MC’s Hammer

photo taken April 2009 • title thanks to Nancy

You saw one picture of Charlie with the hammer last week ~ there are more…
Mike and I were working on something when Charlie spotted the hammer laying on the ground, dashed over, and grabbed it, very proud of his score.  I, of course, had to get the camera.

This week’s contest has a twist.  I not only need a title for this picture, but also for Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s pictures as well.  Which you won’t see until they are posted.  I will choose a winner for today’s picture AND two other winners for the following two pictures based on the entries I get today.

The three winners will each get a Charlie-tested, Chloe-approved elk antler chew toy for the canine in your life: sawed lengths of a naturally shed elk antler, very alluring to dog-types and virtually indestructible.

So, put your creative powers to work (and any psychic powers you may have) and leave your title or caption in the comment section of this post!

360 Responses to “MC’s Hammer”

  1. Laura Says:

    Hammer Toss and Fetch

  2. Gwen Says:

    Now… where’s that darn bird…

    (Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner reference)

  3. Ida Says:

    NO, It’s mine!

  4. Fish Says:

    I haz a hammers… let me show you it!

  5. Claudia Says:

    You ain’t seen nothing yet!!!!

  6. Arielle Says:

    Stop: hammer time! or Stop! Hammer time!

  7. jodi Says:

    hummm….doesn’t ”taste” like chicken to me!

  8. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Hammer Head!

    Getting Ready To Nail Something

    Mike’s Little Helper

    Shreve’s Little Helper

    Coyote Carpenter!

    Eli, Where Are You?

  9. Nancy Says:

    “MC’s Hammer”
    “Can’t Touch This”

  10. Dana Says:

    “Can we do it, yes we can”


    Charlie the builder (from Bob the builder for kids on TV)

  11. vicka Says:

    the right tool for the right job

  12. carolh Says:

    I’ve been working on the railroad, all the livelong day
    I’ve been working on the railroad, just to pass the time away.

  13. carolh Says:

    MC’s Hammer Helper

  14. June Says:

    “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” –Will Rogers

  15. Nicole Says:

    Workin’ Like a Dog

  16. June Says:

    1. Saw:
    2. Nails:
    3. Hammer: check

  17. Evelyn copley Says:

    IF I HAD A HAMMER (The Hammer Song)
    words and music by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger

    If I had a hammer
    I’d hammer in the morning
    I’d hammer in the evening
    All over this land
    I’d hammer out danger
    I’d hammer out a warning
    I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
    All over this land

    If I had a bell
    I’d ring it in the morning
    I’d ring it in the evening
    All over this land
    I’d ring out danger
    I’d ring out a warning
    I’d ring out love between my brothers and my sisters
    All over this land

    If I had a song
    I’d sing it in the morning
    I’d sing it in the evening
    All over this land
    I’d sing out danger
    I’d sing out a warning
    I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters
    All over this land

    Well I’ve got a hammer
    And I’ve got a bell
    And I’ve got a song to sing
    All over this land
    It’s the hammer of justice
    It’s the bell of freedom
    It’s the song about love between my brothers and my sisters
    All over this land

    ©1958, 1962 (renewed), 1986 (renewed)
    TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)

  18. Steven Swanson Says:

    When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

  19. June Says:

    U Can’t Touch This

  20. June Says:

    1. Saw: ___
    2. Nails: ___
    3. Hammer: check
    4. Wire: ___
    5. Chickens: ___

    (I need to learn to rough draft these things before I hit “submit comment.”)

  21. Steven Swanson Says:

    Just looking for a nail.

  22. belle Says:

    finder’s – keeper’s – loser’s – weeper’s!!!!!!

  23. Tina Says:

    “Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.”
    - Henry David Thoreau

    “I have a hammer! I can put things together! I can knock things apart! I can alter my environment at will and make an incredible din all the while! Ah, it’s great to be male!”
    - Bill Watterson

    “Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands (or in this case mouth) and the blood has been cleaned up”
    - Terry Pratchet

  24. MJK Says:

    Toolin’ Around

  25. mjk Says:

    Tool for the right job.

  26. Pam Says:

    Catch me if you can.

    Oh, did you want this?

  27. pam Says:

    If I had a hammer I’d hammer in the mornin…

    I’d hammer in the evenin…

    All over this land…

  28. Neil Says:

    The Acme hammer salesman knew he was on to a winner.

  29. denise Says:

    I have to do everything myself!

  30. patty Says:

    opposable thumbs are over rated

  31. John Says:

    I’m ready now, where’s the ham?

  32. Courtney C. Says:

    Now that last little pig doesn’t stand a chance…

    Naturally Resourceful

    Big Picture Coyote

    Need a place to hang my hat

    Chickens Beware!

