That was the headline CNN gave this story.
I admit I was a little disappointed to hear it was just a dog who just snacked on some Benjamins. Dogs eating stuff they shouldn’t it as newsworthy as “cat barfs hairball in shoe, live at 10.” I was hoping it was going to be a modern day Golden Goose, a dog who could miraculously generate currency in their colon. Need some gas money? Feed Fido some kibble and wait. Need a quick $100? Add in some fiber. If you’re really desperate and loan sharks are after you, give him some baked beans and wait for the cash to come rolling in!
Fortunately for this dog his owners were pretty understanding and had a good sense of humor about it. Emmett has fortunately never ingested anything of value necessitating such unsavory actions as sifting through poo like a prospector panning for gold nuggets. The closest I have come to similar tragedy is when a client dog managed to pull a diamond earring out of my ear during an exam (ironically enough, it was a guide dog in training. Good luck with that one, you klepto!) but I managed to fish it out of his mouth before he swallowed it. It was pretty astounding on his part- it was a stud earring with a safety post and he STILL managed to yank it out. I don’t think he ever graduated.
I wonder if I should tell CNN about my husky pup and how she ate her COLLAR a few weeks ago. She passed it in full too! Granted, it’s not money, but pretty impressive still, lol.
We were at work, and she was in her crate, she somehow got the collar off (still no clue how!) and when I came home, I saw the two metals parts and her tags on the floor, the rest of the collar was gone. About 4 days later, I was out with her, watched her poop, she made a face that looked like it was bigger than normal. I went out, checked out her poo and there was the collar! Fully intact! (besides the metal pieces, obviously!)
Needless to say, we bought her a new collar, but she doesn’t wear it unless she is outside or we take her somewhere! The last thing I need is a huge surgery bill! I’m still paying off the 5k we paid for our lab mix who we lost last month due to cancer. (He had a splenectomy and a few treatments, he was only with us for 2 months after diagnosis. Stupid Hemangiosarcoma.)