Officer, I don't really care WHY you got them out of that shelter, I am just glad you did! It is obvious from the pictures that they are loved and have a great home and family! They are beautiful dogs and you have a lovely family. Thank you for rescuing them!!
I know I feel safer with my two. And one of them is scared of her own shadow but Lord, she will bark and put up a fuss if the leaves blow to hard outside. It gives me the peace of mind knowing that someone is going to have to have some really big kahunas to take the chance to come in my house and even if they do, I will get plenty of warning. THAT is all I need to make me feel very secure in my home.
You have exactly described why my wife feels more at ease with Griz and Zula in our family! It has nothing to do with dilutions of a GSD aromatically being a lethal family safety device. I know better than that.
I also know how easy it is to defeat a dog, even without a weapon, if you can get past the natural fear humans have of aggressive canines. However, being a K-9 handler, I can tell you that 99% of the population is deathly afraid of being attacked by a dog, and that alone goes a long way! Thank you for sharing your personal feelings!
Its hard when the LEOs jobs change the person. People think it takes 20 years of violence to make us callous and numb to a lot of things. Honestly, it only takes 1 minute to change a person. I was struck in the face with a handcuff fairly recently and Im a different person now; some ways or good, some ways arent. But for some that have PTSD its hard and the family (such as yourself) is so important to helping us cope with these sort of things.
Sorry to hear about your recent experience, but I know what you are talking about. A huge part of my coping with the situation was knowing that I was able to put my wife's mind to ease by getting the dogs. The thing that effected me most was seeing how it effected my family! Stay safe!
Unless you live off the grid... anyone can find you. That's the reality of todays world. All you have to do is look up the name, pay a couple of bucks and you can buy a full background check, including addresses, phone numbers etc. on that person. It's so easy, it's scary.
You are so right! We use programs, for investigation, that are available to anyone who is willing to pay for them, which will give information on a person that would absolutely blow your mind. I refuse to live in constant fear of someone possibly hunting me down because i'm a cop. If they want to find me, or any other cop, we are found. It's that simple!
To the OP - I love the way you think. Your wife wanted a dog so you immediately got two GSD's. LMAO! I understand your pain at losing your working dogs but the fact that you were able to adopt two wonderful GSD's the day after your wife expressed concern is great. May the good luck always be on your side and the bad luck on the side of the bad guys. I also love the fact that your wife shoots. Women with guns are great.
Thank you for your comment! I owe Griz and Zula much for the piece of mind and companionship they provide. I have realized I even had allot of left over emotion about Miki which I still had not dealt with and they have helped me with that as well. My family is very glad we found them!
Thank you for taking the time to answer this. I did have a genuine concern.
I guess growing up in NYC would make me think differently.
So then it's best your wife carries a 9mm glock
I couldn't even imagine growing up somewhere like NYC, so I absolutely understand your thinking. I live on the moon compared to NYC, lol!
This. My brother is quite different than he used to be, and not in a better way.
I'm sorry to hear that. I have worked hard to avoid changing who I was before LE my whole career, but it's easy to get the mindset that anyone who is not in LE is a dirt-bag. You start to only associate with other LEOs and their families, you hide every aspect of your personal life from the world and force your family to do the same, and many start to drink heavily.
I almost never hang out with LEOs off duty, and though I am careful and upfront about my expectations, I seek out non LEO friends. I don't drink more than a couple times a year, and I "try" to turn my cop volume down, but not off, when off duty. My family needs non LEO family time! I wish your brother the best!