First time mother Rachel Holmes was sitting in Whitecliffs Cafe on Saltdean seafront with her 13-month-old son Lincoln when the large mongrel dog tied up nearby attempted to take a bite out of the bun.
The bite caused no serious damage to Lincoln but the family said the incident could have been a lot worse. They said they were “disappointed” when they were asked to leave after complaining.And so they've taken to social media. As you do, these days.
Mrs Holmes said: “All we wanted was an apology but the chef’s disgusting attitude and the gormless owner made it 1,000 times worse.
“I was calling the police on 101 and the dog warden while they rolled their eyes at me.”I can't say I really blame them. A bit over the top, isn't it?
She said: “It wasn’t the dog’s fault, he just shouldn’t have been around people if he has the tendency to bite things out of people’s hands.
“My son was putting food to his face, what if the dog had bitten his face? Other families who were in the restaurant left in disgust.”At the dog? Or at the fuss you were making?
But maybe she has a point? Why would you expect to see a dog - other than a service animal - in a cafe, anyway?
The cafe in Marine Drive, Saltdean, which is dog friendly, has recently been taken over by new owners.Ah.