Charlie’s thought bubble: “And now I’m seeing some big white sheep flying up in the clouds, and I’m running really, really fast…and I CATCHED one!”

    Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s description of the Neverlands in children’s minds while they’re asleep; from the original book, Peter and Wendy (1911; note that the original title was not Peter Pan; that’s Disneyfication:

    “Of course the Neverlands vary a good deal. John’s, for instance, had a lagoon with flamingos flying over it at which John was shooting, while Michael, who was very small, had a flamingo with lagoons flying over it…On these magic shores children [and baby coyotes] are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.”"

  346. Priscilla Edwards Says:

    “Golden slumber fills your eyes
    Smiles awake you when you rise
    Sleep pretty darling do not cry
    And I will sing a lullabye.”

    I couldnt get this song out of my head after I looked at this photo.

    Loving the Beatles and Charlie.

  347. Jennifer Says:

    Heartbreaker.

  348. Nancy Says:

    Precious Pillow Mint

  349. Jessica Says:

    Crack Coyote

  350. Kara Says:

    Junior mint

  351. SuzieQ Says:

    “The children were nestled all snug in their beds.”

  352. Sandra Says:

    (sorry, Jennifer – “Heartbreaker” was taken at 6:39 p.m.!)

  353. Danielle Says:

    The Gentle Sleep of a Baby Who is Home

  354. hank Says:

    Just a bowl of cherries.

  355. Ruchi Aggarwal Says:

    Small fuzzy pillows are the best!

  356. Shanna Says:

    Concentrated Cuteness

  357. Ocius Says:

    Pawromatherapy!

  358. Chrissy Says:

    Adorable Soul

  359. Bravegirl01 Says:

    Cuddle Bunny!

  360. Randi Says:

    Home Sweet Home

  361. ariel Says:

    Price is a pea.

  362. ariel Says:

    Sorry, that should be “Prince is a pea.”

  363. Marisa Says:

    Fuzzy snugglebug

  364. Lynn Says:

    How about “HOLY CRAP!” Seriously, I can’t take the cuteness…it has taken all the creativity right out of me and all I can think is “holy crap”.

  365. Iska Says:

    cute kernel of coyote

  366. MRM Says:

    Before he learned the joys of elf legs, Charlie had to be content with self-legs.

  367. Elizabeth H. Says:

    Home at last…..

  368. keabird Says:

    MicroCoyoteCute

  369. Anonymous Says:

    Coyote bug-in-a-rug.

  370. Diane Brown Says:

    Forgot to leave my info! My label is “Coyote bug-in-a-rug”!

  371. Beth J Says:

    Sshhh…he’s sleeping.

  372. kin Says:

    dreaming as hard as he can

    (he looks like his little brow is furrowed and he’s trying really hard to be this cute)

    but otherwise my vote is for Drew’s “Coyote Snuggly” – it’s perfect!

  373. karen hanson Says:

    In the beginning——– Coyote!

  374. Yin Says:

    Squish me, I’m cute!

  375. Have the T-shirt Says:

    All Cuddled Up and Nowhere to Go

  376. Tom Says:

    Who would think something so cute will grow up to cause so much trouble?

  377. Vanessa Says:

    Slumber of Innocence

    Thank You Shreve for sharing your precious moments with us…

  378. Cynthia Says:

    “Talk to the paw! The paw nose.”

    or

    Tiny Dreamer

  379. Diane Says:

    Paws for reflection

  380. Nick Says:

    Wainscoyoting

  381. Doug Says:

    The Lost Kernal of Cute”

  382. Kim Campbell Says:

    “Between a rock and a soft place”

    Wait, I just saw above what Doug said!! THAT is an awesome one!!

  383. Sandra Says:

    oh, bambino…

  384. Deanna Says:

    “My home…my spot”

  385. Beth Says:

    Cherubic Charlie

  386. Shauna Meador Says:

    Snuggle Bunny

  387. Hannah Says:

    My caption would be

    “So this is how it feels to be home, huh?”

    or

    “1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep… zzzz”

    Great blog, I love it!

  388. Teddi Says:

    Coyote Chicklet

  389. Craig Says:

    So many sweet expressions. I wish I was creative like so many here. Hard to choose or pick just one .. I lean toward “Coyote Snuggly” tho, like some others.

    I just can’t help but KEY on that cute little ear right in the damn middle of the picture with the sun shining on it like a spotlight from an angel. Charlie is clearly sleepin but he is the .. Everready Coyote .. always alert and ready to GO and go and go. lol

  390. Cynthia Says:

    Sweet Baby Dreams

  391. Pamela Says:

    Wee Biscuit…
    Love at first sight.

