It was not the neighbor dog who bit me. It was a friend's dog with whom I was playing and he did NOT mean to bite he was just trying to get a better grip on the tug rope we were playing with and accidentally grazed my thumb. It was one of those things where you look at it and can see the wound but feel no pain yet and have time to think "This is going to hurt in a minute!" The only point I was making by mentioning the bite was that while I have always had plenty of respect for the power of those jaws, and while it would make me very sick for a very long time to have to hurt a dog the pain and time away from my family caused by an accidental graze which was my own fault and not a serious bite at all (if not for the infection a couple of stitches would have handled it) I now have a new found respect for the bacteria in a bite and I will wear heavy gloves when rough housing with a dog and I will take NO chances on allowing an unknown dog to even graze me again. Should a dog approach me in an aggressive manner, it will die ASAP and I will be very sick about it but not hospitalized. The rottie I mentioned approaching me before felt quite confident and doubtless sensed that I did not at first but both times I slipped the sheath as previously described and he either sensed the change in my attitude or dogs know about hatchets, but his attitude changed immediately. As to suing, I guess I would if I had to but I have done it once (not for a dog bite), I was 100% right, I won, and it was such a looong MISERABLE process that it will take a situation in which I feel I have no choice at all to get me to do that again.