I washed Zenock's favorite stuffed animal yesterday, and when he went to bed it was still a little damp. He was very concerned that it felt different...could that be because it was clean? He kept telling me the feathers were coming off. I said I would check it in the morning. Well, the hippo is all dry now, and his "feathers" are just fine. I had to check on it first thing this morning, just to make sure! The things kids say sometimes are hilarious!!