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

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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Sugar bee

I totally can’t get past the fact that she let a cleaning person come in while the ring was still missing.

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Have they checked the floor vents? Could have fallen down one of those possibly. Hope it turns up! ☹️

Post # 80
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Honey bee

Looking at it objectively your SIL looks very suspicoius. You would hope she isn’t responsible but the only other option is the dog who really seems to have been “cleared”. While the dog could eat the ring it would seem unlikely it would do so unless it has a history of eating inanimate objects. I hope your insureance comes through with no prblem and you can find sometng that you love just as much.

Post # 81
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

 Have you thought about asking them to let u buy them a good  metal detector to search the room/house with?

Post # 82
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Bumble bee

majorairhead :  +1 What a great idea!!

sunnierdaysahead2 :  Your SIL had a cleaning person in?! They might have vaccuumed it up accidentally. WTH was she thinking? I really hope it is found soon – but if it isn’t – I hope you find a new ring you love just as much. Argh. Glad your Fiance has managed to somehow calm down and not say anything to his brother. You guys are doing the right thing by taking the high road and not accusing (even if things are really fishy) it just wouldn’t help at all. Minimally you need them both in helpful moods so you can deal with the insurance claim.

Post # 84
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

sunnierdaysahead2 :  I was hoping for a positive update! Sorry you’re still going through this nightmare 🙁  

Something incredibly valuable to you has been lost in their home and you’re not there to look for it yourself, so whether Brother-In-Law is sick of hearing about it or not doesn’t really matter because he and his wife are the only ones capable of searching for your ring at this time. 

Post # 85
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Bumble bee

sunnierdaysahead2 :  

I gotta be honest – if I was the brother and the wife, I would be tired of it too. I think to expect them to not have their cleaning lady come is unreasonable and I also think to ask them to rent a metal detector is unreasonable. I get it that you don’t live there and can’t search yourself, but unless someone stole it, I don’t think it is their fault that the ring is missing and it is becoming their problem.

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It really sounds like the dog is innocent here.  Even though Golden Retrievers are notorious for putting things in their mouths, I highly highly doubt that one would eat a ring in that situation.  I would believe he might accidentally eat the ring while eating the paper cup, which is what I thought you were going to say happened.  But dogs dont normally randomly decide to eat a piece of metal.  I have two dogs, and I have to say that I would not x-ray my dogs in this situation.  That would be silly to put them through a medical procedure on the off chance they ate a ring, which would pose them no harm.  However, I could probably be convinced to rent a metal detector and check the yard where the dog goes to the bathroom for a couple days following the incident, just to be sure.  

It sounds like this woman really doesnt like you, though, for some unknown reason.  Not just because of the dog thing.  I would cut my losses at this point and start looking for a new ring.  In the future, I would not put my ring in a paper cup, or really anywhere, when not at home.  I have a little pouch in my purse where I keep any jewelry I take off when I am not at home.  Someone could have easily thought the cup was garbage and thrown it away, even without the dog knocking it over.

Post # 87
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Finding a metal detector would be no problem even with the holiday. We live in the age of an Amazon! And $50.00 is not much to inverst in finding something as important as your ring! You could order and pay and have it shipped to them.  No extra work for them to get it and brother in law might find it kind of a kick to use it.

 

 

As for being “sick of it” if they were the ones that lost their ring they would be just as frantic. A little empathy can go a long way! We r not talking about a random piece of jewelry here people – this is her ENGAGEMENT RING!!!

Post # 88
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Bumble bee

pearlrose :  they took the dog for x rays so that proves it didn’t eat it.

It sounds like they’ve really tried to help you out and I have to say if I were them I’d be getting tired of this too. I think you just have to accept it’s gone and be more careful in the future. 

Post # 89
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If the dog ate it, it is either in the dog or in the poop. The x-rays showed it isn’t in the dog and the poop is negative. It may have fallen, bounced or been dragged to another location in the house by the dog. It’s hard to believe your Future Sister-In-Law would have done this but she sounds sketchy as Hell. If she has it and doesn’t intend on “finding it” for you, she may try to get rid of it as quickly as possible. I would call pawn shops and jewelry stores in the area and send them a photo of your lost ring and ask them to be on the lookout.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ct2015 :  an x-ray is not really a procedure and dogs don’t live long enough to suffer the adverse effects of radiation (which are quite minimal/none from a single X-ray) so I’m not sure what your objection would be, but the dog already had an X-ray. Maybe the brother and his wife are tired of hearing about it, but if the wife hadn’t gone poking around the guest room,this wouldn’t have happened. So really, they have only themselves to blame. 

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