Skip to comments.Dog eats manís Masters tickets right before he leaves for Augusta
Posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT by rawhide
The photo you see to your right would be one of Russ Berkman's four tickets to Wednesday's Masters practice round. The Seattle resident hit the jackpot and was all set to enjoy some time golfing and hanging out with a couple of buddies before heading to Augusta to take in the course and the Par-3 Contest.
It sounded like a perfect plan ... until Berkman came home to find his dog, Sierra, had eaten all four of his tickets. I guess his dog didn't appreciate being left out of the trip.
As Berkman told sports radio station KJR in Seattle, he was at a loss for words when he came home to find the strings from the tickets and only the strings lying on the floor.
Masters trip canceled, right? Wrong. Berkman ended up feeding his dog Hydrogen peroxide it's safe for animals to ingest in an effort to get his dog to puke the tickets back up. The trick worked, leaving Berkman with a pile of puke and ticket pieces.
But the story gets better. Instead of cleaning up the mess, the guy went through the puke, piecing the tickets back together in an attempt to keep to the trip on track. That's what you call dedication.
With the pieces of the tickets and photographic evidence, Berkman made the call to see if Augusta would consider giving him new passes. Thankfully, tournament officials had a sense of humor and made it easy on Berkman, reissuing him four new tickets.
If you take only one thing away from this story, make sure you never leave your Masters tickets in a spot where the family dog has access to them. Doing so could leave you with a real headache ... and lots of puke.
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...
If anyone is wondering...
Three percent hydrogen peroxide is quite effective in making dogs and cats vomit. You must be sure to use three percent peroxide and not hair coloring strength peroxide. Despite the label indicating that hydrogen peroxide is toxic, it is safe to give to dogs for this purpose. It is considered toxic since it induces vomiting and therefore does not stay in the body.
The appropriate dose of hydrogen peroxide is one teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight. If you have an oral syringe, one teaspoon equals 5 cc or 5 ml. Once given, walk your dog around or gently shake the stomach area to mix the peroxide with the stomach contents. Vomiting should occur within 15 to 20 minutes. If no vomiting occurs, you can safely repeat the three percent hydrogen peroxide once. If it is still not effective, your dog may need to be seen by a veterinarian for stronger vomiting medication.
I had to do this once when our pup swallowed a giant pointy rusty square nut that I needed to reassemble an ancient wooden gate that I was working on.
His dog did him a favor. Watching golf, let alone paying to watch golf, is tantamount to exchanging cash for the opportunity to shorten one’s life. He’d have never gotten the time back that his dog has now afforded him to use on some activity way more interesting, such as a taking a nap.
I don’t think I’d want my dog barfing a/any ticket back-up after its undergone some of its “digestion process”. Oh wait, I don’t have a dog; I have 3 cats here on the Farm. Well, I wouldn’t want any of those tickets back, either. Let ‘em *ride on through* the animal, and I’ll just watch it on TV!
If my dog ate my homework I wouldn’t get out the H2O2 to get it back. Just let the dog keep it.
This year’s Masters has the potential to be one of the most memorable ever. There are so many intriguing stories within the field that watching it all will be hard for sport fans to avoid.
Reminds me of a time a few months ago I left the house with two big porterhouse steaks sitting on the counter.
My golden retriever mistakenly thought they were for him. I came home and found two small bones left on the living room floor. Nothing left for me. He really likes Cavender’s Greek Seasoning.
Aw, come on, that excuse is SO old.....
BTW, I'm hoping for a Mickelson win this weekend.
Thanks for posting this information. I sent it to my dog owning family & friends.
But if the dog ate my homework when I was in school, I wouldn’t have tried to make him barf it up.
Sad that they aren’t using the old plastic credit card tickets. I still have a few from the 60s somewhere.
Personally, I would have gutted the dog and shown him (the dog) the results. That would learn him something.
Golf is just Golf, but, the Masters are the Masters.
Oh to be in Augusta in April.
They have a thing at August where patrons partner with pros in the practice rounds. My best friend is a scratch and got a last minute invite asking if he could be there by 1:45 Tue to play. He zoomed up to SeaTac and flew to the bay area Monday night to meet with a friend who was going to be picked up on a private flight early on Tue. The plane they were going to meet was coming from Cancun and had to divert due to weather causing him to miss an opportunity of a lifetime. I could only imagine what it would be like to play Augusta just two days before the tournament.
Dog: You mean to tell me that you are going all the way to Augusta and leave me here by myself? I don’t think so pal!
C’mon! A Golden Retriever would NEVER do that. They have such good maners!
Your big fur baby must have invited the neighbor’s poodle over for a date in your absence!
Actually, lots of paper products stay undigested. I would’ve waited for the #2. Not very fun, but I hate barf, even the cleanest, non-virus kind. No way.
The other week we discovered our dog had ingested some trash from 1 of our small cans (must’ve had something like chocolate or beef smell in there - she is well disciplined and never takes things even from trash cans unless it’s *absolutely irresistable* and no one is around; sometimes that happens with children).
Lots of #2 that was very clean - twisted napkins and paper towels.
Generally I’d agree. They are just games.
But bowling is much faster, and hence, more intriguing (yes, I like to bowl).
Most people who don’t like golf have probably never played and wouldn’t be any good at it anyway.
We prefer y’all stay off the course and out of our way.
Did that. Once. 30 minutes of action (swings and puts) that takes 4 Hours. No thanks.
