Flower Children

photo taken May 2008 • title thanks to Lyn

one year ago: A Beautiful Light
two years ago: Meadow Meditation

Happy Happy Joy Joy (a very close second)
Tail Gait-ing
Follow the Speeder!
Charlie Chases Checkered, Chubby Chuckler
Back Seat Brothering
Putting the spring in Spring
Sister Dog / Brother Coyote
The Dynamic Duo
Spring is, and ears are, in the air!
Hehehehe – and he just keeps following me!
Joy Follows Joy

and I loved all the shoutouts to Little House on the Prairie – click here – they are nearly identical!

• • • My, Spring looks like Technicolor compared to November in Wyoming!

Please grace us with your brilliance, your wit, your goofiness, and give this picture a name.   Leave your title, caption, or commentary in the comment section of this post and you’ll be in the running to win….
these weird stone balls!

Thanks to a most generous email I received from a reader (thx KDH!), who happens to be both familiar and educated re/ the geology of this part of Wyoming, I can share the fact of these stones.

These petrified spherical balls are called Dahlites, they are concretions of the mineral apatite, and they are 100 – 150 million years old.  D.A.N.G.  It feels amazing to hold something that’s been around that long….

By the way – if you happened to win any of the petrified bones I was giving away earlier this year, those are dinosaur bones!!!!  Roughly 150 million years old.

Now that we’ve had our science lesson, let’s switch to english.  Title this photo, won’t you?

365 Responses to “Flower Children”

  1. Stacy Says:

    Catch me if you can?

  2. Melissa Says:

    Running With Happiness

  3. Melissa Says:

    Chasing Fun

    Chasing Happiness

    Young Love

    Shreve…I love this pic. The look of sheer joy on Chloes face and Charlie’s eager look in chasing her. Just so cute! Me

  4. JMS Says:

    Spring is, and ears are, in the air!

  5. Leffe Says:

    Cherchez la femme!
    (Look for the woman)

  6. Annemiek Says:

    Homeward Bound

  7. spicyapple Says:

    “La la la la la la la… do do do do do”

  8. Jia En Says:

    It don’t matter if you’re black or white.

  9. kk Says:

    follow your heart

  10. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Girl’s Just Gotta Have Fun! (with thanks to Cyndi Lauper …)

    Wait Up, Chloe!!

    Charlie’s Got Her Back

    Constant Coyote Companion

    Bringing Up The Rear

    Ah, SPRING!

    The Joy of Pup!

  11. Yaara Says:

    “Fast Food, Fast Women”

    :p Just because Charlie looks so *hungry* and Chloe is all coy with her “arms” crossed like that…

  12. Claudia Says:

    Hehehehe – and he just keeps following me!

  13. Dave Says:

    So Happy Together!

  14. carolh Says:

    Where Agels Go, Trouble Follows

  15. Nancy Latimer Says:

    The wind beneath my wings.


    Red Rover, Red Rover, Chloe and Charlie are on their way over.

  16. Shara Says:

    ESCAPE SPEED! (Chloe Ears deployed for greater lift)

  17. Mary Says:

    My babies are all grown up!

  18. MJK Says:

    The ears have it

  19. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Full Speed Ahead!

    Escape Velocity

    Ear Flaps Up, Ready For Take-Off!

  20. Judah Says:

    Yesterday’s tomorrow; tomorrow’s yesterday- a fond memory where there were only me and you<3

  21. Craig Says:

    What is this thing called love?

  22. Coygirl Says:

    Dandelion Dash ….

    btw: I was dreading going about this morning, for various reasons, but this picture just makes me happy inside. Watching the unselfconscious play and joy is a never-ending delight.

  23. CJ Says:

    I will have to come by again when I think of a real caption. Meantime, I can’t shake the impression that they’re reenacting this internet meme:

    Something about Chloe’s carefree bounding and Charlie’s lopsided grin…

  24. belle Says:

    and away we go!!!!

    i am sure you are too young to remember the “Honeymooners” – Jackie Gleason

  25. Arielle Says:

    On Her Tail

  26. Holly Says:

    Pure Bliss

    Kibbles & Bits, Kibbles & Bits

    Wherever thou goest, I will surely follow!

    Over Hill, Over Dale

  27. Kacie Says:

    Bemused & Amused

  28. Creekhiker Says:

    So Happy Together

  29. Lab Man Says:

    Rampantly Rapturous

  30. Amy Says:

    Follow Your Bliss

  31. Dog-geek Says:

    “Two For Joy” (From the Counting Crows rhyme.)

  32. Sandy Says:

    Tag…you’re it!

  33. Barry Says:

    Shreve has biscuits, lets get her!

  34. Nicole Says:

    Spring Steps

  35. JANET FATE Says:


  36. kathleen Says:

    Leapfuls of laughter

    Playing her game and letting her win…

    Giddiup little doggie!

