photo taken October 2010 • title thanks to Jenny

one year ago: Of The Earth
two years ago: Small, Stocky, and Serious
three years ago: My, What A Big Nose

Such fun to read all your entries!
Tied for first-and-a-half-place:

76 Elk legs on the Wyoming Trail, 76 elk legs for me to gnaw…

Walking On Sunshine
Hut, Hut, HIKE!
Red Rover
Shadow Dancing
A Sunny Disposition
“Hear ye, hear ye!  I’m the color of  toast!”
Here Comes the Sun
Yip-y New Year!
Sunlight Saunter
Just Prance
Ruff and Ready
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.
ALWAYS in the spotlight!
“I’m singin’ in the sun, just singing in the sun!”
Here I come to save the day!

• • • Sometimes, when I look back on past pictures, I can remember every detail about the moment of the shot.  What the weather was like, the temperature, if there was any wind; what Charlie was doing and why; the feeling of the moment.   Sometimes, I remember none of that.  Sometimes, I cannot even remember taking the picture.  As is the case with this photo.  And so ~ my mind is a clean slate for your caption entries!  Leave your title, caption, or thoughtbubble in the comment section of this post and you’ll automatically be in the running to win a 2011 Charlie Calendar to start this first week of of the new year!

183 Responses to “Beaming”

  1. EweMama Says:

    First thing I thought was, “Good Morning, Sunshine!” and next, thanks to Rodgers and Hammerstein, “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning, Oh, What A Beautiful Day!”

    I am sure I will think up more as the day progresses …

    But for now I believe I am the first responder today.


  2. EweMama Says:

    Yep, me again already …

    “En Pointe in Sunshine”

    “Smiley Coyote”

    “Just Me and My Shadow”

    “Where’s The Pony?”

    a belated Happy New Year to everyone

  3. Claudia Says:

    76 Elk legs on the Wyoming Trail, 76 elk legs for me to gnaw………………

    As he marches with that smile on his face!!!

  4. Eve Says:

    Ah-oooooh, werewolves of London!

  5. Suzy Says:

    Shadow Dancing

  6. JP Says:

    The Maestro Takes His Stage.

  7. Heidi Says:

    Stepin through fall with a smile on my face!

  8. Penny Says:

    Into a New Year with a smile :)

  9. belle Says:

    hmmm….. i smell…..popcorn!!!

  10. kt k Says:

    I wanna soak up the sun

    Foot loose and fancy free!

    “Are you done yet? Did you get the shot? Can I stop smiling and put my foot down Shreve? My mouth hurts from smiling”

    Charlie tries on a new years resolution: no crankiness in the morning. Even if Chloe pounces on his head.

    Mr. Brighteyes

  11. Scott Says:

    Ah, but what does my shadow say?

  12. Scott Says:

    The Shadow Knows

    The shadow looking back at the mess that was 2010; Charlie looking forward to 2011.

  13. ws Says:

    “Hey, MAN. Want a fight?”

  14. Tina Says:

    Walking On Sunshine

  15. Jen Says:


    “Fancy seeing you here!”

    He just looks so happy!

  16. Dawn Says:

    Golden hair surprise
    (from the song “Sister Golden Hair” by America)

  17. Yaara Says:

    Sun-eye days are here again.


    Two-faced smile

  18. Patr Says:

    You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out, you do the hokey pokey and turn yourself about.

    Love the photo!

  19. falnfenix Says:


  20. James Says:

    Why yes, 2010 can bite my tail.

  21. Pam A. Says:

    Hey. How you doin?

  22. Jessica Says:

    Hut, Hut, HIKE!

  23. moondoggie Says:

    Sun Salute


    Walkin’ on Sunshine…(thanks to Katrina and the Waves)

  24. PJackson Says:

    “Say What?????”

  25. sybann Says:

    Hey, whachudoin?

  26. lisa s Says:


    Hey Babe What up ( ;

  27. Emily Says:

    Hello World!

    Happy Late New year!


    Doin’ His Thing

  28. Analise Says:

    Strutting on the Coyote-walk!

  29. SuburbanPrairie Says:

    I think it looks like he’s tattling just a bit…

    “SHREEEEEEEVE! Ricardo’s snappin’ at Chloe’s tail again… and I don’t think she’s gonna ‘turn the other cheek’ much longer!”

  30. Marg Says:

    Anyone seen my sunglasses???

    Turn Down That Light!!

    Can’t see over that bright ball!