    Strangest Hired Hand Yet

    Crafty Coyote

    Building Suspense…Literally

  33. Tia Says:

    Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

    Shop class rudiment

    “Not an elf leg?”

    Ow! That was my toe!

    When the goin’ gets tough…

    Hammer Head

  34. John Says:

    Ham with Hammer

  35. Anonymous Says:

    To build…

    … a new…


  36. Fabia Says:

    The Anonymous on top was actually me, I messed up :)

  37. Hef's Mom Says:

    I’ll show that Wolf how to get the pigs out of there brick house!

  38. Sherri Says:

    If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself!

  39. Tina Says:

    Charlie Gets Hammered

  40. Wendy L Says:

    Monday: “I’d Hammer out Danger!”

    Tuesday: “I’d Hammer out a Warning!”

    Wednesday: “I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
    All over this land.”

    Wednesday’s would work best if Eli and Chloe were included in the picture. :o)

  41. Rick's Cafe Says:

    This will teach MC to leave his tools laying around.

  42. Auburn Says:

    To the coyote go the spoils.

  43. Allie Says:

    This Week on “EXTREME Home Make-over” Charlie builds Eli that eco-friendly mansion he has been whispering about.

    For every woodworking project, there is always an eager face with a hammer.

    Trying to rebuild the beaver population. (there seems to be a piece of wood at his feet, thought it would be funny for a coyote to rebuild a beaver dam)

  44. Iris Says:

    The Apprentice

  45. Jan Says:

    I’ll fix it, Mom,…Eli didnt mean to do it.

    Winter’s comin’ better git some chores done.

  46. Shanna Says:

    Workin’ for the Weekend

  47. Clint Says:

    I’m building a trap for the Roadrunner. Why do you ask?

  48. Nancy Says:

    “Claw Hammer”

  49. Dale Says:

    Claw or Ball-peen hammer? – I got the claw

  50. nancy Says:

    ok i have the hammer and the wood where are my nails??

  51. Denise S. Says:

    Workin for elk bones,nuthin in this lifes free!

  52. karen hanson Says:

    Contractor Charlie

  53. Holly Says:

    I found it, I keep it!

    You want it? Chase me!

    A little heavy on one side……

  54. Melissa Says:

    Hi-ho! Hi-ho! It’s off to work I go!

  55. Ingrid Says:

    Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work I go.

  56. Cristina S. Says:

    Focused and on a mission.

    Charlie is fixing that fence again.

    If only I’d get paid by the hour

    Hate it when Chloe misplaces my tools

  57. Gina Says:

    Hammer Head

  58. jarerocks Says:

    Charlie the Builder, Can He Build It?
    Charlie the Builder, Ye He Can!

  59. Erika Says:

    Never send a wolf to do a coyotes job. Now where are those three little pigs?

  60. Sara Says:

    Chew Tool

  61. Becky Says:

    Look, Ma! I’m HELPING!!!

  62. Barry Says:

    My nails need a trim (hint hint)

    The fence post was loose Chloe night get hurt

    Call me Maxwell

  63. Cindy S... Says:

    Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to work I go. Hi Hoof, Hi Hoof, I’d rather howl than woof. I work, I play, I snooze, I stray. Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho… I could go on, especially if the next pic involved hay… Hopefully you won’t be singing this song all day :-)

  64. Paula Says:

    Norm ain’t got nothin’ on me!

    (Norm Abrams of This old House)

  65. Lucy Says:

    “THERE! That oughta keep those coyotes out!”

  66. Kat Says:


  67. Trebor Says:

    Gonna build me an elk barn!

  68. Pam S. Says:

    Toolin’ for Trouble

  69. Paladin Says:

    Gonna build me a cathouse!

  70. Jayne Z Says:

    Taking a bite out of work

    Bite me!

    Workin 8 to 5

    Oh, I’ve been working on the railroad (notice what could pass for a railroad tie)

    If only I had thumbs!

  71. Bethrusso Says:

    I just want to give a shout-out for “Nancy” above: MC’s Hammer – that’s too funny!

  72. Kim Says:

    Shreve’s little helper.

    Look ma, no hands!

    Not as tasty as an elk antler, but it’ll do.

    Ranch hand.

  73. Nic Says:

    If all else fails, get a bigger hammer!

  74. Feral Boy Says:

    The Right Coyote For The Job

  75. Tarja Says:

    “Just fixing the fence, Mom”

  76. Tina Says:


  77. gabby Says:

    Let’s build something together.

  78. JannyCat Says:

    Can’t touch this!

  79. Char Says:

    You helped me, now I’ll help you.

  80. moondoggie Says:

    (Nancy beat me to MC’s Hammer–that gotta be a winner!)

