Hyia cried hard last night because she said mr. Shaffer bit her face..This is the report mom gave me this morning..she thinks that Shaffer must have slung his head back and hit Hyia on the cheekbone right below the eye with his tooth. Hyia was sitting on the floor beside him when she began shrieking. There is quite a bruise, but only one, and not a puncture. There is no mark anywhere else either..Mom says Mr Shaffer was very worried as Hyia cried hard..(that is a tender place to get knocked..right along the bone edge right below the eye) and he studied Moms's face for the longest time..then stuck to Hyia like glue, licking first her face and her arms..then he crawled under her bed and stayed there all night. Mom believes it was an accident..He is a very large dog, and has not snapped at anything..before or since. Hyia tends to drape herself over him and it is possible that he slung his head back like that..Mom seems to thinks so ..don't you think there would have been a puncture or another mark if it was a bite? He obviously felt very bad about the whole thing so i will pray that it was only an accident and won't happen again. He seems very fond of Hyia..follows her around and watches for her when she comes home from school. Tis a serious worry tho. I had asked Mom last week if she liked Shaffer, and she reached down and wrapped her hand around that way too long tail and nodded yes..i could tell she really meant it too..so i don't want anything going wrong.