Piper is their rescuer in time of need. When the kids go to time out, Piper will run over to them and sit next to them to keep them company. She will also get up and give them hugs when they are in time out. Although the kids may be grumpy going to time out, Piper cheers them up and they start laughing and playing with her. It really is sweet.
One year under our belt and many more to go.
Below is a picture of the kids very soon after they got home.