I originally said here that the Christmas tree ornament didn't have Blue's hair in it; I was wrong. It's the pendant that doesn't have horsehair in the actual clay. The ornament does. And by the way, Cliff seemed pretty impressed upon seeing these things. He pronounced them "pretty neat".
The day we bid goodbye to Blue, I happened to remember that somewhere on the Internet I had seen something about people who make horsehair pottery, using your horse's hair. I thought of it in time to clip some hair from Blue's mane and save it.
I found several sites where such pottery was done, but I finally found my way to Claypony.com; I liked the idea of having a necklace with Blue's hair attached; I liked the idea of a Christmas tree ornament with Blue's name on it (no hair was used in the making of the pendant).
I contacted Deborah, made arrangements, and send a check. As soon as she received it, she got started on the work.
Deborah returned the unused horsehair, and I put in a baggie and put it inside the pottery; I also put Blue's registration papers in there.
Now you may be like Cliff, and think this is just plain morbid; but I like having something created in Blue's memory.
Ora, your little gift fits in perfectly.
This is one of my favorite videos made looking between Blue's ears, and it really seems appropriate now.