Sibling Revelry

photo taken May 2008 • title thanks to Nash

So many fabulous entries this week – such a great mix of clever and sweet and totally funny.  It’s so hard to whittle them down.  But whittle them down I did, with a smattering below which will hopefully inspire a few morning giggles.  Hats off to Nash, for the winning caption.  Revelry – what a perfect word.  What a wonderful word.  And the pun put it over the top.  Thanks one and all!

Wildflowers and Wild Howlers
Spring Forward, Ears Back
One small step for Charlie, One giant leap for Chloe
What’s that Chloe? Shreve is trapped in the well? Show me girl!
Prances with Coyote
The Yellow Blossom Road
Frisky Business
Spring In Her Step
Youth, Spring, Eternal
Prairie Home Companions
Trot with the Tot
Happy Feet
He’s Hooked
Puppy shot and a Coyote chaser
and the funniest entry of all:
Sorry, all I got is the theme music from Little House On The Prairie!

• • • Charlie!  Chloe!  Sunlight!  Blossoms!
I’m all used up from writing that last post so: you know the drill, ladies & gents!
Prize is….. a svelte arrowhead.  A rock full of sparkles.  And some other goodies from WY as yet to be determined!

On your marks, get set, go!

281 Responses to “Sibling Revelry”

  1. Claudia Says:


  2. Laura H Says:

    Charlie drove her, through yellow clover, and sent Chloe right over!
    (i had the red rover rhyme stuck in my head)

    Puppy shot and a coyote chaser (or a Chloe shot and a Charlie chaser)

  3. Simo Says:

    The Good Shepherd

  4. Steven Swanson Says:

    Follow the leader

  5. Charlotte Says:

    One small step for Coyote, one giant leap for Dogkind.

  6. Melissa Says:

    Chasing her tail

  7. Heidi Littler Says:

    All wound up and ready to go!

  8. Evelien Says:

    wild Chloe chase

  9. KF Says:

    The Leader…following.

  10. Dawn Says:


    which. I know, they are not lions. but. something in Charlie’s expression and something is Chloe’s expression made me think of that word. They both look so proud to be with each other, each of them for different reasons.

  11. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    You Go, Girl!

    Watching Out For Little Sis

    Charlie the Caretaker

    Away We Go! (title of a recent movie, which I haven’t seen yet but want to)

    Outstanding In Their Field

    Floating Through The Flowers

  12. saxon Says:

    child’s play

  13. Jen A. Says:

    Chuga chuga choo chow

    (It looks like Chloe pestered and bothered Charlie into playing a game of “train”!)

  14. Sandy Says:

    Sorry, all I got is the theme music from Little House On The Prairie!

  15. Zoe Says:

    Leader of the pack. Sometimes the classics still fit.

  16. GD Says:

    Run Chloe run….(like Run Forest run)

    “Give me a home, where the Coyotes roam and Chloe and Charlie play….”

  17. animalmassager Says:

    Splendor in the Grass

  18. Mary Says:

    Charlie: Wow this little bugger must have a winde-up motor!

  19. Jeff Says:

    Puppy Love.

  20. Jeff Says:

    Watchful eye.

  21. Penny Says:

    I’ve got her back Mom.

  22. sybann Says:

    “Sunny day, chasing the clouds away…”

  23. Bobbie Says:

    “If I get you….you little…..”

    “Can you do this?!”

  24. Jenn too Says:

    Boy…she’s fast for a little thing!

  25. Lizzie Says:

    The hills are alive, with the sound of music!

  26. JennW Says:

    Joy and Wonder

  27. moondoggie Says:

    “and everywhere that Chloe went, her bro was sure to follow…”

  28. Laura Says:

    ‘Cause he’s my best friend…

  29. Tina Says:

    If you aren’t the lead dog . . . the scenery never changes.

  30. Audra Says:

    Tag, You’re It

  31. moondoggie Says:

    Catch me if you can!

  32. Becky Says:

    She’s so cute when she thinks she’s winning! (Charlie)

  33. J. J. Says:

    Blithe Spirit

  34. Patr Says:

    Spring to their steps

    Leaping into this relationship

    Leaping into love

  35. Angela Says:

    Don’t They Just Put a Spring in Your Spring?

