Indy Each Other

photo taken August 27, 2007 • title thanks to Skimmie

Your comments were so across-the-board fantastic this week ~ I eventually realized I could not pick one!  And so, because Mike found the prize, Mike chose the winner.  Skimmie, congrats!  By Mike’s laugh as he read your entry, I knew you would be the chosen one.

• • •
You know the drill by now!
Me + Charlie = this pic from our first summer together
You + Words = title for this photo
Winner = Prize
The prize this week is not especially pretty, but it is pretty awesome ~ it’s a buffalo horn Mike found last week, which is at least 100 years old, for that was last when buffalo roamed this area. And I’m throwing in a 2009 Charlie Calendar to boot, good for the second half of this year.
Now name it!

275 Responses to “Indy Each Other”

  1. Claudia Says:

    Please don’t do that girl thing and ignore me. You know I hate that!!!!
    I’ll be good, I promise.

  2. River Says:

    Sandwich Stealer

  3. Cyndi W Says:

    Charlie shared the secrets of my soul.

    ( nod to Janis Joplin)

  4. Cyndi W. Says:

    Prairie Pit Crew

  5. NancyLatimer Says:

    Right under our noses…somewhere.

  6. Edal Says:

    Come on! You said if I posed we’d go and see the fast cars!

  7. misha Says:


  8. laura Says:

    shaded eyes masking glowing souls

    “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” Albert Einstein

    One learns through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect” Mark Twain

    my fave:
    “But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  9. Corrie Says:

    Whatcha got in the bag, ma?

  10. Tony Says:

    Summertime Rolls (credit Jane’s Addiction)

    or from the same song… “Fell into a sea of grass”

    Actually a lot of the lyrics to that song might fit the picture!

  11. Courtney Says:

    We ‘Nose’ Love

  12. Roocifer Says:

    Coyote Pretty

  13. Leffe Says:


  14. Nancy Says:

    Snout Pout

  15. sybann Says:

    Got any scrambled eggs for me?

    (For those who don’t know – that is the name for the fancy stuff on the cap brim).

  16. Lizzie Says:

    Not now baby… mommy’s nursing a hangover…

  17. Kristie Says:

    Shreve: I devoured your book over the weekend, leaving many chores undone. I was reading each sentence slowly and deliberately, clinging to every word, in an effort to make the book last longer. Your writing style is so eloquent, filled with great similies and metaphors. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Only YOU know what’s best for Charlie and don’t listen to anyone telling you otherwise. I encourage everyone to read your book, as it gives much greater insight and understanding of your life and choices. Love, Kristie.

  18. KF Says:

    Ladies and Coyotes…start your engines!

  19. Brennan Says:

    Do you KNOW what you just sat in?

    (If not, can I eat it?)

  20. pattt Says:

    calling shotgun

  21. Jan Says:

    Coyote Bug Hunt

  22. Icksy Says:

    The out-of-shot focal point seems to incite looks of disdainful guilt, especially when referencing the Indy 500 cap.

    “Does your insurance cover coyote related accidents?”, came to mind. Which further begs the question: is Charlie tall enough to reach the pedals? ;)

  23. Kristie Says:

    “Double Focus” or “To Each their own”

  24. Deb Says:

    Whatcha doing, Mom? Can I help? Can I? Can I?

  25. Tina Says:

    Coyote is my co-pilot.

  26. pam Says:

    simply “stand by me”
    …in danger or in play. looks to me as if you 2 are examining something interesting.

    ————————————— MUST stop analyzing the “worth” of your prizes to this contest. dont’ you realize that the winner would treasure
    anything that you wanted to give?

  27. Bethrusso Says:

    The first lap.

  28. Bethrusso Says:

    Study buddy OR

    Eat my dust

  29. Kelly Says:

    Backseat Driver

  30. Debby Ziegler Says:

    Don’t worry, Mom. . .I’ll help you find it!