  37. Tina Says:

    If I lead, will you follow?

    If you’re not the lead dog the scenery never changes.

  38. Cindy Says:

    Hurrying Up Pup

  39. Charlene Says:

    Me and My Friend

    I’m hearing a song but I can’t pinpoint it!

  40. Teresa Says:

    You’re in the lead for now, cause it looks like you’re having so much fun!

  41. Bethrusso Says:

    Wag tag

  42. Teresa Says:

    I’m letting you win, cause you’re having so much fun!

  43. Tina Says:

    Peace Train

  44. Sarah W. Says:

    My first thought was that this is “The Romp.”

    Then I saw the look on Charlie’s face and renamed it (in my mind) “Angel and Devil.” I think I see teeth….

  45. Terri G. Says:

    “We’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when we come”–sung to the tune She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round The Mountain

  46. Terri G. Says:

    Here comes the “son” –dootin doo do

  47. Dana Says:

    Tag! Your it!

  48. Bethrusso Says:

    Dashing and gnashing

  49. Bethrusso Says:

    Ain’t no stoppin’ us now

  50. Cindy Says:

    Born to Frolic

  51. D Says:

    yeah on this one all i can think of is the “Little House on the Prairie ” theme

  52. Ed Says:

    Not a care….

  53. Anonymous Says:

    Come grow old with me.
    The best is yet to be.
    (Robert Browning)

  54. Terri G. Says:

    Charlie: “Does she have my cork in her mouth?????”

  55. Bethrusso Says:

    Head start

  56. Cindy Says:

    Ode to Joy

  57. Derrick Says:

    The new kid is FAST!

  58. Carolyn C. Says:

    Come grow old with me.
    The best is yet to be.
    (Robert Browning)

    (NOT anonymous, just a little klutzy with a hair trigger keyboard) ;-)

  59. Ava Says:


    Their joy fits with the Discovery Channel commerical, “The World is Awesome”: http://www.wimp.com/awesomeworld/. “I love when Great Whites fly”…and when Charlie and Chloe remind me what a beautiful world this is.

  60. Breane Says:

    I’ma gonna get ya!

  61. Toni Says:

    Last one to the elf leg is a rotten egg!!

  62. Sara Says:

    First day without training wheels!

  63. Rhonda Says:

    Innocence on the Prairie

    Target Training

    Pursuit of the Wild

    Daytime Dash Through the Dandelions

    Dandelion Dash

  64. moondoggie Says:

    Did I hear someone say ‘dinner time’?

    Miles of smiles.

    Jogging for joy.

    Shadow play.

  65. Holly Says:

    Jois de Vie!!!

  66. Elizabeth Says:

    “Ears lookin’ at you…”

  67. Wo Says:

    Mastering The Art Of Play

  68. pam Says:

    Catch me if you can, catch me if you caaaaaaaannnnnn!!!

  69. Tracy Says:

    “Puppy run with a coyote chaser”

  70. ilana Says:

    (she looks so adorable in that picture! and Charlie has a look on his face like “heh, look at that crazy kid”)

  71. pam Says:

    Letting her win!

    Come and get it!!

  72. hpmama Says:

    Chasing bliss

  73. saxon Says:

    ♪Maybe tomorrow I’ll want to settle down…

    until tomorrow, the whole world is my home…

    from the littlest hobo!!!

  74. Clint Says:

    Put a Spring in Your Step

  75. Stacey Says:

    Sings “I believe I can Fly”

  76. JayneZ Says:

    Two happy for words!

  77. Suzy Says:

    Field of Dreams

  78. Stephanie Says:

    All through the dandelion fluffs,
    The Charlie chased the Chloe….
    (no weasel, but definately monkeying around)

  79. Suzy Says:

    Fun in the sun

  80. Wife of a Sailor Says:

    Because Chloe’s ears look like they are about to make her soar into the wind and because Charlie looks like he’s about to tag her, I came up with:

    “3… 2… 1… Contact!”

  81. tarja Says:

    Spring Forward

    First thing that picture brought to my mind was Spring – the beautuful green background and Choe and Charlie looking like they have an awesome time – they have a “spring” in their step :-)

  82. Lyn Says:

    So Happy Together (from the song)

    Flower Children

    Springtime Scamper

  83. Kris Says:

    Can’t catch me!
    Paws Abound
    Jeez. Kids!

  84. Kelly Martin Says:

    In Hound Pursuit

  85. Kim Philpot Says:

    I’m gonna run to you – from the song by Bryan Adams…

    Charlie thinking – I’m letting her win, but dang, she is fast…

    Charlie thinking – Do my ears fly out like that when I run?

    1-2-3 – NOT IT!

  86. Barbara Says:

    Spring in step and spring in season,
    Charlie is running and she is the reason.

