Dear Scout: Product Testing Complete, from Sprout

Written by: Stacie Grissom

November 13, 2012

Hello all. Scout here.  Recently I’ve been having a wonderful email correspondence with a sharp Puggle named Sprout. I feel that Sprout and I are kindred spirits– there is nothing better in this world than a fellow canine with a good grasp on the English language.

Because I admire Sprout so, I decided to send her a few items that are under consideration for future BarkBoxes so that she could test them and give me a second opinion. Below is Sprout’s answer, I’ve blacked out any mention of the specific toys. (The contents of future BarkBoxes is a secret guarded more heavily than the Google algorithm.)

Hi Scout,

I’ve now completed my testing of the smelly spray and ▓▓▓▓▓▓.  The spray didn’t bother me and smelled pretty good if you like a slightly flowery scent, but did not last long and my original smell came back.  On a scale of 1 to 5 paws (I’ve never met a dog with 5 paws, so that means a 5 paw score is really special), I’d give it 3 paws.  Now the ▓▓▓▓▓▓, on the other paw, is greater than a Great Dane!  I first liked to tug on it and chase it, but also learned to kick it for kibble treats. The ▓▓▓▓▓▓ gets five paws and a tail waggle.  

Let me know if you need more details and thanks a lot for having me be a product tester.  If you ever need another nose to check something out, let me know.


P.S. Mustache picture coming soon; and the lollycadoodle is lots of fun.  Oh, and if you are looking for another cool toy, I like the chewber (  

P.P.S. I like your signature, but both shirts that you sent don’t fit me.  My parents seem to think that the shirts are theirs.

Here’s to more collaborations in the future, Sprout. 🙂 <== (Despite my proud Schnauzer tendencies, that is a genuine emoticon.)


P.S. Have something to say? Email me at [email protected]!

Written by: Stacie Grissom

November 13, 2012