    Hammer Head

  81. Stephanie Says:

    For want of a nail, the shoe was lost…

  82. Angie Says:

    Work, work, work

  83. Aisha Says:

    For some reason, this picture made me think of ‘trouble’ by Ray LaMontagne. So, “Trouble been doggin’ my soul since the day I was born.” (a later lyric is “I’ve been saved by a woman.”)


    “Chole’s gonna be pissed she missed THIS!”


    “I’m just lettin’ my mischievous side shine!”

  84. Kelly Says:

    DIY, Coyote Style

  85. Debby Ziegler Says:

    I don’t know what this is, but it’s MINE!!

  86. Carmen Says:

    (In sing-song)

    Bang, bang, Charlie’s silver hammer came down upon her head!

    I’ve been workin’ on ranch! All the live long day!

  87. Melissa Says:

    It’s a hard knock life!

  88. Vela Says:

    Hammering it up.

  89. Stephanie Says:

    Will work for food

    “To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.” – A. Maslow

  90. Regina Ellis Says:

    Do I HAVE to to EVERYTHING around here????

  91. Tina Says:

    Trickster’s Tool

  92. Jen Says:

    it’s a hard life working on the railroad.

    what are you looking at??

  93. McKenzie Says:

    Earning his Keep…

  94. Kristan Says:

    “Been working on the railroad”

    Although I have to admit, I love the “MC’s Hammer” entry!

  95. Danielle Says:

    “hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work I go…”
    the western way of working
    ten sleep’s most famous architect
    “forget the elf legs…”

  96. Jessica Says:

    Pup & Hammer

    Speak Softly, and Carry a Big Hammer

    Ha, I Nailed It!

  97. Angie Says:

    ?Who needs humans? I can build it myself”

  98. Heather Lyles Says:

    You Hit the Nail on the Head….

  99. Breane Says:

    “You two don’t know anything about building doghouses. Let me show you…”

    “This doesn’t taste like an antler at all”

  100. Rhonda Says:

    I’m going to build a bone for Chloe!

  101. Heather Says:

    “I’m gonna nail you”

  102. Heather Says:

    Crafty Craftsman

  103. Rebecca Says:

    MC’s Hammer…Can’t touch this!

  104. LHays Says:

    Feeling Hammered!

  105. Dog-geek Says:

    Hammerhead Lark

  106. Kate Koala Says:

    Charlie’s Silver Hammer

    (after the Beatles’ “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”) ^_^

  107. Kat Says:

    “Its Tool Time – with Charlie the Carpenter”

    The Hairy Helper

    If I build it – they will come

  108. shawn Says:

    Hammer Of The Dogs

  109. Monica Says:

    ‘Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it’s off to work I go…”

  110. David Proffitt Says:

    Hey Roadrunner, Beep Beep, My ass!

  111. Kristan Shawgo Says:

    “i’d rather be a hammer than a nail” – Simon & Garfunkel

  112. Anonymous Says:

    If I were a carpenter, and she was a lady.

  113. Alison Says:

    Oops, the one above “Anonymous,” that’s mine.

  114. Alicia Says:

    “Can I help”

    “Ok time to take a break”

    “Hammer Time”

    “Give me all the treats, or the hammer get’s it”

  115. John Says:

    Canid Hammer-ah

  116. Farmer Lady Says:

    Hard Hat Area

    Hard Head Area

    Can I play work?

    Playful Worker

    Handy with a Hammer

    Useful Coyote

    Helpful Coyote

    Helping Hound

    You call this work? I call it play!

  117. Martha Says:

    I’m gonna fix it, right now!

  118. Angela Says:

    Your New General Contractor!

  119. Tygerwolfe Says:

    CraftING Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote, Eat Your Heart Out

    OMG! You got this for me?!


    Inverted Therianthropy
    (human characteristics seen in an animal rather than animal characteristics seen in a human)

    Another Species Using Tools

    Tool Usage – A Sign Of Higher Intelligence?

    How To Fool An Anthropologist

  120. Angela Says:

    Look Out! Coyote…. with a hammer?

  121. Snobahr Says:

    No, no, no! You use the claw-mallet to bang the pipe! Let me show you!

  122. Catsquatch Says:

    “Ok, while you guys are fixing that, Ill go finish pounding in that nail MC missed in the fence.”

  123. Deeann Says:

    If I only had an opposable thumb…

  124. Nancy Says:

    “K-9 to 5″
    “Labor Day”

  125. beth Says:


  126. Kathy F. Says:

    “Hammer Time”
    “Building a Cool Coyote Castle”

  127. Deeann Says:

    MC’s hammer

  128. Kathy F. Says:

    “May I Help”

  129. Dawn Says:

    Gettin’ Hammered

    Hammer Toes

  130. Angela Says:

    Who needs a carpenter when you’ve got a coyote?