  87. R Marion Says:

    On the Hoof

  88. jaimie Says:

    Bounding Buddies!

  89. Paul Anderson Says:

    HA! HAAAAA!!!!!!

  90. Lynne Parker Says:

    “Spring in Their Steps”


  91. angie Says:

    the hiiiilllllls are aliiiiiive with the smells of puppy

  92. Isa Says:

    Triangular eared one chasing flappy eared one

  93. jarebear Says:

    Home on the Range

  94. Shannon H. Says:

    “Flowers spring to blossom where she walks”, while Charlie follows the trail. (partial quote by Whittier)

    or just the quoted part… hate to leave Charlie out, lol.

  95. Keith Says:

    It don’t get any better than this –

  96. Heather L Says:

    Shadowing Trouble

  97. Heather L Says:

    Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

  98. Heather L Says:

    Big Brother is Watching YOU!!

  99. Eve Says:

    Flight K-9, you are cleared for take-off.

  100. Heather L Says:

    Tailing a Tail

  101. Alice Says:


  102. Heather L Says:

    “Chloe must be a keeper…she came with a stamp of approval on her ear”

  103. Terry Says:

    Two smiles makes three.

    (you have to smile when you look at this one)

  104. Heather L Says:

    “Ain’t she a puny little fellow”


    A Coyote’s Work is Never Done

  105. nancy Says:

    abounding joy

  106. Heather L Says:

    “I’m going to win by a nose”

  107. Scott Says:

    I was going to submit The Ears Have It, but MJK beat me to it by a mile, so I took another look at the photo and got a flash of Jessica Simpson’s Maltipoo Daisy:

    Hollywood Hills Reenactment

    Although funny, that’s a little insensitive, so here’s another:

    Flapping vs. Focussing

  108. Eija Says:

    “Hey, looks like she might fly too!”

    …and the chase is on!!

    The joy of spring meadow romping

    Spring rumpus of the unlikely kind

    “I just love spring and chasing that pup with funny ears”

  109. Juliene Says:

    The Tables Have Turned

  110. julie Says:

    “follow the speeder!”

  111. Wendi Says:

    They’ll be coming around the mountain when they come…

  112. Morgan Says:

    “Catch Me If You Can!” “Eat My Dust, Wylie E.!”

  113. Angie Says:

    putting the spring in Spring

  114. Susie Says:

    Ears to Exuberance

  115. karen Says:

    High on Life!

  116. Bruce Says:

    One More Lap

    “Even with a head start, I will catch you…My legs are longer”

    Life is Good

    “We can’t run the smiles off our faces”

    “We can’t help but smile when we run”

  117. ida Says:

    “Two happy hearts “

  118. Heather L Says:

    Charlie takes a back seat to Chloe

    A Chip Off the Old Block

    New Kid on the Block

    EarMark this Photo

    Chloe tries to give him the Slip

    “Charlie..come on…come on Charlie…Let’s play Follow the Leader”

  119. Heather L Says:

    Cut to the Chase

    You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover

  120. Trish Says:

    Tag! You’re it!

  121. Bruce Evans Says:

    “Come Fly with Me”
    Use the melody as in the song that was written for Frank Sinatra

  122. diane Says:

    “Follow You, Follow Me”

  123. LHays Says:

    “You can’t catch me; you can’t catch me! Na-na-na-na-na-na!”

  124. D'Ann Says:

    Happy Happy Joy Joy

  125. marsha Says:

    Meadow muffins!

  126. Sal Says:

    The hills are alive with the sound of….dogs and coyotes..?

  127. Chris P Says:

    Her Loyal Following

  128. Melissa Says:

    Add a dash of puppy love.

  129. Betsy Says:

    Chloe: “Okay Charlie, here’s how ya do it. Once you’re going this fast, just spread your ears, flap ‘em a little and ….. PRESTO! You can fly!”

  130. Siobhan Says:

    Little Dog on the Prairie

    (because it reminds me of the opening of the TV show Little House on the Prairie, with the girls running through tall grass that looks just like this, and I suppose if you have to explain something that much, it’s not succinct enough. LOL)

  131. Victoria Says:

    Hounding the hound…

  132. D'Ann Says:

    Love Is In The Air…

  133. Nancy Peacock Says:

    Girl Chasin’

  134. Emily Says:

    Tongues and tails wagging

  135. Kerry Says:

    Run little man run!!!!

  136. Tina Says:

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    To lead people (or dogs) walk behind them.
    - Lao Tzu

  137. Arielle Says:

    I’ve Always Got Your Back!

    Following Her Lead

  138. Jay Says:

    And they called it Puppy Love. . .

    Other random ones I thought of, haha:

    Frolic through the Flowers
    Back seat Brothering

  139. Kathleen Says:

    Captain Chloe, this is ground control Charlie, you are cleared for take off.

