Every Day With You Is A Day To Celebrate!

photo taken July 2009 • title thanks to JE

one year ago: Riding High
two years ago: Those Ears!!!!

OMG. Entries started off with a bang and it just didn’t quit.
You guys are AMAZING.
Seriously, I URGE you, if you haven’t already, to read through the comments here – they are phenomenal! 
Thank you thank you thank you to all who enter,
I adore the laughs I get from you!

I usually type a short list of finalists here, but that list was
70 entries long this morning.  Just go to the comment section!
I raise my glass to ALL of you – you wow me.

OK~ I’ll torture myself and type three here:
Close But No Cigar (Geez, I want to make out with your brain!)
Omnom Peringnon (isn’t it amazing how Cute Overload has totally altered the lexicon? The power of sweetness!)
“To the Land we Love and the Love we Land!” (traditional Welsh toast, I’m adopting this!)

And if you need some pure, unadulterated laughter,
read Julia’s comment.  Beautiful, hilarious.

I chose the winning caption because it’s exactly how I feel: every day with Charlie is a day to celebrate. You tapped into something very personal, JE, and I couldn’t not have your words title this image!

• • • Charlie loves champagne corks. No idea why. {don’t worry! he doesn’t eat them – he just runs around with them and tosses them in the air and buries them} It’s such an odd predilection that words fail me; I cannot name this photo but to say “Charlie loves champagne corks.”  And I know you out there can do far better than that.

Leave your title, caption, or Charlie-thought-bubble in the comment section of this post and you’ll be in the running for an elk antler necklace (naturally-shed, of course) upon which MC has drawn a beautiful elk track.  It’s quite striking, similar to this.

Also!☆ I was going through this site looking for something and ended up becoming totally entranced by the older photos of Charlie I came across – some which had burned into my memory and were so great to see again and others I had totally forgotten about and were so great to see again!  So I’ve added a new feature: now, under each photograph, I’ll have links to the picture I posted a year before and two years before.  I did it to last week’s photos (scroll down to see what I mean).  Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

248 Responses to “Every Day With You Is A Day To Celebrate!”

  1. bhan Says:

    You want a glass, or straight from the bottle?

  2. Jeff Says:

    Coyote “choo choo”

    Coyote Stogie

  3. Pamela Says:

    “This way, my dear”.

  4. Helioprogenus Says:

    corky coyote ears champagne

  5. Beverly Says:

    Bring On The Bubbly!

  6. mlaiuppa Says:

    Vintage Charlie.

  7. mlaiuppa Says:

    Hmmm. Hints of grapefruit and apricot layered over flavors of peaches and honey, smooth and silky on the palate.

  8. pam Says:

    Cain’t touch this

  9. Dianne Says:


    Plug Mug

  10. Cristina Salazar Says:

    Pointing in all directions

  11. Tiger Says:

    Point and Pinot.

  12. Lindsay Says:

    Cheers to Chew Toys

  13. Lindsay Says:

    (by the way, try saying that 10 times fast, especially while chewing on a champagne cork!)

  14. Sandy Says:

    I’m makin’ a run to the liquor store…anybody need anything?

  15. Heather Says:

    What?!? You needed this back?

  16. Mellissa Says:

    Party Animal

  17. Amy Nahirny Says:

    Mmm mmm thats good

  18. Sarah Says:

    Tastes like Chicken

  19. Sciamhach Says:

    Bubbly Boy

  20. spicyapple Says:

    That Ear!!!!

  21. Chelsia Wiggleston Says:

    Effervescent you say?

  22. Ladyfox Says:

    That Charlie, He’s a real Corker!

  23. Diana Says:

    Charlie says, in a smooth Rhett Butler-type voice, “Come, my dear, I have the champagne open already….”

  24. Kathy Says:

    Laissez les bons temp rouler!

  25. maria Says:

    do NOT question my drinking again

  26. beth Says:


  27. JON Says:

    Coyote pacifier.

    My heart bubbles over.


  28. Carrie Copa Says:

    “Smooth talker”

    I just got the necklace you referenced in the mail yesterday. It is beautiful, so I think the winner will be very pleased indeed!

