We've all heard the saying: "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye." And, I guess we acknowledge accidents can happen, especially when people are not being careful. But what if it happens to your dog? What if the dogs are just playing -NOT FIGHTING - "playing", running wrestling with each other, with their parents walking nearby indulgently enjoying the game, and then it happens...a poor little puppy is yipping in pain and his eye is gone. It's like the air is gone from your lungs and all you can do is grab your pup up in your arms and run to the car. This is what happened last Monday at our local dog park. It was a beautiful day, breezy, warm, sunny...a great day to go to the dog park. Bailey and Kaleb both played with the little yellow lab named Thor and they had a blast. Our dogs also played with the younger black lab that was Thor's sister. Both dogs were sweet, well behaved, funny and adorable. There was no aggression or negative behaviour in Thor. He was a playful delight, and played with everyone. The other puppy was unknown to me, but was younger than Thor and had the look of a blondish husky-type dog...maybe 7 or 8 months old. Thor was approximately 14 months old, but was very small for a lab. To Thor's parent's credit, they came to the dogs aid immediately, took Thor and Raven to the car and followed the other pup's parents to their car, exchanging particulars and offering to cover any medical bills. This was a gut punch...I was in shock. I drove us home in silence with my hand over my mouth. Lisa and I didn't talk all the way home. Poor Bailey and Kaleb, they didn't know what happened or why all the fun stopped and why they were ordered into the truck. It was a really tragic event. I feel for these people, both sets of parents. I feel so badly for them. I hugged my girl tighter....you just never know. You just never know.