  36. Yellie Says:

    Mom told me NOT to take my eyes off her…

  37. Glynis Says:

    follow me

  38. Melissa Says:

    Bounding through the Bounty

  39. Tracy Says:

    “Quit fogging up my tail!!!”

  40. erika Says:

    ring around the ranch!*

    *(from rhyme ring around the rosy)

  41. Eve Says:

    Dun dun ….. dun dun …..

    (theme from “Jaws”)

  42. Shanon Says:


  43. Bess Says:

    Happy Feet

  44. miri Says:

    Love In The Sun!

  45. Analise Says:

    Big Brother’s Watchin’ You

  46. Ken G Tulsa OK Says:

    Stalking the wild buttercup…

  47. Lyn Says:

    Nip and Tuck


    Out of the Chute

  48. Kristan Says:


  49. jannycat Says:

    Follow the leader–over the meadow and thru the wood!

  50. Bethrusso Says:

    Field of dreams

  51. Bethrusso Says:

    Trot with the tot

  52. belle Says:

    Charlie’s favorite toy!!

  53. Steve Z Says:

    Food? Not Food?

  54. Suzy Says:


  55. Stacey Says:

    Chasing Youth

  56. Stacey Says:

    The slow Chase of Youth.

  57. Rick's Cafe Says:

    Good! Good job keeping your tail out of the weeds. Tomorrow we’ll work on…..

  58. Wife of a Sailor Says:

    Spring into Action

    A Blossoming Friendship

  59. Holly Says:

    Oh Joy oh Bliss

    Leaps and Lopes

    Piss and Vinegar

  60. Steph Says:

    Eyes on the Prize

  61. Kelly Says:

    Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

    (from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”)

  62. Heather L Says:

    Poetry in Motion

  63. Boundforglory Says:

    I’m gonna tell Mama on you Charlie…MAMA!!!

    Her top is made out of rubber, her bottom made out of spring; here we go again!!!

  64. Heather L Says:

    Big Brother is Watching

  65. Glenys Says:

    Hey Glynis….even though you have a different spelling to mine…there aren’t many of us!!! :)

  66. Heather L Says:

    Simon Says……..Frolic

    Follow the Leader

  67. Anna Says:

    Homeward Bound

  68. ktbug Says:

    Guardian Coyote

  69. Heather L Says:

    Tip Toe Through the Terrain

  70. Angie Says:

    I love her, I love her, I love her
    and where she goes
    I’ll follow, I’ll follow, I’ll follow

  71. Faith Says:

    Come on, Charlie, it’s dinner time!!!!!

  72. Heather L Says:

    A Question for Charlie?

  73. Tinare Says:

    Come on, it’s this way, follow meeeee-heee-heeee-heee!

  74. Patti Says:

    The Guardian

  75. meadow Says:

    tail hook

  76. astro-horse Says:

    Bliss in the Clover

    It’s Spring!

    Springier Than Ever

    Tumble with the Tumble Weeds

  77. Farmer Lady Says:

    “Hey, Wait Up! I’m supposed to lead You!”
    Charlie says to Cloe

  78. Elizabeth H. Says:

    On your mark – Get set – GO!

  79. Sandra R Says:

    Can’t Catch Me, I’m the Gingerbread Dog!

  80. Heather L Says:

    Angel in the Outfield

    Guardian Angel

    Angel on Duty

  81. MNM Says:

    She runs, he trots.

  82. Kelly Says:

    Taking the lead

  83. MaggieM Says:

    Last on there is a rotten egg.

  84. Anonymous Says:

    Lettin her win.

  85. Bruce Says:

    hmmmm….Kind of looks like a rabbit

    Follow me, “I’m sure I know the way”

    Off to the Races

  86. usula Says:

    remember…she is my sister!!

  87. ursula Says:

    watching from behind…

  88. Bronwyn Says:

    Puppy Herding


    A Game of Cat and Mouse

  89. Kathy F. Says:

    The shepherdess crook, lures him in

  90. Kathy F. Says:

    He only has eyes for her

  91. Heather L Says:

    Over the Top

    Field Day

    Trying to lose her tail

    Trying to give Charlie the slip

  92. Cynthia Says:

    Following her Glee

    (this is *such* a sweet picture–thank you!)

