Elk Tag – It’s A Big Game

photo taken June 7, 2007 • title thanks to Jonathan

Again, amazing entries!  Such fun, such sensitivity, such weirdness you ALL show.  Somehow I managed to narrow the 270+ entries down to a dozen ~ here are the ones that duked it out till the end:

Missed! Do it again! (You channelled Charlie with this one, RedWolf)
Thwarted at the Fort
Hard Growth
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
“Peek-a-caribou”
Preyground
“OK OK  I get the point!”
A blurry relationship
“…and Charlie’s down by seven points…”
From the Playocene period
I know what you’re thinking, Pup! You’re thinking “Has he been de-clawed or NOT?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is the swat of an orange tom cat, the most powerful feline swat in the cat world, it will bloody your nose right quick,  SO you’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? (Eli as Dirty Harry?? Too perfect!)

And Jonathan: in the end yours rose to the top ~ not one but two puns???  Impressive.  And the title is true – this was a game of tag, a big game to both of them.  Your words in tandem with the image take me back to that moment so vividly, as I stood and laughed as they earnestly, playfully tried to tag eachother.  Thanks for that.  And thanks to all who entered!

• • • This photo is kind of a mess when you first look at it.  But then you notice there is much more going on than just a big mess on my floor.  Charlie ducks behind an enormous elk antler; Eli’s swat, from his perch on the steps to the loft, is a blur.  Fill in the blanks left by the chaos of this image, and leave your entry in the comment section of this post.

The prize this week is a manifestation of the poetry of chaos.  At first it looks like nothing, like less than nothing.  But upon further examination, it shows itself to be a miracle.  It is a piece of petrified bone, and it is amazing.  You can see the shape of the bone and the network of the marrow, and it is solid rock.  I have no idea how old this fossil is but would love to find out (if any of you know how this is done, leave me a comment or email, as I have a few pieces of it!).  It’s certainly older than any of us. Here it is:

I’ll also throw in some other fabulous stones from here ~
lepidolite, squid, etc.
Now show me whatcha got!

283 Responses to “Elk Tag – It’s A Big Game”

  1. Alina Says:

    Heh heh, missed again!

  2. Claudia Says:

    Where the heck did the rest of it go?????

  3. ida Says:

    Don’t you dare touch my snooze blanket!!!!!

  4. Red Wolf Says:

    Missed! Do it again!

  5. Shara Says:

    The rest of him’s gotta be under here somewhere.

    (Charlie, eagerly searching for another Elk Leg)

    Also….if you are at all a Firefly/Serenity fan, Eli peeking out made me think of River. (And if you aren’t that made no sense)

  6. Christy D. Says:

    In the shelter of my enemies.

  7. Alina Says:

    Shreve, just got your book in the mail today, about to open it now. Can’t wait!

  8. kk Says:

    HELP!!!!
    Itz…
    Got…
    Me….

  9. Charlotte Says:

    Eli resorted to cheating after spending $20 in the local Grab It machine and not winning the cuddly toy!

  10. Aunt Jenny Says:

    “None shall pass!”

  11. Nic Says:

    …and, STAY OUT!

  12. John Says:

    Escape from Elk-atraz

  13. Sandy Says:

    Charlie was the first one in the family to use an antler to keep a “wild” animal at bay…

  14. Susan Says:

    “The Elk Hunter”

    or

    “Where’s that elf leg”

  15. Susan Says:

    The First Elk Hunt

  16. Stephanie Says:

    Save me from my friends – I can protect myself from my enemies

  17. Beth Says:

    Clash of the Titans!

  18. mick Says:

    Two headed space creature tries to eat a baby coyote, but a cat saves the day!

  19. carol Says:

    close encounters

  20. Kristan Says:

    Hide ‘n Swat!

  21. Courtney Says:

    Chaos is a friend of mine [Bob Dylan]

  22. Tsaiko Says:

    I have some training in paleontology. If you can send me pictures of more than one side and tell me the general area where you found the bone, I’ll take a stab at identifying it. Looking at it from the angle you have, I’d say it’s a weight bearing bone either from the front or back leg of an animal.

    Of course, it’d be best if I had the thing in hand, but since my captioning skills are less that great, I doubt that’s going to happen.

