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Once again, a dog proves that cats are smarter snoopster - 23/04/2004 11:38:13 AM


Op for dog who ate 28 golf balls
from bbcsite

Vets have operated on a dog who had become sick after swallowing 28 golf balls.
German shepherd Libby had been coughing up blood after weeks of fetching golf balls at the course where owner Mike Wardrop works.
Mr Wardrop said he had not realised the dog had a secret taste for the balls she found each day at Didsbury Golf Club in Manchester.
Libby is now recovering from the operation to remove them.
Mr Wardrop, who works as a bar manager at the club, said: "I've had to buy her two footballs. She can't swallow those."

Wolfing them down

Mr Wardrop used to watch with pride as 1month-old Libby picked up balls on their daily walk around Didsbury Golf Club, Manchester, where he lives and works as a bar manager.
She would often drop some at his feet, but little did Mr Wardrop know that she was swallowing the rest.
He said: "It got to the stage where she would pick up four or five balls every day.
"She loved fitting them in her mouth. She would bring them to me and I'd have a laugh.
"I had no idea she was wolfing them down as well."
Mr Wardrop, 47, only noticed there was something wrong when Libby began to go off her food.

No X-ray needed

His wife Julie, 45, then noticed Libby coughing up blood and rushed her to the nearby Greenbank Veterinary Clinic.
Mr Wardrop said: "I didn't believe my wife at all when she told me Libby had swallowed 28 balls.
"The vets didn't even have to do an X-ray because they could hear the balls and feel them rattling around.
"They were having bets about how many would be in there.
"I think the highest bet was 11, so they were shocked when 28 came out.
"I find it hard to believe she swallowed them whole and I'm gobsmacked to say the least."
The balls weighed in at 6lb and were recovered during a two-and-a-half-hour operation. Libby had to have 30 stitches to sew her back up.
Mr Wardrop said it cost £600 but was worth every penny.
He added: "Libby is fine now and a bit more bouncy than she was before.
"We've got every single ball back and we're keeping them as a memento.
"They are all brown from the stomach acid but we are keeping them to show people.”


-I can't remember the last time I saw a cat swallowing golf balls



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Once again, a dog proves that cats are smarter - 23/04/2004 11:38:13 AM 302 Views
*lmfao* *NM* - 23/04/2004 11:40:15 AM 5 Views
no, it's the owner who's RETARDED *NM* - 23/04/2004 11:41:07 AM 6 Views
Shush - 23/04/2004 11:42:10 AM 26 Views
in some ways, dogs are like small children always - 23/04/2004 11:42:51 AM 26 Views
No. Dogs are better. - 23/04/2004 11:43:35 AM 30 Views
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Of course. *NM* - 23/04/2004 11:47:53 AM 9 Views
This post would have been better coming from you *NM* - 23/04/2004 11:48:28 AM 6 Views
Truly. - 23/04/2004 11:49:06 AM 17 Views
what do you know? - 24/04/2004 03:33:26 AM 12 Views
"we're keeping them to show people" - 23/04/2004 11:55:13 AM 21 Views
Well who wouldn't want to see them? - 23/04/2004 11:56:47 AM 12 Views
No need to read this one Damn double posting! - 23/04/2004 11:56:47 AM 9 Views
Okay, then. We'll just leave it alone. *NM* - 23/04/2004 12:10:12 PM 6 Views
thanks *NM* - 23/04/2004 12:11:58 PM 5 Views
No problem. *NM* - 23/04/2004 12:15:21 PM 5 Views
lol - 23/04/2004 12:00:34 PM 14 Views
Not British humour - 23/04/2004 12:06:28 PM 11 Views
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possibly... - 23/04/2004 12:24:56 PM 10 Views
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Don't kid yourself - 23/04/2004 12:06:44 PM 19 Views
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You have a freaky cat. - 23/04/2004 02:31:49 PM 12 Views
Re: You have a freaky cat. - 23/04/2004 02:48:57 PM 13 Views
ROFLMAO - 23/04/2004 03:51:41 PM 12 Views
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I knew someone would think of that... - 23/04/2004 05:26:13 PM 10 Views
Nah... - 23/04/2004 01:53:15 PM 12 Views
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golf balls must taste good - 23/04/2004 12:52:31 PM 9 Views
Fancy giving one a try? - 23/04/2004 12:53:21 PM 8 Views
wow, quick respond. i feel special! - 23/04/2004 12:57:04 PM 8 Views
You will? - 23/04/2004 01:00:55 PM 8 Views
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The ultimate proof that cats are smarter than dogs - 23/04/2004 02:14:28 PM 29 Views
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She's so smart! - 23/04/2004 02:28:05 PM 14 Views
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Dogs take social cues from humans better than any other animal - 23/04/2004 02:35:07 PM 20 Views
Exactly why I don't like them! - 23/04/2004 05:26:16 PM 13 Views
lol i wonder how many a human could eat *NM* - 23/04/2004 03:39:45 PM 6 Views
was proof needed? *NM* - 23/04/2004 05:15:57 PM 8 Views
As if we were in any doubt... *NM* - 23/04/2004 05:33:04 PM 5 Views
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Get a cat....or an emu.......or a lemur *NM* - 24/04/2004 01:14:21 AM 6 Views
Lemurs rule, as do sloths!!! *NM* - 24/04/2004 02:47:12 AM 5 Views
goes to show what you know - 24/04/2004 03:31:38 AM 12 Views
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I can't remember the last time I saw a cat swallowing golf balls - 25/04/2004 05:59:48 PM 7 Views