But This Time.....
When I went out to feed this morning, I saw a puff of white stuffing by Tucker's outside stall door. Aha!! The Boys were all dressed in winter blankets. The detective in me suspected the worst, so I first examined Tucker's blanket.
Fine. Nary a rip.
Then I checked Toby.
That meant...yes, Chance, sporting a brandy new (Rhino) (Edited it's an Amigo) midweight I had just purchased about two weeks ago.
No longer is it a brandy new Rhino. It had a large, L shaped tear in the left side.
Fortunately most of the stuffing is intact and the rip is pretty clean, so a stitch up job is quite possible. I now have said blanket on the back porch awaiting my tender loving care and the sewing machine. Meantime, I put an old Roma thinsulate on Chance since it's not supposed to rain until tomorrow night. (Romas are not waterproof.)
I had a doctor's appointment this morning, then went to get my hair cut and ended up at a friend's house to see his new kittens. (Shy little ones but cute as bugs. They were born in the wild and are a bit wary of strangers, so all I really got was fleeting glances and one quick pet.)
All this occupied the better part of the day, so the blanket still waited for me. I just did a straight stitch job on it, with the seam on the outside since there was now way to sew the top layer with the seam underneath since the lining was still intact. It's not the best job in the world, but it will do fine provided no one decides to strike again.
I can testify, Amigos are not indestructible, despite any ads to the contrary. They are not the top of the line in the Rambo family, but I would have hoped it would have lasted more than a couple weeks.
But, these are my Boys.
I think someone bred a little shark into my equines.