  23. Loretta Says:

    http://www.uwyo.edu/geomuseum/

    The University of Wyoming Geological Museum might be a good place to ask, if MC can take the trip or watch Charlie for you.

  24. Wincey Says:

    Sharp versus soft

    (That’s all I’ve got right now … )

  25. Chris K Says:

    “All Right! Who called in the S.W.A.T. Team?”

  26. Thais Says:

    Oh, what did Wile E. do this time?

  27. Holly Says:

    Crouching Coyote, Flashing Paw!

    Uh-oh, I don`t think Eli likes me!

    Utter confusion (Oxford)

  28. J. J. Says:

    Another big plan thwarted. . .

  29. Kelly Says:

    peek-a-boo!

  30. Wo Says:

    Finding safety in the strangest of places!…
    ~
    Saved by the elk!…
    ~
    Stop, Drop & Roll!…
    ~
    SWIPE…. ‘elk’verted!!!
    ~

  31. Bethrusso Says:

    “Come give Aunt Ler a hug!”

  32. Janet Says:

    ooooh! I’m gonna get you little brother—–tag your it!

  33. Lizzie Says:

    Cardboard Box Cat strikes again!

  34. Helene Says:

    When bugs invades the house, Charlie and Eli to the rescue!

  35. Tracy Says:

    “Antler Armour”
    ..or….

    “Antler Sanctuary”
    ..or….

    “Safety in the Elk”

  36. Aly Says:

    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!”

    (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There)

  37. Jim Says:

    Hook’em Horns!

    Even though there are no horns involved, that was what first came to mind.

  38. Sheryl Says:

    Pretend we’re in Yellowstone, you be the elk and I’ll be the wolf.

  39. Laieanna Says:

    Thwarted at the Fort

  40. Lovethissite Says:

    this is what Mom uses to protect herself from me… so it will work for Eli?

    By the way Shreve… Happy Mother’s Day

  41. Bean Says:

    Hard Growth.

  42. Patty Says:

    First Spat…

  43. joseph Sheader Says:

    contact me I can help ya with the fossil.

  44. sal Says:

    On the horns of a dilemma: fight or flight?

  45. Rebekah Says:

    You must be this tall to get up these stairs.

  46. Lee Says:

    Bonding one Fort at a Time

  47. caligirl Says:

    Eli : “its time to lay down the gauntlet”

  48. LaBoli Says:

    “The king is not pleased by this meager offering.”

  49. MD Says:

    Charlie floats like a butterfly, Eli stings like a bee, in the midst of the chaos they love, those three…

  50. SCS Says:

    point taken!

  51. Justin Says:

    You must be this tall to come in here… and be a cat…

  52. Scott Says:

    Crouching Canine, Hidden Feline

  53. Scott Says:

    Attack of the Grimelkin!

  54. Scott Says:

    Attack of the ElkOctoCat!

  55. darci Says:

    Now I’ve got you, my pretty!

  56. Scott Says:

    Poetry of Play

  57. Patrick Harvey Says:

    NONE SHALL PASS!

  58. Deborah Ziegler Says:

    Don’t make me come over there!

  59. Scott Says:

    Any port in a storm.

  60. Nighthawke Says:

    ‘Yote and kitty play King of The Hill… Kitty wins by default!

  61. Lisa Says:

    Stealth Bomber!

  62. Suzanne Miranda Says:

    Whad-I do? Whad-I do?

  63. Colleen Says:

    Eli: I’ve had just about enough of you!

  64. Rick's Cafe Says:

    Your reflexs are improving young grasshopper…
    (but you have yet to snatch the pebble from my hand)
    *****************
    Nanna Nanna BooBoo – You missed me again Old Man!

  65. Leo Says:

    The best defense

  66. Tony Says:

    Fort Antler Under Seige

  67. Teresa Says:

    Ironic Protection

  68. Alys Says:

    ‘Protected by the Prey’

  69. Tony Says:

    or…

    The Seige of Fort Antler

    or……

    The Fall of Fort Antler

  70. Jaimie Says:

    “Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.”
    - Anonymous

  71. Liz Says:

    All shall bow to the feline in his fine-boned fortress!

