Gun or German Shepard?

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  • Wed, Dec 16, 2009 - 09:00pm

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    Re: Gun or German Shepard?

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 I’ve never owned a gun, and therefore I know little or nothing about using one.  Also, I’ve never owned a dog.  Over the years I’ve invited dozens of dogs, one or two at a time, to live with me but I’ve never considered it as owning the animal.  I happen to be one of those nuts who treats my dog(s) with utmost dignity and respect.  I give them lots of love, but insist, gently, that they understand that I am the leader of the pack.  In return, I find that they treat me with great kindness and respect, and will go out of their way to protect me.  I’ve had little dogs, but they are more the “cutesy” types.  So, I prefer big old lovable dogs that I can hug, or lie on the rug beside, while I stroke their head or back and they lick my face.

So, do I get protection out of my house dog.  You bet, as an early warning system.  But I also get something that shows up very little in our world today – unconditional love.  There’s just nothing like it!   If I die in a fight, I think I’d rather have my faithful dog beside me than a gun in my hand.

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I hear you.  I have an 11 year old Golden Retriever that still greets me at the door.  If my dog was trapped in a burning building along with some of my co-workers and I could only save one – let’s just say there would be empty office space at work.

But you are delusional if you think that they view you as leader of the pack.  They just do things to make you think that’s the case while they are continuing your training.  After all, you go to work every day so you can earn money to but them food and dog bones.

As far as dying in a fight with my dog at my side – no thanks.  I’ll take both the gun and the dog and make the other guy die so I can get back to scratching Kenzie behind her ears.

 

And not to sound glib in response to the OP – get both and learn how to use them.

  • Mon, Mar 29, 2010 - 03:44am

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    Re: Gun or German Shepard?

 I say why not both? I am assuming you have funds for one of the two.  A good firearm & holster should only cost you $500.00 and adopting a dog can be done for less than $50.00. If you decide to get a firearm please do not load the magazine and leave it in a sock drawer. It is a tool and the owner needs to learn how to properly use it. The first time using it you will be lucky to keep your shots on paper. Get training first thing. It will save you lots of money in ammo and correcting bad habits. If you have a club that shoots IDPA or USPSA near you sign up, watch and learn. Sammy

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