So I have a new favorite nightly activity… Drinking a high-quality pour of whiskey, such as the glass of TinCup Colorado whiskey, and watching animal shows on NatGeo Wild. I have been on the lookout for Tincup for a little while now and finally found a bottle. I have heard many good things about the juice and it certainly does not disappoint. A mix of barrel aged whiskey, mixed with rye and cut with Rocky Mountain spring water – this stuff has the right amount of smooth flavor and spice with a beautiful amber color. Recently, NatGeo Wild has started airing a series called Savage Kingdom and the first episode was about a pack of lions. Now, I was always more of a tiger guy, don’t know what it was about them over lions but I just favored the striped cats. Lately, though, I have been rethinking my idea on lions and may just have had a change of heart. I think it has to do with the family dynamic of the lion pride and my new family dynamic. While the male lion is the head of the pride, the protector, it is the female who keeps the family together. If you think about it, the lion pride is something to emulate in a way for we humans. You have to work, every day, doing whatever you can to provide for your family. After all, family is the most important thing and needs to be protected. You teach your offspring the best you can, giving them the tools to survive and thrive. But you also must teach them respect and that there is a pecking order within the pack. The primal drives are lost nowadays with all the modern technology, political correctness and “safe areas”. Some days it is refreshing to walk away from the modern conveniences and get out into the wild. Now, I am not talking Tarzan of the Apes wild, but just to be away from the familiar and have to rely on yourself. I look forward to when my son is old enough to come with me, to show him how fun it is and also watch him learn for himself. For now, though, I will sit as the head of my pack, keeping my litter in check and knowing that my queen is working behind the scenes to make sure everything is running smoothly.