    Determined to…..chew.

  131. Kathy F. Says:

    “Hard Worker”
    “Eli, Where’s Your Hardhat?”

  132. Suzanne Miranda Says:

    If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself!

  133. Eve Says:

    Finally, something to put up on my eBay account!

  134. Ava Says:

    More fun than duct tape!

    Trickster’s Lesson (in Native American mythos Coyote was the Trickster god who provided the laughter essential to life. I bet your and MC’s work was lighted by cracking up laughing over Charlie’s mischief.)

  135. Stephanie Says:

    “Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it’s off to work we go”

    Time to play whack-a-mole!!!

    “I thought you said you were building me a ‘coyote’ house, do I need to do everything myself???”

  136. Anonymous Says:

    I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

  137. Susan Says:

    “Crafty Coyote”

  138. Heather Says:

    Forge Ahead

  139. Tinare Says:

    Finders Keepers

  140. Deidre Says:

    Now that I finally got the hammer away from them perhaps they’ll reward me if I return it!!!

    Ah…finally…I got it away from them…now they HAVE to pay attention to me.

  141. Janet in NYC Says:

    Maybe if I grab this hammer, they will stop making all that racket!

  142. Steven Swanson Says:

    Charlie picked up a hammer and saw Shreve with a camera.

  143. Dale Says:

    Give a coyote a hammer…everything becomes a nail.

  144. Charley Says:

    “I’ll get that fence down now!”

  145. E. Jolie Says:

    You want it back? What will you give me?

  146. Nancy Says:

    *Sigh* A Coyote’s work is never done

    OK-I’ll bring it back-but only after you chase me!!!!

  147. dmct Says:

    MC Hammer time… lets dance!

  148. Deidre Says:

    It’s a tough job but SOMEBODY’S gotta do it!!!

  149. Deidre Says:

    The work must stop and the chase must start…I know they need this back!!!

  150. Emerson Says:

    If I Had A Hammer… Hey, I DO Have A Hammer!

  151. Shannon H. Says:

    Contruction Management.

    Field Engineer (or ear)

    Site Builder


    Surveying the Land

    Project Manager

    Contruction Projection

  152. Erin Says:

    Wile E. Coyote, ACME Construction. At your service. So… where’s that road runner? I just want to talk to him…

  153. Laura H. Says:

    Crafty Coyote (apologies if I missed this already posted)

    or simply…..Crafty.

    TenSleep Ranch-Hand

  154. Shannon H. Says:

    Contruction PROJECT…. not Projection… unless you like that. Now that I think about it, I kinda do.

  155. Roxie Says:


    Rush Job


  156. Sherri Says:

    Nailed it!

  157. Caroline Says:

    being a ham (mer)

  158. Caroline Says:

    Handsome and Handy

  159. Andrea Says:

    The Big Bad Wolf thought better of blowing the houses down.

  160. Laura H. Says:

    Breaking down barriers

    Wily Coyote
    (note the spelling – not the cartoon character, but a happy coincidence)

  161. Figgy Says:

    It is better to be a hammer than the anvil. –Emily Dickinson

    (An ultimate truth, if nothing else. :D)

  162. bonnie Says:


  163. b Says:

    1) Charlie w/MC’s Hammer
    2) I told you homeboy
    3) U Can’t Touch This

  164. Erin Eloise Says:

    Children: Ransacking your toolbox one hammer at a time.

    Loving the taste of hard work

  165. jeff2 Says:

    Charlie mumbles:

    “Hammer?…… well Mike, I think it depends on your definition of ‘hammer’.”

  166. Meghan Says:

    1. I’ll just build my own roadrunner trap.
    2. ACME Construction Co….President & Founder!
    3. Handy? More like mouthy!

  167. Sherri Cox Says:

    I am such a ham! Get it?


    Hammin’ it up!

  168. Saxon Says:

    Fight tooth and nail

  169. Mary Palazzo Says:

    Today: Another day, another hammer
    Tuesday: run coyote run
    Wednesday: leading the way

  170. Erica Says:

    This is the last ACME tool I’m buying!

  171. Beth Says:

    My hammer!

    Ham? Her?


  172. Melissa Says:

    “Now to see how my claw hammer matches up to Eli’s claws…”

    If you give a coyote a hammer…

    Santa’s newest elf

    Hammer Hijinks or Hijack?

  173. Vol Ranger Says:

    Mother’s Little Helper.

  174. Stacey Says:

    Job’s done, when do I get the treats?

  175. Sarah Says:

    Come here, kitty, kitty, kitty.

