APEX - Kelley Davis and her family are in savings mode. The Apex mother works extra hours as a physical therapist, and she clipped coupons to save $70 during a recent trip to the grocery store.
So Davis was excited Friday when she had $400 cash to put in her account – until Augie, the family's 2-year-old Swiss mountain dog, gobbled up all the money.
Before her errands, Davis, 42, set the cash on her bedroom bureau, and Augie apparently helped himself.
So on Saturday, Davis took the dog for a long walk, and Augie did not disappoint.
Davis saw in his leavings pieces of the three $100 bills and five twenties. She took up a garden hose.
"Kids, get the colander!," she said, remembering the moment. "I'm out there panning for gold."
The cash didn't endanger Augie, said Dr. Steve Marks, an associate professor of internal medicine and critical care at the N.C. State University Veterinary School. "Dogs will ingest almost anything if given the chance," Marks said....