  72. Caroline Says:

    hiding behind this big ole whatyamacall it

  73. Kathy F. Says:

    CAUTION: Point, Swipe!

  74. nina ikeda Says:

    ha ha! ya’ll neva catch me, coppa!

  75. Patti Says:

    Point Taken

  76. Helen Says:

    catch me if you can, antler edition

  77. MaggieMNM Says:

    Owned

  78. Anna Says:

    Rise(r) Above

  79. Anonymous Says:

    Antlers. Protecting both elk and coyote pups since June 7th 2007

  80. Terri G. Says:

    Evading sharpness in my world

  81. Julie Says:

    Reversed Roles

    (elk protecting coyote from cat)

  82. David Says:

    Cats rule, coyote’s drool.

  83. maija Says:

    “Still Life With Antl”–HEY! I said “STILL”, you guys!

  84. Mich Says:

    Suggested title: Missing the point

    Also…
    Fossils are dated one of two ways:
    1. Relative dating – determining which rock unit the fossil was found in and working out where that rock unit sits (temporally) in relation to all the other rocks in the area.
    2. Absolute dating – a geoscience laboratory (university or museum based) can carry out radiometric dating of the fossil itself. They measure the ratio of two radiometric isotopes (one decays to the other in a known time frame) to determine an absolute age.

    Any local geoscientist should be able to help you with relative dating, so long as the fossil was found in a rock and not as an eroded fragment. If your fossil was found lying on the ground somewhere, your only option is to convince someone to carry out radiometric dating. This might be tricky. Either way, good luck!

    P.S: This info is given with no ulterior motive. I’m a geologist is all – one who’s collected enough fossils/rocks to sink a battle ship!

  85. Jayne Says:

    Currently living in Texas, just can’t resist:

    “Hook’em Horns!”

    PS — thanks for the call out last week — and I know that a lamb probably isn’t too far off from becoming a member of the Stockton family! That would really make for some great pictures — a sheep and coyote — not to mention the cat, cow and dog! Makes one wonder if they can all live in harmony, why can’t humans?! As always — thanks for sharing Shreve — your pictures always make my day.

  86. Terry Says:

    not-so -natural play with nature’s toys

    nature’s amazing chaos

  87. Simon Says:

    Little, Big Horn

  88. Julie Says:

    A precise paw precedes pandemonium

  89. Charley Says:

    Watch It, Buster! That thing won’t protect you from me!

    photo obviously taken before Eli and Charley became friends

  90. Joan Says:

    Quick and to the point.

  91. Kat Says:

    Shelter from the storm

  92. Melissa Says:

    Eli makes no bones about it – this one is his.

  93. Icksy Says:

    Eli: “I to’d ya’, broder. I to’d ya! I ain’t dressin’ up as no reindea’ fo’ no damn Chris’mas! Ya dig? — Now ge ya’ and yo’ stupid antla’ outta mah’ crib! I’s da MAN hyar, an’ youse crampin’ mah’ style!” *Smackdown!*

  94. Andrea (noricum) Says:

    Tag! You’re it!

  95. Abby Says:

    The Natural Order of Things

  96. Benny Coughlin Says:

    I am El-Kat! You will obey me……

  97. Theresa Szpila Says:

    Eli: Scat, kid! This is MY elk!
    Charlie: But where’s the rest of it? Did you eat the whole thing???

  98. msdramateacherlady Says:

    sibling rivalry

  99. Barbara Says:

    Gathering by the Bridge to Dinner

  100. Julia Says:

    I can’t do better than “escape from Elk-atraz” (John at 7:11) and “on the horns of a dilemma” (sal at 9:48) and “Little, Big Horn” (Simon at 11:36).

  101. Dawn Says:

    Playing Hard to Get

  102. Annie Says:

    It is wisdom that directs this sensible world to its rightful order …
    (Proust)

  103. Liz Says:

    Schoolin’ Charlie

  104. Debbie Says:

    “You missed me, you missed me, Now you gotta kiss me !!”

  105. Colleen Greco Says:

    Breaking the clause is cause for CLAWS

    (It looks like Eli’s claws turned into GIANT CLAWS!)

  106. Z's Mom Says:

    Bone thugs-n-harmony

  107. Meredith Says:

    Hide from Eli paw. FAIL!

