Charlie is a wild-born coyote who was unexpectedly delivered to my doorstep in April 2007 after both his parents were shot for killing sheep. Whatever reservations I had about raising a wild animal simply didn’t matter – couldn’t matter – when I realized his survival, at least in the short term, depended on me.
Charlie rides in my truck, walks on a leash, and adores the cat and his hound-dog sister. Though we’ve been together for six years, I don’t call him my pet. He’s more like my co-pilot. I don’t wish to own him, just to live together in harmony. And that we do.
About This Site
I take pictures of Charlie nearly every day. And since our first days together, I have sent out a daily photo via email. It started out as a way to share my experience with friends and family, and has morphed into a subscriber list that touches down across the world.
This website is an archive of my daily pictures and stories of life with a coyote in very rural America. I post a new photograph every day, but the photos on this site run about a five month lag behind real-time. Subscribe to The Daily Coyote to get current photos delivered right to your email inbox.
Subscribers joining later in the game can check in here to catch the past, and newcomers can start the wild ride right here ~ Welcome to The Daily Coyote!
I’m 35. I live in a town of 300 people, where it’s a sixty mile trip to the nearest grocery store and not uncommon to swing by the post office or bar on horseback.
In 2005, I had plans to move from San Francisco back to New York City – plans that were derailed when I rode through Wyoming and fell in love with this place. I went on to New York, but a month later turned around, returned to Wyoming, and moved to the area where I had only spent one day.
For more about the Farmily and my life in Wyoming, visit my other site: HONEY ROCK DAWN
You can also see more of my writing and photography at Vespa Vagabond, a site recounting my solo ride across the country on a Vespa.
My first book, a health guide and cookbook, was published in 2005.
You can check it out here.
My second book, The Daily Coyote, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. You can check it out here.
Press is here.
For tidbits, random thoughts, and spontaneous updates on the Farmily, join me on Twitter.
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