By Kim Reader
A mum was stunned to discover the alphabet dog toy she bought for her baby boy ‘appears to bark out the F-WORD’ as part of a jolly educational ditty.
Chloe Angel filmed what she claims is her 11-month-old son Huey Hinchliffe’s musical gadget dropping the F-bomb – much to the amusement of the mum and her partner Chris Hinchliffe.
First-time parents Chloe, 26, and Chris, 31, bought the LeapFrog AlphaPup from Toys R Us for £17.99 last year before Huey was born.
While it was intended to be a Christmas present, Chloe decided to give Huey his gift early as he was being a very good boy – and it proved to be an entertaining treat for the whole family.
The AlphaPup is a fun learning aid that sings a ‘dog version’ of the classic nursery rhyme One Two Buckle My Shoe replacing ‘buckle my’ with ‘chew on’, for example.
Dance teacher Chloe believes the lyrics causing a stir were intended to be ‘three, four bark at the door’ but claims ‘bark’ sounds like a very different and much ruder four letter word.
Chloe, of Rotherham, South Yorks, said: “Huey had been a really good boy all day. We’d had his first swimming lesson and he was so well-behaved so I decided to give him the toy as an early Christmas present.
“He was sat there playing away happily and then he pressed the song button and I just looked across the room in shock and asked his dad ‘What did that just say?’.
“I went over and pressed the button again and we were just in hysterics. I think it is meant to say ‘three, four bark at the door’ but it does not sound like that at all. It’s so funny.
“We kept pressing it to see if it could sound like anything but the F-word but it doesn’t. It is singing about doing something very rude at the door.
“I decided to film it and show it to my parents and Chris’ parents and they all agree, everyone has. And everyone finds it absolutely hilarious.
“If Huey was a bit older it would be different but he doesn’t understand at all. He just thinks it’s great making mummy and daddy laugh so keeps pressing the button.
“We’ve let him keep the toy. He loves it and he’s too young to know why we find it so funny. We knew it would be a great toy for Huey but it’s turned out to be entertainment for the whole family.”
While waiting for their little boy’s arrival, Chloe and Chris bought the tot lots of toys for when he was older including the AlphaPup, which they purchased at Toys R Us in Sheffield, South Yorks.
Chloe and Chris thought they were being savvy shoppers stockpiling presents for Huey’s first birthday and Christmas.
But the proud new parents haven’t been able to stop spoiling Huey since he was born and have already given him all the toys they had stashed away – so Chloe says they’ll have to buy more.
Chloe said: “We are absolutely loving being parents. It’s brilliant and Huey is the best little boy, he is perfect.
“Before he was born Chris and I bought him loads of toys and had all these gifts lined up for his birthday and Christmas.
“But he’s been spoiled to death and now there aren’t any left, he’s had them all. We’re going to have to start all over again.”
AlphaPup is a black and white dog on wheels that can be pulled along on a string with colourful alphabet buttons and the infamous music button.
The battery operated toy, manufactured by VTech Electronics, is designed to help tots with their early vocabulary and motor skills.
VTech and Toys R Us were both contacted for comment but declined.