  176. Kris/Shaelote Says:

    Don’t worry about nailing the studs – I’m the only one around!
    Coyote Construction – we’ll get the job done in style!
    Who needs a hammer when I’ve got the teeth for the job?
    I got it! I got it! … what do I do with it?

  177. Mary Says:

    If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!

  178. Sue Says:

    Come here Eli, and I’ll do your nails.

  179. Cynthia Says:

    I’d hammer in the evening, all over this land!

  180. craig Says:

    He works hard for the money

  181. shauna Says:

    Charlie’s Construction and Excavation, LLC (Limited Liability Coyote)

  182. Julia Says:

    I hammer in the morning.

    Mister Fix-It

  183. Ember Says:

    Coyote Craftsman

    Hammer Time!

    Wile E. Has Nothing On Me

  184. Jim Says:

    I owe, I owe, to work I have to go!

  185. mlaiuppa Says:

    The world is my nail!

  186. Anonymous Says:

    Alight right! Stop Hammer time!

  187. mlaiuppa Says:

    Next week on “This Old Coyote” Charlie reviews the construction of the classic Wyoming fence.

  188. mlaiuppa Says:

    Playin’ Keep Away.

  189. mlaiuppa Says:

    My hammer now.

  190. Jackie Brwon Says:

    Charlie: “Eli are you sure I’m doing this cat burglar right?”

  191. Erica Says:

    Stop. Collaborate and Listen.


    While the cat’s away, Charlie plays.

  192. mlaiuppa Says:

    Warnin’ you. Don’t want bath. No bath today.

  193. Anonymous Says:

    Hammer in mouth is worth two in the bush

    Hammer in mouth — will travel

    Will hammer for treats!

  194. Dinah Says:

    If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer.

    Tuesday: Cowboy up!

    Wednesday: Coyote moon!

  195. Nancy Says:

    mlaiuppa ‘s “bath” entry is hilarious, love Shauna’s “LLC”

  196. jeanne Says:

    keep away!

  197. Jayne Z Says:

    The Hammer in mouth and hammer for treats are me!

  198. Bria Says:

    Hammer? I hardly know ‘er!

    A funny thing happened on the way to the prairie

    Zen and the art of coyote maintenance

    Chairman of the Board

  199. H Says:

    Darn! I was suppose to be chased….

  200. Nancy Says:

    “Take This job and Shove It”
    “Boy Toy”

  201. hpmama Says:

    Picked up my hammer, and saw.

  202. LSA Says:

    NOW it’s naptime.

  203. Stephanie Says:

    Back off already! I can *too* do it myself!

  204. Roxanne R Says:

    Move over Bob the Builder, it’s Charlie the Carpenter!

  205. Lidda Says:

    Breaking News “Ranchers and coyotes come together to help each other during rough times”

  206. bonnie Says:

    for tuesday and wednesday (in no particular order) :

    Partners in crime.

    Good Morning Sunshine.

  207. Laurie "Wo" Smith Says:

    Monday: “Hammer-Time”

    Tuesday: “The Water’s Stiff!”

    Wednesday: “Born Free”

  208. Joanne Says:

    Mallet Marauder

    Hammer Hijacker

    Although Nancy’s “MC’s Hammer” has my vote!

  209. Gary R. Says:

    It’s not heavy…it’s just a hammer!

  210. heather em Says:

    Hammerhead Snark (today)

    For Want of a Nail (tuesday)

    Far and Wide (wednesday)

    (as always, Shreve, thanks for the fun!)

  211. Kathy Says:

    One of the demolition crew.


  212. Patr Says:

    Tooling around

  213. Lita Says:

    Farm Hand

  214. emilytwo Says:

    Thief of Tool

    Thieving and Mischieving

  215. Sue Says:

    Handy Coyote for hire, no job too small.

  216. Ed Says:

    Wouldn’t you know, to build a house fit for a coyote, you have to do it yourself!

  217. Jeff Says:

    The great equalizer, Charlie style!

  218. Jeff Says:

    Read my lips: “NO more fences!”

  219. Amy Says:

    “I’m Off to Tackle That Honey-Do List”

    “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Him”

    “Will Work for Elk Antler Chew Toys!”

  220. bonnie Says:

    well, now i’m a little confused here… when i read your preamble, i wasn’t sure that you meant tuesday and wednesdays pics would be part of the hammer series you mentioned, or that they would be in a different vein. i decided that they would be different. so i used my usual method of finding answers to questions about the unknown, and took a shower to see what would pop into my head while i was there…..
    now that i’ve looked thru the other posts, it looks as if you were looking for more hammer captions. mine look pretty random in comparison, but i guess that’s no surprise …..