Don't get me wrong; as someone up-thread said it's a good activity - but not something worth watching others watching others watching their teammates.
If you had shot well you would have enjoyed it.
Simple as that but it takes practice.
If you ever shot in the 70’s you would play whenever you had the chance.
Oh to be in Augusta in April.
Yep. I love the Masters.
I hope you used rubber gloves? I think all poop is *toxic*. Remember that great Chinese philosopher, Woo Flung Poo? LOL.
Unlike team sports where there are built in support structures and referees, golf is a singular competition where the individual player must initiate all of the action, rather than reacting to things that are happening.
The golf swing itself is a complex maneuver that has a million variables and the course itself is never the same. Grasses are different, fairways are mowed in different directions, greens are undulated and cut to roll at different speeds ...and then there is the weather, the heat (or cold), the wind, the rain, the fog and the effect it all has on the ball and how it flies, bounces or rolls and the player who must stay warm, or cool, hydrated, energized and focused.
These factors make concentration very difficult over the course of a four hour round and four days in a tournament. One poor shot or faulty decision can mean disaster. When these factors are compounded by the intense pressure of a major tournament (of which there are four) it is like being at bat with the bases loaded and two outs or having two free throws with no time left on the clock when you are one point down - repeated with every shot played, every putt and every decision made to adjust to the factors of nature.
To maintain concentration a golfer needs to stay hydrated and take nutrition and meter themselves so as not to alter their mood or energy. Every single shot over four days must be played, not just to the fairway or the green, but to the right position in order to set up the next shot and produce the lowest score.
August National is one of the most special courses in the world and the Masters is arguably the most prestigious tournament to win. The course was designed to be a tournament test with the finishing holes set up specifically to prevent the leader from "playing safe" to protect a lead. The layout of the course, the huge crowds and the roars that echo through the magnolias and Georgia pines on the weekends provide a unique form of play by play coverage that lets everyone know who is moving or going backwards ...including the other competitors.
Almost all accomplished athletes have tried their hand at this game and learned how hard it is. They also know the pressure of championship conditions. That is why personalities like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Rick Rhoden, Roger Clemmens, Drew Brees and Wayne Gretzky are usually seen among the gallery at Augusta.
Oh, I agree.
It’s “Hoo...” ;D
#2 is not “toxic”, per se (believe me, my dog has had to have some truly toxic medications recently, and THAT is scary). I simply pick up (in the house) with toilet paper and flush. Of course I then wash hands. Outside is just pooper-scooper.
WADR, I don’t care how hard it is to do or understand. It’s dull. And I’ve never played a whit in my life. I don’t need to jump over a cliff to know it’s bad.
I can appreciate the skills, but it’s too dull to watch and to play - I might as well play mini golf (much more fun) and then go for a hike.
Football is hard to do and understand. I’ve never done it (I’m a girl, so I have an excuse), just been a mascot for my older brother’s teams. But it’s fun enough to watch and moreso when you better understand the rules. I didn’t like it much when young but it’s different now.
I love horse-racing. It’s simple on the surface even if it’s complex to pick a horse. I guarantee most here will sneer at this sport.
You’re lucky because golf-lovers are a dime a dozen. Don’t be so concerned about a paltry few of us!
What kind of idiot would allow his Master’s tickets to even be available for dog to eat?
These EPA morons deem it toxic, if you eat it. LOL! (I’m not going there with any jokes)
Golf takes eye to hand coordination.
Sorry if you have none. That has got to be tough.
BTW, a “sport” is a physical competition. Golf is a physical competition.
Like cross-dressing, golf isn’t for everyone.
There is precious little that is physical about walking a mile and a half or so with multiple pauses over the course of several hours. Perhaps it is more accurate to say there is nothing athletic about golf.
Spoken by the truly clueless. Go out and actually hit a couple of buckets of balls under the tutelage of a pro and you will eat your words about the physicality of the sport. Note, I don’t mean putt-putt, I mean big boy golf.
Golf is mostly played by conservatives so we now know where you are on the political spectrum.
I wouldn’t enjoy the sport if I was crappy at it either.
Explaining something even as simple as this to you is like showing a chicken a card trick.
You cannot explain something that doesn’t exist, e.g. the “physicality of golf.”
Chicken don’t know nuthin’ but keeps on a cluckin’!
Point out where I actually posted the quote you are falsely attributing to me or ask the mods to delete it as Obama-like tactics and lies are not appreciated on FR.
Can’t be that toxic if dogs eat it all the time. Mine has only lately taken to it in the last year!
Do you believe in magic?
If it were a sport, none of them would be fat. We see plenty beer bellies.
OTOH, there are many fat (yet muscular) footballers. And the Chicago White Sox were full of fatties in the ‘80s.
Anyway, it’s a game, not a sport.
I used to have to walk 1.5 mi every day in college. I thought it would be good for me (I am historically a skinny-minnie - weight is not the issue). It never helped my endurance and I kept huffing and puffing any time I had to walk around that much, including my 1st real job which made me walk that long from subway to office. It’s not enough of a work-out.
(BTW- an 18 hole round is about 5 1/2 miles of walking)
Cats do too. That’s *maybe* one possible reason why many cats and dogs develop various cancers much too early in their lifespan. Just guessing...
Quit FReepmailing me.
We have nothing in common as I am not a Romney supporter and I am straight.
You are probably right about your limp wrist preventing you from playing golf well and getting a Glock to cycle rounds though.
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