  31. Sherri Says:

    Gettin’ the low down

  32. Cait Says:

    Together but Apart

  33. Melissa Says:

    The Coyote Days of Summer

  34. Bess Says:

    Taking it slow in the fast lane

  35. Marie Says:

    Pit Crew

  36. Diana Says:

    Inquisitive Nature

  37. Terry Says:

    Curiously bonded souls

  38. mj Says:

    Just a Country Dog

  39. Pat Says:

    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~Dorothy Parker

  40. Britney Says:

    “I’m no mechanic Shreve, bit it looks to me like your fan belt needs replaced.”

  41. Tracy Bessire Says:

    Twitter Co-Passenger!

  42. Gina Says:

    Best buds

  43. Colleen Greco Says:

    Speed Racer & Chim Chim

  44. RevAnne Says:

    CSI: Charlie and Shreve Investigations

  45. Wo Says:

    “It’s truely not worth the time Shreve. Just leave it parked. I’d rather walk with you anyway.”

  46. Ingrid Says:

    Start your engines!

  47. Steph Says:

    Just chillin with my homie.

  48. Darcy Says:

    What ya doin’?

  49. TJ Says:

    Angel on my shoulder

  50. Rhonda Says:

    Like Mother, Like Son!

  51. NightHawke Says:

    “Can I drive mom? huh? huh? Can I????”

  52. Katie Says:


  53. Bruce Small Says:

    Closely supervising mom.

  54. Annemiek Says:

    Whatshou got there?

  55. Eve Says:

    Breaker One Nine, I got a bear …. er, a coyote …. on my back.

  56. Tina Says:

    Racing dreams

  57. Penny Says:

    Ugh I can’t think of any good caption!!!! Maybe later today….

  58. Debi Says:

    I have no clue mom, you tell me?!

  59. Debi Says:

    Do you think it bites?!

  60. penny Says:

    Light, lips, snout, vroom

    (I know…lame LOL…)

  61. Michelle Says:

    Charlie: “I prefer off road racing.”

  62. Karen Says:


    “Hard Burn”


    “Butch and the Kid”
    (as in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid :P )

  63. Heather Says:

    Someone to watch over me

  64. Heather Says:

    Double concentration

    The brawn behind the brains

    beauty and the beast

  65. Pam Strayer Says:

    Smellin’ so good!

  66. carol Says:

    me and my shaddow

  67. John Says:

    Pit Stop

  68. Eija Says:

    Nozzle at the Pit stop

  69. arescuemom Says:

    What are we reading?

  70. Cathryn Says:

    Fur meets fury.

  71. MK Ray Says:

    eyes optional

  72. Anonymous Says:

    Nascoyote and Indie

  73. LHays Says:

    True Teamwork from the Pit Crew: the supervisor and the worker.

  74. Jenny C Says:

    Sunshine on my shoulder…

  75. Rick's Cafe Says:

    Is the snake pit in Indy anything like our snake pits mom?

  76. dana Says:

    Ruff Riders

  77. Karen Says:


    “Get in the car, I’ll get the keys.
    We can go far, Together we’ll breeze.”

    (You’ll have to forgive me, haven’t written anything poetic in YEARS, but this hit me an I thought it was cute.)

  78. Kristan Says:

    Pit Crew

  79. kayelle Says:

    Crime Scene Investigators

  80. Sarah Says:

    Coyotus Studenticus, commonly known as Charlie, sniffing out some study books.

  81. Susan Says:

    Pit Crew inspection.

  82. steven Says:

    Bug watching or bug tracking

  83. Bo Thunér Says:

    ” Same, same..but different.”

    (I mean, heart-warmers)

  84. Caroline Says:

    you saw it here first!

  85. Carmen Says:

    Low Down and Dirty

  86. Lauren Says:

    “For in the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” -B. Dioum


    “Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.” – Blaise Pascal


    “Wherever you go, there you are.” (my dad used to say that growing up, makes me smile every time)

  87. V Lee Says:

    “Revvin’ up your engine, listen to her howlin’ roar” – Highway to the Danger zone

  88. Theresa Szpila Says:

    Charlie: “Go ahead and read your book, Mom. I’ll read the ground.”

