By David DiBenedetto
As best I can tell, Pritch loves kids. When we pass a gang of school children crossing the street she sits down and awaits head pats. On the beach, she’s fascinated by kids, often showing more interest in them than other dogs. When friends bring their children over, Pritch is the darling of the get-together. But a recent newspaper article out of Montreal got me thinking about kids and dogs. In the piece a Vet, Amanda Glew, recalls a conference she attended:
The conference topic: Would you leave a child alone with your family dog?
About 80 percent of the veterinarians in attendance raised their hands to signal that they would. Then, Glew said, they were treated to a slide show with more than 100 horrific images, the human carnage from dog bites and maulings.