Feeds

OMG, Andrex KILLED the PUPPY! Not quilty, exclaim bog roll boys

Manufacturers just trimming off name of much loved mascot

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

The British bog roll brand Andrex has been forced to deny rumours that it is planning to kill off the iconic Labrador puppy mascot.

Toilet paper lovers on its mailing list reacted furiously after receiving an email which appeared to suggest the puppy was going to be flushed from promotional material.

They took to Andrex's Facebook page to vent spleen, but were quickly told that they had misinterpreted the brand's plans.

One dog lover wrote: "I got an email telling me you had changed your name to omit the puppy. You do know a puppy is for life?

"Please don't take the puppy off of the packaging," another Facebooker begged. "I just love the puppy. It makes the Andrex packaging so much nicer seeing that cute puppy on the front.....and Andrex toilet rolls sooooo 'puppy soft'. Won't be the same without that adorable puppy anymore."

Rather than killing off the Puppy, Andrex told dog lovers, it was merely altering the name of its Facebook page from "Andrex Puppy" to "Andrex".

"Don't worry," an Andrex spokesperson said. "Our content and packaging will remain the same. The puppy is here to stay.

The Andrex Puppy Facebook page has always served as something of a lighting rod for people who are overly preoccupied with their posterior, even before the puppy faced the chop.

"Please ask your masters to change the design of the quilted toilet paper back to 4 ply," one tender-bottomed commentard wrote a few months ago. "I would tell them myself but I got an error when trying to submit the contact form on their website."

"Is your Shea butter Toilet paper safe to use and passed the necessary health and safety checks?" another asked. "I've not used it before but the thought of wiping up with paper covered in butter is a bit off-putting, yet intriguing." ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it
Fondleslab-friendly beastie's wake spotted... OR WAS IT?
Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic
Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet
UAVs likely to have been made in the Middle Kingdom
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
Dorian Nakamoto gets $23,000 payout over Bitcoin invention saga
Maintains he didn't create cryptocurrency, but will join community
Japanese boffin EYES up big bucks with strap-on digi-glasses
AgencyGlass saddles user with creepy OLED display
Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN
Reg reader snaps shot of touching tribute to Apple icon
Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys
Little men straddle LOHAN, attend tiny G20 Summit... ah, sweet memories...
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.