Queen Kong!

photo taken September 2009 • title thanks to June

one year ago: Tasty Puppy Snout
two years ago: Five Weeks

Who knew there were so many possible Kong puns!  I keep going back to June’s (others entered this too, but June was first, and this is as fair as I can figure at the moment ~ my mind is still disproportionately focused on Daisy and the new calf (who is doing fab! I’ll have pictures up soon! That contest winner is directly below the runner-up list!).  And I bow to:

Red Rubber Robber
Tricking the Trickster
Kong Queen Conquering
Kong Fu-ey! How’d she get that from me?
Come on Eli, get in the Kong-a line!
Easy Kong Easy Go
Wile E. Chloe
Wonky Kong
Kong Gone
“Go Play with the Moose”

“Go Play with the Moose” - you slay me!

ALSO, I’ve finally found the winner of the “What’s Daisy’s calf going to be” contest ~ I used this random number generator and the first correct answer was Sara!  I’ll be emailing you, Sara.  Thanks to everyone who participated; on such an intense day, it was a lovely release to read all the entries and laugh and wonder along with you all.

• • • I’m sure there’s a football term for the move Chloe pulled here ~
she grabbed that kong right out of Charlie’s mouth.  He likes to think of himself as infallible, so he was rather irked.  But the game went on, and ultimately, that’s all that matters to them.

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184 Responses to “Queen Kong!”

  1. Renée Says:

    Mouth-plug: OUT!

  2. Claudia Says:

    The coach is going to sideline me for this! I just know it!

  3. Suzy Says:

    King Kong

  4. quinn Says:

    “Did you know you have something caught between your teeth? Let me help you with that. No, no trouble at all…”

  5. Mary Says:

    Cloe says, “Na, nah, na-nan-nah!”

  6. suzy Says:

    letting little sister win

  7. June Says:

    Queen Kong!

  8. Steven Swanson Says:

    A fumble


    A fumble recovered

  9. moondoggie Says:

    snatching the kong, she SCOOOORES!

  10. Yaara Says:

    Charlie was Kong fu fighting
    But Chloe was fast as lightning
    In fact it was a little bit frightning
    But they fought with expert timing…

  11. Craig Says:

    The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

  12. Patr Says:

    My vote is for Yaara’s! That is pefect.

    defeat from the jaws of victory

  13. tigeron Says:

    Personal Foul – Snatching!!

  14. DANA Says:

    Recovering the fumble

  15. Trisha Says:

    Chloe snatches victory from Charlies defeat!

  16. JMS Says:

    ten sleep take away!
    canine take away!

  17. StephStewart Says:

    She plunders!

  18. Tina Says:

    Mouth guard

  19. MarshallDog Says:

    The minute he saw her she stole his heart.

  20. WendyAA Says:


  21. belle Says:


    Charlie: OOOOHHH!!! You are in trouble now – girl!!!!

  22. Bethrusso Says:

    So long, Kong

  23. Janet Fate Says:

    Stealing my heart away

  24. Bethrusso Says:

    I’d rather steal than heel

  25. Bethrusso Says:

    Snatch and Scratch

  26. E.Jolie Says:

    Wiley Dog

  27. Rhedrose Says:

    Side Swipe

  28. Maia Says:

    Interception, team Cloe, upheld.

  29. Anonymous Says:


    Bump and Run

    Cheap Shot


    Hail Chloe Pass

    Hand off/Mouth off

    Helping the Runner

    Necessary Ruff-ness

  30. Tina Says:

    Sorry, annonymous above is me (still trying to get used to the new netbook)

  31. Kelly Says:

    I believe the technical term is “yoink” =)

    (I know no football terminology whatsoever!)

  32. Angie Says:


    (the football term for getting the ball out of another players grip)

  33. courtney Says:

    QUEEN Kong!

  34. Joe Says:

    Chloe Forces a Turnover!

  35. Jane Says:

    under and out

  36. Patty Says:

    HEY! Darn that Chloe she’s a fast learner.

