We have enquiring minds, so it was purely in the spirit of furthering scientific knowledge rather than wanton destruction and vandalism, that Archie took apart the loofah cow to find out how it works.
Unfortunately the Madwoman removed it before he'd gotten to either the bottom of the mystery or the end of the stuffing, so it looks like we'll have to wait for another opportunity on another day to continue our research.
In the meantime, the loofah cow has received emergency surgery and the Madwoman says it will be just fine.
Angel got a hole in her side yesterday and had to go to the vet to get it stitched up. It's only a little perforation, but did need the stitch. It's the price we pay for being so beautiful - rice paper thin skin that snags and tears easily.
So, dosed up with Arnica we went to the vet's where Angel was given a local anaesthetic and then had a mattress stitch inserted. Throughout the whole thing she never said a word, but did look like she was sucking on a lemon.
She is now dressed in a Polo shirt of the Madwoman's to help keep her from nibbling at the stitch. And reclining a la Elizabeth Barrett on the sofa awaiting treats and visiting well wishers.
After days of Spring-like sunshine it suddenly started snowing.
We bravely put our coats on and ventured outside ...
Cold! Very cold! It's not funny! Let us back in!
Now this IS funny. An action shot taken by the Madwoman as her feet flew up in the air and she landed flat on her back in one of those classic comedy falls. A bit of karma. That will teach her to let us back in more promptly!