  221. Penny Says:


    (joyous and amorous in the hammer find!)

  222. jettsmom Says:

    I said I’d do it myself!

  223. Lauren Says:

    He’ll never know what hit em…

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

    You shoulda let me whack em!

  224. dru Says:

    “If you build it, they will come. . .”

    “Toolin’ around”

  225. Kyra Says:

    Genuine ACME Roadrunner Pounder.

  226. Kyra Says:


    Hmmmm, another claw.

    Where are the nails?

  227. Rhonda P Says:

    Monday= Drool Tool

    (do coyotes drool?)

    Tuesday= Hammerin’ Helper

    Wednesday= Be still my hammerin’ heart!

  228. AL Says:

    Devious Trickster?

  229. Sherri Says:

    Hammerhead Charlie…..

  230. sybann Says:

    Gonna Bust Outta Here!

    Or Not

    My Place } : >

  231. CJ Says:

    They’ll never miss one hammer. I ‘m just borrowing it.

  232. Sophie Says:

    “Think Constructively”

    “Hammering Home the Point”

    “A Screw Loose and Only a Hammer”


    “You Know the Drill!”

  233. Teresa Says:

    Hammer Toes

  234. Isobel Says:

    “Think I nailed that Burglary, oh no she’s gone inside and got that CSI thinggy”.

    Hammer Hoodwink

    This building job is a bit of a dog…

  235. Grego Says:

    If you want this tool
    Why don’t you try to take it?
    Bring some food with you.


    This is mine only
    Because you want it so much.
    It’s just coyote love.

  236. Audrey Says:

    i been workin on the railroad

    mommy, let me help you with that!


    do you think they saw me take it?

  237. Evelien Says:

    “it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it”

  238. Laura H. Says:


    All work and no play…..

    Work hard, play harder.

    Hammering for attention.

  239. poppy Says:

    OK, first we pour the foundation.

  240. Laura H. Says:

    Hammerdance or Hammer Dance


  241. mlaiuppa Says:

    Any chew toy in a storm.

  242. mlaiuppa Says:

    Looks like a stick. Feels like a stick. Bites like a stick. Must be a stick. Mine now.

  243. Bon Says:

    Stupid humans, hammering away while I’m trying to sleep….

  244. Black Coyote Says:


  245. jesse Says:

    Keepin’ Eli Home

    Keepin’ the Peace


  246. Brad in Texas Says:

    Hammer Head Coyote

  247. MaggieMNM Says:

    THUMBS! If I only had Thumbs!

  248. Micae Says:

    It’s not an Acme hammer but it will have to make do.

  249. Lizard Says:

    A coyote’ s work is never done.


    “The quickest way to a cowgirl’s heart – mend her fences”


    “Mending the relationship between ranchers and coyotes – Charlie Style”

  250. Bob K Says:

    “Tooth and Nail”
    “Tool Time”

  251. Carmen Says:

    ~ in a sing song voice~ ~ Me and my hammer.

  252. Gavin Jones Says:

    Do I look like Vincent Price yet ?

  253. The Girl Nerd Says:

    Helping the tired workers

  254. klimt Says:

    hammers across the point.

  255. kallimao Says:

    1. Divine Hammer
    2. As Mighty As Thor
    3. Hammer Play

  256. Cait Says:

    Now for the Roadrunner!

  257. Bob K Says:

    “I’ve got a pounding headache”

  258. Deeann Says:

    HGTV’s Charlie Coyote

  259. Deeann Says:

    Out Mending Fences

  260. Kathleen Says:

    Hit and run…

  261. Eija Says:

    “Hammer to you quys, toy for me.

    “I got it!!!”

    “Maybe now you will stop that hammering and play with me…!!”

    It’s enough of playing with my ‘elk bone’!

  262. Kathleen Says:

    Creative Coyote Construction, Inc.

  263. Tracy Bessire Says:

    Easy Breezy Coyote Carpenter!

  264. Kathleen Says:

    Thief of parts

  265. Cathryn Says:

    I, too, give a shout out to Nancy’s “MC’s Hammer.” You can’t touch that.

  266. Cathryn Says:

    This sure makes lousy dental floss.

  267. Rusty Says:

    “And now…where did I put that elk?”

    “I thought this would be lighter…oh well,”

    “Need a hammer?”

    “The ladies like tough guys,”

    “Not so tough now, huh?”

  268. mjk Says:

    got nails?

  269. Liza Lundell Says:

    Suddenly, all Charlie’s problems look like nails.

  270. JMS Says:


    the words to this song from the seventies(recorded by The Eagles and Linda Rondstat among others) seems to suit Charlie to a tee.