  37. Wife of a Sailor Says:


  38. karen hanson Says:

    Chloe’s Challengers -1, Charlie’s Chagrins-0

  39. Barbara Says:

    Rookie Chloe pulls a takeaway of the live ball from hot dog Charlie.

  40. ursula Says:

    Chloe Interference…

  41. Susan Says:

    sharing toys with little sis…

  42. Jennifer Says:

    It’s Not Cheech and Chong, It’s Charlie and Kong

  43. jeanne Says:

    cloe strips the ball and runs toward the end-zone…tackled by charlie at the 1 yard line!

  44. Heather L Says:

    Pass Interference

    What’s Yours is Mine!

  45. ABQ Annie Says:

    Teasing Big Brother

  46. Heather L Says:

    Wronged Konged

    Charlie De-Konged

  47. Heather L Says:

    In Your Face

    Chloe Steals Charlie’s Thunder

    It’s Anyone’s Call

  48. pam Says:

    I AM KING (of the kong)

  49. Kathleen Says:

    You snooze, you lose big brother!

    Who said girls can’t play ball???

  50. Heather L Says:

    High & Dry

    Share & Share Alike

    A Taste of Your Own Medicine

  51. Sarah Says:

    mine – MINE – mine – MINE – mine – MINE

  52. Barbara R Says:

    Out of the Mouths of Babes

  53. Kathy W Says:

    Left Cheek Sneak


  54. Amy G. Says:

    Queen Kong

  55. CatScott Says:

    King Kong-less

    King of the Kong No More

    Chloe: Who’s the Trickster Now, Charlie?
    Chloe: Who’s Your Trickster Now?

    Tricking the Trickster

  56. Heather L Says:

    A Toss Up

    Chloe Takes the Bit Between Her Teeth

    It’s A Dog Eat Dog World

  57. courtney Says:

    Fool Me Once Shame On Me …

  58. Patti Says:

    Here Today Kong Tomorrow

  59. Rachel Says:

    A Hounding Interception!

  60. Kristan Says:


  61. Erin Says:

    I see what you’re doing here, and I DON’T like it!

  62. mjk Says:

    one kong deserves another.

  63. Farmer Lady Says:

    A Toy For Two

  64. Barbara Says:

    Stop Kong-mouthing me!

    Can we see more photos of Frisco soon?

  65. Eve Says:


    (from “Hogan’s Heroes”)

  66. Cheryl Says:

    “You Put Your Left Jaw In..”
    “Thanks, I needed this”
    “My Turn”
    “Go Play with the Moose”

  67. Peter Says:

    Ah, the old Smooch n’ Snatch trick …

  68. Rhonda P Says:

    Affection Interception

  69. Karissa Says:

    And who will be this year’s “King of the Kong”?

  70. Dale Says:

    Update at the Kong Finals:

    Team Domesticus 1 Team Latrans 0

    Team Latrans looking to tie….

  71. Audra Says:

    Queen of Kong

  72. Caroline Says:

    Kao K Kong

  73. CatScott Says:


    Chloe: Girlz Rule and Boyz Drool!

  74. Jenny C Says:

    What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is… mine, too.

    Wow, Shreve, she’s absolutely fearless, which, in reality, is Charlie’s loving gift to her. The restraint required to control one’s innate ability to harm is intelligence of the highest order. *Sniff* Our young Charlie has become a man…

  75. Alice Says:

    Kong Fu-ey! How’d she get that from me?

  76. Liza Lundell Says:

    The girl’s got game!

  77. Heather L Says:

    Pup Poaches Playtoy

    Pooch Plunders Playtoy

    Chloe Seizes the Day

  78. Marquand Says:

    - “You may have stolen Kong, but I’m still King.”

    - Red Rubber Rover Raider seeking Cute Coy Clutching Coyote

  79. tracy bessire Says:

    Take a hike.

  80. Bill J Widmann Says:

    Possession is 9/10ths….