    I have another.

    Coyote yelp in 3…2…

  108. Cait Says:

    “Pique”

    Pique for both Eli’s irritation and for Charlie’s near miss with the “pique/pick” of the pointy antler.

  109. Bruce Evans Says:

    “Antler Attack!!”

  110. Ann Says:

    Neener! Neener!

    (my dogs and cats have played this game for years)

  111. Maria Says:

    Lessons of the Wild

  112. Karissa Says:

    If lightening always strikes the higest point, why is Eli hitting me instead of the antler?

  113. Nancy Says:

    Rack Attack

  114. Courtney C Says:

    Bowing and Scratching

    Touché!

    Eli Extends Bionic Claw

  115. Lauren K. Says:

    This is an exclusive clubhouse.

    No Canines Allowed.

    Manning the Anti-Siege Catapult.

  116. XS11E Says:

    “I don’t want it but I’m sure not going to let Charlie have it!”

  117. Tom W. Says:

    Blast from the past and rack to the future!

  118. Lydia Says:

    First Line of Defense

  119. Laura H. in OKC Says:

    Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days…

  120. Sophie Says:

    The natural disorder of things

  121. Jennifer C Says:

    Mighty hunter in training

  122. Karen Says:

    standoff at the antler corral…

  123. Susan Says:

    in the fray

  124. Robin N Says:

    Cats rule, coyotes droooool!!!!

  125. Bess Says:

    “Peek-a-caribou”

  126. Michel Says:

    “Games of Love and War”

  127. woozy Says:

    “trapped”

    or

    “in the horns of a dilemma”

  128. alisa Says:

    Olly Olly Oxen Free

  129. Connie Says:

    Boys will be boys!

  130. Maggie Says:

    Five-Pronged Paw Protection

  131. Paladin Says:

    Ha! My Coyote Fu is vastly superior to your Cat Kwon Do.

  132. Kathy F. Says:

    “Glad those antlers were there, almost got wacked upside my pointy little head”

  133. bonnie Says:

    taking shelter in the arms of the wild

  134. Jeffrey Says:

    “Don’t get too cocky Charlie – I did take care of the elk!”

  135. V Says:

    Charlie’s fortress – “No Cats Allowed!” Eli disagrees.

  136. Kelley Says:

    here’s another try from me, dear:
    crouching coyote, hidden tiger

  137. Megan Says:

    “Setting boundaries”

  138. Violet Says:

    I love you, man!

  139. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Charlie Makes His Point(s) Known

    Bones of Contention

    Coyote Campground — A Feline-Free Zone

    Shreve – I read your grandmother’s blog, svensto, every day she posts one. She is one lively old lady; may your years be as full of wonderful events as hers have been. I want Svensto to stay with us forever!!

  140. Chris Says:

    The Little Rascals

  141. Diana Says:

    “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”

    Albert Einstein

  142. Corrie Says:

    The Battle of Little Big Horn

    or

    The Battle at Big Elk Horn

  143. jbenny Says:

    down low…you’re too slow!

  144. Skimmie Says:

    Could the elk have imagined his antler would be
    An anchor for frolick midst cat and coyote?

  145. Janie Says:

    Coyote, Cat, and Duck.

  146. jefftoo Says:

    Grave danger you are in. Impatient you are.
    – Yoda

  147. Tanya P. Slaughter Says:

    1) Shelter in the Horn

    2) Who’s the boss?

    3) Back off kid!

    4) King of the shelf.

    PS. Loved the book.

  148. Tanya P. Slaughter Says:

    Thought of another.

    5) Who’s your Kitty?!

  149. Sandra Says:

    The Lion Deigns to be Tamed… for now…

  150. Helioprogenus Says:

    Filling a void with raucous joy and curiosity

  151. Alana Says:

    “None shall pass!”

  152. Sandra Says:

    Need to rethink my defense shield!

  153. Sandra Says:

    Crouched behind the forked tines,
    Coyote whispers, “All in good time…
    You will be mine!”

  154. janie Says:

    Preyground

  155. Joy Says:

    Yesssss, Master!

  156. leesavee Says:

    Attack of the alien antlers!

    HARK! Who goes there?

    Can you stand how cute Charlie’s little bottom is, pushed up into that crouch? SO ADORABLE!!!

