Poor Baby Miles got bitten on his face today. We were walking on the trails in a nature park, he was running around the trees with a couple of older dogs, and one of them bit him. I have no idea what led to this. I just heard the dog growling somewhere behind the trees and Baby Miles crying, then he came back with blood all over him. Could be that the dog was a bit tired and grumpy, and he was a bit over the top.. He was much bigger in size than the dog, and the dog was 9 y.o., perhaps not a huge fan of puppies to begin with. But I also have another possible theory. The dog was wearing a shock collar, he could have been remotely recalled by his humans when Baby Miles was a bit too close, and it was a redirected reaction to the shock recall. We'll never know for sure. I am certain it wasn't an attack, but rather a reaction on the dog's part to some trigger. Anyway... we stopped by the vet's office on the way back and asked a tech to check his wounds, just in case. The tech wasn't too concerned, so we'll keep applying some antibiotic cream and hopefully it will heal quickly. But there are some lessons there. For Baby Miles, to not expect everyone to be his willing playmate, and to respect other dogs' desire to be left alone. And for me, to keep a closer eye. I saw that the grumpy dog didn't really want to be bothered, but there were 2 dogs, and the other one was more than happy to play chase with the big puppy. In retrospect, I think I just assumed that Baby Miles would stick with the much more entertaining friendly dog, and would stay away from the grumpy one. Here is the victim and his wounds. Sorry for the huge size of the image, posting from the phone. We took him for an afternoon stroll in town to see how he would react to people and dogs after the incident, make sure no fear or anxiety - and he was his friendly self, trying to say hello to everyone and be everyone's best friend, while checking people's shopping bags at the same time.... so that's good.