Jet, an 18-month-old Border Collie cross, was on a countryside walk with his owners last Sunday (December 10) when a sharp, seven-centimetre stick became lodged in his eye. Vets at Huntingdons Cromwell clinic battled to save his life during an operation which resulted in what owner, Patrick Faulkner, described as a miracle. Mr Faulkner told The Hunts Post: Jet is such a friendly, well-behaved dog. We were out on a normal Sunday afternoon walk and he went on a run around and when he came back I noticed his eye was completely black it took us a while to realise what was wrong because the stick had gone so deep into his eye socket. Mr Faulkner and his daughter, Jessica, 16, took Jet to the vets who, on examination, said the stick had narrowly missed his brain. But they said that there was a strong possibility they would have to take his eye out, Mr Faulkner added. However, during the operation vets were able to save Jets eye and he is now back home and recovering. We still dont know exactly how it happened, Mr Faulkner said. After going back to where we were walking we saw some fresh branches on the ground and all we could think of was that hed run into them with such force that one had lodged in his eye. Were all so, so lucky.