  89. Darrell Says:

    Let’s just take it “slow and easy” this first time around.

  90. Deidre Says:

    I’ll do that for you, Mom!!!

    P.S. I have a sneaking suspicion that Eli is just holding out for a raise!!! We all know how THEY can be…

  91. KTbug Says:

    Symmetry in Nature or Symmetrical Nature

    I assume you took this holding the camera in your outstretched arm? If so you managed a beautiful composition! I like the title above for the multiple meanings it can assume…

  92. sun Rock Says:

    Worm search never-ending….

  93. mlaiuppa Says:

    “The Art of Racing in the Rain”.

    It’s reference to the title of a book. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

    Of course Charlie isn’t a lab mix like Enzo. And it’s not raining. But that’s what I immediately thought of.

  94. monarch Says:

    Phillps or Common?

  95. DrLoco Says:

    “Lady and the tramp”



  96. DrLoco Says:

    “Eat (my) dust!”

  97. Ember Says:

    Stealth Mode

    Too Cool in the Shade

  98. Farmer Lady Says:

    Listen Close!

  99. Patr Says:

    Two Noses are Better than 1


    On your mark, get set, SNIFF!

  100. Elizabeth Says:

    My Conscience

  101. b Says:

    No worries, Mom. I got your back.

  102. Melissa Says:

    Nosing around the pit.

  103. Patty Says:

    Gives new meaning to “four on the floor”

  104. Sherri Cox Says:

    I’ve always been a wand’rer, over land and sea.

    From Back Home Again In Indiana song.


    Watcha’ planting’?

  105. Skimmie Says:

    Let us pray.

  106. Sharon Says:

    Now get your nose to the ground….

  107. bonnie Says:

    i’ll just help myself to this snack while she’s dreaming

  108. janice Says:

    common ground

  109. justin Says:

    Pole Position.

  110. Jenn Says:

    What’cha doing, mom?

  111. Margaret R. Says:

    Built for Comfort– and for Speed

  112. Skimmie Says:

    A bond beyond.

  113. NancyJune Says:

    Is there room on the blanket for me?

  114. skimmie Says:

    Eyes nose you.

  115. Bruce Evans Says:

    “Winners Circle”

  116. juliet farmer Says:

    the fast and the curious

  117. Kristine Says:

    “The Bliss of Compromise”

    I love that your hat says Indy 500…. Independence was such a powerful theme in your book: yours, Charlie’s, Eli’s, even MC’s. I was so moved by your struggles to find a compromise between the fiercly independent spirits of everyone invovled in your life as you all settled into knowing each other. When I look at this picture, I think of how amazing it must have felt for you when it all finally “fit”. I think a big part of this the compromises you and Charlie both made in order to find joy in your lives together. For me, this picture shows The Bliss of Compromise.

  118. Meredith Says:

    What ya doing?

  119. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Basking in the Shadow of Shreve

    Pole Positions!

    One foot closer and I get to eat your hat, Mom!

    Shadow Hat and Ear Composition

    From Sunlight to Shadow

  120. kelly Says:

    low riders

  121. Meghan Says:

    Fast Cars and Freedom (not mine though! Rascal Flatts)

  122. Allie Says:

    @juliet farmer, brilliant! I love it!

    The Captain and her map-eating Navigator.

    “Just keep takin’ pictures, mom. Pay no attention to the coyote eating your lunch…”

  123. Wehaf Says:

    A world all their own.

    Near syzygy.

  124. timmy Says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen… Love your Coyote!!!

  125. Cheryl Thatt Says:

    Close-up, coyote, “cap”tion!

  126. Masha Says:

    In the beginning,
    there were two,
    and neither knew
    what lay ahead,
    what happiness, what worry.
    In the beginning,
    there was you,
    and then you knew,
    without this pup,
    his fuzz, his ears, and funny smell,
    a photograph too empty.

    And a shorter one:

    What do you hat?