  157. Liza Lundell Says:

    I didden know elkses could SWAT!

  158. Sandy Says:

    Horseplay beneath a huge praying mantis!

  159. kristine Says:

    Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer.

    Pointing the way.

  160. Penny Says:

    Charlie gets the point…

    Duck and cover

  161. Erika Says:

    Thy keeper is not thy brother

    My someday prey is protecting my from my brother!

    I was just sniffing the bones…

  162. Sheila Says:

    Another “Discussion” Between Siblings

  163. Nancy Latimer Says:

    20.000 Leagues Inside the Cabin

  164. Carrie Says:

    Back the Elk up!

    or

    Back the Elk off!

    man I wish I was more creative– I love rocks/fossils!

  165. Heather Says:

    No Trespassing!

  166. Catherine Says:

    Just a ‘Love Tap’

  167. Barbara Says:

    Smack Below the Bridge

  168. Heather Says:

    Take Cover?…TAKE COVER!

  169. Ron Hager Says:

    Cool it Eli, I didn’t mean to horn in on your fun.

  170. klimt Says:

    yoink.

  171. Lynne Woodrell Says:

    Rack Attack

  172. marsha Says:

    They both came out of nowhere!

  173. i-ching-a-ling Says:

    “STOP FOR ME
    IT’S THE CLAW!”

  174. Tracy Bessire Says:

    The wild wild west indoors!

  175. Heidi Says:

    “No password, no entry!”

  176. Jill Says:

    1) Oh no you didn’t!

    2) Sit down!

  177. The Food Lady Says:

    Doesn’t anyone remember the infamous internet legend “Dogs In Elk?”
    http://www.webtree.ca/tree/keeper/dogs_in_elk.htm
    Or have I just dated myself? It’s what I immediately thought of.

    “GODs In Elk” would be my caption.

    Cheers,

    The Food Lady

  178. Lynne Woodrell Says:

    Snack attack!

    As Charlie love those elf leg snacks….

  179. Eija Says:

    Hei!! I just wanted to play.

    Ouch….you stinging f(Eli)ne, come out and play with me.

    Not fair…just wanted to play!

    See…. this is canine body language: “come and play with me”

  180. Owen~ Says:

    (I read through all the wonderful comments, but I might have missed some, so if I accidentally re-write someone else’s, I’m not trying to steal it! Sorry if I do. :P)

    Shedded Safety (LOVE this one!)
    Eli Is Always A Step Ahead
    Reduce, Reuse, and Reskull (Reskull, as in, the antlers are given another head to protect, get it?)
    Surrounded Surrender
    Antler Attack

    Hope you like these Shreve, I know I do! Ha! Wyoming rocks sound like so much fun! (I found fool’s gold the other day!)
    -Owen

  181. Karen Says:

    Horning In On The Game

  182. Michelle Says:

    No, Eli, I can’t say as I get your point.

    Crouching Coyote, Hidden Brother

  183. Jillian Says:

    We are the knights who say Ni!

    [now you must bring us a shrubbery -- one that looks nice and is not too expensive]

    Oh Lord. I hope you’re a Monty Python fan…

  184. Hans-J Says:

    … business as usual in the training camp.

    ok, wanna smell the other paw too?

    (i ‘m glad that your book will appear in german in october this year)

  185. Mark Gustafson Says:

    “Missed Him – By That Much” [Maxwell Smart]

  186. Debi Says:

    The Past, The Future, The Guardian.

    The Elk is past, Charlie is the future…. you get it!

  187. Maegan Says:

    Brotherly Battles of the Chaotic Kind

    King of the Wild Fort

    Wyoming Wallop

    Elf Hunters

  188. Stacey Says:

    Safe.

  189. Allie Says:

    This reminds me of the scene in the Lion King where Scar takes over the throne and he has Timon and Pumbaa in the bone cage and then Zazu runs away from the hyenes screaming “Let me in! Let me in!” and Pumbaa yells back “Let me out! Let me out!”

  190. Maegan Says:

    Oh! Thought of another one.

    Paying Homage to the King

  191. Kathy F. Says:

    “Eli, be nice, cause I’m gonna be bigger ‘an you someday”

  192. pansypoo Says:

    nubbins can’t find the rest of the elk to nibble on.

