RIP Hammer

Discussion in 'Ed Caffrey, MS "The Montana Bladesmith"' started by EdCaffreyMS, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Today, I had to say Goodbye to my once in a lifetime dog...... Hammer. We had 14 1/2 great years together.... best Duck Dog, and Best Buddy a guy could ever hope for. The shop seems a little empty without him. Those who have been to my shop, and have met Hammer, know he was something special, and he will be dearly missed.





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  2. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry. Animals become part of our family, especially dogs. I loved all my dogs, but there are a two in my lifetime that really stood apart from the rest so I know how you feel.
  3. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    I know how the loss of a beloved pet can be. You gave him the best years and he returned your love and affection many times over. Pets are family.
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  4. cdent

    cdent Well-Known Member

    You aren't exaggerating one little bit Ed, he was great buddy to be around. How about that, memorable duck picture.
  5. joe sangster

    joe sangster Well-Known Member

    I've always wondered if it was coincidental that dog was God spelled backwards !
  6. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    labs always seem more like people than some people I know....So sorry for your loss.

    Beautiful dog! His personality shows...
  7. bladegrinder

    bladegrinder Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss Ed. I had a black lab named ruger for 14.5 years, his last year I was giving him glucosomine for his joints.
    I don't have any kids or other pets so it was especially difficult to lose him.
  8. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear Ed! I had a Chcolate Lab named Brutis that I had for 16-1/2 years. Smartest dog with a personality to match that I ever had. Great Dog, still miss him.
  9. C Craft

    C Craft Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss, Ed. When I lost my last one I sometimes heard him at night, or at least I thought I did for a long time!! They are as much family as family can be and sometimes more loved!!
  10. Matt Kirby

    Matt Kirby Member

    Ed - Sorry to hear about Hammer. Sending heart felt condolences to the family for your loss. Although I knew the time was coming, I'm grateful that I got to spend some time with him. When we were working in the shop, it seemed that I had two Mastersmiths watching over my shoulder to make sure I did things right. Give Blade a treat for me.
  11. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    Sorry for your loss Ed. They are family and cannot be replaced.

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