Well, balls are up there on the list of naughty things pups try to eat, but nine of them?! When Bertie's owners spotted his ill-advised snack, they rushed him to a vet where X-rays showed he had nine balls (and a shotgun bullet!) lodged in his tummy.

His stomach could have easily ruptured from the pressure but all's well that ends well as, after two hours of delicate surgery at Clarendon House Veterinary Centre in Maldon, Essex, he's healing up just fine. I'm betting everyone will keep a closer eye on this Pointer pooch, next time they stroll near any golf course! Check out the X-ray, the loot, and his happy family at the vet in the gallery below.