  271. kim p Says:

    “Now what did the Ikea flatpack instructions say, hammer and…….. Oh yeah screwdriver, where will I find one of those?”

  272. Cynthia H Says:

    “Workin’ It”


  273. Lili Says:

    Hie Ho, Hie Ho, It’s Off to Work We Go!

  274. Lacey Says:

    “Take this hammer, carry it to the captain”

    (bluegrass tune reference)

  275. Melissa Says:

    Taming a coyote is like nailing jello to the wall.

  276. Kathy F. Says:

    “If I Build it They will…Think I’m a very talented coyote”?

  277. Kathy F. Says:

    “He Bangs, He Bangs!”

  278. Carrie Mc W Says:

    If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.

  279. Barbara Says:

    Who needs opposable thumbs?

  280. Barbara Says:

    Furry, four-legged farmhand fixes fence post for food.

  281. spondee Says:

    Blunt-Force Drama

    Nailed it!

    I, uuh… made you a present. (Don’t look behind the barn.)

    “Habitat for Canine-ity”

  282. Ellen Says:

    “If I Had . . .” oh, wait: I DO have a hammer!

  283. Skimmie Says:

    “Trespassers beware! I will fight you tooth and nail and hammer!”

  284. Mariah-Rose Says:

    Charlie Manson goes for another victim

  285. Anonymous Says:

    Make mine a ham(mer) sandwich…

  286. CasSandra Huskey Says:

    1} You can hide it all you want…I’ll just find it again! This is ” Charlies” new hammer :}

    2}Best hardy chew toy around!

    3}Theyre good,but I got an even better hiding spot this time :}!

  287. pkc Says:

    Gandy Dancer

  288. Agnes Says:

    Make mine a ham(mer) sandwich

  289. Alice Says:

    Since the first 3 captions that came to mind were already said, I’m voting for Nancy’s “MC’s hammer”. Too perfect!!

  290. Chris B Says:

    One hammer, eight nails, and no thumbs. Life is good!

  291. Wendy Says:

    A hound and his hammer

  292. Mary Says:

    Shhh – Where can I hide this? I’m gonna to build a ladder and get outta this place!

  293. Courtney Says:

    Fixin’ To

  294. Bianca Horkan Says:

    Charlie Coyote!! Super Genius!

  295. Zoe Says:

    That nail…it is mine…

    Now, I will hit your thumb!!

    Naturally Resourceful

  296. Zoe Says:

    where there is a will there’s away …even if you don’t have opposable thumbs

  297. The Mef Thing Says:

    “My precious!”

  298. Joy Says:

    Mendin’ fences

    Nature, red in tooth and claw-hammer

    Call me Mr. Fixit

  299. Holly Dare Says:

    Chloe! Get the Nails!

  300. Derrick Says:

    The happiness of men consists in life. And life is in labor.

  301. Marquand Says:

    Her Ham has all the tools and then some!

  302. jessie Says:

    1. It’s been a hard day’s work…I’ve been workin’ like a dog
    2. Coyote days of summer
    3. Sunshine

  303. Jon Says:

    Estwing’s new coyote grip.

    G.I Joe hammer with a coyote grip.

  304. tanya Says:

    I’m on it ma!

  305. Janci Says:

    Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Em’


    Please Hammer, Don’t Heard Em’

  306. Janci Says:

    Happy as an ol’ hammer dog

  307. mk ray Says:

    tool fool

    Charlie nails it!

  308. Oz Says:

    Bang bang, Charlie’s silver hammer

    (y’know, like the “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” song…)

  309. Wordgirl Says:

    I was going to do something with “The Hammer Song,” but then discovered that seven others had beat me to it? And then there was “hi ho, hi ho” – all skeighty-skate times. Good idea to read before we post, yes?

  310. Morgan Says:

    Nu Mu

  311. Sandy Says:

    1.I AM going to have that dog house I wanted! errr I mean Coyote House!

    2.If you want it done right, do it yourself!

  312. Kelly Lewis Says:

    MC’s Hammer

  313. Diane Says:

    Lending a helping paw

  314. Kit.e Says:

    Doesn’t taste like ham…

    I chewse this one.

    Hamming it up.

    Working like a dog.

  315. Sue Says:

    Will work for antlers

  316. Gerry Says:

    I’m starting a new chapter of Habitat for Human—-I mean Coyoteity!

  317. V Says:

    “Building his reputation”


    “Charlie fixes the reader board.”

  318. Kathi Says:

    This hammer is history, let the quiet prevail and the howling begin >^,,^<

    Another chewtoy bagged by Charlie the wily coyote

  319. beth Says:

    The Glory of Dork.

  320. Sue Says:

    One Coyote and a Hammer (instead of Two men and a Truck)

  321. Liz Says:

    I’m here to help with the barn raising.

