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oh pleeze
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Vets have operated on a dog who had become sick after swallowing 28 golf balls.

golf balls....that is

[ 23. April 2004, 09:58 AM: Message edited by: snopes ]

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Holy mackeral Annie!

Fyre 'lucky dog, lucky dog, I'm a lucky dog...' girl

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quote:
"They are all brown from the stomach acid but we are keeping them to show people."
Nice cocktail party conversation, eh? "Here, lemme show you what the dog's been up to. Want some more melon balls?"

I think Libby was doing her imitation of Cool Hand Luke the main character in a 1967 prison flick of that same name.

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To pass the time on a rainy day, Luke bets that he can eat 50 hardboiled eggs in an hour. As the seconds tick down, a sickly-looking Luke manages to choke down the last egg to win the bet.


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On a serious note, I've encountered people who buy toys for their dogs that are much too small for their mouths. Please, people, remember that dogs can very easily choke on or swallow things, including toys they're playing with. Especially retrievers, who *HAVE* to have something in their mouths at all times. (Hey, they're retrievers after all!) It's a good thing the dog's going to be okay, but I cringe every time I see a dog playing with a ball that is way too small for its mouth.

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Along the same line. Pet CPR
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Hey, if you tie some clubs on the dog's back he might make a perfect caddy. [Wink]

But really, there is a dog, there is balls, dogs love balls; and the owner of the dog could not do simple math to figure out that the dog will go after the balls and possible swallow them?

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Cervus:
Your warning reminded me of how my cat, when he was a teeny kitten, choked on a feather attached to a wand toy. It was very scary, but fortunately we could open his jaws to get it out.

I think pet toys should have the same type of age warnings that appear on human toys.

Fuch "This toy is not meant for kittens under 2 months" sia

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Cervus & Fuchsia's remarks also apply to bird toys. Bird owners, please make sure the toys you buy for your birds are size-appropriate. A toy that's too small for a bird can be a choking hazard, and a toy that's too large can be hazardous in other ways (ie., they can get their necks stuck in them, etc.).

Re: the OP: I feel bad for the pup and am glad he's ok!

Alexina

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Does "too dumb to live" apply here?
I mean, in the history of dogs, which pull some pretty dumb crap, this is the first one that ate TWENTY-EIGHT golf balls.
Over 2 dozen flavorless things that it couldn't break apart with its jaw, and had to force down.

Whether the owner's a bad owner or not, it's one step over from swallowing stones.

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