“I had gone downstairs to switch out loads of laundry and for some reason, only which can be attributed to God, I just happened to look into our spare bedroom,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “This poor pup moved his head just enough for me to see him.”
“I don’t know why I looked in the spare bedroom, I really have no idea,” she told KARE-11. “He was really, really lethargic, so he pretty much was only moving his head a little bit,” she said. “I grabbed a towel from the house to put on top of him because he was obviously cold. He was shivering.”
While few people would expect that a blind, elderly dog would be able to survive in snowy Minnesota winter weather, Sumpter said she had prayed and hoped for his return. And after Buddy’s name and owner info was discovered on his collar, he was soon reunited with his family.
“I prayed and prayed and it’s just so miraculous that they found him,” she said. “I don’t think he would have made it one more night.”
Since his miraculous recovery, Buddy has been spending his nights near the family’s warm fireplace.
“He didn’t want to die there I guess,” said his owner. “He wanted to come home and be with us.”
And we’re so relieved that he made it. Tell us: Do you let your dog out in the cold weather?