POD POD POD Hillia. This was not someone taking a chance with their animal in public, this collared and leashed dog was in the VET'S office, a place for dogs! It not aggressive, by the OP's account until the unattended child decided she wanted to be friends with the dog. Maybe the dog needed to be muzzled, maybe not, but where there are many different dogs, cats, and other animals and sometimes the sweetest dog will get upset. Not every place is safe for a child to wander unattended and if snookums gets bit because she just wanted to pet the puppy who did not want petted for whatever reason and mommy dearest couldn't be bothered to get off the phone and hold her kids hand in a place that is for DOGS, to me, I will feel for the kid but not hold a thing against the dog or owner. The vet's office is specifically for pets, not kids. People don't bring their dogs into a pediatricians office to bother the kids, if you can't watch your(general) kid in the vets office, something not pleasant may happen. Gen xer, I am wondering, do you not like dogs, or have a fear of them? Because that would make your posts easier to understand, for me as to the idea the dog/dog owner was wrong.