  193. Ingrid Says:

    I told you together we could take him! High five!

  194. Shanna Says:

    Ain’t no bones about it: this is my house, pup.

  195. Paul Says:

    Establishing the pecking order

  196. vicki yang Says:

    Neener Neener Neener, Can’t Catch Me!

  197. TJ Says:

    Ronco’s Hiss-Kabober

  198. Anonymous Says:

    Palyin’ Hide -n- slap

  199. Janice Says:

    S.W.A.T. = Sweet, Wack, Attack, Tap

  200. Martha 3782 Says:

    The Elk Protects the Coyote

  201. Pat Says:

    Palyin’ Hide -n- slap

    (hit enter too quickly, the
    “Anonymous Says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 5:58 pm ”

    Was me…

  202. Erin Says:

    “Pointed rebuke”

  203. Bria Says:

    Shortly After the Negotiations Began to Break Down

  204. Kathy F. Says:

    Eli’s memory lapse…” Woops, I keep forgeting he’s my brother”.

  205. pam Says:

    it looked to me as if charlie was

    safe in nature’s “bars”

    or safe from danger in a natural “cave”

  206. Sharfa Says:

    MINE!

  207. John Says:

    Go away kid ya bothering me ……

  208. Marina Says:

    Attack! En garde!

  209. Anonymous Says:

    soft as a kiss, sharp like a razor blade

  210. Marina Says:

    En Garde, you feckless feline!

  211. Laura Says:

    Locking Horns

  212. Suz Says:

    “OK OK I get the point!”

  213. Davy Says:

    “You swat its nose, I’ll bite its ankles, and together we’ll beat the Evil Pointybeast!”

  214. SuzieQ Says:

    “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”

  215. Deeann Says:

    “Just a little to the right” — Coyote back scratcher

  216. Masha Says:

    A blurry relationship

    Where the wild things are (Maurice Sendak book)

  217. RevAnne Says:

    looks like the boys are playing pretend….
    “Here be monsters”
    “Insolent pup!”
    “Hunting ROUSes in the Fire Swamp” (gratuitous Princess Bride reference…sorry!)

  218. Skimmie Says:

    Swat’s Up

  219. Amy Nahirny Says:

    Crouching coyote, hidden tiger

  220. Carol H Says:

    The long paw of the law.

    Strike
    While
    Antlers
    Trap

    Setting the boundaries.

  221. Milaka Says:

    Ninja Kitty

    or

    I could have sworn that thing was dead!!!!

  222. Harald Says:

    Caption: Challenging & Testing Boundaries

  223. Jill Says:

    Tomcat Tectonics

  224. Dave Wallace Says:

    Charlie just pee’d on the clothes.

    “See? Pee are photographed!” – Eli.

  225. Alice Says:

    “Respect my authoritay” from South Park

    Respect your elders, boy!

  226. beth Says:

    Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
    (by: David Seabury)

  227. Roxie Says:

    Take That…You Elk-Pretender!

  228. Critterfriend Says:

    Mess with the bull, get the horns. Mess with Eli and, well…don’t mess with Eli.

  229. Kelly Lynn Says:

    “You will not take my crown!”

  230. Cher Says:

    Behind the advancer, the crouch of the coyote deflects Eli’s playful advance…

    (According to Wikipedia, an advancer is the second branch of a buck’s horn.)

  231. robbi Says:

    “Touché, Monsieur Pussycat.”
    (ala tom & jerry)

  232. Sue Says:

    Off my blanket, runt!

  233. M Says:

    Protector

    of elk, Charlie and later Shreve.

  234. Lesley Says:

    In the horns of a dilemma

  235. Sea Wolf Says:

    Faux paw

  236. Ashley Says:

    Eli’s Secret Weapon

  237. Liz Says:

    Hiding behind the Veil of Antlers
    or
    Antler Referee, Bet You Can’t Reach Me!

  238. mlaiuppa Says:

    Point of view.

    Eli makes his point.

    Charlie’s initiation into Eli’s Elk’s Club, Blankie Lodge.

  239. The Mef Thing Says:

    Curious shelter

  240. Anonymous Says:

    Stop in the name of the claw.

