Usually, the closest dog poop gets to “exciting” is when it happens on your brand-new silk sheets or some other treasured object. The poop itself is rarely treasured, unless it’s a sign that your pup has finally gotten over that nasty case of constipation.
Yet in the case of Angie Collins, an English woman who cares for dogs being trained for police duty, the poop of one of her trainees suddenly became very valuable. On Dec. 23, she was manicuring her nails at home and got up to go to the kitchen for a few minutes. When she left, her diamond wedding ring was sitting on a side table. By the time she got back, it was gone. A trainee dog named Jack had apparently decided that the ring looked like a delightful toy. The setting and the ring were found mangled on the floor, but the diamond, worth £18,000 (that’s $29,563 for us Yanks), was gone.