The Wedding Ring

19 Feb

A Victorian man has been reunited with his wedding ring after it spent three years in the stomach of a cow.

Adam Haxhi, of Melbourne, lost the ring on a trip to the South Gippsland farm in 2009 when a petting calf named Yogie sucked it off his finger and swallowed it.

“I was surprised it showed up — I didn’t really expect to see it again,” Mr Haxhi told the Herald Sun.

Farmer Will Jelbart, who was working at the farm when the incident occurred, took Mr Haxhi’s contact information and raised Yogie at his farm home at Loch.

Two weeks ago Yogie was butchered and after some searching amongst his four stomach chambers the ring was found.

Unfortunately, Mr Jelbart had lost Mr Haxhi’s details and so put out a call through the media for the ring’s owner to come forward.

During an appearance on the TODAY show Mr Jelbart made a hilarious gaffe that quickly became an online hit.

Yesterday Mr Haxhi and his wife Saskia travelled from their home in Melbourne to Loch to collect the ring and meet the farmer who had been keeping an eye on it.

“People always thought it was a bit of a joke when I told them how I’d lost it,” Mr Haxhi said.

“Then one of my mates in Sydney rang me because he’d seen something in the paper about a ring being found in a cow.”

After some thorough washing, the ring is now back on Mr Haxhi’s finger.


Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


34 responses to “The Wedding Ring

  1. Androgoth

    March 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Ian…

    Actually I have popped my Space onto Private for a while so
    you will not be able to gain access from your Emu Space but I will
    definitely be calling in here to add my thoughts to your postings…

    Of course as soon as my workload decreases I will be putting it
    back to open Internet but for now I just cannot keep up my fine and
    wicked friend… You still have access via your 2nd Space though
    my great friend 🙂 It is just from here that you won’t be able to get
    into it… Just wanted to let you know so that you didn’t think there
    was a glitch or anything wrong…

    Have a fun rest of day Ian 🙂


    • The Emu

      March 13, 2012 at 3:52 am

      Cheers mate and enjoy your break

  2. dinkerson

    March 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I just watched the gaffe on youtube. What a riot! I haven’t laughed that hard in a while. Almost spilled my coffee.

    Great story Ian. Great story as always.

    • The Emu

      March 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Cheers mate , glad you enjoyed that one , have another one but not sure weather to post it


  3. Miro

    February 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for bringing a little sunshine to the world with your creativity. I’m nominating you for the Sunshine Award:
    Peace & grace,

    • The Emu

      February 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

      Thank you very much for nominating me Miro , I deem it a great honour
      as it is a recognition that my efforts in bringing a little fun and humour to life
      in my Emu space are appreciated.
      I sincerely thank you
      Aussie Emu aka Aussie Ian

  4. catcherofstars

    February 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I love stories like that!! I lady I know lost her ring down the toilet but some sewer maintenance guy found it and put an ad in the newspaper.
    Andrea xx

    • The Emu

      February 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Hi Princess , glad you enjoyed that story, I like storys like that as well ,especially when they have a happy ending
      Hope you are well and happy , wishing you much love and happiness
      Aussie Emu

  5. Sue Dreamwalker

    February 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Wow what a story Emu.. Nice to know he got his wedding ring back. I wonder what the odds on that would have been?..
    Wishing you a Good week Emu my friend… Im just snatching an hour’s Pc time…before my eyes close . Take care… ~Sue

    • The Emu

      February 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Hi Sue , late replying as usual , can’t seem to get motivated much lately
      I think its the weather , its hot here and I mean hot ,seems to affect my powers of concentration
      and it takes me a while to catch up these days on the net ,our friday tomorrow and weekend coming up
      so now I wish you a beaut weekend
      Cheers Princess

  6. rannycalderon

    February 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    What a story….it’s unbelievable …bit it’s true ..lucky to have found it ….

    • The Emu

      February 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Hi Ranny , lovely to hear from you , hope you are well and happy
      The weather is very hot here at the moment and I don’t seem to have the ernthusiasm on the com
      so am late in replying to my emails and comments
      Wishing you well Princess and a great weekend coming up

      • rannycalderon

        February 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        I’m well thanks …Just finished my big stress …my course.Now I have my free days from all until the 9th of March and I’ll probably be in LONDON for a week ..that’s next week. At the moment I’m just taking easy. Take care and weekend is just around the corner …wish you a good one ….xxx~

        • The Emu

          February 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

          Great to hear from you Ranny and to know all is going well in your world
          Take it easy girl and relax and have a great time in London
          Here is hot and bloody hot , temps in the high 40s , so is slowing me down on the com
          Too bloody hot to log in
          Cheers Princess
          Ian aka Emu

          • rannycalderon

            February 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

            Here is extremely cold ..freezing cold ..lucky today it is sunshining but cold …better that having snow. Anyway hav a good day and take care ..Until the next xoxo~

          • The Emu

            February 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm

            Hi Ranny , lovely to catch up with you hope you are well even if a bit cold
            Seems we have very different weather , here is extremely hot with bushfire alerts
            so its hard to imagine your cold weather , wishing you well Ranny
            Aussie Emu

          • rannycalderon

            February 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

            thanks Sunday morning ..sunshines ..well it is mild ..for today xxx..good day xxx~

          • The Emu

            February 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

            Wishing you a beaut week Ranny with great weather
            Aussie Emu aka Ian

  7. giselzitrone

    February 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Ist lustig Grüsse lieb und einen schönen Tag Gislinde.

    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Wishing you much love Gislinde and lots of love
      Emu aka Ian

  8. Androgoth

    February 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Well I hope that he washed it
    first before giving it a big kiss? 🙂 lol

    Have a great day Ian 🙂


    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Great to know the marriage lasted the three years
      Otherwise if she didn’t swallow the story it would have been grounds for divorce , lol

  9. rosemarymonteith

    February 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Well it would have been a good reason for a replacement ring lol

    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Hi Rosemary , hope all is well over your way
      Glad you enjoyed that little bit of Australian trivial news

  10. Angelwings6

    February 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Wow! Never heard anything like it before….

    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Hi Angelwings , hope all is well over your way
      Glad you enjoyed that little bit of Australian trivial news

  11. Alex Autin

    February 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    That is too funny!

    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Hi Alex , hope all is well over your way
      Glad you enjoyed that little bit of Australian trivial news

  12. prenin

    February 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    That’s the second swallowed ring that has made an appearance!!! LOL!!!

    God bless! 🙂


    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Cheers mate , glad you enjoyed that little bit of Australian Trivial news

  13. natswans

    February 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Well I’d be smackarood that a great story Ian.
    Hope all is well in your part of the world, have a great day.hugs Sheila

    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Hi Sheila , lovely to hear from you and hope all is well over your way
      Glad you enjoyed that little story

  14. magsx2

    February 20, 2012 at 5:02 am

    That is beyond a miracle, who would of thought this was even possible, I love the story. 😀

    • The Emu

      February 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Lovely to know that the marriage was still intact after 3 years and the loss of the ring, hehe
      Could have been grounds for a divorce if she didn’t believe him


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