  128. Milaka Says:

    “Ooo! Look! A bug! Since Mom won’t let me have coyote food, I’ll just sneak a bug and she won’t know I snuck it!” (Courtesy of my kindergartener. We LOVE the Monday caption contests!)

  129. Patr Says:

    Who needs a hat when you have ears….

  130. Kelly Says:

    Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

  131. Janet in NYC Says:

    My curious coyote – so near, so dear.

  132. Jenn Says:

    Angel Over My Shoulder.

  133. Jenn Says:


    Someone To Watch Over Me

  134. kallimao Says:

    “Partners in Discovery” or “Racing to Discover…”

  135. kat Says:

    Gangsta Luv

  136. Anonymous Says:

    bearing gifts.

  137. Tinare Says:

    The Coyote and the Road Runner.

  138. Isa Says:

    I love the smell of Shreve in the morning..afternoon..evening..night..

  139. Cristina Says:

    Whatcha doing mom? Huh?

  140. Randi Says:

    Mother’s Helper

  141. Doug Says:

    Pit Crew, watching the back curve on the monitor.

  142. John Says:

    Nair – Before and After!

  143. Gary Says:

    Coyote and Lady start your engines!!!

  144. Sandy Says:

    Baseball has “Bark in the Park” days, let’s see if racing has “Pack at the Track” days…then we can all go!

  145. Gail Says:

    Have I told you, lately, that I love you?

  146. Trudy Jewell Says:

    Here, Mom, let me help you.

  147. Amy Says:

    Ooo.. I’m with Cindy W. up there: “Prairie Pit Crew”

  148. Liz Says:


  149. pinktootoo (anita) Says:

    Two heads, one heart

  150. Helioprogenus Says:

    Sniffing suspicious scents while watching wily wildlife.

  151. Deeann Says:

    Charlie calls “shotgun”

  152. Skimmie Says:

    Contented absorbtion.

  153. Nancy Peacock Says:

    “Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Happy”

  154. Dinah Says:

    On the road again…

  155. Skimmie Says:

    Indy each other.

  156. Deb H. Says:

    Can I help?

  157. Dana Says:

    No Mom, see here is how you do it. Take a long deep sniff.

  158. kristine Says:

    And let your best be for your friend.
    If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
    For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
    Seek him always with hours to live.
    For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
    And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
    For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

    ~ Kahil Gibran (the Prophet)

    My submission is actually the very last line….

    “For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed”

  159. Ed Says:

    Now if I could just figure out how to put this ice cube down her back!

  160. K2 Says:

    Slow Day Infield

  161. Mary Says:

    Whatcha lookin for, Mama? Can I help?

  162. Amy Says:

    Setting up the camera is more fun with a furry helper.

  163. Stephanie Says:

    Move over ma. I’m the best at fixin things!

  164. Mimi Says:

    Lazy daze,
    sweet summer bliss,
    prairie picnic.

  165. mlaiuppa Says:

    “My Mom went to the Indy 500 and all she brought back was this lousy ballcap…that she would not even let me wear.”

  166. Christine Says:

    Synchronized Individuality

  167. Daniel Says:

    The beast scents its prey… and Charlie helps too. :P

  168. Margo Says:

    The Pit Crew

  169. Juliene Says:

    “Get your motor runnin’…born to be wild!”

  170. Jayne Says:

    “On your mark . . . get set . . .”


    “Coyote — Start your sniffing!”

    “By a nose — the winner is?”

    “Just nosing around.”

  171. Shauna Meador Says:

    Whatcha doin’?

  172. Liza Lundell Says:

    Gentlemen, start your coyotes

  173. Erryn Says:

    Wolves in training….The nose knows!

  174. TheGirlNerd Says:

    Ants stay away from this picnic

  175. Wanderer Says:

    Cut the red wire! … (i can’t look)

  176. Rosemary Says:

    Best Friends Forever

    or BFF

  177. Missy Says:

    The Daily Anteater?

  178. Isobel Says:

    The Nose Knows Best

  179. Missy Says:


    Mmmm…elbow grease

  180. Tami Says:

    Mom, I can do this head tilt pose better than you. Move aside, let the coyote shine, please. Thanks!