  241. Mimi Says:

    Listen up, lil pup.
    You can have the rack,
    but the mouse is mine.

  242. Craig Says:

    I know what you’re thinking, Pup! You’re thinking “Has he been de-clawed or NOT?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is the swat of an orange tom cat, the most powerful feline swat in the cat world, it will bloody your nose right quick, SO you’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?

  243. Isobel Says:

    Santa Claws and his Reindeer ?
    Charlie doesn’t think so

  244. Maria Says:

    Caption:

    Clearly, two against one

    (Those antlers don’t look like protection for Charlie. They look like they’re coming at him, along with Eli!)

  245. Farmer Lady Says:

    I’m surrounded by Sharp, Pointy Things!

    Charlie yips

  246. Nan Says:

    “After The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors Even, Marcel Duchamp”
    (in the art world whenever you want to use what’s been done, you just write “after” but if you Google it, leave the after out)
    :-)

  247. Pepper Says:

    “Embrace of the Wyldking”

    “This Is Our World”

    and “Autumn and Spring”

  248. Anonymous Says:

    Eli’s Fortress of Swat

  249. Cindy Says:

    whoops. The above one was mine.

  250. Syenite Says:

    “points of authority”
    “sanctuary”
    “orderly entropy”
    also, a shout-out to “Little Big Horn”; I was thinking that too. =]

  251. Shanon Says:

    Nice rack.

  252. Jia En Says:

    Playing Tag

  253. Sandra Says:

    From the Playocene period.

  254. Kristie Says:

    “I’ll just hide right here under the antlers, they’ll protect me.”

  255. JenniLu Says:

    “…and Charlie’s down by seven points…”

    [double entendre...it looks like a 7 point antler after all]

  256. Arcene Says:

    Love is a Battlefield

  257. Mary Lou Says:

    Nothing will come between us, deer!

  258. Kathy Shaw Says:

    “Getting the point”

  259. Jonathan Says:

    Elk Tag – It’s a Big Game

    MC might appreciate that one.

  260. Amy Says:

    No dogs allowed

  261. Mary Lou Says:

    Forgot to include my e-mail address before–sorry!

  262. Mary Lou Says:

    Will try one more time!

  263. FyreNWater Says:

    “Stuck between a cat and a pointy place”

  264. julijeong Says:

    Charlie finally gets revenge for the Great Ram Horn Blockade of 2006.

    When last we left our intrepid heroes, the evil Elktor had trapped Catman on a precarious perch high above deadly quicksand blankets while Catman’s loyal sidekick, the PupWonder, attempted a daring rescue from below. Will PupWonder dislodge our feline superhero? Or will Elktor achieve world domination? Find out today on the adventures of Catman and PupWonder!

  265. Jeanna Says:

    Between an antler & a furry place.

  266. Kate Says:

    I’ll teach that annoying pup who’s Top Dog!

  267. Mellissa Says:

    conflicting perspectives of playtime

  268. Dave Says:

    Fortress of Solitude

  269. Marquand Says:

    Silent horns unable to warn of alpha Eli on higher rung.

  270. Sue Says:

    C’mon Eli….I told you this was goul!

  271. heather em Says:

    Scratch-O-Matic 3000!

  272. June, Aging Gratefully Says:

    Establishing the ground rules.

  273. Dido Says:

    no stillife with antler

  274. Glenys Says:

    Eli: Hey, it’s mine…I own it…and I own YOU!

  275. dutchman in ohio Says:

    Take that you pesky fur ball !

  276. Kathy Says:

    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

  277. Lisa Says:

    Long arm of the claw.

    :-)

  278. tigeron Says:

    Antlers to The left of me; Eli to the right; Here I am,”Stuck in the middle again!!

  279. samagical Says:

    Warning: Sharp Edges

    (may cause serious injury
    avoid contact)

    inspired by:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spryte808/3192880469/

  280. Kathryn Says:

    Eager, Learning, Loving, Life

  281. Paladin Says:

    Thanks, but i prefer this extra large backscratcher to your extra small.

  282. amy Says:

    too good to be true……

  283. Mr. Radio Says:

    lol @ a bunch of those comments!

    Bone Thugs -N- Harmony was my personal favorite!

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