Trying to decide if my friend Sarah is an SS.
Background: Sarah lives on a five-acre farm. She bought a sheepdog, not because she has sheep, but to help watch her two young sons (ten and eight). Spot is an excellent sheepdog and is very good at shepherding the boys away from potential danger, such as the creek that runs through their property. Another mother, Jane, recently brought her sons over to play and left for a while. When she returned, she asked where the kids were. Sarah said "Not sure, but I hear Spot barking, so they're not far." Jane, appalled, said "YOU'RE not watching them?" "No - Spot is. She's very good at it. The kids will be fine." They WERE fine, but Jane gave Sarah heck and left, vowing never to let her kids play there again. Sarah was alternately amused and indignant, saying that Jane was being ridiculous.
Thing is: I'm kind of on Jane's side. I'm sure Spot is amazing, but I wouldn't have been too happy if MY kids were roaming around a five-acre farm without an adult close by. What do you think?