CALLING all Cinderellas. Cinderellas of the male persuasion that is.
And by the way, it's a ring that's being tried on for size - not a shoe.
- DO YOU OWN THIS RING?
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Have Your Say in the form below
The story goes like this: When Will Jelbart, from Loch, was running a farm tourism business a while back, he expected the odd problem that ordinary farmers never had to worry about.
But a calf swallowing a customer's wedding ring was not one of them.
In 2009, Will and his wife, Sarah, were managing Caldermeade Farm and Cafe at Lang Lang, a working dairy farm, when a visitor told them one of the petting calves had sucked the wedding ring off his finger and swallowed it.
"The only options I could suggest was that he either get the calf slaughtered, get a vet to operate or wait and see if the ring was passed out," Will said.
He chose the wait-and-see option but unfortunately the ring never appeared.
Fast forward three years and the calf, called Yogie, a Belted Galloway cross, is now in the freezer .
Two weekends ago Yogie - how can we put this delicately - was processed by local butcher Duan Thomas.
And after fossicking through the contents of Yogie's rumen, guess what? Yep he found the ring.
The problem is in the meantime Will has lost the owner's details and has been unable to contact him. All he knows is he was from Melbourne.
So if you lost a ring to a calf in 2009, call us and we'll put you in touch with Will.
The plain gold wedding band has a date on it and all the owner needs to it is quote it to claim the ring.