(Closed) My ring is missing : ( Can a dog eat a ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Yes, there is a possibility the dog could have eaten it. Dogs have eaten odder things. But by the sound of it.. I wouldn’t rile out SIL. She was honestly my 1st thought. Maybe there’s some type of jelousy there for some reason. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

1. Your ring is beautiful. I looked at your old posts.

2. Yes, dogs can eat rings. My own sister’s Golden Retriever is notorious for swallowing things he shouldn’t. 

3. My first guess is your SIL because damn, if there was ANY suspicion my own pet had eaten something like a ring (or anything that they were not supposed to eat, no matter what value it had or did not!) I would take them in for X-Rays to make sure it was not going to cause damage to my pet. So the fact your SIL is so comfortable just not getting X-Rays -and is in fact adamant against it even when your Brother-In-Law is totally willing and supportive of getting it done – is very suspicious. Sure, she can’t wear that exact ring, but she can always reset it, pawn it, sell it and get a new ring, etcetera. Or maybe she just gets some delight out of taking something that was important to you.

4. I am glad you do at least have insurance. Hopefully it is found, but if not at least you have that.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  My friend’s dog ate her ring. So it can happen! Especially if it was in a cup and the dog thought there might be a treat in there. It is also possible that the dog’s tail knocked the cup over and it is in some weird position. I would check the bedframe, under the bed, curtains, chairs, everything. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Yes dogs do crazy things, and them eating jewelry has happened. Sounds like a good idea to watch his poop, and to xray. 

It would take a really sick creep to steal someone’s engagement ring, and your Future Sister-In-Law doesn’t sound that bad.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  it can definitely happen and dogs “never do ____” until they do. My own included! Sometimes dogs are weird and unpredictable. But I definitely suspected SIL first based on your description of her behaviour…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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DanaWeddingGuest :  You mean like someone who goes in the room they are staying in and folds their clothes? And refuses respect that OP’s Fiance has allergies and kept opening the door for the dog to go in? Because yeah, I find that creepy. Taking a ring does not seem that crazy for someone who does not clearly have much respect for boundaries anyway. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My first thought was the SIL too. Also- what kind of psycho bitch goes into your guest’s room and folds their clothes? What kind of lunatic casually makes the bed while her guest is frantically searching for their ring? Stepford much, lady? Talk about boundary stomping. That would have made me very uncomfortable and very angry. What a terrible hostess.

The dog probably didn’t eat the ring. Your asshole SIL probably has it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

OP: your SIL is looking a lot more guilty than the dog. I would have been so upset if she continued to make the bed as I was frantically searching. In fact I would have torn the bed apart looking for it instead of letting her continue to make it.

I imagine her taking the ring, putting it in her pocket and letting you freak out about it, only to tell you tomorrow that SHE FOUND IT and is the savior, hallelujah! 

But I have a vivid imagination. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Honestly, if she were in the room all the time, she seems more suspicious to me than the dog. However, I wouldn’t put it past a golden retriever to get excited and think there’s water or something in the cup and try to drink it. 

I’m so sorry this happened to you and I hope you find out where it is soon!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’m so sorry that you’re going through this. I’m glad that your future Brother-In-Law has some sense and is being helpful. I think his wife’s actions make her look very guilty and as pp said, she could always say she’s found it, later on. Has she’s shown jealousy of you, before?

If it’s not on the X-ray, you can be pretty certain where it is. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  I am so sorry about your ring, I really hope you can find it soon! I have no clue what could have happened to it and I don’t want to speculate but I want to give you some ideas of where it could have gone..

Since the cup the ring was in was turned over on its side I would search the bed frame, I have a sleigh bed and a lot of things get stuck in between the mattress and the bed frame, if that makes sense. I know you checked there already but it can’t hurt to look again.

I would also check the inside of any shoes or slippers that might have been near the bed, I lost my glasses once and searched literally everywhere, not checking a pair of shoes next to my bed and lo and behold, they were there bc they had fallen off the dresser right into the sneaker.

I would check the washing machine or dryer. If your SIL pulled the old sheets up after the ring has falled in them it is possible it got tangled in the sheets and went into the washer or dryer.

i would check the dogs bed or area where he likes to sit, like the couch cushions… My dogs will often pick up small items and throw them in the air with their mouth or lick them. I could see the dog taking it out and maybe moving it somewhere else to play with it. The dog could definitely have eaten it for sure so checking his poop and such is definitely gross but something you should do.

double and triple check everywhere. You won’t believe how many times I have been frantic looking for something only to check the same spots an hour later and it was right under my nose. 

Check garbage cans in every room just to be safe. Check the bathroom also, you say your Fi got up in the middle of the night to pee, you never know if the cup got knocked over when he got up and the ring landed in the cuff of his pajama pants or something and he tracked it into another room…

Also, does the end table have a drawer? I would check the inside drawer of the end table or move the furniture around entirely bc it could have been kicked accidentally under the table. Is the room carpeted? Check the grooves of the carpet where the legs of furniture rest on, if that makes sense. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I just thought of something else, might be stupid but you never know… Do you take your ring off when you wash your hands or shower? Perhaps you took the ring off without thinking before washing up to go to bed and it could be in the bathroom on the counter…

ETA, literally retrace your steps from last night until this morning once you realized at breakfast you weren’t wearing it. This sounds stupid but literally walk all around the house mimicking exactly what you did in the last 24 hours.. I’ve done this with a clear head and I’ve looked ridiculous but sometimes it can work and it can appear where you least expect it.

good luck Bee. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that it’s found! 

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