This is one of those “if I hadn’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it” adventures.
I got a call on Christmas Eve from a frantic husband about a lost wedding ring. Apparently his wife had been after him to wear a wedding ring for years, and although he had initially refused, he finally relented and agreed to start wearing one.
Just before Christmas, he decided to brush out the dog on the back step of their house. In the process of clearing the hair from the dog brush, his ring went flying off his hand. He said he had heard it hit something, but couldn’t say for sure what it had hit or where it had gone. He searched the entire area and even rented a metal detector, but still didn’t find it, which is when he called me for help.
Here’s what we now know actually happened: after the ring left his hand, it went through a slatted wood fence on his own property, then ricocheted off a chain link fence in his neighbor’s yard, and ended up several feet beyond that. I was able to get the neighbor’s permission to search and after about an hour of searching, I recovered the ring. Glad I was able to get him out of the doghouse!