Here’s an excerpt from my cat Mew’s exclusive interview with Malibu… (his first, by the way)…
So Malibu, I absolutely freak out during New Years and Fourth of July when those loud fireworks upset my peaceful feline world, how do you handle living with a family who works with very loud firearms?
I do not like them! But Paige usually keeps me away from the range and if they do fire guns around me she makes sure I’m in someone’s arms and covers my ears!
Do you like to nap as much as I do?
I love naps! It’s my favorite hobby!
I like to hang out and help my mom when she writes or cooks. What do you like to help Paige with?
Naps! I’m definitely her cuddle buddy.
I live for watching the birds and squirrels raiding the feeder on our family’s back patio, the sound of the tuna can getting opened, and of course, my mom coming home from work. What gets you excited?
Kids! I love little kids, I always get excited when I see one because they are the most fun to play with! And they’re closer to my size.
For me, life is The Mew Way, so it’s all about love, not stressing about much (except for when I’m getting stepped on, my dish is empty or my litter box is full). What if anything, stresses you?
Chaos, I love a calm happy vibe, and when things are too crazy I get really stressed out.
Thank you for this purrfectly nice interview, Malibu (for a dog, you seem to be okay).
I’m barely a dog, I’m probably smaller than you!
As owner of Gunsmoke Guns, Colorado’s number one firearms training center and largest professional gunsmith facility, he trains thousands of people from all walks of life on how to protect themselves.
Rich was the host of Spike TV’s Don’t be a Victim series Practical Tactical. He now stars with his family in The Discovery Channel’s Reality TV show American Guns.
Probably his most important role as protector is one of husband and father to four children, ranging in ages from 3 to 21.
I got a chance to catch up with Rich on the phone yesterday as he was driving through the Rocky Mountains. Here is an excerpt of our conversation:
Rich, my readers are interested in getting a good night sleep. It is hard to do that if we don’t feel safe at night…
Yes, I would agree with that. You can’t always count on the police to protect you either. It is important to have confidence in yourself to deal with any situation you may find yourself in.
How do we get that confidence?
To achieve a mindset of confidence, you must have proper training.
My husband teaches martial arts to people to help them with their confidence and self defense skills. What kind of training do you offer?
Out at Gunsmoke we offer courses in concealed carry weapons, pistol shooting, rifles, and shotguns.
Debra, give us three days and we can change your life.
Can anybody do this?
Yes, we train students from all walks of life: from law enforcement to private citizens.
Rich, this is Father’s Day weekend. You have four beautiful children. You must be so proud of them.
Yes, thank you, I am.
How would you advise parents on how to keep their children safe?
I would say first of all, get yourself properly trained. Get confidence in yourself.
That makes sense. If we are confident, our children will pick up on that and feel safe themselves.
Yes, that’s true.
What about training for the children themselves? How old do they need to be?
For sport, I taught my kids how to handle a gun at about age 5. But for firearms training, I think the years 13 to 16 are the perfect age.
One last thing…what do you do to relax at the end of the day?
I enjoy a nice meal with the family, talk to my wife, watch a little TV….
Thank you so much, Rich.
It’s been a pleasure, Debra.
An exclusive interview with wife and mother of the Wyatt family: Renee Wyatt.
In this interview, Renee will talk about how she keeps it together as a busy mom, wife, business owner, and reality TV star and still manages to live a balanced life and sleep well at night.
To be continued!