Expensive Taste: Couple Finds Wedding Ring in Dog's Stomach

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 7:56 PM EDT

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Expensive Taste: Couple Finds Wedding Ring in Dog's Stomach

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 7:56 PM EDT

Talk about an expensive dog treat.

According to Albuquerque (N.M.) television station KOB TV, a dog in New Mexico scarfed down a woman's $4,500 wedding ring recently.

And when the ring didn't pass via "traditional" means, surgery was required to retrieve the ring from the 10-month-old basset hound's stomach, according to the KOB report.

Read the KOB TV story HERE.