  81. mrs_sweetpeach Says:

    Visual echo

  82. tracy bessire Says:

    Two Mouths, One Ball

  83. tracy bessire Says:

    Swap Meet

  84. Rebekah Says:

    Thievery is nummy.

  85. angie Says:

    lol, that was a total yoink!

  86. Siobhan Says:


  87. Leonora Says:

    King Kong!

  88. Phoenix Says:


  89. Kathleen Says:

    Stripped is indeed the football term, and here’s my stab at mangled lyrics, ala AC/DC:

    “She was a ball-stripper, she took my Kong,
    ball-stripper, tore it apart…”

  90. Heather Says:

    Lateral Pass!

  91. bonnie Says:


    I’ll take that!

    Canine Relay : Pass the Kong

  92. Jonathan Says:

    The Conquering Kong Queen

  93. mlaiuppa Says:

    I’m sure all of the football terms have been posted by now.



    Off sides.

    Half time.

    King of the Kong meets Queen of the bite.

  94. Jonathan Says:

    Or maybe…

    Kong Queen Conquering

  95. bonnie Says:

    wow, i just read thru the captions, and they are ALL really good !

  96. Yvonne Says:


  97. I-Ching Says:


    Chloe, the Bandit Queen

    Sibling Rivalry

    (“Queen Kong” and “Queen of Kong” are brilliant! so much fun reading all the entries…)

  98. Ava Says:

    Squeeze play

    The hound *scores*! (said in a hysterical sports-announcer voice)

    Kong Swipe

  99. Tasanee Says:

    Kong Kiss a la Lady and the Tramp.

  100. Maggie Y. Says:

    Sister Snatches Sideways!

  101. felis_sidus Says:

    Yaara FTW! The title could be Kong-fu Fighting.

    No point submitting anything; Yaara’s entry is way better than anything I can thing of!

  102. Helioprogenus Says:

    Mist of Avalon

  103. Gerry Says:

    She stoops to conquer

  104. Simona Says:

    Queen Kong

  105. emily Says:

    My Kong Delta

  106. Stephanie U Says:

    “Together we Prosper”

  107. Rosemary Says:


  108. jessie Says:

    Come on Eli, get in the Kong-a line!

  109. Sue in SC Says:

    Tricking the Trickster

  110. Meghan Says:


  111. Lana Says:

    “Biting off more then you can chew”


    “We really need to get another one of these already!”

  112. Ruchi Says:

    Still the King of Kong (no matter what Chloe thinks).

  113. Kim Campbell Says:

    “I’ll share…….psych!”

  114. Isobel Says:

    Sleight of Mouth

  115. Teresa Says:

    Chloe’s trickier than the Trickster.

  116. Carley Says:

    Finders Keepers

  117. Cary Says:

    “Have you no manners…. its LADIES first! “

  118. Stacey Says:

    Can I borrow this a sec? Thanks!

  119. Suzette Says:

    Canine Extraction

  120. Rebekah Says:

    I don’t watch football, so what came to mind was …

    Stealing Red

    Wonky Kong (because it must have seemed wonky to Charlie that his Kong was suddenly missing, which leads me to …)

    Kong Gone

    and, because I do occasionally watch baseball and Charlie seems to have lost some cred from this …

    Stolen Face

  121. Judy Says:

    I’M king of the Kong.
    King Kong and his Queen.

  122. Loretta Says:

    Hey! Take another little piece of my heart now, baby, yeah . . . !

    Janis, Dusty Springfield, Faith Hill, Charlie and Chloe: it’s all good.

  123. Penny Says:


  124. Craig Says:

    This picture reminds me of something a highschool basketball coach taught us .. that ..

    Healthy competition does not build character .. it reveals it.

    Perhaps the same holds true in the animal kingdom? :)

  125. Meredith Says:

    Sorry Charlie! The girls got game!

  126. Mary Says:


  127. Julie Says:

    What’s His is Hers (& What’s Hers is Hers)

  128. Trudy Says:

    mom giveth and chloe taketh away

  129. cfritz Says:

    I double-dog dare you!

