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Okay – Let’s Discuss This

12 Jun

I’ve been watching television and this certain commercial comes on that kind gets under my piggy skin.  I’m not sure if you have seen this yet.  I can’t hold it in any longer or this little oinker is going to squeal!

Breathe.  I’m okay.  Really I am.  It’s Purina Beggin’ Poppers.  Purina if you are listening, please take note.  I am *not* amused.  Really.  Why does it have to be a piggy snout that you are popping these treats off to dogs?  Friends, have you seen this commercial?  Here, take a look.

Do you see what I mean?  I know it looks cute and everything but why a pig?  Why can’t it be a cat?  Why can’t it be a roo?  Why does it have to be any animal?  Why can’t you just advertise that you can ‘pop’ those treats from the lid?  On the Purina web site, it says quote:

These bacon-wrapped, cheesey bites launch from a rubber pig’s nose for a treat that’s a blast for you AND your best friend!

Wrong.  WRONG.  It’s not a blast for you and your best friend.  Mommy doesn’t see the blast in this and I don’t either.  Stomps piggy hooves.  What if I come up with a creation that pops treats from you dog nose.  How would that be?  I just don’t get it.  Shakes piggy head and is off to write a letter to Purina.  I wonder if they will answer my email?  I will certainly let you know.

P.S.  You can’t stop laughing now – snorts.

UPDATE:  I received an email back from Purina – snorts.  Case No. 19096004 – A note from Purina.  This is what it said:

Thank you for contacting Nestle Purina Pet Care Company.  We always welcome questions and comments about our products.  We appreciate you Bacon in contacting us and expressing your feelings.  Please know that they are important to us.  We would like to assure you that your comments will be noted and forwarded to the appropriate individuals in our company.  Careful consideration will be given to your concerns.

Ok snorts – I know it sounds a little “form letter” but hey – they wrote me back.  That’s great!  I think I’m on the right track with marketing this product in another way – double snorts!

 
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50 responses to “Okay – Let’s Discuss This

  1. andy1076

    06/12/2014 at 12:51 pm

    Stay on it Bacon! hooves and all!

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 1:47 pm

      You know I will – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Molly The Wally

    06/12/2014 at 1:46 pm

    OMD she spat tea all over the keyboard and got some up her nose. Crikey can’t wait to read the real reply. Snorts Bacon you crack us up. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:02 pm

      Snorticles. Thank you my friend. I like to keep everyone on their toes – that’s for sure 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. katsrus

    06/12/2014 at 1:50 pm

    You tell them Bacon.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:03 pm

      Snorts. Amen! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. evilsquirrel13

    06/12/2014 at 2:39 pm

    LOL, that was a very thoughtful and personal response by Purina… NOT!

    I’ve seen these Poppers in my Mecca before, but not the pig shaped contraption they pop forth from. I’ll have to check this out when I get back to work tomorrow night…

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:04 pm

      Shakes piggy head and clicks tongue. It’s a disgrace I’m telling you. WHY a pig snout? Can you explain that to me? I just don’t get it. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. purrfectkitties

    06/12/2014 at 3:12 pm

    We can’t wait for the real reply! It will be fun to see how they are trying to talk their way out of this! Oh, and look at that case No. 19096004… looks like you weren’t the only piggie to complain about that commercial… 😉 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:04 pm

      Snorticles – so very true. We have to unite and stop this insanity. Puffs up (which isn’t hard) and gets on my little piggy soapbox – XOXO – Bacon

       
      • purrfectkitties

        06/12/2014 at 4:14 pm

        Yep, let’s unite and show them where to shove their “treats”… xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

         
      • PigLove

        06/12/2014 at 4:33 pm

        Snorts! I like the way you think. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • purrfectkitties

        06/12/2014 at 4:47 pm

        😉 xx

         
  6. hairballexpress

    06/12/2014 at 4:20 pm

    I’d love to see how they squiggle out of this one!!!!! If I could snort, I would, dude. *(purrs)*!

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:34 pm

      Good enough my friend! I’m taking a stand on this. But I think they won’t get back in touch with me because they know I mean business. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Reilly and Denny

    06/12/2014 at 4:26 pm

    We saw some on the shelves the other day..mom just thought they were silly. She doesn’t buy those beggin strip things…she says they look like rubber

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:35 pm

      Snorts. Well how dare them bounce those so called ‘treats’ off of a pig’s snout. What has a pig ever done to those marketing peeps? AND they advertise fun for you and your family. I see no fun in this – double snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Miss Harper Lee

    06/12/2014 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve seen the commercial before, but I didn’t realize that was a pig’s snout until you pointed it out. (I think your squirrel friend needs to watch out; you have a little investigative reporter in you!) You’re right. That’s just wrong. (Wow, did that just make sense?) Here’s the thing I’ve wondered when I’ve seen that commercial: What’s wrong with humans? They can’t just throw the treats with their bare hands? And why do the treats have to travel through the air, anyway? That’s seems like a lot of extra work for the dog. Just hand us the treat . . . and keep ’em comin’!

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 4:58 pm

      Exactly beautiful! Just WHY does it have to be any anipal at all. I hope those marketing peeps at Purina are listening. We have concerns here! It is not fun for the entire family. How would they like it if I pounced their food off of their nose? Just sayin’ Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Genevieve Petrillo

    06/12/2014 at 5:10 pm

    Sometimes a pig’s gotta do what a pig’s gotta do! Purina needs to get on board and straighten out this treat launcher fiasco! Plus, I hope Mom buys one for me.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 6:00 pm

      Snorts. If I was there, I would throw them to you my little friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. The Scottie Chronicles

    06/12/2014 at 5:42 pm

    It’s like calling me a skunk. No. Thank. You. I’m with ‘ya Bacon!