  140. Dawn Says:

    The Pursuit of Happiness (or “happyness” spelled like the movie title!)

    Chasing Joy

  141. ursula Says:

    Airplane ears…

    follow the leader

    Chloe says flop your ears

  142. Kelli Says:

    In Sweet Pursuit

    On Dasher, On Dancer

    Springing into Love
    Pouncing into Spring

  143. Kate T Says:

    I’ll be darned … she’s faster than she looks!!

  144. Tom Says:

    You had me at “woof”

  145. Tina Says:

    Rogue Runners

  146. jb Says:

    (in slo-mo with “Chariots Of Fire” playing)

    “Elllffff legggggg……..getttt herrr”

  147. Barbie Says:

    “Chloe” a puppy, a female puppy!
    “Charlie” a drop of golden Sun.

  148. Dena Patee Says:

    Where she leads, he will follow

  149. Barbara R Says:

    Playing Hard to Get

  150. JC Says:

    We see you …

    You can’t hide from us …

  151. Heather L Says:

    Dogged Pursuit

  152. laura Says:

    Happy Trails

  153. Catsquatch Says:

    “On top of spagetti, all covered with cheeze
    I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed
    It rolled off the table, and onto the floor
    It rolled down the hallway, and out of the door”

    Oh, wait, you meant caption the pic of Charlie…..


  154. Liz Says:

    “I know where she stashed that elk leg!”

    Canines in flight

  155. Kat Says:

    “Sigh, she is so cute when she thinks she’s faster than me.”

  156. Heather L Says:

    “I need to collar her”

    Sister Dog / Brother Coyote

    The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

  157. Heather L Says:

    The Dynamic Duo

  158. Amy Says:

    I’ve got several:

    Dogged Pursuit: Charlie Hounds Chloe

    Charlie Chases Checkered, Chubby Chuckler

    Angular-Bodied Coyote Delights in Entertaining Floppy Girl Hound

  159. saxon Says:


  160. saxon Says:

    pursuit of happiness

  161. E. Jolie Says:

    On A Merry Chase

  162. E.Jolie Says:

    Puppy And Trainer

  163. Marissa Says:

    No training wheels!


  164. kristi Says:

    “baby, we were born to run…”

  165. Susan Says:

    Gosh I love my life and my farmily…

  166. Jayse Says:

    tag you’re it!

    the hills are aliiive…

  167. falnfenix Says:


  168. Kate Says:

    “You make me so very happy!”
    “I’m so glad you came into my life!”

  169. Gem Says:

    ‘Ear we go!


    Head, shoulders, ears and toes.

  170. Lisa Johnston Says:

    Spring Forward, Fall Back
    Clarity and Inspiration

  171. bonnie Says:

    Happy Go Lucky!!

    this is such a BEAUTIFUL photo! thanks!

  172. E.Jolie Says:

    Running On Happy

  173. Irisheyes143 Says:

    “I’m Gonna Get You Sucker”
    “Can’t catch me!”
    “Oh no! Here he comes, here he comes, where can I hide?”

  174. novemberfoxtrot Says:

    I was with CJ on the God Kills a Kitten meme. : )

    “Ou tu vas, je vais te suivre.” (where you go I will follow) ~April March

    “Blow in a girl’s ear and she’ll follow you anywhere…gotta catch her first.” My dad *shrug*

  175. Patty Says:

    Propel’er (PropelHer?) (because her ears remind me of propellers)

  176. Kelly G Says:

    Baby got back!

  177. b Says:

    Reckless abandon


    The Meaning of Life



  178. kallimao Says:

    Fields of Joy

    Boundless Joy

    Love Chase

    p.s. what a beautifully happy photo to start off the week!

  179. Taja Says:

    High Tailin’ It
    Tailing Trouble

  180. Penny Says:

    ears forward, coyote behind

  181. Wendy Says:

    Born free…as free as the wind blows…

  182. Deidre Says:

    Charlie chasing Chloe doing her rendition of “The Flying Nun”

  183. Penny Says:

    Trottin’ with the tot…

  184. Helioprogenus Says:

    Hopping meadows.


    Ears looking at you kids.

  185. Betsy Says:

    Spring Frolics

  186. Anonymous Says:

    Charlie loves watching little Half-Pint run

    (because it reminds me of the opening scene from Little House on the Prairie, still photo here: http://bit.ly/4b224k)

  187. marybindc Says:

    (oops, forgot that name/email info)

    Charlie loves watching little Half-Pint run

    (because it reminds me of the opening scene from Little House on the Prairie, still photo here: http://bit.ly/4b224k)

  188. Teresa Says:

    Na, na, na, na, na….you can’t catch me!

