Yesterday, a family friend took me out to her house. We saw her horses, saw some birds (including paradise shelducks, oystercatchers, pigeons and a heron) and went to her house.
It was great to see her again after nearly five years, but she had a pitbull who she let into the house with me when it was getting stormy outside.
That made me nervous. The pitbull was fairly old, but was still pretty strong and heavy, if small, and licked my face all over. Pibble nutters would say "this dog will lick you to death!", but I was genuinely worried at the back of my mind that the pit was going to eat off my face like Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones.
She seemed like a nice dog but I wasn't entirely convinced that she wouldn't attack me, seeing as almost every pitbull that's killed a child was described as the "sweetest pit ever".
I will be visiting my family friend again, but I'm worried about my potential safety around her pitbull. Are there any ways to stay safe around a friend's pitbull when visiting their house? Need advice, and thought this was the best sub for it. Thanks in advance.