Agreed why would a parent let a child put their face near a dog, my guess would be one that has little thought to the dangers that can harm a child's welfare both mentally and physically. But children do trip around dogs, dogs do jump, snap and a lot of cases aren't as straight forward as they are made out to be, in at least one of the attacks by a small dog, the dog had gnawed and torn it's way through a child's playpen to bite and attack a baby while it was sleeping resulting in that child being critically injured, I would think that the parents thought that their child was safe from the small dog while they popped into another room after all he was in a playpen and who would seriously contemplate a seemingly normal small dogs bizarre behaviour into their safety precautions, not every day you hear of a dog gnawing through a playpen to attack a baby.
Originally Posted by clubsprint
I was bitten on the face by a large breed dog while staying at a friends house when I was young, I had been taught safe behaviour around dogs from a young age as my parents were pretty responsible and also kept show dogs, I did not stick my face in the dogs space nor was I annoying the dog, but the father of my friend was and the dog went from "playing" to biting and latched onto my face in a split second, it was simply a case of an owner that was not educated on dog safety and wrong place wrong time for me, needless to say I never stayed at that friends house again (as I was petrified of the dog afterwards and am still not fond of the breed) but my friend was always welcome at my house.
My nephew was riding his bike to a friends house three houses away when attacked by two roaming dogs from the next street, quiet often a child and even adults will get the wobbles and can fall off a bike when faced with a charging dog, but in my nephews case one of the dogs charged/lunged and knocked him off his bike, both dogs then started to bite him breaking his nose and his cheekbone as well as many puncture and deep gashes, at no time did he stick his face in the dogs space it was the other way around with the dogs both attacking his face and yet another case of owners that should have never had an animal.
Sometimes it's the 1% that counts even when you try and do everything right 99% of the time with kids, accidents still happen, I wish they didn't but they do and I think most caring parents have faced that nightmare even if only in their mind. My mum always said book smarts and common sense never share the same room.
ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!