Charlie is Twelve!

☆ April 9, 2019

The happiest coyote I know is having his happy birthday this week!

And so am I. We’ll be sharing a New York steak.

To be honest, my best birthday present ever is Charlie.


53 Responses to “Charlie is Twelve!”

  1. Wendy Smith
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:35 am

    Happy Birthday to you both x

  2. Amy
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:36 am

    Happy birthday, Chuck! Still the handsomest, goodest boy!

    (And happy birthday to you, too, Shreve!)

  3. Bree
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:36 am

    Happy Birthday you two!

  4. joanne davis
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:43 am

    Happy Birthday !!! to both of you!!!

  5. Barbara Sanchez
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:44 am

    Happy Birthday, Charlie & Shreve! Best wishes as you celebrate another year! Health & happiness to you both!

  6. Theresa Szpila
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:46 am

    Happy Birthday to you both!!! Enjoy your steaks!

  7. Susan Davy
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:48 am

    Love my Daily Coyote…thanks to both of you!! Have the best birthdays!!

  8. Marla Heberlein
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:55 am

    Wow! Where has the time gone? Happy birthday to the luckiest coyote on earth. You were meant for each other.

  9. Moni
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:56 am

    Happy birthday – and many happy returns to you both!

  10. Caitlin Sullivan
    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:02 am

    Wow. Which means 12 years I’ve been enjoying all of you, loving the farmily from afar in distance and very close in spirit.
    Thank you for sharing your journeys.

  11. Joyce Edder
    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:12 am

    Happiest of birthdays to you both.

  12. Janice N. Bechtel
    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:27 am

    Happy Birthday to you and to Charlie. Your posts and photos have brought much joy these past twelve years.

    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:29 am


  14. Carolyn
    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:31 am

    Happy Birthday Charlie and Shreve! I have followed Charlie from the beginning and I still get excited to see his daily picture. Thank you Shreve for sharing your wonderful boy with us. He is a very special creature. XX

  15. Vickie Zimmerman
    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:48 am

    AWWWW Happy Birthday to BOTH of you!!! Love you BOTH!!!!

  16. Cindy Hawkinson
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:24 am

    Happy birthday to you both! Beautiful picture of Charlie – he looks great. Hoping that your steak is yummy.

  17. Debr
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:32 am

    Happy Bithday to you two! Have so enjoyed following you from the beginning! Love and hugs to both!

  18. Rosemarie Mendes
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:34 am

    I have been following your journey since I first read the book about Charlie. Happy Birthday to you both and many more. Be safe, be happy

  19. diane
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:39 am

    Wishing you both a very happy, healthy and fully pleasurable birthday and many more like it! Enjoy!
    I certainly have loved learning a bit about coyotes and a way of life so very far and different from my own; so thank you!

  20. Siobhan McCormick
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:40 am

    Happy birthday Charlie (I can’t believe you are turning 12!!!) and Shreve!

  21. Nova Lockhart
    April 9th, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Wishing you and Charlie a very Happy Birthday. I have been following the both of you ever since I read your first book years ago.

  22. Pamela Cady
    April 9th, 2019 @ 10:05 am

    It has been a dozen years already? I can hardly believe it. You and Charlie have given so many people inspiration and happiness, following your amazing journey through life. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos of Charlie and your life – and wishing you both many more happy birthdays together! (I’m the gal who was bitten in the butt by a coyote in Banff Springs, Canada, when I was hunkered over, photographing a rock! Of course, I forgave him but it was rather frightening!)

  23. Marlene keshvari
    April 9th, 2019 @ 10:29 am

    Happy birthday Charlie! We both share same birthday!!
    Much happiness and health in your future!!❤️

  24. Mimi
    April 9th, 2019 @ 11:20 am

    Happy Birthdays! xoxo

  25. mlaiuppa
    April 9th, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    Happy Birthday to Charlie and many more to come.

    Wow. A steak. No coyote ever had it that good.

    Is he getting his raw or grilled?

  26. Allison
    April 9th, 2019 @ 2:27 pm

    omg, happy birthday to the both of you!!!! I too am celebrating my birthday this week, cheers to a fantastic week!

  27. Linda
    April 9th, 2019 @ 2:28 pm

    How wonderful! Happy Birthday!

