I have a dog that loves chasing a tennis ball, she can do it all day long. Last night, my kids are outside hitting the ball with an aluminum baseball bat, some kids neighbors are also playing outside. One of them starts to hit the ball for her and shee is having a blast chasing the ball, when all of the suden, as he is swinging the bat she lounches to catch the ball, and she gets hit on the head. She starts to loose balance and blood comes out of her mouth. My son got so scared when he saw this and the blood she left on the garage door. As Fifi comes inside she is bleading and walking funny, loosing a step here and there. So I layed her down and she is resting in this position and the blood does not stop for a few minutes. The kid's mom comes over to see about the dog, I don't blame the kid because I know he didn't meant to do it, and he was scare as hell as well. After about 30 minutes the dog is fine and walking around normally, scared the hell out of me also, for a moment I tried to imagine her gone and that was sad, she goes with me fishing, hiking, greets me at the door every time I walk in, she is my best friend and I would have been very sad if anythig serious had happened. Thanks for reading, I just needed to get it of my chest.