Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sheepdog 101: What's your little girl made of?

The news reported today that a two-legged varmint tried to snatch a little gal out of a Walmart down in Georgia.  The low-life grabbed her and picked her up, but the feisty little gal kicked and screamed... finally being let go as the ex-con ran off.  As my wife and I discussed this story, we reflected on lessons we have tried to teach our daughter.

So what are little girls made of?  Well, that depends on the ingredients you choose... such as sugar and spice and everything nice... and two or three cans of good ol' turbo-charged, diesel-fueled, country-fried whoop-ass!  

Takin' a quote from the Bible... 1st Corinthians 16:13 reminds us to, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong."  Gals (and guys) have to be alert and aware, stand firm in your faith (and mindset), have courage, and be strong... and be ready to kick, yell, punch, scream, claw, stab, rip, bite, scratch, or shoot a two-legged varmint as soon as he pounces on you.

As Christopher Robin said to Pooh, "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."  When the time comes, we've told our daughter to do whatever is necessary... and we've done our best to prepare her skill set and mindset to do just that.  

I truly believe that any compliance, pacifism, or delayed response to a physical attack on you is ultimately more costly than if you just go nuclear on the piece of garbage the moment you're attacked... and for you concealed carry folks... guess what... my daughter can't... she's only 16... she can't even have a pocket knife or a tactical pen at school.  We're not talkin' paranoia... we're talkin' preparedness.

My hat's off to that little gal down in Georgia... and as far has her Momma goes, yeah... she left her alone in the toy aisle... then again, you can't always guarantee you'll be with your kids every minute either... even if you try.  So the big question from today's Sheepdog 101: What's your little girl (or boy) made of?


  1. Love this! I shared the Christopher Robin quote on my FB a few weeks back:)

  2. I have two girls made of sugar and spice and a wicked streak of fight in them.

  3. How times have changed. When small, the brother and I were always left in the toy aisle at Kroger. That was our treat, we got to look at the toys instead of following around mom.

    Of course, as I point out to most folk, times haven't changed, its just that perception has. And while I had the "stranger danger" talk, what we would or should actually do in case of said danger wasn't really mentioned.

    My 2 (almost 3) year old boy is going to learn a thing or two about stranger danger.