  28. Marie
    April 9th, 2019 @ 4:31 pm

    Happy Birthday to you and to Charlie! I cannot believe he is twelve year old, where does the time go?! Have a wonderful day celebrating together. :-)

  29. Susan
    April 9th, 2019 @ 4:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Charlie and Shreve! What wonderful gifts you both were for one another — gifts that keep on giving!! And big shout out to Mike for saving Charlie and delivering him to you, his new neighbor in Wyoming. Who could have predicted where you’d all be these 12 years later?? Can’t wait to share the rest of the journey with you ~

  30. Senta
    April 9th, 2019 @ 5:13 pm

    HAPPY Birthday to you and Charlie!!!

  31. IcePonyGirl
    April 9th, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Charlie! Wow….You’re a lucky boy. 12 years old…..fantastic!

  32. carol zeni
    April 9th, 2019 @ 7:33 pm

    the expression on his face!…”if I only had thumbs, (eye roll) I would be writing a book about this lady that I have been taking care of for the past twelve years. You wouldn’t believe some of the things she gets up to!”

  33. Anne W.
    April 9th, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

    I’ve treasured every moment of these twelve years and the love for Charlie, what a journey it has been–happy birthday to both of you!

  34. Helen Packard
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:04 pm

    I love this photo, Shreve! And happy birthday to both of you!

  35. Marci Green
    April 9th, 2019 @ 9:41 pm

    Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy to both you Shreve and you.!!!

  36. Karen Todd
    April 10th, 2019 @ 3:39 am

    Happy Birthday Charlie! Happy Birthday
    Shreve! It has been great watching Charlie grow up!

  37. LJ
    April 10th, 2019 @ 10:58 am

    Happy Birthday S & C!!! It was destined to be.
    Many wishes for joy, love and time together in the coming year.

  38. Torchy Hunter
    April 10th, 2019 @ 11:03 am

    Aren’t you breaking new scientific ground here, Shreve. Has anybody studied coyote longevity in captivity? Happppppy happpppy to you both.

  39. Felyne
    April 10th, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  40. World Of Animals, Inc.
    April 10th, 2019 @ 4:08 pm

    Happy Birthday to both you and Charlie. We hope you both have some wonderful celebrating this week. Thanks for the share. Have a great birthday week.

  41. Susan
    April 10th, 2019 @ 7:08 pm

    Happy Birthday, Charlie!!! From me and my cat, Riley, who just turned 18 last month. <3

  42. Claire
    April 11th, 2019 @ 3:49 am

    Happy Birthday Handsome!

  43. Judy
    April 11th, 2019 @ 9:41 am

    Happy Birthday Shreve and Charlie! Enjoy the steak.

  44. Lori
    April 11th, 2019 @ 1:56 pm

    Yay!! Happy birthday to both of you !

  45. Vicki
    April 11th, 2019 @ 1:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to You and Charlie. I read your book twelve years ago and fell in love with Charlie and Your adventurous life. You are an amazing woman, thank you for sharing your life through Charlie and your other special critters with all of us. Blessings to you and your family with love.

  46. Margo
    April 11th, 2019 @ 2:18 pm

    Happy best Birthday to you both!

  47. BB/VA
    April 12th, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

    Happy birthday to you, merry birthday to you!
    May all your good dreams and fine wishes come true!

  48. Roxie
    April 12th, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

    How can it be twelve years already?! Wishing you and Charlie much joy!

  49. Dan Renzi
    April 19th, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

    Ten years ago I read Daily Coyote every day. I was blogging then. Things change and work shifted and I hadn’t read about Charlie for years and then came back today. Seeing how he is doing well was like seeing photos of a long lost pet. I am so glad you take care of each other.

  50. JennSara
    April 25th, 2019 @ 8:33 am

    Hope your birthdays were fun and you enjoyed your steak! Cant believe it has been 12 years! Charlie is one lucky coyote and Shreve you are one lucky human! Thank you for sharing him with all of us!

  51. Suzanne L Kemp
    May 9th, 2019 @ 2:48 pm

    OMGosh! Charlie is 12 years young! And we all have had the pleasure of watching him grow up to be the most handsome and happy coyote on this planet. Thanks to you and Mike for all the care and love you give him and to the rest of the farmily. Shreve, have a wonderful birthday yourself. Like they say, Life is short. Buy the dress; take the trip; eat the cake (or steak…). Many more healthy and happy years to you both!

  52. scotty
    May 13th, 2019 @ 11:27 pm

    happy birthday to all ! and to me as well i turned 65 today.

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