Published: Aug 24, 2011 3:59 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 24, 2011 5:52 PM EDT

A Georgia dog seems to have a new meaning for the phrase "expensive taste."

The pooch dined on a meal of $10,000 worth of diamonds.

Honey Bun often walks the counters at John Ross jewelers. He's not much of a guard dog, but he is great on customer relations. 

Customers sometimes hide treats in their purse for Honey Bun, but the Roberts recently learned this pampered pooch has more expensive taste. 

It happened two weeks ago when a customer came in. 

On the desk: four packs of loose diamonds, about a carat each to set in diamond earrings, pens, and dog treats. When Chuck Roberts returned, only three packs remained and an empty pouch like this one was lying on the floor.

Roberts looked all over with no sign of the diamonds. So immediately, he knew the dog had eaten them. 

Since Honey Bun wasn't talking, there was only one way to find out. 

Carbon doesn't show up on an X-ray, but two blank spots confirmed Honey Bun was a likely suspect. It only took a day, and they found another surprise. Sure enough, the earring back and two diamonds were recovered.

Honey Bun was guilty as charged, but this pooch was granted a reprieve. 

"It was my fault for leaving the chair there," Roberts said. 

It's taught Roberts a valuable lesson. He's now very cautious about where he leaves his desk chair, and they're keeping a closer eye on Honey Bun, especially around the precious gems.

The diamonds were cleaned up and sent back to the supplier.

As for Honey Bun? He got a clean bill of health.