Defective Anti-Fatigue Mat

After extensive testing, Roscoe regrets to report Hu-Dad purchased a defective anti-fatigue mat for his sit-stand desk.

Roscoe consumer testing and the defective anti-fatigue mat.
Roscoe consumer testing and the defective anti-fatigue mat.

Hu-Dad’s busyness requires him to work on computers at his desk for hours and hours and hours while we invent ways to entertain ourselves. He has a sit-stand desk so he changes positions regularly. He bought an anti-fatigue mat so his legs wouldn’t get tired standing.

Roscoe's extensive testing process.
Roscoe’s extensive testing process.

When Hu-Dad returned to his desk after a few minute break (without us!!!!), he discovered Roscoe had decided the mat needed testing. With the testing of all of the beds scattered about Hu-Dad’s office, Roscoe is quite qualified for this advanced work.

Testing shows this mat doesn't prevent fatigue at all.
Testing shows this mat doesn’t prevent fatigue at all.

Unfortunately, Roscoe reports Hu-Dad will need to purchase another anti-fatigue mat since this one doesn’t prevent fatigue at all. Hu-Dad suggested Roscoe go test one of the beds in the study, but Roscoe takes his job seriously and will not allow the Hu-Dad to use a defective product.

Protecting the Hu-Dad is a tough job.
Protecting the Hu-Dad is a tough job.


  1. May & Shyuki on October 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Are you sure he is not doing his job in keeping the mat warm for your feety-feet?

  2. Hokiepack on October 12, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Go ahead and bite the bullet and order another one!! You ain’t getting this one back. Love this brown eyed boy!

  3. Cheryl on October 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    What a considerate puppy Roscoe!! Just want to make sure Hu-Dad isn’t too tired to go for the evening walk and get dinners ready!! Keep up the good work!! ??

  4. Debbie and Ruby on October 12, 2020 at 9:08 am

    How nice of Roscoe to save you the time for testing the mat!!

  5. tammy j on October 12, 2020 at 8:43 am

    sweet Roscoe! of the entire herd you have Hu Dad’s best interests at heart.
    or should I say paw.
    you should be able to claim this defective mat as Roscoe’s Personal and Private hangout.

  6. Jean Burkhardt on October 12, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Oh Roscoe-what a good boy you are! By testing the anti-fatigue mat and knowing it doesn’t work-u are telling him not to use it!! Poor Hu-Dad!

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