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.