Mum-of-five Deb Lythgoe, 34, thought nothing of it when she picked up a plush deep-pile rug in slate grey back in April.
However after only days of it being laid out in the front room of the family home in Wigan, Greater Manchester, her and fiancee Pete Chisnall, 37, realised that had a problem.
Their poodle Stanley happened to have EXACTLY the same colour fur as the rug and the couple found themselves repeatedly tripping up over their seven-year-old pet pooch as he became invisible whenever he lay on it.
To make matters worse, Stanley decided that the rug was his favourite spot in the house and proceeded to sprawl out there daily.
Ms Lythgoe said: “We bought the rug a few months ago and put it in the front room. Stanley straight away liked it and started laying on it.
“We noticed he matched the colour but we didn’t think anything of it at first. However suddenly we kept finding ourselves tripping up over him.
“That’s when we realised that when he is lay on there you actually can’t see him. Thankfully we’ve not had any serious accidents though.”
Ms Lythgoe took a picture of Stanley lay next to six-month-old Joseph and shared it online saying “not as good as the cigar in the wall but not a bad second, my little man cuddling the dog”.
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