  93. Eija Says:

    The chase is on!!

    “Wherever you go……”

    “Gentle now…she is just learnig the game coyotes play”

    Spring meadow romper-room

  94. PJackson Says:

    Splendor in the Grasses

  95. Alice Says:

    Oh, we’re off to see the wizard….Now where’s that yellow brick road?

  96. Judy Says:

    Look at the Kid Go!

  97. Shannon H. Says:

    They skip the light fandango… she’s the whiter shade of pale.

  98. Edal Says:

    “I was a nuisance, tripping, falling,
    Yapping always. But today
    It is my father who keeps stumbling
    Behind me, and will not go away.”

    -The Follower by Seamus Heaney.

  99. beth Says:

    …and half-pint leads by a nose!

  100. E.Jolie Says:

    The Good Life

  101. Stef Says:

    Get along little doggy

  102. bonnie Says:

    Curbing His Instincts.

  103. Debby Ziegler Says:

    He watches over me. . . .

  104. Julie Says:

    Eli’s Apprentice

  105. Teresa Says:

    I take the sky on a natural high, loving you more till the day I die. (OK, I’m stuck in the ’70s.)

  106. Cher Says:

    Summer fun among the fields of gold-

  107. claire Says:

    come back lunch

  108. Tai Says:

    Prairie Home Companions

  109. Lary Says:

    Youth, spring, eternal

  110. Wo Says:

    Spring’s Sprung

  111. nancy Says:

    puping up through the flowers for charlie to follow

  112. Steph Says:


  113. JoDi Says:

    My caption is – “Come On Get Happy!”

    I don’t know why, but for some reason that line from the Partridge Family theme song popped into my head when I saw that picture! They just look like they’re having fun and spreading sunshine!

    Hello, world, hear the song that we’re singin’
    C’mon get happy!
    A whole lot of lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’
    We’ll make you happy!

    We had a dream, we’d go travelin’ together,
    We’d spread a little lovin’ then we’d keep movin’ on.
    Somethin’ always happens whenever we’re together
    We get a happy feelin’ when we’re singing a song.

    Trav’lin’ along there’s a song that we’re singin’
    C’mon get happy!
    A Whole lot of lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’
    We’ll make you happy!
    We’ll make you happy!
    We’ll make you happy!

  114. ariel Says:

    Chasin’ Tail

  115. N. Khago Says:

    Romp and Ruckus!

    I’ve got my eye on you.

  116. JON Says:

    training wheels.

  117. Deidre Says:

    “The Bodyguard”

  118. jon Says:


  119. Dinah Says:

    Eat my dust, bro!

  120. Deidre Says:

    Head-start? I catch up to her in one stride!

  121. Tanya P Slaughter Says:

    I will follow her, wherever she may go…forever, forever da, da, da


    Follow me!

  122. Tanya P Slaughter Says:

    Chloe: You can’t catch me, nah, nah, nah, nuh.
    Charlie: That’s what you think kid.

  123. jon Says:

    little pup on the prarie.

    Look out for charlie on your six.

  124. martha 3782 Says:

    Don’t Need No Carrot On A Stick. I Got My Chloe!

  125. Cait Says:

    Throwing the race

  126. Jenna Says:

    I’ll tip-toe through the tulips with you..

    (from Gold-Diggers on Broadway c. 1929)


  127. Angie Says:

    Charlie: A new moving toy!!

  128. Melanie Says:

    “Git along litl’ doggie”

    (Love this site and Love your book Shreve!!!)

  129. Joy Says:

    Brother from another mother.

  130. Taja Says:


    “The Tell-Tail Signs”

    “The Crook”

  131. Shanna Says:

    “Wildflowers and Wild Howlers”

  132. Heather L Says:


    Duty Bound

  133. Cyranetta Says:

    This one does seem to inspire a lot of song-based captions:

    “Slow down; you move too fast.
    Got to make the mornin’ last!”

    or a little later in the song:

    “Lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy!”

  134. Wehaf Says:

    Elysian fields.


