Here's another GREAT website I really enjoyed. This lady is your basic All-American Mom who just happens to Carry a Concealed Weapon. She has lots of great ideas if that is something your interested in...even has 3 pages of "fashion Show" detailing how you can "Carry" without anyone ever knowing. Good safety info and an awesome philosphy that is reflected on her opening page.
The following is copied here with Kathy's permission...
The Cornered Cat
Some folks say the most dangerous place in the world is between a Mama Bear and her cubs. It may be so. I've never met a Mama Bear, myself.
The most dangerous place I ever stood was between a cornered cat and an open door.
When a cat feels threatened, she gets away from the danger as quickly as she can. She doesn't care what damage she inflicts on her way to safety, but she's not interested in fighting for fighting's sake. She does only as much as she needs to do in order to escape. She doesn't deal in revenge. If she feels threatened, she simply leaves. Efficiently.
Until she needs to use them, her claws stay sheathed. She doesn't go around threatening to maul people. She's cuddly, she's cozy, she likes to curl up next to a crackling fire on a cold winter's day. She's great company.
But don't try to trap her in a bad situation.
This site is about women and guns, not about cats. But in a way, it's about the cornered cat in all of us. It's about the determination to get away from an attacker if you need to. It's about making the decision to say, "Not me. Not mine. Not today." And it's about the tools to make that decision stick.
If you have to fight ...
Fight like a cornered cat.