  322. Darlene Says:

    You hold the nail while I do the hammering

  323. Carmen Says:

    “The Ballad of John Henry’s Hammer”

    “I can hoist a jack, I can lay a track, I can pick and shovel too… listen, this hammer-swinger’s talkin’ to you.”

  324. ursula Says:

    if you build it, they will come….

    my own carpenter

    wanna get hammered

  325. Karen Says:

    Trick-ster Fix-er!

  326. Karen Says:

    PS: utterly hilare: ‘MC’s Hammer’

  327. Jenny C Says:

    “Well looky there, there’s one o’ them nervy tourists coming up the drive. Okay, Mom, I got yer back and I b’lieve I got this worked out. Back in a minute with yer hammer, MC”.

  328. Anonymous Says:

    If Charlie had a hammer, he’d hammer in the morning, he’d hammer in the evening, All over this land; He’d hammer out danger, he”d hammer out a warning, he’d hammer out love between his brothers and his sisters, All over this land.

  329. Lesley Says:

    Drat, that last one was me, but I forgot to add my name and email.

  330. Sarah Says:

    Takin’ Care of Business

  331. sticklink Says:

    If all else fails…

  332. Eija Says:

    “With this funny elk antler I really seem to get Shreve & Mike’s attention”

    Got it – it’s my ham—elk antler

    The hammer-ring coyote

    “I dared and now it’s mine”

  333. Darrell Says:

    “Just going to button things up. Winter’s coming.”

  334. Barbara Says:

    Nail ‘em, cowboy!

  335. nifferly Says:

    “Darn it! Why did this have to be a ‘lefty’ hammer?”

    “Grrr.. Never have gotten used to these ‘lefty’ hammer contraptions.”


  336. Gary R. Says:

    Take this hammer and shove it!!!

  337. Kristina Says:

    Pet-ty larceny

  338. sara Says:

    i AM helping!

  339. Paul Says:

    Hide and Keep

  340. Cyrus Simpson Says:

    Hammer paws

  341. Shannon Rose Says:

    “I’m off to build my Habitat for Humanity house!”

  342. annie Says:

    Silly wolf, trying to blow those houses down.

  343. Shannon H. Says:

    Workin’ it.

    Tool Runner

    (No joke…. Acme Construction Supply Co. has a tool runner program – here’s a link! lol)

  344. Kit Says:

    Chewsing the right tool is always important.

  345. Sara S. Says:

    … It’s a guy thing… you wouldn’t understand :)

  346. Coloradolady Says:

    “Will Work for Food”

  347. LeFiffre Says:

    This ain’t nothin’, punk. I eat nails for breakfast.

  348. Dianne Says:

    Charlie’s version of MC’s Hammer Time!

  349. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    (My second entry … a day later than the first) I read the others but still there could be duplicates here …

    Tool Time!

    En Garde! I’m Learning To FENCE!

    Chloe? Eli? Bring The Boards!

    First Fencing Lesson – Round Up The Necessary Tools

    Elf Leg Construction Corp., Limited

    Coyote Construction Corp., Limited

    Hammer Ready, Will Work For Bone (or Elf Leg)

    Hammering The Point Home

    Ten Sleep Construction Foreman

    Chore Duty

  350. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    These just popped into my old brain …

    Construction Sight

    Found My Prize!

    Hammer? What Hammer?

    Splendor In The Grass (film starred Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood)

    (Railroad) Tie Trippin’

    Charlie The Tool Coyote

    Have Hammer, Will Travel

    You Can’t Catch ME!

  351. E. Jolie Says:

    The devil made me do it.

  352. E.Jolie Says:

    Ok the camera does’t lie but you got some great pictures. That counts for something,right?

  353. Lynne Says:

    Can’t Touch This!

  354. candy Says:

    Bob who? (as in Bob Vila, hee hee)

  355. Diana Says:

    Picture 1 – The Usual Suspect
    Picture 2 – On the Lam – (Charlie racing away with his prize)
    Picture 3 – Brought to Justice – (MC retrieving his hammer)

  356. Barbara R Says:

    Charlie: The Quicker Picker-Upper

  357. R Marino Says:

    (If) I have a hammer….(from the song)

  358. Lana Says:

    nothing that Charlie can’t fix!

  359. Auri Says:

    This isn’t anything to do with the picture, but I just wanted to tell you, I LOVE your book The Daily Coyote, it is amazing. I just love the character of that little Charlie. He is so adorable !! All I can say is, you are incredible Shreve, your story is just dumbfounding and I am envious of your Charlie and your life :)

  360. pepe Says:

    Soy el rey de kla banana

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