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The Skinny: Finally, answer to how wedding ring vanished

Family dog did it

Finally, answer to how wedding ring vanished

A Wisconsin woman who lost her diamond wedding ring five years ago had given up all hope of finding it after searching high and low. It turns out her mischievous dog may have had it all along. Lois Matykowski of Stevens Point was eating an ice pop two weeks ago when she noticed her granddaughter's treat was gone. Her dog, Tucker, was smacking his jaws. The mutt the family calls the "food burglar" had struck again. The food soon came back up. Two days later, Tucker threw up again. Matykowski told WAOW-TV that this time when she went to clean up the mess, she found her missing ring. Her veterinarian says the Popsicle stick may have dislodged the ring inside his belly.

Meow, meow

Kitten hitches ride under hood of car

A San Francisco Bay area man had an unexpected passenger in his car during the 30-mile trip to his parents' house: a small, stray kitten that had somehow found a place to ride in the engine compartment. Jim Michelotti of Sunnyvale said he heard meowing after pulling into a gas station on Saturday. A woman next to him said it was coming from his car, so he began checking around. With the help of a flashlight, he found the black kitten on a bar between the engine and firewall. It was greasy and scared, but otherwise okay.

Compiled from wire services

The newly demoted MIss Florida, Elizabeth Fechtel, is shown as the winner in the pageant's Facebook photo. The newly declared winner, Victoria Cowen, is second from the left.

The newly demoted MIss Florida, Elizabeth Fechtel, is shown as the winner in the pageant's Facebook photo. The newly declared winner, Victoria Cowen, is second from the left.

The Skinny: Finally, answer to how wedding ring vanished 06/30/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:24pm]
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