  392. Linda Says:

    “oh, and please close the blinds when you leave.”

  393. Pamela in Glynn, Louisiana Says:

    Just a little bit, soft and secure.

  394. allison Says:

    Hide ‘n Sleep

  395. Carlene Says:

    Diamond in the ruff

  396. sybann Says:

    Don’t be Fooled by Appearances

    Dangerous Beastie only Slumbers

  397. Violet Says:

    Here’s a few…

    Peace Initiative

    American Idle

    Bailout

    Energy Conservation

    Tweet dreams (I’ve got twitter on the brain!)

  398. Phoenix Says:

    If you let me stay I promise I won’t up much room. See, I can sleep right over here by the wall.

  399. Julie Says:

    “Sawing logs”

  400. Patricia Says:

    Sleeping fast and hard.

  401. Steph Says:

    Cuddle Bug Ball

  402. tracy bessire Says:

    Between a log and a soft place.

  403. domenico Says:

    comfort zone

  404. Connie Says:

    Sweet bliss

  405. Tai Says:

    Napster

  406. Chino Says:

    It’s tiring being cute all day.

  407. Stephanie Says:

    Honestly, the first thing that came to mind was ‘Snuggly Wuggly’

  408. Kelly Lewis Says:

    A Little Lump of Love

  409. skimmie Says:

    Cute Z.

  410. Lexi Says:

    Calm Before the Storm

    (if coyote pups are anything like domestic puppies)

  411. Barbara Says:

    Sleep, my child

  412. Heidi Says:

    Awwwwwwwww…

  413. schatze Says:

    Sweet Dreamer

  414. Anonymous Says:

    there ought to be a law…

  415. Lucky Says:

    Betwixt and Between

  416. mark Says:

    “The bed was NICE…….but Shreve SNORES!!!”

    :)

    Otherwise……..”Cornerstone of cute” …and so much more.

  417. Laura Says:

    Baby, baby
    The stars are shining for you
    And just like me I’m sure that they adore you.

    Amy Grant Song–Baby Baby

  418. WendyD Says:

    Pacifier

  419. Cristina Says:

    “A couple more minutes of this and I can do whatever I want for the rest of the day”

  420. Sue Says:

    Nobody puts Baby in the corner….

  421. LN Says:

    Tiny trundle bundle

  422. Kate Thomas Says:

    Simply too cute for words

    Shreve: Your book was so terrific that I was sorry when it came to an end. (Looking forward to your next one!) You and Charlie and friends are an inspiration. I read your website every day because it is always uplifting and fun. Thank you SO much for sharing your life with Charlie.

    Kate

  423. dutchman in ohio Says:

    “EXHAUSTED” (growing up is hard work)

  424. Michelle Says:

    Nappin’ Nubule or Little Fuzz Ball.

    My brain has been rendered into mush by all the cuteness. CUTE OVERLOAD!

  425. kristine Says:

    @peace

  426. sara Says:

    His Snugness

  427. Cindy Says:

    Snug as a Bug

  428. Ulrika Says:

    Whorl in the heartwood

    (I hope I’m not too late due to time difference! It’s Tuesday morning here in Europe.)

  429. Hans-J Says:

    all my wild days, part 2 (backstage)

    … 8, 9, 10 … sleep

  430. Renee Says:

    Dreaming of Me

    I Belong Here

  431. Joshie-Boy Says:

    Ahhh. Safe…at last.

  432. Skimmie Says:

    Baby love bun with dream frosting.

  433. Hans-J Says:

    just a comment: it seems that charlie could win any cute contest while sleeping

  434. Skimmie Says:

    Toes to nose doze.

  435. Sue Says:

    Little Dreamer

  436. Connie Graham Says:

    ….a dream come true

    A little attempt at double entendre: a dream come true for both Charlie and Shreve.

  437. Anonymous Says:

    Am I dreaming? or did I turn into a dustmop while sleeping

  438. Skimmie Says:

    Little paw…big cute.

  439. Bethrusso Says:

    Dog tired.

  440. Skimmie Says:

    Cuddle bait.

  441. Merna Says:

    Caption for sleeping pup:

    “Plugged in and recharging”

    Enjoying your wonderful website!

  442. Mattexian Says:

    Wow, three little words, conveying so much, making me cry a little too.

  443. Cher Says:

    I am so sad I was unable to check in yesterday, but don’t think I could have topped you guys…
    Reading this made me happy, and the chosen caption really got me.

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