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Dear Sugar
A very close friend of mine has a dog that isn't very well trained. He really doesn't have a handle on the pooch, yet he lets the dog run loose with no leash and acts like all is normal.

Today my 3 yr old was near the dog and with no warning the dog bit her in the face. Thankfully it could have been a lot worse than it is, but honestly it looks terrible. There was blood everywhere and she was so scared. I immediately took her to the doctor.

My friend is acting like this is just the way any dog would be around a child who makes sudden moves. If this were a stranger, I'd report it to the police and maybe even sue. I mean there is a very good chance my daughter will have a permanent scar.

My friend is taking this all very lightly and continued to let his dog run loose after the incident. How do I handle this? She hasn't even called to see how my baby is? Offended Friend

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Dear Offended Friend
Sounds like she's a bad friend. Pick up the phone and let her know that your child is doing fine and tell her what you've incurred in charges. Position it by saying, "How you do want to split this up?"

This way you are being direct and not letting her get off the hook. People are so funny about money - but they are even funnier about their pets. They like to believe their animals can do no wrong. She needs to understand that she's responsible for her dog's actions

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