Precious Handful

photo taken May 13, 2007 • title thanks to Sybann

You guys made me melt with your entries on this one!  The references to wind-up toys, good hands, and morning sunshine were so great.  “Ready… Set… GROW” in all its incarnations was a darling pun.  And then there were the random ones. “The force is strong with this one.” Seriously???  Shanon, you are awesome.

Sybann, I chose yours.  You say it all in just two words!  The double meaning of “handful”… it applies so perfectly to this photo and to Charlie in general!  Thank you.  And thank you all ~ you make Mondays extra fun.

• • • By now you know how Mondays go ’round these parts: enter your title, caption, or Charlie commentary for the photo above in the comment section of this post and you’ll be in the running for a Wyoming care package ~ including but not limited to a naturally shed deer antler, a petrified squid, some sage, a few pieces of chert, and a Wyoming quarter.  And those of you who aren’t feeling particularly creative?   I recommend reading through the comments for some serious chuckles – they are a gift unto themselves.

398 Responses to “Precious Handful”

  1. beth Says:

    Revision to my first: make that “Feet-seeking Charlie Missile.” Sounds better.

  2. Says:

    Let me help you.

  3. Lee Says:

    Tender Spirit, Curious Mind

  4. Rebecca Says:

    Bundle of Joy

  5. Beth Says:

    It takes a tough man to make a tender coyote.


    There’s first love, and then there’s coyote love.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Footprints on the floor, paw prints on your heart.

  7. Ollie Says:

    Knee High to a Coyot’ Eye

  8. Jodie Says:

    And they called it Puppy Love!

  9. Elyse Says:

    The Thousand Yard Stare

  10. Beverly Says:

    Little Stud……nothing to do with the pic of Ranger, Charlie looks like a Little Stud……lol……..

  11. Daniel Says:

    “Pawcity” of size but not heart

  12. jennifer Says:

    Yep, I’m gonna like it here. I’m home.

  13. Cindy Says:

    Wyoming Hand Dryer

  14. martha Says:

    and 1 2 3, 1 2 3, waltz!!!

  15. Whisker Kisses Says:

    For what it’s worth, I had three thoughts that popped into my head after I went “AAAAWWWWWWWWW!”

    “Support Staff”

    “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

    and lastly…

    “It takes a Cowboy”
    (on the theme of “It takes a Village”)

    Thanks for making my day, Shreve. Kisses to the boys, especially Eli and Chloe, too.

  16. Abby Says:

    A Sunny Disposition.

  17. Charlie H Says:

    Fuzzy Learning

  18. Sandy Keech Says:

    Down boy…it’s just your shadow!

  19. Joan Says:

    Fuzzy Wuzzy

  20. Robin N Says:

    First you walk, then you run…

  21. Cher Says:

    Ok, I just got a chance to come back and read all of these comments… Shreve, I don’t envy you having to choose– but I love the contests!! Also, I was about the third or fourth person with the Allstate commercial in mind.

    I do love his little smile. Almost a confident smirk…

    A glimpse into the future state of coyote?

  22. Danielle Says:

    Pocket coyote

  23. beth Says:

    in steady and capable hands

  24. Kasia Says:

    belly full of wild

  25. Vegas Princess Says:

    These Paws Were Made For Walkin’

  26. Connie Says:

    The Future

  27. Jane Says:

    In safe hands.

  28. Rae Says:

    ‘Told you not to put me in the dryer.’

    ‘Told you not to use the dryer.’

    ‘Towel dry only.’

    I dunno. First thought in my head, though.

  29. Sandee Says:

    Lemme at ’em!

  30. velocibadgergirl Says:

    On your mark…get set…

  31. Debra Says:

    holding on to youth

  32. RG Says:


  33. Marlene Says:

    Free the fuzzy Pea

  34. Miri Says:

    Sepia fluff

  35. Akuma Says:

    Ready… Set… Go!

  36. Jonathan Says:

    Ok, look forward, good, chin down a little, perfect… click.

  37. DrLoco Says:

    First steps
    Exploration – The beginning

  38. Hans-J Says:

    “his first walk was like a dance”

  39. Kristina Says:

    Morale support.

  40. Fran Says:

    Powder Puff

  41. Sue Says:

    Four on the floor

  42. Zina Says:

    “I have you.”

  43. Eija Says:

    Wobbl’ E. Coyote

    Cutee-pie coyotee

    “thanks for those hands”

  44. Skimmie Says:

    1. The fuzzihood of puppihood.

    2. Clearly fuzzy.

    3. Fluff pup.

    4. Fluffability.

    5. Backlit baby.

    6. Here I am!

  45. Jo Says:

    Steady Now

  46. David Bridgen Says:

    What a marvellous picture. But then, all your pictures of Charlie are marvellous.

    I wish I had the privilege of living with him.

  47. Polly J Says:


  48. mary kathy Says:

    Isn’t God wonderful in his thoughts…………

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