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Dog Eats Baker’s Dozen Worth of Golf Balls

September 8 | 1 Comment

I like my eggs hardMy old man loves the game of golf. He’s what you call a hacker. Frankly I don’t get what’s so fun about hitting a little white ball around and then chasing it. I mean, it’s not like the balls are marshmellows or even eggs that you can eat afterwards. But hey, nobody ever accused humans of being the sharpest knives in the drawer.

Well, a labrador on the other side of the pond appears to have taken his love of the game of golf and married it up with his love of grub. Ingenious. I wonder why no other canine has ever thought of it!

A dog had to have 13 golf balls removed from its stomach after eating them on walks around a Fife course.

Owner Chris Morrison had been taking five-year-old black labrador Oscar round the Pitreavie golf course in Dunfermline for several months.

He took Oscar to the vet after noticing a rattling sound coming from his pet’s stomach.

Ahh, I see the problem now. With balls rattling around in your stomach, how could you ever sneak up on the kitty and scare the living daylights out of her. You can’t.

They then discovered that 13 balls – each weighing 45 grams – were lodged in his stomach.

He said: “He finds golf balls like truffles.”

Truffles, eh. I bet if you let mother nature takes its course, these golf balls would look like truffles when they reappeared on the golf course.

The balls were removed two weeks ago in a successful hour-long operation. Oscar is now on the road to making a full recovery on a special post-operation diet of watered-down food.Bob Hesketh, 40, principal vet at Vetrica in Rosyth, said “It was like a magic trick. I opened him up and felt what I thought was two or three golf balls.

Off the record, Dr. Bob admitted to keeping the five Titleist Pro V1s all for himself. That way, he says, he’ll have reason to say his game really stinks.

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One Response to “Dog Eats Baker’s Dozen Worth of Golf Balls”

  1. mike eggers on January 5th, 2009 10:11 pm

    My German Shepherd ate 33 golf balls, and obviously had to have them surgically removed

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