Yesterday, the package containing Princess' new winter blanket and a bottle of blanket wash arrived.
First, the new blanket is hot pink. I mean HOT. PINK. I might need sunglasses to look at him. I should feel bad.... but I don't. At all. I was at the feed store talking to a girl who works at the barn, and she said she was so confused for a while about River/Princess and Irish and trying to figure out which is the mare and which is the gelding. She feels bad for Riv's pink blanket. Oh well. Besides, we're at a mostly-western barn where silver and bling and crystals and bright colors are normal.
Now on to the main portion of today's post...
I know I'd talked about going to a laundromat to wash blankets. I gave it up and decided I wasn't going to make it there, so yesterday I washed the light stuff.
Sheet One: River's Rambo Wug. Found a dead bug in the washer. Ewwww.
Sheet Three: Irish's 100g Rambo. Nothing scary here.
Now for the gross one...
Sheet Two: Irish's Schneider's sheet. Found a dead caterpillar in a cocoon, with its head and big eyes sticking out of the top. I know it doesn't really sound all that icky, but trust me. It was that icky. *shudder*
I still have a sheet that's MIA, and frankly if it does turn up I may well be too afraid to touch it. (BO who didn't feed my horses borrowed it and never returned it. Gr.)
Blankets remaining to be washed: Irish's heavyweight Rambo (which cost me $75 brand new!!!! Deal of the century!) and Striker's midweight Schneider's.
Haven't seen Princess or the mare since Tuesday morning. Pretty sure they're still alive. I did see my baby Tuesday.. she's alive and well. I'm almost looking forward to winter.. she's gotten fat on grass. Not horribly obese, but too fat for a yearling. Hopefully the cold and hay will slim her down a little.. she hasn't had grain in about 3 months!