Of course it isn't! You're just checking the quality of the fibers!
ok you have to stop, these pictures are killing me! look at him, he is such a little man! how do you make it out of the house with a face like that?
Quality check is mandatory - can you imagine just taking the word of the manufacturer? Go on little bun... do let us know how the traction test goes...
Hee hee.. lookit those little furs sticking out from the tip of his ears :p how cute!