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Interests: The Pink Sheepdog?? The parable of the sheepdog in our society is not a new idea. However, in recent years a retired Army lieutenant colonel put words to the concept. The parable goes something like this... In society there are the sheep, the wolves and sheepdogs. The Sheep are those kind, gentle, hardworking folks that move forward in life without taking great notice of the dangers that may be near them. Think of sheep grazing. Most in society are Sheep. The Wolves are the bad guys. Those people out there that are commit heinous and violent crimes. Those that seem to have no ethical or principled compass or boundaries. The Wolves ravenously take advantage of the tendency of the Sheep to be inexperienced with evil, unready for attack and unskilled in managing a crisis. The Wolves, they are nearby. The Sheepdogs live among the flock. They are ever-watchful of the evil they know is on the prowl. The Sheepdogs tend to make the Sheep uncomfortable as their presence is a reminder that there are those in their midst that live to do others harm. The Sheepdogs are alert, law-abiding citizens that actively prepare to immediately react to a life-threatening crisis. The obvious Sheepdogs are those men and women that have consciously decided to be Sheepdogs: military, police, paramedics and firefighters. Although I am thankful for those people and their selfless acts to protect and serve, those responders cannot take care of all of us all the time. When seconds count, police officers are minutes away. Civilian Sheepdogs are also needed. The Sheepdog protects the flock and is willing and prepared to confront the Wolf. Which brings me to the concept of not just civilian sheepdogs, but Pink Sheepdogs...women and mothers that are vigilant in being prepared. Not just keeping a stock of food in their home if disaster strikes or providing or finding a source of clean water in a crisis but being able to take care of medical or traumatic needs of their family and being able and willing to protect their family and loved ones... ...if the Wolf arrives...