What is a Sheep Dog?
Basically the theory is that about 98% of the general population is sheep. Docile, kind, ignorant to the evil in the world.
Then 1 to 2% of the world are wolves. They are predators who prey on the sheep. The wolves are out there lurking, hunting, waiting for the chance to attack in one way or another.
Then there is the slim 1% of the population who are Sheep Dogs. We are the ones who understand the wolves. We know their tactics. We see the same weaknesses and vulnerabilities the wolves see, but… we don’t act on them.
We protect the sheep. We are the Sheep Dogs.
As a professional Private Investigator you get paid for your skills and expertise in this area. Not a bod deal since this is what we love to do anyway!
UPDATE: August 9, 2016
Here I am almost three years after the original post and I read something that really adds significantly to the image of us as sheepdogs.
It comes from the excellent book The Better Part. I highly recommend it. I don’t make a dime from the sale of this book. I do not know the author. I simply have found it to be an outstanding aid to contemplation and prayer along with my daily Bible reading.
Here is the bit I read that deserves serious contemplation…
The sheepdogs work for The Shepard.