    Wandering the Elysian Plains.

  135. kallimao Says:

    Spring in her step


    Bounding joy

    (This photo is so full of love, and is a perfect way to start off a Monday morning…)

  136. hawkfur Says:

    “chloe’s tail looks like a candy cane…….”

  137. phyllis Says:

    the merrie chase

  138. Susannah Says:

    I’m right behind you…

    Charlie’s eyes on Chloe remind me of my dad when he taught me how to ride a bicycle. He’d steady my bike with his hand and running behind me. Eventually taking his hand off, but still right behind me if I needed him.

  139. Cathy Says:

    Is it edible?

    I’m sorry but that looks like a coyote thinking possibly tasty look. Meant to amuse not offend.

    By the way, any tips on fixing roofs?

  140. Liza Lundell Says:

    Gonna git ya!

  141. Dawn Says:

    Letting Her Lead

  142. b Says:

    Riding herd…

  143. Suzette Says:

    He’s Hooked.

  144. Janet in NYC Says:

    Leading Him On…!

  145. Suzette Says:

    Hot to Trot

  146. Meghan Says:

    By leaps & bounds!

  147. Anita Says:

    Kids! Where do they get all that energy!

  148. Deeann Says:

    A real big brother

  149. Colleen Greco Says:

    The Courtship of Chloe’s Brother

  150. Sherri Says:

    “This way This way!!! I want to show you something!”
    “Following the leader”
    “Where love blooms”

  151. dianne Says:

    “It sure is mellow grazin’ in the grass..Grazin’ in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it!”

  152. Deeann Says:

    Spring time frolic

  153. robyn Says:

    big brother is watching!

  154. ms martyr Says:

    Charlie! Charlie! Watch me! Watch me!

  155. Diane Says:

    Dances With Coyote

    Prairie Prance

  156. Lindsay Says:

    “Abounding Spring Time”
    “Bouncing Baby Girl”

  157. Lisa Says:

    At Play in the Fields of the Lord

  158. Maggie Y. Says:

    Bounding Baby Leads the Trotting Trickster

  159. Betsy Says:

    Chloe: “Yesssss! For once I get to be FIRST and it’s sooooo COOL!!”

  160. chook Says:


  161. Rhonda P Says:

    PuppyLove Fields Forever

  162. Anonymous Says:

    Hop to Trot

  163. Sarah Says:

    That was me!

    Hop to Trot

  164. Tracy Bessire Says:

    Fall -o the Spring!

  165. Gail T Says:

    Whither thou goest, I will go.
    Wherever thou lodgest, I will lodge.
    Thy people will be my people

  166. Crissy Says:

    I’m gonna getcha!

  167. Arthurus Says:

    Come on brother coyote lets go this way.

  168. Nash Says:

    “The first shall be last …”

    “I only have eyes for you …”

  169. Sandy Says:

    Tailing her

  170. Jessie Says:

    Tag, You’re it!

  171. Lizard Says:

    Bounding into our hearts

    I’ll follow, but I won’t bounce.

    Bouncy and the Babysitter.

  172. Brighid Says:

    So what are we doing? Where are we going? Huh? Huh?

  173. Nash Says:

    Coyote Canter

  174. mlaiuppa Says:

    Follow the bouncing puppy.

  175. Bob K Says:

    “Running down a dream”
    “Playing the Field”
    “Tortoise and the Hair”

  176. Bob K Says:

    “Frisky Business”

  177. Kelli Says:

    Becoming a Brother

  178. Lary Says:

    And a child shall lead him

  179. Barbie Says:

    “She is a Slippery little thing”

  180. Lydia Says:

    I like Becoming a Brother….its cute

    my entry
    Watching where she has been, so he can learn more about her

  181. Nash Says:

    Sibling Revelry

  182. Joanne Says:

    Indulgent smiles follow bounding glee

  183. Diane Says:

    prances with coyote
    (my spin on dances with wolves….)

  184. sharon Says:

    what’s that noise?

    Oh, it’s just the kids, playing “the dingo ate my baby” again

  185. carolh Says:

    Splender in the grass

  186. Barbie Says:

    “TAG” you’re “IT”

  187. SuthernJazzmyn Says:

    I don’t have a caption, but these two look doggone cute & satisfied !