  31. Nancy Says:

    A Step in Time

    One Small Step for Coyote…


    Prancy Meeting You Here

  32. Marg Says:

    Oh, Happy New Year Shreve and all readers. Make 2011 what you want it to be.

  33. Debi Says:

    Mr. Blue birds in my belly, it’s the truth, it’s actual, it’s satisfactual!
    or just

  34. Debi Says:

    Oh yeah, it’s gonna be a GREAT YEAR!

  35. Angela S Says:

    Yes; I am THE Coyote around these parts.

  36. Karen Winkel Says:

    Red Rover

  37. Evan Says:

    The Grin of Sunny Sin

  38. Karen C Says:


  39. Eija Says:

    So Proud and Tall


    Sunset Strutting

    His Master’s Voice

    Sunset Hued Happy Face

  40. Tracy Says:


  41. Alice Says:

    Pointing to the future

    The Coyote that swallowed the canary (he looks so proud of himself.)

    Radar Ears

  42. Rick Says:


  43. Leah Says:

    ‘Vampy’ A Charlie twist on the current Vampire Craze.

  44. Heather L Says:

    Heeere’s Charlie…………..

  45. Meg A. Says:

    Sunnyside Smile

    A Sunny Disposition

    ~Happy New Year to everyone!~

  46. Jackie Says:

    Master of Ceremonies

  47. Karen O. Says:

    Here Comes the Sun

  48. Kathleen Says:

    Lights! Camera! Action!

  49. kathryn Says:

    Charlie goes a-wassailing



  50. Angie Says:

    “O Sole Mio”

  51. Bruce Says:

    “The Hills are alive with the Sounds of Charlie……” (Sound of Music melody)

  52. Heather L Says:

    Don’t Cross the Lion!

    Roarin to Go……………….

    Front & Center

  53. Heather L Says:

    “Are You Talkin to Me?”

  54. Anonymous Says:

    Just a sec….
    I’m gonna Sneeze!…….

  55. Heather L Says:

    Golden Boy………

  56. SheilaE Says:


  57. Karen Says:

    Morning Song, Morning Singer

  58. Craig Says:

    “Ack the Sun, have you seen my doggles?”

  59. sue c Says:

    Alright, Ms S, I ‘m ready for my close up

  60. Suzanna Says:

    “Hear ye, hear ye! I’m the color of toast!”

    or the normal version:

    “Hear ye, hear ye! I’d like to make a toast!”

  61. dilettante Says:

    Smile E. Coyote

    Sorry, couldn’t help it.

  62. Chris Matthies Says:

    “I’m walkin’ on sunshine….woo oooo! And don’t it feel good!”
    All of nature laughs in the suns light
    “You are the sunshine of my life”
    Greeting the Sun
    A smile, even on a cloudy day, brings out the sun.
    “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” ~Helen Keller
    Beauty Painted by the Sun
    Sun Touched
    When the sun shines, all of creation smiles

  63. Jenny C Says:

    Shadow of a Smile

    Light and Shadow



    Best Foot Forward

    Chucklin’ Charlie

    The Incredible Laughing Coyote

    Got my eyebrows and black lip liner on… I’m good to go!

    “Tell me if you’ve heard this one: A cat, a hound and a goose walk into a bar…”

  64. Chris Matthies Says:

    Overjoyed in Ochre.

  65. Kelly B Says:

    “You put your right foot in, you take your left foot out.” “You do the Charlie Poky and you shake it all about”.

  66. A. E. Says:

    Chin up, Charlie!

  67. Anne Says:

    I smell ‘babbit’!!

  68. Pat D. Says:

    “Hello, I’m Squire Coyote, and I’m the smartest animal around these parts!”

  69. b Says:

    You Talkin’ To Me?

  70. ln Says:

    The Unbearable Lightness of Charlie

  71. Susan Says:

    The snout dial says 3pm.

  72. Heather L Says:

    Gold Digger…………

  73. Kat Says:

    Sunlight Saunter

  74. Bella Sophia Says:

    yoooooo…what’s up?

  75. Mishka Says:

    Hey baby, whatchu lookin’ at?

  76. Donna Says:

    Stray cat strut. Or in Charlie’s case Stray coyote strut!

  77. debra Says:

    hey hey its a beautiful day. why are you over there?

    I can dance better than any horse!

    I’m going to just do my thing.

  78. Angie P Says:

    Just walkin alonggggg, singing a song!

  79. Marg Says:

    Sneeze Coming On!

