One Labrador owner played a pinkish prank on Tesco.
Twitter user Adam Stone sent Tesco a tweet complaining about one of their products.
Hi @Tesco I’ve got a serious problem with one of your products I’ve recently purchased.
— Adam (@Adamstone341) January 5, 2015
He posted a follow up tweet saying: “Why on earth has your shampoo turned my dog pink?” Accompanying the tweet was a photo of his Labrador Retriever whose fur is a nice shade of pink and a shot of the Tesco’s own brand Dog Shampoo. The staff at the supermarket giant at first appeared confused and asked him to return the product with his receipt to the store he bought it from so they could investigate. Later, a spokesman verified that they had been tickled by the prank.
The prank seems to be a hit among Twitter users – earning more than 51,000 retweets and 55,000 favorites!
One user said: “To be fair he looks quite pleased with his new look.”
Another commented: “It makes me so sad this isn’t real.”
@Adamstone341 That’s most concerning Adam, if you can return the product to store with your receipt we’ll investigate. Thanks, Dan.
— Tesco (@Tesco) January 5, 2015
“This is certainly is a hair raising hoax,” Tesco’s spokesman said. “Tesco pet care sensitive dog shampoo is a great product and we can guarantee it’ll leave your pooch looking pretty but definitely not in pink.”