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Dog Coughs Up Ring Six Years Later
A Wisconsin woman's dog carried a lost ring for years

When Lois Matykowski lost her wedding ring six years ago, she was devastated. Lois and her husband were married for 20 years and just upgraded the ring, without insurance.

She checked all over the house and, because she had a Rottweiler mix prone to eating things, she even monitored Tucker's poop for weeks. After many unsuccessful searches, Lois figured the ring was gone for good. Little did she know the ring would turn up years later in the most unexpected way!

Tucker, adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society, is known as the "food burglar" of the house. Last month the 10-year old pup continued his notorious behavior by stealing an ice popsicle, swallowing the stick and all. After calling her vet, Lois induced vomiting and recovered the popsicle stick.

Two days later Tucker was sick again and threw up on the lawn. Lois went to go clean up the vomit and saw something sparkly. On the floor she spotted her diamond ring--six years later! After scrubbing the ring with a toothbrush and toothpaste, it looked good as new.

Tucker's veterinarian believes that the popsicle stick may have dislodged the ring from inside. They followed up with an X-ray just to be sure that there weren't any more surprises.

Lois' friends have been saying that they too want a "dog that throws up diamonds," but Lois is just happy to have her ring back and a healthy dog!

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JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

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