Dog pukes up missing wedding ring

Wedding rings. (Fotolia)

Wedding rings. (Fotolia)

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Tucker the "food burglar" barfed up a sparkling and sentimental keepsake that had been mysteriously missing for five years.

Known for stealing food, the Tucker bit off more than he could chew two weeks ago when the mutt scarfed down a whole popsicle, stick and all, according to WAOW.com in Wisconsin.

Two days later, 10-year-old Tucker started to vomit and out popped the wedding ring belonging to its owner, Lois Matykowski, that had been missing for five years.

"I look in the paper towel and here is my wedding ring," Matykowski told WAOW.com. "I kid you not. My wedding ring was in Tucker's puke!"

A massive search was launched when the ring went missing but it was never found because it was stashed in Tucker's tummy all that time.

"I was devastated," Matykowski said. "How do you replace something like that? Not only the value of the ring but just the emotional ties too."

Matykowski's veterinarian figures the swallowed popsicle stick may have pried free the ring, WAOW reported, and a followup X-ray showed Tucker's belly holds no more secrets.

"Friends have said, 'I want a dog that throws up diamonds!' Who wouldn't, right?" she said. "He's my hero."


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