Thursday, December 02, 2010

Blanket wads

This is what you get when Lena wears her blanket--little rodents. Okay, they aren't really rodents but they sure look like rodents. I'm wondering if I have a whole new pet rock phenomenon here.

Our horse blankets have a nice mesh inner layer. It helps buff their coats by pulling off dead hairs and--obviously--consolidating them into little fluffy wads.

Or not so fluffy in Bar's case. He does not create quite the same cute wads. His hair is a different texture--both finer and softer--so it combines with the mud and dirt, creating what looks more like, well, manure clumps.

Lena's wads are works of art and amuse me to no end with their fuzziness.

Katie and Steve have not yet seen the marketing value of the wads. Katie said, "Ew," as a matter of fact. I can see my vision must be developed further before unleashing this on the world.


Anonymous said...

They look like Tribbles!

Buckskins Rule said...

Good call, Kate! Tribbles indeed.

That's pretty bizarre. To the best of my knowledge, none of our blankets collect such creations. They just collect muck, and sweat, and grime, and...well you get the picture.

Dock Start said...

I was trying to think of what they reminded me of, and Tribbles it is! I have to agree...they are darn cute.
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Miles On Miles said...

Oh my gosh this made me laugh. The first time I saw the fur wad on my mare's blanket I thought it was like, growing furry mold or something! LOL I was definitely grossed out:)