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We got back from a 5 hour drive from my parents house for the holidays. I let Louis (Hav) and Leroy (standard poodle) out to potty. Then brought them back in. Leroy was horsing around in the living room and ran into Louis. I heard a small cry from Louis but he walked off like nothing happened. I finished unloading stuff from the car, fed the dogs, and crated them while my sister and I ate dinner. I then took the dogs outside for a walk. When we came back, I took the leash off of Louis and went to the living room to play with him. As soon as I tried to pet him, he cowered like I was going to hit him! I hate it when he does that, it makes me feel like the worst person in the world. He kept cowering and running away and hiding. I'd coax him back to me, and when I prevented him from running away, he would show his stomach and looked really scared. This was such strange behavior! We had just spent four days at my parents where he was playing and happy-go-lucky. I thought maybe he was hurt on his head, neck, or ears. I tried to find the general location. Everytime I tried to pet his left side of the head, he'd cower and try to run. When I held him and petted that side, he'd flinch. I pinpointed it to his left eye. I barely touched it and he flinched and winced. He is scared to come near me! He probably does not understand why I am causing him pain. I hate how he looks at me like I did this! I believe my poodle either punched or stepped on Louis's eye. My poodle has punched me in my eye very hard once - I had a small black eye and when I softly grazed my finger near my eye, it was so tender and it hurt very badly. So I understand what Louis is going through. I just hope he gets better!!! Right now he's just moping around.