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.
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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).