  80. Random Charlie Fan Says:

    He’s Got a New Year’s Resolution

    Just Prance

    With A Spring In His Step And A Smile On His Snout

  81. Lynne R Says:

    Just Me & My Shadow~

  82. Julia Says:

    “Morning has broken, like the first morning…”

    “Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning…”

    (Eleanor Farjeon)

  83. Stephanie T Says:

    Honey! I’m home!!!

  84. Eve Says:

    I’ll fightcha with one leg tied behind my back, see!

  85. Lynne R Says:

    Welcome to “Squints” Wyoming

  86. Holly Says:

    Ode to Joy

  87. Lynne R Says:

    Autumnal Joy

  88. Lindsay Says:

    “Big wheel keep on turning,
    Proud Charlie keep on burning!”

  89. kathy Says:

    Sunny Salutations !!!

  90. Emma Bull Says:

    Sun Salute

  91. Lana Says:

    Why Hello There!

  92. Rose Marie B Says:

    “The dentist was impressed with my flossing! I told him I use Elf Legs and now he recommends it to all his canine patients.”

  93. Joanne Says:

    Ruff and Ready

  94. juliana Says:

    “the joy of life is the forward road”
    quote attributed to Tertius Van Dyke

  95. Cindy Says:

    6:00 and all’s well!

  96. Sarah Says:

    Coyotwo Step

  97. Kristi Says:

    And for my next trick…

  98. bonnie Says:

    Prance Dance.

  99. Chris Says:

    Red earth, gold eyes.

  100. Jane Says:

    At first look he reminds me of Super Fly

    Confident Coyote

  101. Felis Sidus Says:

    Yip-y New Year!

  102. Dave Cox Says:

    Welcome to Coyote country

  103. Feral Boy Says:

    ALWAYS in the spotlight!

  104. Terri Says:

    Hi Ho the Derry-o, a hunting we will go!

  105. Meg Says:

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

  106. Roxie Says:

    Coyote Aerobics Class

    “Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to Grandma’s house I go….”

    “Laaaa la la la la, me me me me me, ….” (warming up)

  107. Roxie Says:

    “Hey, Shreve, watch my Fred Astaire impersonation!”

  108. Nancy Rambo Says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, …

  109. Meredith Says:

    Stop with the picture! Lets play.

  110. Diana Says:

    Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

    Mother Teresa

  111. Becky Says:

    “Welcome to Charlie Coyote’s Wyoming. I’m your host, Charlie Coyote. Follow me for a close-up look at wild, wonderful Wyoming.”

  112. nancy Says:

    i love peanutbutter even when it makes my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth

  113. tiger Says:

    Yippie ki yay, Wyoming!
    (a toned down die hard reference; charlie has that smug hotshot look on his face like he is getting away with some incredible just-out-of-frame crime)


    Hot-shot on hot rocks

  114. Heather Says:

    Sunshine Grin

    Here Comes the Sun

  115. Jenna Says:

    Rah Rah Ra!

  116. Patti Says:

    Riddle me this….

  117. Carrie Says:

    Howly New Year!

    Sunset Serenade

    C’mon Chloe…Time to go home!

  118. Lydia G Says:

    2011 Year of the Rabbit…Rabbit Beware!

  119. Holly Says:

    Marching to a different drummer

    I’m an Oakie from Muskokie

  120. Heather L Says:

    The Mane Man………………

  121. BethR Says:

    And the whole world smiles with you.

  122. Kim Says:

    “Have I told you lately………”

  123. RS Says:

    Mr. Fabulous!

  124. Linda D. Says:

    “The future’s so bright…”

  125. Aleta Says:

    “I’m singin’ in the sun, just singing in the sun!”

  126. Carmen Says:

    Here I come to save the day!

  127. i-ching Says:

    Calling Down the Sun

    Sun Salutation

    Sunny Side Up

    A Little Sun in His Step

    Step into the Sunlight

    No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
    As I have seen in one autumnal face.
    ~John Donne

  128. Ellen Says:

    The photo made me start singing an old song I learned from Girl Scouts.
    “Stay on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, stay on the sunny side of life, Yee Ha! You will suffer no pain as I drive you insane if you stay on the sunny side of life!”

  129. Steve H. Says:

    “I see Mama kissing Santa Clause…”
    “I love to go a wandering,
    along the mountain track,
    and as I go I love to sing,
    no knapsack on my back.
    Fol der ree, Fol der rah,
    Fol der ree, Fol der rah,hah,hah,hah,hah,hah…”

  130. melissa Says:

    You talkin to me?? (a la Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver)

  131. carol Says:

    Black panther on face!

