by: Morgan Downing Updated:TULSA, Okla. —
One Tulsa family learned Wednesday that their dog has an expensive taste in treats.
The Lab pup ate her owner’s engagement ring and wedding band worth $23,000.
“I saw my dogs near the coffee table and remembered I’d left my wedding rings sitting on the table last night,” said Stephanie Lamb.
Sierra the dog had a successful emergency surgery to remove the rings from her stomach.
“I knew it was Sierra because she’s just a little bit of a troublemaker,” Lamb said.
Dr. Rodney Robards, of the Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital, performed the surgery. He said waiting for the rings to come out naturally would have been a risky option because of the damage that could have been done to her intestines.
“She eats more than rings, I’m afraid. There were some rocks in there and some sticks or maybe bones,” Robards said.
Sierra went home with a clean stomach and Lamb went home with her rings. Lamb’s son, Brody Lamb, was relieved.
“(I thought) that my mom and dad weren’t married anymore,” Brody Lamb said when he learned the rings had been eaten.
Sierra will need a few days to recover but then she’ll be fine.