  189. Liza Lundell Says:

    Chasing the joy

    Chloe looks so happy!

  190. Julia Says:

    The exuberance of youth.

  191. Isobel Says:

    A Girl worth Chasing

  192. jeanne Says:

    chasing a piece of tail

  193. Julia Says:

    I’ll try it again…

    Joy of the mountain!


  194. Sophie Says:

    Wild and Innocent

  195. Julie Says:

    Heaven’s Gait


    The Gait’s of Heaven

  196. Cassie Says:

    Dandelion Bliss

    Meadow Fellows

    Spry On Life (Instead of High on Life :)

  197. Karen Says:

    Let the Wild Rumpus Begin! (from Where the Wild Things Are)

  198. Shawnodese Says:

    Little Doghouse on the Praire

  199. Andrea (noricum) Says:

    “Puppy Love”

  200. riosmom Says:


  201. schatze Says:

    Spring Loaded

  202. Sherri Says:

    The thrill of the chase.

  203. Tracy Says:

    Spring Time Has No Time

  204. Tracy Says:

    No Plans Ahead

  205. D'Ann Says:

    Oh to be young again

  206. Tracy Says:

    Leaving no trail behind

  207. Lindsay P. Says:

    “Puppy straight up with a Coyote chaser”

    “Spring in their steps”

  208. D'Ann Says:

    Charlie’s got your back

  209. D'Ann Says:

    Smiles from ear to ear

  210. Lydia Says:

    So Happy Togetherrrrr….

  211. Shauna Says:

    Sun Fun Run

    Friends don’t let friends get away

  212. Brad in Texas Says:

    Hippity, Hoppity, look at Chloe Go!

  213. Tinare Says:

    The Springtime of Their Lives.

  214. Suzette Says:

    In dogged pursuit.

    Bounding & Determined.

  215. Bess Says:

    Happy Dogs, Happy Days

    Happiness Abounds

    or from a male’s point of view…”Dang, she’s cute!”

  216. chris Says:


  217. Karyn Says:

    Wow, just read thru all the comments! Amazingly creative people!

    so …. my entry is – what they said!! LOL!

    I kinda like Sister Dog Brother Coyote.

  218. Marina Says:

    Chloe’s ears flying made me think of The Flying Nun. Then I imagined a TV announcer: New this fall, the event of the season, a crime series featuring The Flying Nun and Magnum P.I.! Together, the canine duo inspire each other to solve crimes and defend us from evil! So, title this: The Flying Nun and Magnum P.I.

  219. D'Ann Says:

    Pooch Pursuit

  220. D'Ann Says:

    Head to Tail

  221. Erin Says:

    Chloe looks like she’s in a toilet paper ad… traipsing through the flowery grass… but there’s a COYOTE in pursuit! Brilliant shot!

  222. Masha Says:

    Chloe has landed.

    Charlie, cranes have dropped off your friend.

  223. Lisa Says:

    Bloomin Happy

  224. Becky McSpadden Says:

    Look at that crazy kid! Ya gotta love her.

  225. Richard Says:

    Poetry in motion!

  226. sha Says:

    His turn to watch her.

  227. The Girl Nerd Says:

    I’ll let her win…

  228. Anonymous Says:

    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Chloe”

  229. D'Ann Says:

    Hottie on her heels

  230. Margini Says:

    Happy Happy Joy Joy!

    for some reason the Ren & Stimpy song is now running through my head…

  231. Suzy Says:

    Field Frolic

  232. JANET FATE Says:

    A Title for the old stone photo:

    Wild ole’Wyoming Cowboy Balls

  233. Julia Says:

    Whither thou go, I will follow.

  234. yvonne Says:

    Rollicking on the Green

  235. Janie Says:

    Letting Her Win.

  236. Lary Says:

    Race for the gold meadow !

    Imagine Elmer Fudd saying gold medal…

  237. Kit.e Says:

    A spring in her step.

    Catch and Kiss.

    Chloe’s clover romp.

  238. D'Ann Says:

    “You’ve got sunshine on your shoulder” and Charlie at your heels!

  239. sybann Says:

    I’m running with the pack
    Never looking back
    You try to keep me in cages
    But baby, you got to catch me first

    Run With the Pack – Bad Company

    OK! It’s not a title! How about:

    I’m Dust (same song) (I’d pick trotting with the tot!)

  240. cfritz Says:

    C’mon, hurry up Charlie! ‘Dog Whisperer’ starts in 30 minutes!

  241. Sue from New Zealand Says:

    Puffball Stalking

  242. jessie Says:

    An Earful


    Tag, You’re It

  243. Joan Says:

    Joyful Jumpers

  244. Britni B. Says:


  245. Patr Says:

    Taking her lead

  246. marygood Says:

    Butch Coyote and the Sundance Kid

  247. Caren Says:

    “Galloping Canids, Batman!”