  29. Eija Says:

    The party animal

    The party is not over yet!

    Something about champagne corks……!!

  30. Fang Says:

    He’s Too Corky For His Own Good

  31. Laura Miller Says:

    Psst……champagne corks over that way

  32. Barbara Watson Says:

    “Cork? What cork?”

  33. steph Says:

    Sweet Goofball

  34. astro-horse Says:

    His Name’s Changed to Corky!

    Too Corky, Too Cute
    Too Corky, Too Goofy
    (kinda like too fast, too furious) :) lol

  35. Janie Says:

    A corky quirk.

    Coy Perignon.

  36. saxon Says:

    coyote corkscrew

  37. alberta fan Says:

    “Here’s lookin at you kid” said in a Humphrey Bogart voice.

  38. Darlene Says:

    I like to let it breathe.

  39. Lizard Says:

    My mom’s dog, Constance, started with Champagne Corks when she was just a pup. She shortly thereafter moved on to Mom’s Cork Coasters… which flew through the air quite nicely as everyone chased her down to get them back. We stopped bringing cork into the house when we came home to find that she had pulled a very large bottle off of a shelf to pry the cork out. It was full of powdered hot chocolate and mini marshmallows. She finally pried the cork loose, but not before shattering the bottle and scattering a chocolatey haze of powder across the ENTIRE living room. It was really hard to be mad at her though.. .She looked so accomplished with the cork in her mouth and a chocolate stained smile across the white fur of her muzzle!

  40. Karen koons Says:

    Hi Shreve,
    I just finished your book “The Daily Coyote” and had to get online and see how Charlie was doing, praying he was still around. I guess all your anxioty rubbed off on me. I kept worrying all through the book either you or he would get hurt. I loved hearing about Eli too, I’ve always kept an orange cat and had a Malamute that was a little sister to one, he’d clean her face and have much the same behavior as yours. Thanks for sacraficing so much and taking care of that beautiful animal. Your are a strong woman to live in those freezing conditions!!! And the way you put beauty into words is truely a talent as well as the awsome photography. Bless you and your furry friends!
    Sincerely, Karen Koons

  41. Ruth in Portland Says:

    this post is too late, but it is what just popped into my head when I saw this pic: “They went that a way.”

  42. Stephanie Says:

    Just a quick question (if it can be answered through here), did Cute Overload also do the same as my ‘Omnom Perignon’?

  43. daily coyote Says:

    Stephanie – NO – I just meant the om nom thing – your comment is TOTALLY unique and I LOVED it! ~ S.

  44. Mimi Says:

    Uncorked Melody

  45. Sarah Says:

    Wow. I read your amazing book, and it feels like I know you.You have a lot of courage and determination, and I admire you for that. Could you give me any pointers on raising a “wild” animal? I’ve always wanted to fo something like tat when I get older. By the way, it sounds like you did get Charlie a sister…?

  46. shreve Says:

    Hi Sarah ~
    I always recommend people read this post of mine:
    and then perhaps volunteer with a licensed wildlife rehabber or a rescue facility? Something like that would give you far greater knowledge than I could!
    ~ S

  47. Becky Says:

    I am bitterly jealous of your being a writer with the ability to live far from the madding crowd. I am a recovering actress, who, after living for many years in NYC, tried a home on the range in Arizona. I drove and fearlessly camped my way from NYC across the country to San Diego and then up to Sequim, Washington looking for the perfect place to live. (Along the way, people invariably expressed shock, either telling me I was brave or backing toward their RVs as though I might be dangerously insane or contageous.) I found several towns I loved, but the only place I could afford a home in the desert was near Sedona, AZ. I was able to find work there too. Sadly, work didn’t last, and I moved to LA — my least favorite place next to Phoenix — to earn a living.

    I desperately miss open spaces and cannot live without animal companions, so I feel a sort of kinship with you in your home on the range. Kudos to you for your independent spirit and for your generous care of animals, especially your foundling, Charlie.


  48. Carolyn Says:

    He looks just like my Strider when he has a tennis ball sticking out of the side of his mouth and he’s saying “Try to take it! Come on, please try to take it…”

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