Gaffer Gamgee
5/7/2001 - 9/13/2013Gaffer was such a sweet friend who never met a person or animal he didn't like. He was always loving and positive, thoughtful and steady. We miss him terribly, but know he is off playing hide and seek with my mother, Ronnie, and chasing sticks and balls.Beth BarbaMebane, North CarolinaSeptember 14, 2013
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What a great dog. Energy, strength, and loads of zest. Always in a good mood when me, Clare, or Patton would see him. Sounds like he knew it was time to move along to the next phase. We'll miss him but will always have great memories. Goodbye Mr. Gamgee.Alan Julich - November 7, 2013
kathy freeman - October 2, 2013
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I know that Gaffer was a special part of your family. Beth and Jim--you are in my thoughts and prayers.Melissa Culp - September 27, 2013
So sorry to hear about Gaffer. He was one of the sweetest dogs.Linda Anderson - September 22, 2013
Jim and Beth

We are all thinking of you and Daisy Mae and Goober send you lots of kisses.
Andrew & Daisy Mae & Goober Woodward - September 19, 2013
Gaffer was clearly loved by you and so many others. He holds a special place in a lot of hearts.Dana Lewis - September 18, 2013
I am thinking of the both of you during this difficult time. It is hard to let a loyal friend go, but I know that your lives were definitely enriched by Gaffer. We rescued our 'Gus' from a terrible situation, and people always say that he is lucky to have found us, but I think 'we' are the lucky ones! Take care, MollyMolly Hupp - September 18, 2013
Beth & Jim, I was so sorry to hear about Gaffer. You will certainly have wonderful memories of him. He had a wonderful home and a loving family. You were very fortunate to have had such a loyal friend and affectionate companion.Pat Scales - September 17, 2013
Beth and Jim,
I am so sorry for your loss of Gaffer. He was my favorite "nephew". What a happy and sweet guy! You both certainly gave him a wonderful life. I am going to miss his greeting when I arrive at your house in NC! Love you both.
Lois Dee - September 17, 2013
A dog/pet could not have chosen better parents. Gaffer had many illnesses and scary times and your love, care and decisions always were the best for him. Even in these last days you kept finding better care and caring options. May you always know he really understood and felt that in his bond to you.Diane Trotta - September 17, 2013
So sorry for your loss.Robin Bartlett - September 17, 2013
I loved hearing Gaffer stories. His eyes were SO expressive. I know you will miss him.Patricia Crane - September 17, 2013
Gaffer was a sweetheart, he always greeted us like old friends. Thoughts for Beth and Jim during this sad timeLori Woodward - September 17, 2013
Jim and Beth,

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so painful to lose a pet as dear as Gaffer. I cried for months when my Collie/Shepherd mix named Chien died in 1997. I am thinking of you and hope your pain eases a little each day.
Susan MacNeela - September 16, 2013
I hope you can be comforted these trying days but reliving wonderful memories and sharing of Gaffer stories. What a great dog who brought more laughs to me and warm and loving thoughts than many people do. You guys were the best home any dog could ever hope to have.....Joy Renner - September 16, 2013
My heart aches for both of you, Beth and Jim, in the loss of Gaffer. What a wonderful spirit he had......so fun-loving and happy, yet always the perfect gentleman! I will always treasure the weekend I puppy-sat him and we had so much fun. And it was such a pleasure to see him in later times and to feel that he always remembered out time together. What a wonderful life you gave him!Linda McNeal - September 15, 2013
I will miss the story's of Gaffer that Beth would tell almost everyday at work. With her smile and laughter when she would speak of him you could tell what a loving bond existed between them. Gaffer gave many, many joyful and faithful years that will remain in Beth and Jim's heart and memory. A fine example of the qualities one would want in a dog.Sue FitzsimmonsSueF - September 15, 2013
I'm so shocked and sorry about the loss of Gaffer. I remember his visit to my house when he was a puppy. And I loved the days he could visit the SON. He had so much personality, and I know there is a huge hole in your hearts that will always be there. I will miss hearing about his adventures!Jacqueline DeBrew - September 15, 2013
We are so very sorry to hear about Gaffer. He was so sweet and could tell how happy he was. Our condolences,
Lisa and Thomas
Lisa & Thomas McCoy - September 14, 2013
Gaffer was one of the most loving, friendly, SMART and beautiful Goldens I have ever met. My heartfelt sympathy to Jim and Beth on such a tremendous loss...Susan Letvak - September 14, 2013

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