Friday afternoon she was outside in the backyard playing with the boys.
They were running and frolicking, having the best of times.
There were tennis balls being bantered, and our dog Jody was having tremendous fun.
At one point, Sam took a plastic baseball bat and swung it at a ball.
Unfortunately, the boys have never quite grasped the lesson of looking around to make sure no one is around before swinging.
Jody, seeing a ball, took the full swing of the baseball bat right in the eye.
From our back yard we heard horrible blood-curdling screams coming from our children.
Jody’s right eye was swollen shut and appeared to be bleeding.
What was weird was she kept wagging her tail happily because she was getting so much attention.
Fortunately, several days later, Jody is doing fine and just this morning she is able to open up both of her eyes again.
But over the weekend, the boys were very generous with sharing their blankets and stuffed animals with her and I think she secretly enjoyed the extra attention.
Below are some other photos of Jody’s injury. But again, she’s doing great now.