The problem with making so much progress with the wedding to-do list means poor Lilly is being neglected. Okay, maybe not neglected, but let's just say she's looking a little chubby and quite scruffy these days. Her bridle path looks a bit like a mohawk, her mane is getting really long, and her ears are full of hair. Oh the humanity!!
I've actually been to check on her quite often and she's doing great. She always looks at me like she's embarrassed by her appearance, hopeful that I'll bring her in and make her look beautiful, but it just never happens. Her hooves need to be trimmed, though, so that's on my must-do-soon pony list. Maybe I'll tidy her up a bit while I have her inside for the trim. Tomorrow I pick up my wedding dress, so there will be no time for ponies trims until Thursday. I sure hope it fits! I had a bit of an exciting experience when I had my first fitting so I hope the alterations lady was able to get what she needed. I almost passed out cold, but luckily the 125,421 pins she had put in the dress stabbed me as I fell and I never lost consciousness!
And now for the reason of this post... fly sheets. Yes, I'm in the market for ANOTHER fly sheet. Somehow Lilly managed to rip the strap off hers and the tear went half way up the side of the blanket. The straps were always way too long, and no matter how many knots I put in them, they hung down. I think she stepped on it when she was getting up. I couldn't find the strap and I never really did like the way it fit her anyway, so I wadded it up and tossed it in the garbage can. So now she has no fly sheet. On the hottest days I bring her inside because she still gets a sunburn now and then, and when the flies are at their worst, I feel bad for her, so she gets stalled during the day.
I had a heck of a time choosing that one, so I'm dreading going through the process all over again. I'm hoping I'll be able to find a good deal, though, since we're coming to the end of fly season (although not really). This time, the items on the must have list are neck cover, at least 80% UV protection, lightweight, and a belly band. Her belly is being eaten alive by black flies and no matter how much SWAT I slather on her cute little hair whorls, those dang flies just congregate there and chew on her all day. The belly band will cover those up and I won't have to worry about her belly anymore.
I'm thinking about getting her the Interlock Mesh Combo Sheet from SSTack. The UV protection is only 80%, which is kind of low, but I like it otherwise.
|Interlock Mesh Bellyband Combo Fly Sheet|