  130. SuzieQ Says:


  131. Lary Says:

    Easy Kong easy go

  132. Cheryl Says:

    A game of Ping Kong!

  133. Dog-geek Says:


  134. JANET FATE Says:


  135. lynn Says:

    Wile E. Chloe

  136. Lesley Says:

    In canid poker this is what’s known as low balling.

  137. D'Ann Says:

    Chloe says, “just call me Ann Darrow”

  138. D'Ann Says:


  139. D'Ann Says:

    Konga Line

  140. Randi Says:

    The Agony of Defeat

  141. Randi Says:

    Tricking the Trickster

  142. D'Ann Says:

    Boy, couldn’t Shreve just buy us another one…?

  143. Randi Says:

    The Underdog Gets The Upper Paw
    The Underdog Gets The Upper Jaw

  144. Beth Says:

    Possession is nine tenths of the law, Charlie!


    Gift of grab!

  145. D'Ann Says:

    MMM MMM Good!

  146. Sophie Says:

    Kong Throng

  147. Brianna Says:


  148. Linda Lasch Says:

    Konga Dance

  149. Linda L Says:

    Indestructible Love

  150. Suzy Says:

    Red Rubber Robber

  151. Therese Says:

    Dog-ged Determination Pays Off

  152. Hannah Jane Says:

    Chloe: Here, i’ll take that off your paws!
    Charlie: You have learned well, grasshopper. But seriously, give it back.
    Chloe: not a chance, brother
    Charlie: BOW TO YOUR SENSEI!!

  153. shannon s. Says:

    That’s Ms. Kong to you!

  154. Derrick Says:


  155. Sara Says:

    Release the hound

  156. Lindsay Says:

    No longer King of the Kong…

  157. Mimi Says:

    She Stoops to Conquer


    She Swoops to Conquer

  158. Donna D. Says:

    Superb Steal!

  159. Jayne Z Says:

    Open wide . . . this won’t hurt a bit!

    Konga line

  160. Kim M Says:

    Kong on baby make it hurt so good

    (apologies to JCMellencamp)

  161. Birdy Says:

    “Personal foul: Chloe. She was givin’ him the business!”

    As seen in: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/957552/giving_him_the_business/

  162. Darrell Says:


  163. Lana Says:

    Charlie: “You have your own!”
    Chloe: “But yours is better!”

  164. LN Says:

    The torch has been passed

  165. Suzanne Says:

    Kong Long Gone

  166. Devin Says:

    Charlie: The Kong Dispenser

    My birthday is New Years Eve, and I put both your book and one of your antler necklaces on my wish list : )

  167. meadow Says:

    we’ll travel along, stealing the kong, side by side

  168. pansypoo Says:


  169. E.Jolie Says:

    She Didn’t Even Ask

  170. Anonymous Says:

    Two Heads Eating As One

  171. Danielle Says:

    Last one published before I got my info on there…

    Two Heads Eating As One

  172. Paul S Says:

    Bitch Stripped!

  173. mlaiuppa Says:

    Pass completion.

  174. Deidre Says:

    Chloe Stripping The Kong From Charlie

  175. Dave Z. Says:

    Going, going, Gone…

  176. Steph Stewart Says:


  177. Di Says:

    Enough is enough, I’ll get the kong back, mark my words.

  178. Cyn Says:

    Sleight of Mouth

  179. John (Old NH Farmer) Says:

    Konga Bunga ! It’s Gone !!

  180. zack Says:

    aw they make a great couple but just in case {charlie}bite bite bite bite ouch my teeth!{chole}your going down fat panda!

  181. Janie Says:

    Hi everyone, would someone be kind & explain the kong reference? Thanks so much!

  182. Daily Coyote Says:

    janie ~ “kong” is the name of the red rubber toy in the pic! must be a dog thing….

  183. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you, Shreve! I missed that. :)Happy New Year to you and your farmily!

  184. Marili Says:

    I Love Charlie!!! XD Happy New Year!!

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