I posted about my old furry (and otherwise textile) friends two years ago. Eventually I brought them home in a cardboard box and stowed them - safely, so I thought - in the attic.
But when I went to look one of them out before Christmas, tragedy had struck the merry band, in the form of a vicious attack by moths.
On the plus side though, as a child (literally) of the sixties, most of my toys were made of synthetic fibres. So Jumbo Tint is unscathed apart from a tiny nibble to his velvet ear-lining, Mint the dog is no more dog-eared than previously, and Whisky the Crimplene rabbit remains pretty much indestructable as long as he stays away from hot irons.
They have all been quarantined in a big plastic bag pending treatment.
Today's reason to be cheerful: Finally getting a supermarket delivery slot for the first time since October.