  188. Kathleen Says:

    A spring in her step

    Canine two step

    Youth a-bounds

    And I have to agree with the notion that the background music is that of “Little House on the Prarie”…

  189. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, Mistress Silky Ears, I shall follow you to the ends of the earth!


    Roaming in Wyoming

  190. Liz Says:

    Whoops! Forgot to leave my name. Those two under anonymous above this comment are mine.

  191. stp5kids Says:

    Domino Dance

    Is that a tail or a Swan?

  192. Ava Says:

    Folllowing their bliss

    (Chloe and Charlie look so carefree and happy, just living the moment to the fullest.)

  193. penny Says:

    Curious this one….guess I’ll just keep following her..

  194. BethR Says:

    So happy together

  195. Joy Says:

    Charlie and Chloe pickin wildflowers.

  196. Steph Says:

    Run Forest Run!

  197. Heather L Says:

    The Energizer Puppy

    “Give a guy a break”

  198. Heather L Says:

    Marching to the feet of a new comer….

  199. Karen Hanson Says:

    Whew! It keeps going and going and going…

  200. Heather L Says:

    Coyote Drill Sargent

    Coyote Basic Training

    Hut 2…3…4…

  201. Britni B. Says:

    I love his expression, what a great big brother looking after his little sister.
    My suggestions are:


    Doting Big Brother

  202. Karen Hanson Says:

    Hmm! this isn’t what wild rabbits look like..

  203. The Girl Nerd Says:

    Not Much of a Workout

  204. Kaja Says:

    “Big bad coyote gonna come and get you… gonna get you…” (giggles)

  205. Sophie Says:

    “The Yellow Blossom Road”

  206. Brandi Says:

    Letting her win.

  207. Meredith Says:

    Chloe leading
    Charlie smitten

  208. Suzy Says:

    Chloe Dancer ~ Charlie Walker

  209. Natalie Says:

    Run, Run as fast as you can, You can’t catch me, I’m Chole!

  210. Lisa Says:

    Hey Charlie, you have GOT to see this! C’mon……

  211. Karen Says:

    Wild Flower Frolic! (although Charlie looks a little worried as he follows the furry baby dog)

  212. Nancy Latimer Says:

    Ring around the Rosey…

  213. daisy Says:

    “Catch me if you can!”

  214. Joy Says:

    Alpha and Omega

  215. daisy Says:

    Follow me up and down all the way and all around

    (John Denver)

  216. Tina Says:

    What’s that Chloe? Shreve is trapped in the well? Show me girl!

  217. Diane Says:

    With wild abandon

  218. Janice Says:

    Dandy~Lion or
    Field of dreams

  219. Debi Says:

    Aren’t you suppose to follow in MY footsteps shortsuff?

  220. Dianne Says:

    From Woody Guthrie’s song

    “. . . get along little doggies You know that Wyoming will be your new home.”

  221. pam Says:

    “ah, to be a pup again”, thinks Charlie. “all that energy”.

  222. mlaiuppa Says:

    Doin’ the Happy Daisy Romp.

  223. Tessa Says:


  224. Sue Says:

    That’s it! You’ve got it!! She’s soooo cute, I hope we get to keep her!!

  225. Helioprogenus Says:

    Chasing tail never looked so cute

  226. Mike Says:

    Gonna get me some kibbles an’ bits an’ bits an’ bits!

  227. Janet Fate Says:

    You Go Girl!

  228. V Says:

    The Pup and the Body Guard.

    Field Training.

    An easy game of Tag.

  229. Stacey Says:

    Uppity Puppity

  230. mjk Says:

    field frolick

    puppy power!

  231. Menorarose Says:

    Over-Protective Brother

  232. Sandi Says:

    That’s right, it’s one foot in front of the other.

  233. Catherine Says:

    That Girl with the Curious Curl

  234. Ki Says:

    I always feel like.. somebody’s watching me!

    Can I keep it? It followed me home?

    This is much easier than chasing that roadrunner!


  235. mlaiuppa Says:

    “I can’t wait until she grows up.”