  248. D'Ann Says:

    Rounding the club house turn, Chloe takes the lead!

  249. Cynthia Says:

    Oreo and Nutter Butter

  250. Bob K Says:

    “Runnin’ down a dream”

  251. Roxie Says:

    Against the Wind
    Running Against the Wind

  252. Ava Says:

    “Ally Ally In-Come Free!”

    From childhood games of hide-and-seek. We’d earnestly skulk about until someone was tagged ‘it’. Then the cry of “ally ally in-come free!” would ring out and we’d all *race* flat-out, as fast as we could, back to ‘home’ (usually a tree). Then the game would start again. It was play and movement just for the pure joy of it.

    I love caption Mondays! I’m not very good at it but I love reading what people come up with.

  253. Matt Says:

    Chariots of Fur.

    (You’ve got to stretch that last word out into two syllables to really get it.)

  254. sara Says:

    dum da da dum da da DUM DA

  255. Sophie Says:

    “Running Wild”

    “Nature Running Wild”

    “Chasing His (Friend’s) Tail”

  256. lynn Says:

    Pup, Pup ‘n Away!

  257. Meredith Says:

    Wild Guardian

  258. JannyCat Says:

    “Where are we goin’?”
    “I don’t know.”
    “How do we get there?”
    “C’mon, let’s go!”
    From Zooboomafoo

  259. Faith Says:

    Red Rover, Red Rover, Chloe’s coming over!!!

  260. Craig Says:

    Some wonderful entries this week. I love the creative minds of your readers, and the sensitivity! So much fun to read them ..

    As I was looking at this terrific picture of these two I could NOT help but remember this other picture that is such an AMAZING comparison. It hardly seems possible they are the same two pets! Haha


  261. Rhonda P Says:

    A smile is worth a thousand words.

  262. Susan Retting Says:

    Oh Happy Day!

  263. MJK Says:

    ears I win, tails you lose

  264. Sandi Says:

    Charlie follow me I will get us home to Mom.

  265. Sandy G. Says:

    “I”ll follow this cute little gal to the ends of the Earth!”

  266. D'Ann Says:

    Romp in the meadow

  267. D'Ann Says:

    Springtime Follies

  268. pansypoo Says:

    tag, I’M it.

  269. Beth Says:

    Zippity Do Dah!

    Runnin’ down a dream!

    Life in the fast lane.

  270. Glynis Says:

    you go girl!

  271. Violet Says:

    Smells like teen spirit

  272. Cristina Says:

    May Day Hey-Day!

  273. Vanessa Says:

    Cross your paws and hope to fly

    Noon-time Frolicking

    Spring=rompin’ around the clock

    Baby, please don’t go!

    Leader for a day

    I got you Charlie! Now we just gotta find Eli…

    Rompin’ on sunshine! Whoa oh oh!

    Chloe: Follow me!
    Charlie: Right away, boss!

  274. Debi Says:

    The new Laura and Mary in the Little House On The Prairie remake TAKE ONE!

  275. Keitha Says:


    they look so happy and expectant!

  276. WendyAA Says:

    “I just love this new toy Mom got me! It never stops going!!”

  277. mlaiuppa Says:

    Chariots of Fire.

  278. Nancy Latimer Says:

    Future bag picture for Purina Puppy/Coyote Chow.

  279. Patty Says:

    “What I saw was equal ecstasy: one universal smile it seemed of all things. ” Dante

  280. Cheryl Says:

    The winds embrace…

  281. Jasper Says:

    The grass is always greener where I am.

  282. Mary Says:

    It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.

  283. Debi Says:

    I just posted the Little House caption and even Lassie was played by a boy dog some, so Charlie can be Mary!!! I would hum the theme but you can’t hear me!!

  284. Karissa Says:

    Missed me, missed me, now you’ve gotta kiss me!


    Can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread man!


    Puppy Power!

  285. Diana Says:

    It’s not easy running with the big dog . . . I mean coyote … but I’m gonna try my darndest!

  286. Bruno M. Says:

    Wow. :-)

    Not a suggestion (not inspired tonight, sorry), but a comment: this is a nice picture. No, “nice” does not do it justice.

    It’s a *wonderful* picture, a happy picture… Joy from these two is oozing out of my LCD monitor. We need more of those, Shreve. That’s a definite photographical (sp?) masterpiece, in my books.


  287. V Says:

    “Run away, little girl!”

    Bounding Buddies Bonding.
    (or just Bounding Buddies)

  288. Mark Gustafson Says:

    Keepin’ an eye on the kid

  289. Sue Says:

    “Mommy, mommy!! Me and Charlie had soooo much fun today!!”

  290. mlaiuppa Says:

    Lady leads the Scamp.

  291. mlaiuppa Says:

    Spring in their steps.

