Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Golden retriever swallows $20,000.00 in a heartbeat!

It took only a split second for Soli the dog to swallow a diamond worth more than $20,000 - but it took, er, more than a day to get it back.

It all happened when a diamond dealer was showing a 3-carat dazzler to store owner George Kaufmann at Robert Bernard Jewelers in Potomac, Md., on Jan. 26.

Somehow the precious stone fell on the floor near the spot where Kaufmann's Golden retriever Soli was hanging out. Quickly, the dealer searched the floor for the sparkler, but turned up nothing.

"When I looked in Soli's mouth, there was the diamond," Kaufmann tells PEOPLEPets.com of his nearly 6-year-old pet. "In a flash, he swallowed it, and there was nothing we could do."

Rescued by Kaufmann two years ago, Soli was oblivious about what he had done.

"The dealer may have been a bit taken back, but Soli didn't mind that he had swallowed a valuable treat," Kaufmann tells PEOPLEPets.com. "He loves to come to work with me and lay around and sleep when he is not greeting customers. He is a great dog."

For the next two days, Kaufmann closely scrutinized Soli's bowel movements but saw nothing dazzling. On the third day, however, there was a glimmer of hope.

"The diamond finally appeared during our poop run, fully intact and fine," he laughs.

Kaufmann was glad that Soli remained in good shape and his dealer friend was able to get his valuable rock back.

"This whole event was one of those rare things that happens every now and then," Kaufmann says, "with a happy ending!"
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Frankie Furter said...

I'll bet the two leggers were fighting over who GOT to do poop patrol duty for a few days!!

Samantha said...

Hi Pups! Oh I SAW this - amazing, huh??? A furry good ending though! A gem of a story (owww - rim shot!) - Please woof to your wonderful mom that my ma really appreciates the latest blog help that has come our way - and ma finally made the typing white which is umpteen times better! You all have an "eye"!!! Happy Tuesday!
Hugs xo
Sammie and mom

bbes tribe said...

Bet Poop Patrol was much more exciting that usual. Glad it all worked out in the end.
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Martha and Bailey said...

Well, at least those humans needed no encouragement to pick up the poop!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

He hee...great story! Lucky person on poop detail that time!
More proof that dogs will eat anything! Silly ol' buggers!

Alex93andme said...

The dog sure had good taste! I laughed about poop patrol on standby...anxiously waiting to clean it up!

MAX said...

I always knew Golden poop was valuable!!! :)

Sierra Rose said...

Oh my my! Good work on the sneaky diamond snaggling!! :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The OP Pack said...

We heard that story and Mom chuckled - she says she is a pro at poop inspection, a job she does not like, but to find a $20,000 diamond would make it all worthwhile.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Benny and Lily said...

that is some story!!
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Soli surely rokhked!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Life With Dogs said...

For once, scooping doesn't sound so boring! :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That poo poo had big value!
tee hee hee

The Musketeers said...

BOL ! We saw the video about it. BOL, the goldie will sure worth alot if it did not poop it out !

Sagira said...

Oh wow...one expensive pup!