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It's easy to fall victim to what looks like a bargain on the internet, only for it to arrive not quite as you had imagined, but you can't inflict that disappointment on an unsuspecting pet.
But one dog learned the hard way that if it looks to good to be true, it probably is, when she got a pool that turned out to be the size of a water bowl.
Two-year-old Newfoundland Darcy is a big fan of playing in water, so much so that her owner Chelsea Sparks decided to get her her own paddling pool to cool off in during the summer.
But much to Darcy's visible disappointment, it turned out to be too small for even a tiny dog to play in, let alone a massive Newfie.
Chelsea, who is a lawyer, said: "Darcy absolutely loves water. Every time we take her to the dog park she gets straight in. So when the weather picked up my stepdad ordered her a pool online.
"He described the pool as a 'bargain' and said we may have to wait a little longer than usual as it was coming from China.
"When it was delivered we didn't know what it was as it was folded up so small. When we realised it was the dog pool we thought it was hysterical. We then put the pool next to Darcy and took a photo."
Chelsea's unsuspecting stepdad had fallen victim to the pool when he saw it advertised on Facebook, with big dogs seen getting in and out of the pools easily.
It would be easy to feel like you've been had over, but both Chelsea and her stepdad thought it was hilarious, posting the picture of dejected-looking Darcy online.
Her post quickly racked up the engagement.
Chelsea added: "We think it may have been a scam, however we were so entertained we didn't give it much thought.
"My stepdad isn't very technical so he didn't realise. He hasn't contacted the company yet, I am going to help him with this in the coming days.
"We sent photos to our friends, who all thought it was comical. That is when I decided to post it online to a dog group, as I knew they would find it funny too."
And what about the dog? Well, she has a brand new Darcy-sized pool from Amazon which turned up just as advertised.
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