A dog owner is stranded by snow in South Bend while her 14-year-old pup undergoes eye surgery in West Lafayette.
WSBT was there to capture their reunion Friday afternoon.
It was an unforgettable reunion.
“I'm elated to the max,” said dog owner Judi Rayburn-Duitman. “A travesty turned into a triumph as far as her being able to see."
Bambi, the dog, was blind in both eyes until nine days ago.
“Bambi was a good candidate for cataract surgery," said veterinary ophthalmologist Wendy Townsend of Purdue University.
So Rayburn-Duitman decided to fix Bambi's big brown beautiful eyes.
She drove her dog to Purdue University for the surgery and came back to South Bend hoping for positive results.
But then mother nature struck.
“I couldn’t get to her because of the weather," said Rayburn-Duitman.