  181. Ashley Says:

    Mommy & Me

  182. Jodith Says:

    You’re not actually eating this, are you? *gulp*

  183. beth Says:

    The Assistant

  184. coloradolady Says:

    With your eyes and my nose…we make a team!

  185. Jennifer Says:

    Well on his way to winning the race to my heart.

  186. Elena Says:

    By a Nose

  187. Lee Says:

    this one’s hard! but this came to mind fast…

    “Motorin’”- like from Sister Christian by Night Ranger. I thought of this because of how the song talks about “growing up so fast.” I thought this was a good reference to how much time has flown by and how big charlie got in a few short months.

  188. Janine Acevedo Says:

    “Coyote Is My Co-Pilot.”

  189. Janine Acevedo Says:

    “I Call Shotgun!”

  190. Barbara Says:

    Two Bluenecks Relaxing

  191. Sonja Says:

    “Found it! Your nuzzle is right HERE.”


    “Two Hearts, Two Heads, One Freedom”

  192. Nancy Says:

    Racing Hearts

  193. Brenda Says:

    Two heads are better than one !!

  194. wagga Says:

    Don’t set trapz! Fire Eli! Me pouncez mousies!

  195. Vegas Princess Says:

    Wildlife Pit Crew

  196. Erin Says:

    Summer Lap

  197. pansypoo Says:

    me and my shadow.

    darn. i am never gonna win. soooooo want old horn. and calendar. so want a coyote myself. or a wolf.

    did i mention i do pet portraits?

  198. jj Says:

    Fox and Coyote hard at work.

  199. Kit.e Says:

    The cap and coy coyote.

  200. kittykibble Says:

    Drivers start your noses. :)

  201. karen hanson Says:

    The Fast and the Fierce! like the fast and the furious…

  202. kristine Says:

    Seriously, Charlie…. help me find my contact!!!!

  203. Lisa Says:


    “riding shotgun ”

    “falling fast and furious”


    “When one restless summer we found love growing wild ”
    - Deana Carter

  204. Katblue Says:

    Two Against the Wind

    I’ll Hide My Eyes Too

  205. M Says:

    Lemme show you how it’s done.

  206. Lana Says:

    Charlie” “hmm, based on these odds lets place our bet on #5″

  207. Debbie Says:

    So, what time’s the race on? I brought snacks.

  208. Kim Campbell Says:

    “mom, mom, whatchadoin’mom, mom, maaa-om!”

  209. Courtney C. Says:

    Cap and Ear Flap Capers

    Billed For Shade

    Storyteller’s Cap

    The Plot Thickens!


    Nose In a Book (or Elbow)

  210. MJ Says:

    Foiled again

  211. Marcy Says:

    Sharing a few tender moments

  212. Sophie Says:

    “Ready, Set, Nuzzle!”

  213. SunnyRising Says:

    Equals no matter which race, creed, color or fur.

  214. beth Says:

    wrench….. wrench…..which one did you say it was???

  215. Molly-B Says:

    Private Investigators

  216. kerry Says:

    Mommy and me

  217. gatanina Says:

    two snoots are better than one!

  218. Bridget Says:

    A Not So Speedy Sunday Afternoon

  219. Suz Says:

    “Comfortable in the shade. Comfortable with each other.”

    Perhaps Eli is holding out for a bit more attention on the website. :)

  220. Craig Says:

    THIS IS IT!!! This is where he found me! Seeeeeee??? If you smell RIGHT HERE you will know.

  221. goldfish Says:

    Running the Numbers

  222. Laffindog Says:

    Smells like teen spirit….

  223. Sioux Says:

    speedsters lost in thought

  224. Laffindog Says:

    I just went and looked at the lyrics to “Smells like teen spirit” and I have to say, I’m sorry that I posted that title a few minutes ago. I’ve never heard the song, just the title. Please disregard my suggestion. Never was a Nirvana fan. :(

  225. Lindsay Says:

    A hotdog, a hot girl, and a lazy day of racing: a hillbilly’s dream come true

  226. dutchman in ohio Says:

    Food maybe? if it has her attention it must be good!