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 5:59 pm

      Amen! XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. Charles Huss

    06/12/2014 at 5:44 pm

    I got the exact same form letter from Carnival, but nothing else was done about my (many) complaints.

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 5:59 pm

      Well snorts. I’m stomping my hooves now. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. Marty the Manx

    06/12/2014 at 6:21 pm

    Yes Bacon I agree that is deplorable! A simple popper would have been fine. I feel for you my friend!

     
    • PigLove

      06/12/2014 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks my friend. Us anipals have to stand together in this. XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. wallaceandsamuel

    06/13/2014 at 1:35 am

    O….M….D!!!!! THOSE ARE PAWSOME!!!! Sorry Bacon…we can’t concentrate on anything other than the PAWSOMENESS of those treats! We don’t get treats like that here…MOM, press play again!!
    Wally & Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      06/13/2014 at 8:37 am

      Snorticles. Treats yes – bouncing off a snout – no. PLOL (piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon

       
  14. maryisidra

    06/13/2014 at 9:13 am

    I am so with you on this. Where are they made? I no longer buy ANYTHING made in China.Just a thought but go to Change.org and start a petition. I have seen great things happen when many voices sing,snort,bark and meow together….hugs from alabama 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      06/13/2014 at 10:25 am

      awww – thank you my pal in combat! We stand together! XOXO – Bacon

       
  15. onespoiledcat

    06/13/2014 at 10:35 am

    You’re totally in the right Bacon! Some marketing person ought to be read the riot act over the choice of a PIG face as a top for that packaging. Insulting? Definitely! Appropriate? NOT! If you need me to sign a petition I’m all over it Cousin!

    Hugs, Sam

     
    • PigLove

      06/13/2014 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you my cousin!! It’s just not right. I don’t pounce things off my snout. Would they pounce things off their nose? I think not. XOXO – Bacon

       
  16. Nylabluesmum

    06/13/2014 at 6:39 pm

    Ya tell dem me sweetpiggieboy!!! Iz bery wrong to use a piggie fer da ad…pigz are peeple too! Me doez nott like stare-e-o-typin either!!!
    Me iz so proud of me boyfurend….**nose kissez**
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      06/13/2014 at 7:30 pm

      Oh squeal. Steals more nose kisses. XOXO – Bacon

       
  17. Bacon

    06/13/2014 at 9:33 pm

    Really? What dog will catch it like the commercial anyways!
    Thanks my twin for sticking up for us piggies out there. P.S. They should see how we jump. B.&.B.L.O.L! (Bacon & Bacon laughing out loud). -Bacon xoxo

     
    • PigLove

      06/14/2014 at 7:42 am

      Amen!! When are they going to start making “us” more fun stuff? We are anipals too! XOXO – Bacon

       
  18. Nylabluesmum

    06/14/2014 at 7:48 pm

    More ***nose kissez*** comin yer way sweet Bacon ❤ ❤ ❤ piggie of me heart ❤
    Lub Nylablue x0x0x0x0x

     
    • PigLove

      06/15/2014 at 9:44 am

      Aaww. My love – my sweet purr thing – the kitty of my heart. XOXO – Bacon

       
  19. Nylabluesmum

    06/15/2014 at 4:03 pm

    Pleeze more **kissez** Bacon; Dr Dave had to come n give me injeckshun n me iz all upsetz here!!!
    Lub Nylablue ❤ <,3

     
    • PigLove

      06/15/2014 at 4:30 pm

      Oh no my sweet purr thing. Come closer and let me hold you and wrap you in kisses. My poor little snugglebug. XOXO – Bacon

       
  20. Nylabluesmum

    06/15/2014 at 7:38 pm

    Yez pleeze Bacon me iz bery sadz…
    *wipez teerz frum eyez*
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      06/15/2014 at 9:03 pm

      Oh no my love. Don’t be sad. Let Me take your sadness away. Hogs and snout kisses. Whispers sweets into your ear. XOXO – Bacon

       
  21. Nylabluesmum

    06/15/2014 at 10:36 pm

    Phankz Bacon dat iz bettur…me gott kinda scaredykat when Dr dave showed up. Me thott it waz da end n me waz goin to Summerland….me bin havin a ruff time da past few dayz n tryin to hide i frum Mum wif her beein sick n all…
    Can me snuggle ya sum more??
    Yyer sweetfeetkittehgurl
    ❤ Nylabl ❤

     
    • PigLove

      06/16/2014 at 8:18 am

      Aaww my sweet love. We can snuggle all day long if you like. I’ll rub your back and watch over you while you rest. XOXO – Bacon

       
  22. Nylabluesmum

    06/17/2014 at 12:05 pm

    Yow me typin iz atrooshuss Bacon…sowwy…me still upset over Dr Dave appearin in a poof of smoke 😉 Mind ya he stopped da poopin so me iz glad of dat….
    Mum just made a time call fer da taxi…so me iz goin soon. Wish me luck okayz??
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     
    • PigLove

      06/17/2014 at 12:20 pm

      Here’s all the luck in the world to you my sweet Nylablue ((HOGS AND SNOUT KISSES)). Tell Dr Dave to take good care of you or else he has to face the pig! 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  23. Nylabluesmum

    06/17/2014 at 12:25 pm

    Phankz sweetie 😉
    Me will bemind Dr Dave ’bout da Power of da Piggie!!
    He sayz he haz grrreat reespect fer ya Bacon….
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

     

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