DNS, do you personally feel that you couldn't have saved this child if you were front and center as this transpired andor that it wasn't worth a shot? I'm not trying to be funny here. As for the last part about underestimating the dogs. I believe only one post said that via markj. The pack mentality is the main issue here which is a definite, valid point.
"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" -Admiral Farragut @ Battle of Mobile Bay 05AUG1864