This dog toy has some sick pups comparing it to a popular sex toy.
Pampered-pooch purveyor BarkBox recently unveiled some new playthings for its canine clientele, and one of them is getting some serious side-eye. A plush, cylindrical chew toy called “Big Honkin’ Pigs in a Blanket” — depicting a pig’s snout on one end and a cute little butt with curly tail on the other — has people comparing it to a fuzzy version of a Fleshlight sex toy.
“Went to order this and it asked what type of dog do I have? I don’t have a dog….” one man posted on the company’s Facebook page. Another person remarked, “Ummmmmm. How does an entire marketing team look at this thing and not see what I am seeing??” One commenter posted a photo of himself, smiling broadly in the front seat of his car with his dog in the back seat, saying, “We’re BOTH super excited for this.”
A BarkBox moderator gamely dealing with racy comments simply responded, “this is uncomfortable for all of us.” However, the company also suggested the staff was in on the joke from the start, writing, “my favorite part of this is the part where everyone thinks we didn’t all see it.”
BarkBox, which makes hundreds of toys a year, has even officially weighed in on the provocative piggy posteriors on its barkpost.com blog. “Our main goal is to make dogs happy, and we know that playtime lasts longer if the *humans* find our toys interesting as well,” they said, while acknowledging they can sometimes get too “cheeky.”
“Obviously we all noticed how… spicy… the Pigs in a Blanket toy is. They’re butts! Butts are hilarious,” they add. “BUTT– we didn’t know HOW spicy this toy really is.”
BarkBox also admits that designing respectable dog toys might be a lost cause. “NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO dog toys just ALWAYS LOOK LIKE DURN SEX TOYS,” they write.
The makers of Fleshlight sex products even weighed in on Twitter, posting an image of the offending product with the caption, “One man’s debacle is another man’s Fleshlight.”
The poofy plaything is normally available in two sizes, small (1.75-inches high, 4-inches wide) and large (2.6-inches high, 5.5-inches wide). But if you’re looking for a holiday present for, say, some other “furry” friends in your life, doggone it, you’ll have to wait: The Big Honkin’ Pigs are currently out of stock.
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