  132. carolyn Says:

    ahhh… AHhhh… AHHhhh… ACHOOwiskey…

  133. Barbara in California Says:

    And when you smile for the camera, I know they’re gonna love you!

    Hey, yo! What’s up, Dawg?

    Say “cheese”!

    Sunset run

  134. MK Ray Says:

    Got trot?

  135. msdramateacherlady Says:

    “here I am!”

  136. Gerry Hartsoe Says:

    Yo, whatcha doing in my hood?

  137. Liza Lundell Says:

    The meeting will now come to order!

  138. Laffindog Says:

    (Sorry, haven’t read all the above posts so I’m not sure if this has been suggested yet.)

    Footloose and fancy free

  139. Rostrath Says:

    Oh hai!

  140. Barbara Says:

    What’s life if not an audition!

  141. Sandee Says:

    Well, let me tell ya somethin’!

  142. pika Says:

    Kokopelli is his shadow

  143. Tina Says:

    Good Day Sunshine

  144. Mimi Says:

    Gargoyle on Duty

  145. carmel Says:

    What ya’ mean…this is my halloween costume…?

  146. Cosmo Cat Says:

    This photo reminds me of a song “Oh Happy Day”

  147. carmel Says:


  148. Rachel Says:

    Look mom…I brushed!

    alternate.. Look mom…I flossed!

  149. carmel Says:



  150. carmel Says:

    ‘Though I’m old with wandering through hollow lands and hilly lands…’
    W.B Yeats

  151. Kerri Says:

    “Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam….”

  152. carmel Says:

    ‘Under the October twilight’

  153. carmel Says:

    One with the sun that glows

  154. carmel Says:

    cast a cold eye

  155. carmel Says:

    I’m all ears

  156. Crazy Princess Says:

    “Now, singing our National Anthem, Charlie the Coyote!”

    Cha-Cha Charlie

  157. Kelly Says:

    Coyote Strut

  158. melis Says:

    Thank you, Thank you very much….

  159. Marlene Says:

    Hey! You got tickets to get in here?

  160. Riley Says:

    “Off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

  161. Maggie Says:

    Drink Down The Sun

  162. Arthurus Says:

    The great Overdog
    That heavenly beast
    With a star in one eye
    Gives a leap in the east.
    He dances upright
    All the way to the west
    And never once drops
    On his forefeet to rest.
    I’m a poor underdog,
    But to-night I will bark
    With the great Overdog
    That romps through the dark.

    Robert Frost

  163. Alex Says:

    The Trickster Laughs

  164. Evelyn Says:

    TALK to MEEE

  165. katy Says:

    Sun Song

  166. Martin Says:

    “Oi, stranger! What are you doing here on my property?!”

  167. EweMama Says:

    Lookin’ at what Eli dragged in.

    Playing “Spot The Badger”

    What?!! I didn’t do nuthin’ …

    The Mane Attraction

    Didn’t look to see if this was posted above – Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed


    THIS is how you curl your tongue …

    Snout-Hearted Man

    The nose knows …

  168. EweMama Says:

    Er, this one just popped into my head AS I hit “Submit Comment”

    Nobody knows the trouble I’ve been, nobody knows but Shreve

    Rumble Trip

    Goin’ nowhere fast

    I’m off to see the Wizard

    Prairie Dog Protector

    Prairie Dog Companion

  169. CathyA Says:

    tongue…….tongue schtuck

    howl a comin’!

    Good night moon!


  170. JE Says:

    Facing the new year with confidence

  171. kathy Says:

    Smiley and Wiley !

  172. Janet Fate Says:

    The Gay Cabelero

  173. Bess Says:

    “Tra La La La La”

    Oh Happy Days!

  174. Rhedrose Says:

    Sun Dog

    (a nice follow-up to a lunar eclipse)

  175. Kathy Says:

    “Yo……Mama…….what’s shaking??”

  176. Trebor Says:

    I’m walkin, yes indeed i’m talkin!… (Fats Domino)

  177. CathyA Says:



  178. skimmie Says:

    “I say, have you got any Grey Poupon?”

  179. Skimmie Says:

    “Have you seen my shades?”

  180. SuburbanPrairie Says:


  181. SuburbanPrairie Says:

    …that was supposed to be…

    CONGRATS to Jenny! :-)

  182. Bean Says:

    “Say again? I didn’t quite catch that?”

  183. Frannie Says:

    I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but just in case….I discovered this song on your site, and this acoustic daddy and daughter version is so sweet! Enjoy.

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