Alone with two dogs is way better than alone

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Nik, May 3, 2018.

  1. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Mine is really me. But, I doubt I could look so confident while actually holding the gun. lol
    I was pretty proud of myself for hitting the target though. Of course, I am pretty sure the target was much nearer to me then someone more experienced would have it. lol
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  2. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    I tend to think that one needs protection in this world, and as a minister, I am abundantly aware that the Lord is for self-defense but always ALWAYS against revenge. I think of a weapon the same way I do a seatbelt. I may never need it, but when I do need it, I better have it on. I have a protection permit, and there are occasions when I do pack heat. Nice to gab with you, Nik. Have a great day !! Here's me, the tall guy, after winning a match at a Handgunner's Club. The guy who usually won nearly committed suicide. I just had an exceptionally good know the feeling. .45 auto winnder.jpg
  3. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Sometime tell me about your writing....I won a journalism award at St. Bonaventure University, was an English and reading instructor, and I taught classes at 2 universities....and I know very little. Tell me.....
  4. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Nik, I'm so sorry for your losses, and sorry to hear that you suffer with depression and anxiety. This world can be so hard sometimes :(

    But just know that their is nothing in life that can't be overcome. Fear can come in and feel as though it's strangling you, stealing all thoughts, and laying claim of your life. The key is taking every thought captive, and thinking on things that are good. We have a choice in what we think. A lot of people don't realize that. It took me a long time realize it! We think around 40,000 thoughts a day. And ugly, fearful, heartbreaking thoughts can play like a reel over and over. But we have the power to make them stop. We can choose to think about what we love, what we value, what we hold dear. Remembering peaceful moments, especially at times when the fear creeps in. Tell yourself No! I'm going to think about this!! Refuse to entertain it. And instead think about a beautiful moment shared with someone you love. Think about a fond memory from childhood. Then start thinking about what your thankful for. For me that helps tremendously. Another helpful tool for me is to start thinking about others. Like, what kind word can I say to my neighbor Susie today, she's going through a lot. etc... It gets my mind off of my own problems. And I know depression is complex. But these are some simple things that someone could start right now, and it can help. I sincerely believe that as a man thinketh so is he.
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  5. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    Nik that's great that you're good with the revolver... I think it's a good idea you have one too. If your not to comfortable with it I'm sure with a little practice you would be.... You have the respect for the danger of firearms.... you just need more practice and you'll be fine.... So grateful you have that video door thing too! There's a lot of weirdos out there and it's nice knowing you don't have to step out your door to deal with these creepy people that have been sniffing around your place. It's also nice to know you have those 2 beautiful dogs to help keep you safe as well.
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  6. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Good advice, Sheila !!! :)
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  7. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    My favorite picture is the close- Chevers.jpg up of you holding that cat, Nikki. Wow...that is really great.

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