  227. Beth Says:

    Charlie’s Angel

  228. mlaiuppa Says:

    Bit stop.

  229. Christian Says:

    Are you sure this is how to clean a hunter?

  230. Anita Says:

    The American Dream

  231. Terrie Tschetter Says:

    Finding a common track

  232. Amy Says:

    I’m ready for my closeup!

  233. terrie Says:


  234. Kelly Says:

    “and possibly i like the thrill
    of beside me you so quite new”

    The Indy 500 is all about the thrill to me… and this photo is all about togetherness to me… so I took a line from e.e. cummings’ poem “i like my body when it is with your” and switched a word to make it fit. <3

  235. Jenna Says:

    “Coyote 500″

  236. Barbara Says:

    Coyotes Don’t Cover Up

  237. Kara Says:

    My co-pilot

  238. Gary C Says:

    reading is fundamental

  239. Sue Says:

    I think Christian’s caption ought to win this one. Perfect,

  240. Kimi Says:

    Coyote Cap…Errs.


    “I can do shy better!”

  241. Moni Says:

    “Your sun lotion has a funny smell, buddy.”

  242. Tek Says:

    “Where’s MY hat?”

  243. Sue Says:

    Me and My Shadow

  244. Robin N Says:

    It takes two.

    ( I woke up with that Donny and Marie song in my head and look where it landed!!)

  245. Patsy Hill Says:


    “There you go, reading over my shoulder again!!!

  246. kk Says:

    birds of a feather


    birds of a feather race together

  247. FRANK Says:


  248. Elaine Says:

    Born to be Wild

  249. KenG Says:

    Hot trail!

  250. Terv Says:

    Can I sit there too?

  251. janice Says:

    spring Buds

  252. Cassie Says:

    “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
    Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
    Walk beside me and be my friend.”
    - Albert Camus

  253. karen Says:

    Curiosity only killed the cat, right?

  254. Star Says:

    I know I packed a wrench!

  255. a1azen Says:

    Getting to know you.

    Looking at you looking at me.

  256. Carolina Moon Says:

    I wanna drive! “No I’m driving!”

  257. suzanne Says:

    “Victory Lap”!

    (well, you look like you’ve run the race, anyway – and by that summer, Charlie’d'a known he’d won!!)

  258. AmyM Says:

    Probably too late, but:

    Me and My Shadow.

  259. Wehaf Says:


    All you need is love.

  260. Jo Says:

    Smokey & The Bandit

  261. Kathy F. Says:

    Gluten-free pasta, again!?

  262. Kathy F. Says:

    “I thought we were going to the races!?

  263. Kathy F. Says:

    A little nose goes a long way.

  264. Kathy F. Says:

    Someone’s been here before!

  265. Kathy F. Says:

    “A friend sticks by you, closer than a brother”
    (from proverbs.)

  266. Kathy F. Says:

    Proverbs 18:24 to be exact. 8^)

  267. Hans-J Says:

    sharing the day

  268. Skimmie Says:

    (sniff sniff…) “Hey Mom! I think I found it! Oh…um…what are we looking for?”

  269. ida Says:

    Charlie: Try turning the manual the other way
    Mom: Grrrrhh

  270. Connie Says:

    The Stockton Expedition

  271. Julie Wright Says:

    Could you turn the page already………????

  272. Robin Says:

    Hillbilly pit crew

  273. Vicky Says:

    This is a beautiful site!! I love how you two live together… thank you for sharing x

  274. Debbie Says:

    If Charlie’s nose had been closer to your arm pit, my submission would have been ‘Pit Stop’ – however, i thought he was a little too far off the mark to make it funny – I think Mike picked a good one -

  275. Ethan Says:

    Corduroy + Coyote = Cordote! Look out! It’s a Cordote! Don’t worry, it’s easy to hear them coming…vvvt vvvt vvvt vvvt vvvt…

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