  292. mlaiuppa Says:

    By leaps and bounds.

    Lady Leaps and Mr. Bounds.

  293. pam Says:

    Run like the wind!

    “we’re older now but still running against the wind”

  294. Suzy Says:

    CC Capers

  295. Lidda Sosa Says:

    Homeward Bound.

  296. Shanna Says:

    Dances with Dandelions

  297. KA Says:

    Paradise Found

  298. karen hanson Says:

    ‘Nun on the Run’. Chloe’s ears and face markings make her look like she has a habit on and it reminded me of Sally Fields character on the Flying Nun.

  299. Diane Says:

    Racing buddies

  300. astro-horse Says:

    Leaping Lupine and the Cute Canine ( thought this would be soooo cute!) :)

    Who Knew Spring Could Be THIS Cute!? :) LOL

    Predator and Prey :)

    The Running and the Cunning :)

    Where Cutness Goes, Charlie Follows!

  301. mlaiuppa Says:

    More answers to your cork quandries.

    If I recall from a decade or two or three ago…there was a period where there were cork shortages, because of the long time it takes for cork trees to age. Shortly thereafter they started shortening the length of corks from 2 inches to either 1.75 or 1.5 inches to save. Then alternatives were developed such as plastic, screw tops and even wine in a box. There’s actually a collapsing bag inside the box much like those baby bottles. The wine isn’t half bad in that the bag prevents the air from getting at the wine. I’m not a wine drinker so it all tastes pretty much the same to me.

    You can still find corks in better wines, but because of the expense of corks the cheaper wines will use lower costs alternatives such as plastic, screw tops, etc. You’ll find corks in $15 and $20 dollar bottles but not so much in 2 buck Chuck.

    Two advantages to a plastic cork is that you don’t have to worry about a bad cork contaminating the bottle and you can store the bottle upright.

    It takes 25 years for a cork tree to mature enough to produce corks, Trees live 200-300 years. The layer of cork is harvested once a decade. The demand for wine corks is growing by about 7% per year. Cork trees are reforested at about 4% a year. So my guess is that it’s a matter of money. Real corks are just more expensive. And the alternatives are getting better and better.

    BTW cork flooring can be made from recycled or shredded cork whereas wine corks have to be made from a solid piece of cork, although a new composite cork is being used now in addition to the cheaper alternatives.

  302. Bria Says:

    We the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend

  303. Ann J. Says:

    Tag, you’re It!

  304. DodgerGirl Says:


  305. Cindy Says:

    Regarding corks: I have a cousin everyone called Corky when we were growing up. He was and is the sweetest thing. Don’t know where this nickname came from. Never thought to ask, but now I will. His real name is Charlie. Lots of Charleses in the family, including both grandpas, uncle, brother, and a very favorite doggie boy.

  306. Claudia Says:

    Sunshine Grins
    Chasing the Girl
    Galloping Grins

  307. Arielle Says:

    Tag! You’re it!

  308. Paris Says:

    Wait… this isn’t a rabbit!

  309. Dianne Says:


    Just Me and My Shadow

    (from the song written by Billy Rose)

  310. LoriO Says:

    Hello world, here’s a song that we’re singin’
    Come on, get happy
    A whole lotta lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’
    We’ll make you happy!

  311. Caturday Says:

    Hound herder

    Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!

    (ok, wrong animals, but still…)

  312. karen hanson Says:

    Run, Run as fast as you can I’ll still catch you because I’m Chloe’s ” man fan”

  313. Joy Says:

    Follow the leader

    I’m trying to keep keep an eye on her mom!

  314. felis sidus Says:

    Can’t resist three:

    Joy, beautiful sparks of God (play on a line from Ode to Joy)

    Joy follows joy.

    Best. Welcome. Ever!

  315. mlaiuppa Says:

    (not quite) Out of bounds.

  316. olivetheoil Says:

    Home are the hunters, home from the hills.

    That’s a paraphrase from one of my favorite poems by RL Stevenson:

    UNDER the wide and starry sky,
    Dig the grave and let me lie.
    Glad did I live and gladly die,
    And I laid me down with a will.
    This be the verse you grave for me:
    Here he lies where he longed to be;
    Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.

  317. Sprite54 Says:

    This picture makes my heart laugh!

    A Shot of Chloe with a Charlie Chaser
    Canine and Coyote Courante
    Canines Cavorting
    . . .and in the front stretch it’s Chloe by two lengths and a laugh

  318. lucky Says:

    fields of gold

  319. Laura Says:

    Lex Luthor, hot on the trail of Super Dog

  320. K Says:

    Spring to the Chase

  321. Marquand Says:

    Youthful romp.

    Lopin’ and Smilin’

  322. Marissa Says:
  323. Marissa Says:

    “Hey, that’s my move!”

