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The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming

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When photographer and writer Shreve Stockton decided to move back to her beloved New York from San Francisco, she decided to take her time and make the trip on her Vespa. When she reached Wyoming, Shreve was captivated by the red dirt, the Bighorn Mountains, and the wide-open spaces. Unable to shake the spell of the "cowboy state," she soon found herself trading her New York City apartment for a house in Ten Sleep, Wyoming — population 300.

Shreve threw away her cell phone and took to the rules of the land, adjusting to a lifestyle that was a near antithesis to that of the urban jungle. Time is of a different essence, nature is both livelihood and enemy, deer and coyote mark the dawn and dusk. After she met a local cowboy by chance on the side of the road, first a friendship and then a romance blossomed between them.

When Shreve was unexpectedly presented with a ten-day-old coyote pup whose parents had been shot for killing sheep, she had a choice to make. Despite her reservations and the terror of her tomcat Eli, Shreve decided to do the unthinkable — to raise the coyote pup she came to call Charlie in her 12 12-foot log cabin.

In arresting prose and illuminated with Shreve's breathtaking photography, The Daily Coyote is at once Shreve's month-by-month exploration of Charlie's first year and a meditation on the nature of wildness versus domestication, of nature versus nurture, and of forgiveness, loyalty, and love in all its forms.

Review:

"This moving account of writer/photographer Stockton's first year with her pet coyote, Charlie, expands on her popular blog, the Daily Coyote, but newcomers and the author's many fans will find that this memoir offers a complete — if not yet completed — story about love and life in a small Wyoming town. On a cross-country move from San Francisco to New York City in 2005, Stockton fell in love with the beauty of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains and decided to settle there. She found new roots and a new boyfriend, a government trapper whose job was to protect livestock by killing coyotes. When he finds an orphaned coyote pup, barely 10 days old, he gives it to Stockton, beginning an adventure that moves human and animal from a blissful open affection (the author's photos of baby Charlie are as adorable as they are beautifully composed) through a period of reconsideration after Charlie bites her to a breakthrough realization that Charlie needed a much more structured 'alpha' attitude from his owner. Stockton's journey of sharing her life with a wild animal and providing training while respecting Charlie's unique nature makes for a fascinating and rewarding read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Developed from her tremendously popular blog, this book offers the inspiring and beautifully illustrated account of the author's experiences raising an orphaned coyote as a beloved pet. Full-color photographs throughout.

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The remarkable true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska.

Synopsis:

The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska
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No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical speciesand#8212;up close as never before.

A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.

Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

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About the Author

Shreve Stockton is a writer and photographer currently living in Wyoming. She received her bachelor's degree in photography in 2001 from Brooks Institute of Photography. She is the author of a cookbook, Eating Gluten Free, and of two weblogs, Vespa Vagabond and The Daily Coyote.

Table of Contents

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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Prologueand#160;xv
1.and#160;Wolf!and#160;1

2.and#160;Rules of Engagementand#160;23

3.and#160;Romeoand#160;41

4.and#160;The Original Machineand#160;55

5.and#160;Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Upand#160;75

6.and#160;The Survival Sweepstakesand#160;91

7.and#160;Whatand#8217;s in a Name?and#160;109

8.and#160;The New Normaland#160;123

9.and#160;The Miracle Wolfand#160;135

10.and#160;The Wolf Whispererand#160;147

11.and#160;Pugs and Pomeraniansand#160;167

12.and#160;Friends of Romeoand#160;183

13.and#160;The Killersand#160;201

14.and#160;The Weight of Dreamsand#160;221

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Epilogueand#160;233

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Notesand#160;237

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Suggested Readingand#160;249

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Index and#160;253

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Denise Morland, November 30, 2008 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
When Shreve Stockton decided to ride her Vespa from San Francisco to New York she figured she'd have one last wild adventure before settling down in New York. Instead, she fell in love with Wyoming and shocked her family and friends by moving to a town of 300 people in the middle of nowhere. The Daily Coyote is about Shreve's process of learning how to be true to herself, whether that comes through in raising the coyote, in her relationship with Mike (a cowboy who kills coyotes for a living), or in finding a career. Of course Charlie (the coyote) is the star of the book and he has an uncanny way of making the people around him re-examine their priorities.
I really enjoyed this book despite the reservations I had in the beginning about a coyote being raised as a pet. I was very impressed with Shreve's willingness to tackle the tough issues. She openly shares with the reader the moral struggles she has grappled with and how she reached her conclusions. Charlie is a delightful character throughout adding plenty of humor and love to the story. His relationship with Eli the tomcat is especially entertaining!
What really makes the book special are the many gorgeous photographs. Pictures of both the amazing Wyoming landscape and of Charlie at every age give the reader the feeling of being there to experience the desolation, wildness, and gloriousness of Shreve's experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416592181
Author:
Stockton, Shreve
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Jans, Nick
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Coydogs
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Dogs - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140701
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 b/w photos + 1 map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416592181 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This moving account of writer/photographer Stockton's first year with her pet coyote, Charlie, expands on her popular blog, the Daily Coyote, but newcomers and the author's many fans will find that this memoir offers a complete — if not yet completed — story about love and life in a small Wyoming town. On a cross-country move from San Francisco to New York City in 2005, Stockton fell in love with the beauty of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains and decided to settle there. She found new roots and a new boyfriend, a government trapper whose job was to protect livestock by killing coyotes. When he finds an orphaned coyote pup, barely 10 days old, he gives it to Stockton, beginning an adventure that moves human and animal from a blissful open affection (the author's photos of baby Charlie are as adorable as they are beautifully composed) through a period of reconsideration after Charlie bites her to a breakthrough realization that Charlie needed a much more structured 'alpha' attitude from his owner. Stockton's journey of sharing her life with a wild animal and providing training while respecting Charlie's unique nature makes for a fascinating and rewarding read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Developed from her tremendously popular blog, this book offers the inspiring and beautifully illustrated account of the author's experiences raising an orphaned coyote as a beloved pet. Full-color photographs throughout.
"Synopsis" by , The remarkable true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska.
"Synopsis" by ,
The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska
and#160;
No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical speciesand#8212;up close as never before.

A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.

Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

and#160;

and#160;

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