Charlie is not a pet dog, but he lives with one. Chloe has been a positive influence for the coyote, helping to balance his wary nature. "They speak the same language – fluent canine – yet come from completely opposite lineages: Charlie is hardwired for survival, with no one to count on but himself, while Chloe has thousands of years of domesticity in her blood and understands trust and teamwork with humans," writes Stockton.
Even in the midst of her blogging and Charlie's popularity, she never forgets that he is still a wild thing living peacefully with her and other animal family members. "He is still coyote – absolutely ... He hasn’t really taken on any of her behaviours, but he has found the bridge thanks to her."