Friday, November 30

How cute is this?

"Charlie is a wild-born coyote who was unexpectedly delivered to my doorstep this past April 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."
—Shreve Stockton

To read more about Charlie go here. I found this here.


  1. Thanks for the link Leslie, I hadn't seen or heard about this. I loved looking at all the photo's of Charlie and the cat.

  2. oh my...i have read every post...and cried and cried...i heart charlie...blessings, rebecca

  3. what a glorious animal!
    your photograph
    makes even this young one
    look noble.

    look at those paws and big ol' ears!


    you know
    he will have to move on someday
    and it will not be easy.

    you are his *transition* mom...

    i have raised many riverine turtles
    from hatchlings...
    some sky dropped and maimed by prey.

    when i have to release them--
    some after 5 or 6 years--
    it is difficult to do
    they are not even lovey-dovey
    like your Charlie
    when in my care. is nature's way.

    i try to find
    friendly relocation ponds.

    i am sure you will know what to do
    when the time is right.

    my cousin does the same with squirrels.
    raising orphan babies with a bottle
    then releasing back to nature.

    how fortunate you are
    that he chose you for his transition time...

  4. long as that was...

    i forgot to say
    how much i am enjoying your holiday banner!



  5. Too cute! Charlie is very beautiful.

  6. Oh golly! Just read about Charlie. Wiping tears from my eyes. What a beautiful and wonderful creature!

  7. oh my gosh...
    i was thinking about you and your coyote all day,

    feeling as if i missed something.
    AND I HAD!

    **it isn't your coyote at all!**

    how did i miss those links?


    i was so worried
    about you having to let your wild thing
    go back into the wild...

    now i have read the entire story.
    oh, my goodness.

    [ i was so thinking:
    ~~that leslie!
    she sure can photograph a wild coyote!~~ ]

    {{ well, i HAVE been feverish and sickly this week. my bad.}}

  8. oh - love this coyote site as does Boone - and the funny thing is I went there today via Mary Ann of Dispatch from LA... (shades of remote viewing)- yes she - and don't we all - wants one for Christmas - oh Bloglandia!!!!!!!! - seeking balance and CLARITY!!!!!!!!!! - so loved our every moment...

    xox - eb.

  9. spf, I'm so, so sorry that there was this confusion, and that it lingered. See, if I had been here, I would have straightened it out right away, but I was in Vermont with e.b.

    So sorry that you've been under the weather too. Feel better sweet friendly heart.

  10. You did a great thing Leslie. Love all things and good will follow. He is really beautiful.

  11. Can't wait to see you at the "Celebration of Traditions" tomorrow!

  12. Did you not want that adorable thing or what??????????? LOL omg love at first site!!!! Hey btw I am envious of your happy family friends get togethers,sigh. I used to have a normal family honest!

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