  324. Shannon C.S. Says:

    I’ll get you my pretty!

  325. Connie Says:

    C’mon, big brudda, let’s RUUUUUNNNNN!

    and then she gives one of those precious baby giggles as she takes off! Love this picture!

  326. Dawn Says:

    Da-do-run-run-run, da-do-run run!

  327. CL Ransford Says:

    Love is in the air

  328. Arcene Says:

    Free Love

    3, 2, 1… Airborn

  329. Khatti Says:


  330. Crystal Cooney Says:

    I haven’t read all the comments, so don’t know if anyone has mentioned this, but I think you missed naming your own photo “Technicolor Spring”, which has a double meaning in that it is spring, but both Chloe & Charlie have a spring in their step! :)

    I’ll also suggest “She’s Showing Him A Big Wide World, Full of Adventure”.

    (I live in the UK, and whilst I would die to have those “weird stone balls” [ I LOVE rocks!! ], it might be a bit spendy to send those here! lol)

    I’ve been “reading” your blog for awhile now (over a year or so now I think) and absolutely adore it. I love your photos, and the snippets of the story of your life with Charlie and Chloe and Eli. And I hope to get your book too!! :D

    Noticed you are not feeling well, so I do hope you get better soon!

  331. E.Jolie Grapeleaf99@hotmail.com Says:

    Coming Off The Page

  332. Erin Eloise Says:

    Learning to Frolic : Bound + Leap = Joy

    Or you could use just the first half, or just the second half.

  333. Starstruck Says:

    Pups a Playin’

  334. kk3 Says:

    Lead, Follow or get the heck outta the way…

  335. JMP Says:

    Free to be you and me …..

    (From Marlo Thomas’ children’s album)

  336. Fabia Says:

    Every l ittle thing she does

  337. Charlotte Says:

    Eyes on the prize.

  338. beth Says:

    Double Diamond Dust

    Way of Light

    Eli’s home!

  339. Nash Says:

    And they call it “puppy love”.


  340. Tracylee Says:

    Here they come again, mmmm-mm-mm. Catch us if you can, mmmm-mm-mm …

    (Dave Clark Five)

  341. Nash Says:

    Double Dog Dare Ya!

  342. Nash Says:

    The Art of the Chase

  343. Wendi Says:

    Life is good

  344. Sally Says:

    Chasin’ Tail

    Happy !

  345. Kathy F. Says:

    Vertical and Horizontal Chase

  346. Erin Badziong Says:

    It’s On!!

  347. SuzyS Says:

    tail gait-ing

  348. Kaelie Says:

    Ooooooh, I’m gonna get you!!!

  349. Diane Says:

    Infatuated Fascination! (you can see it in Charlie’s eyes)

  350. Nighthawke Says:


  351. astro-horse Says:

    Dances with Daisies
    Dances with Puppies
    Dances with Coyotes (this is the closest to dances with wolves! ) :)

  352. Anonymous Says:

    Ain’t no Puppy Fast Enough ( Charlie is saying ) :)
    Ain’t No Coyote Fast Enough ( Chloe is saying) ha ha ha

  353. astro-horse Says:

    oh wait that anonymous was me, i just forgot to put my name!

  354. Kevin Says:

    “Devil’s Golf Balls”

  355. Cristy Says:

    “Petrified Dinosaur DingleBerries! ” (Bowl of Balls picture)
    After looking at your picture of the balls in the bowl, right away I thought I was looking at “Petrified Dinosaur DingleBerries! ”

    Then I went to look at caption below the picture and had to laugh when I saw the words Dinosaur and Petrified! Wow, what a good guess in time~

  356. Karen Ray Says:

    For the balls picture:

    “Hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry?”

  357. M. Premont Says:

    Coyotes are like dahlites: hard and rough on the outsite and jagged yet beautiful at the core.

  358. Sharon Says:

    hey there,
    For the balls picture:
    “Ferrero Rocher” -though I may be infringing copyrights so…
    “Wyoming Rocher”
    “Ferrero Rocks”

  359. Tracey Jaquish Says:

    Deliteful Dahlites

  360. judiann Says:

    Thor’s Marbles

  361. Tom Says:

    I think I dropped it right around here.

  362. marnie Says:

    Charlie and Chloe are the cutest, but I want to name the ancient stones>They look just like truffles – the fungi not the chocolates. Stone Truffles

  363. Lisa in Oregon Says:

    for todays pic I will submit: “Wyoming wind in his tail”

    Love you and your sites Shreve! It is inspiring to see an intelligent, beautiful and humorous woman!

    Take care!

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  365. Patricia Long Says:

    “Flower Children” is a great title for this photo. There is an overall feeling of Spring time in the air. Cloe and Charlie are exuberant and feeling at the top of their health. Every thing spells Spring—-especially playtime!

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