Knee-High To Eli

photo taken May 23, 2007 • title thanks to pcwhite

It’s pouring rain and I spent too long curled up cozily with the three animals that share my house and now must dash out into the rain to milk the cow.  But first, drumroll…. pcwhite, your rhyme is divine! Simple and sweet, a perfect title for this photo!  Ash & Daniel, your entries gave me quite a laugh.  Thanks all!

• • • Oooh, I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this one…….

Leave a title, a caption, or a “mock conversation” in the comment section of this post and you’ll be in the running for a fabulous Wyoming grab-bag of goodies which includes one fat petrified squid, two fine obsidian arrowheads hand-knapped by MC, and a trio of dinosaur gizzard stones.

Yep, some dinosaurs were like chickens – they swallowed rocks which they then held in their gizzard and these tumbling stones helped them grind up their food.  When the rocks literally lost their edge and no longer served their purpose, the dinosaur would expel them and swallow new ones.  Sometimes, while wandering around here (this happens to be a very dino-dense area), one happens across a pile of large, smooth, perfectly polished stones, an anomaly among the jagged chert.  And these lovelies are dinosaur gizzard stones, tumbled smooth in a dinosaurs intestinal tract millions of years ago.

Eesh.  I can’t end this post on that note.  Above: a super-cute, very-open-to-interpretation photo of Charlie and Eli.  Eli is not a particularly large cat ~ I can hardly believe that Charlie was once so tiny!

297 Responses to “Knee-High To Eli”

  1. Debi Says:

    I stay my haste, I make delays,
    For what avails this eager pace?



    I’ve been waiting for you and you’ve been coming to me for such a long time now.

    -Neil Young

  2. Artemisia Says:

    “Really, Charlie- it’s just a log.”

  3. jenna Says:

    brothers who woodn’t choose to be anywhere but here.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    My Brother’s Keeper

  5. Jo Says:

    Sorry, forgot to fill in my name when I posted.

    My Brother’s Keeper

  6. Caro Says:

    Don’t doddle. Don’t want to be late for breakfast, pup, and you could use a few square meals; I can see yer darn ribs!

  7. Trebor Says:

    Now lil nubbin, that’s for claw sharpening so we can bring home the snakes and mice for Shreve.

  8. pam ryan Says:

    reminded me of a couple of old songs…
    1) “oh, we ain’t got a barrel of money,……
    but we’ll travel along,
    singing a song,
    side by side”
    2) ” friendship, friendship, just the perfect friendship”

  9. Margo Says:

    “WHAT did you say?”

  10. chuck cubel Says:

    mouse hunting apprentice

  11. Sue Says:

    It’s okay, Charlie. I’ll protect you.

  12. Laurie Says:

    Are you going to eat that?

  13. Brooke Says:

    “Yup, it’s a log. Now moving on….”

  14. Becky Says:

    “Mom, can we keep him? It followed me home…”

  15. Kathryn Says:

    Teaching Charlie, “What do you THINK it is?”

  16. Rebecca Rice Says:

    “Dude, d’you have to lick everything?”

  17. Tristan Says:

    Philadelphia: Wyoming Style

  18. Kathy F. Says:

    “Don’t be so sheepish, you’re a coyote”

  19. cfritz Says:

    Prowling Professor-Preoccupied Pupil

  20. wagga Says:

    Charlie: “He’s a two-time Golden Globe winner. Keep. Low. Profile.”

  21. StacyB Says:

    Yes, Grasshopper…
    Seriously Chit’s a grasshopper, DUH!

  22. StacyB Says:

    Oops pressed Enter too fast… Correction required!!

    Yes, Grasshopper…
    Seriously Charlie, it’s a freakin’ grasshopper, DUH!

  23. mlaiuppa Says:

    Lynx and slinks.

  24. Danielle Says:

    Eli: I’ve coughed up up hairballs bigger than this guy…

  25. mlaiuppa Says:

    “Yes, the ancient Egyptians did worship us as Gods. No, really. NOW STOP THAT!”

  26. Tiffanie Says:

    Eli: Hey, you know what the big tomato said to the little tomato who kept lagging behind?

    Charlie: (sniff, sniff, sniff)

    Eli: Ketchup! Now git movin’.

  27. Kara Says:

    Friends Forever!

  28. RG Says:

    It’s a log, don’t eat… it’s for heat.

  29. TFLS Says:

    Two completely different things came to mind. I couldn’t choose – so here goes:

    “I said follow the YELLOW brick road!”


    “So he said try it, you’ll like it.
    So I tried it……thought I was gonna die.”

  30. Sunny Says:

    One is patient with what one loves.

  31. Melissa Says:

    The Shadow Thief

  32. Desiree Says:

    Charlie: Will this be mine too?
    Eli: This is NOT “The Lion King”, Charlie.

  33. sara Says:

    “this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

  34. Jonathan Says:

    “Come on, dear brother, since the war is past, For friends at first, are friends again at last.”

  35. Sue Says:

    Eli, these ants are really good- you should try them!

  36. Mary Tetreault Says:

    Charlie – Stop sniffing around! Can’t you just walk along? We have a lot of miles to cover today!

  37. Skimmie Says:

    Stop slouching Charlie, how many times do I have to tell you to stand up straight?!

  38. Karen B Says:

    The Discoveries of Lewis and Clark

  39. Cynthia Says:

    Hey, there, Tiny, come along.

  40. Dave Z. Says:

    Double Curiosity

  41. C.E.R. Says:

    This way tiger.

  42. Jenn Says:

    “The Force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet.”

  43. Gerry Says:

    I would like to see a picture of dinasaur stones. How big are they?

  44. Jessi Says:

    Charlie: Ellli! Can you eat this
    Eli: No Charlie, thats a rock…
    Charlie: (Continues following Eli) How about this?
    Eli: No Charlie, thats a rock too….
    Charlie: ELI….What about this? Can I eat it?
    Eli: (Looks back at Charlie with a blink blink look) Sure.

  45. Bobaganoosh Says:

    “Which way to Morador Golem!?”

  46. tweedy bird Says:

    Right when I thought the force was with me. : – (

  47. Steph in Oregon Says:

    Oh, this photo got to me. Maybe more since it is April.
    Shreve, thank you for sharing the photographic memories of these beautiful souls for us to enjoy.

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