  236. karen Says:

    The Girl’s Got Game!

  237. Maggie Says:

    Hop Along Chloe

  238. Nancy Latimer Says:

    Pocket Full of Posies.

  239. Cathi Says:

    From the moment I saw their names… I immediately thought

    C.C. Rompers (after I realized they weren’t C.C. Riders )

    Bliss is what this makes me feel. Oh, and smiles. Thanks .


  240. Isobel Says:

    Charlie’s Charge

  241. Jess Says:


  242. Karen Says:

    …want to amend my entry…

    Wildflower Romp

  243. Randi Says:

    follow the nose!


    one nose follows another

  244. mlaiuppa Says:

    Ah, the frivolity of youth.

  245. montanarose Says:

    Whither thou goest, I will go . . . and go, and go, and go.

  246. tek Says:

    “…The training wheels are off!”

  247. Kristina Says:

    Didnt have time to read any other posts, so sorry if it’s already been mentioned:

    One small step for Charlie, One giant leap for Chloe!

  248. Martha Says:

    Doggone girl, you’re good!

  249. E.Jolie Says:

    Chloe Runs Away With Charlie’s Heart

  250. Anonymous Says:

    Come here, sunshine!

  251. Sim Says:

    Oops, that last one (Come here, sunshine!) was mine :)

  252. Phyllis Says:

    These are all so cute – I can’t think of any better!
    Love your site and critters!!!

  253. Patty Says:

    Becoming one another

  254. Phoenix Says:

    Come on Timmy! He’s in the well over this way!

  255. Laura Says:

    Pokey Little Puppy

  256. Lucky Says:

    Jump, jump for my love

  257. Laura Says:

    Pup-a-long Cassidy

  258. Rachel Says:

    Don’t Look Back




    C’mon, it was only a mouse!

  259. Scott Says:

    Bound Less & Energy!

  260. Maegan Says:

    Following His Joy

  261. Ida Says:

    In the meadows

  262. jon Says:

    taking it all in stride.

    cl”ear”ed” for take-off.

  263. Amy Says:

    And there was splendor in the grass

  264. jon Says:

    spring forward, ears back.

  265. Renay Says:

    you can run but you cannt hide!

  266. Lindsay Says:

    “Flowers & Howlers”

  267. Fiona M Says:

    Chasing the future

  268. Beth Says:

    Prairie wolf preserves her

    Follow my leader

    My pupsicle

    Custodian coyote

  269. Isa Says:

    I can’t remember planted that here?!

  270. Diana Says:

    All creatures great and small . . . .

    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    The Lord God made them all.

  271. Tygress22 Says:

    I’m sure someone has already said it but the only thing that popped into my head is…

    “hehe…can’t catch me!” :)

    Well, and that they are totally adorable, of course :)

  272. Barry Says:

    Puppy Sitter.

  273. Sara Says:

    Dog Team

  274. James Says:

    Let’s Go Check Our Pee-Mail!

  275. Kathy Says:

    Chloe, wait – you’re killin’ me!

  276. Helene Says:

    On the merry-go-round…

  277. stp5kids Says:

    Blossom Bouncer

  278. Brittany4Coyotes Says:

    Trickster’s Flying Lessons

    “Step one: Acquire Low Hanging Ears.
    Step two: Bound and Leap Towards Two-Legged
    good, thats right… now…..
    Step three: Close Your Eyes.”

  279. Jay Says:

    “I told you once, I told you a thousand times, STOP CHASING ME. I may look like a sheep, but I swear I don’t taste like one.”

  280. Frannie Says:

    I know the picture has been named, but I wanted to write and say how much I love it. I think it’s my favourite. They look so happy and are having so much fun.

  281. Katie Says:


    Have no comment about all the pictures other than they do my heart good. Wyoming holds me captive though I live in Western Washington. You have my admiration, respect and envy. You are living a life I wish I could and will maybe someday. I was supposed to be sitting up on South Pass as we speak, but my suburban and some wheel bearings changed that for me this year. Next year if at all possible I would love to meet you. Best of luck, kids need to be tucked in and husband needs me to help him remember something about a movie. Thanks for the joy of your stories and experiences. Katie B

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