NATIONAL NEWS - A 16-week-old German Shorthair Pointer dog, Pepper, from the east of Pretoria is hale and hearty despite swallowing his owner’s engagement ring.
Pretoria east resident Elisabeth Vendel realised her engagement ring suddenly went missing.
She told Rekord she left her ring on the bedside table.
At first, she did not think that little Pepper had anything to do with the sudden disappearance of her ring, as Pepper still struggles to jump on the bed.
“I looked everywhere. After a while, I was on my knees looking under the bed, and I still could not find it anywhere,” said Elisabeth.
Push came to shove and Elisabeth took Pepper to Valley Farm animal hospital for an x-ray.
Dr Dean de Kock said the object was easily spotted.
“I never asked the price of the ring, but I know it’s expensive so I was quite distraught when I thought it was gone for good,” added Elisabeth.
Pepper’s owners bought him from a breeder in Rustenburg. Both Pepper’s parents are working bird dogs.
Grant Wood proposed to Elisabeth in Franschhoek in the Western Cape nine months ago. Pepper was a surprise Christmas gift for Grant.
“We have been looking to getting a German Shorthair Pointer for about a year already. It was just good timing when I found a breeder that finally had a good litter and a good time when we were both on holiday in December.
“Grant decided on the name. He just liked the sound of the name Pepper.”
Pepper has been attending a puppy school for about a month.
On Sunday, his owners took him for a walk at Paws in the East, an off-leash dog park. As always, Pepper was full of energy and running around like a mad puppy.