Btw I don't think it would take an unfriendly dog to upset a small child - just an excitable one.
I agree Fiverings, especially if it was a big dog, although labs are known for their even temper which is why they're recommended as pets for children and the elderly, and also one reason why they make excellent guide dogs for the blind (apologies for lack of PC here!)
Sorry Caz I know how you must be feeling.I lost my two cairns and one of my cats my other cat Jerry my siamese is getting old too. I have a young siamese Sacha he is beautiful and a young moggie Rukeia she is a tortie and very beautiful they are all like family and when they get sick I worry. I hope Lulu gets well soon,
Torties are a remarkable breed. For one thing they have a unique personality, which even has its own name 'tortitude', and also they're quite hardy - which isn't surprising since apparently 95% of them are female!