I'm guessing your aunt wasn't too happy about that, Grimm.
A friend of my brother's had a big dog that would scare people to death though it had never mauled anyone. The owner was giving everyone the bullshit line about how it's really a sweetheart. Then one day he bend to pick something up too close behind the sweetheart while it was eating and it turned back and bit his hand. The guy needed serious surgery and still doesn't have full use of a finger. Got a bit of schadenfreunde about that one, to be honest. And crazy fucker kept the dog! That dog would have been put to sleep like that if it were up to me.