You are looking at the remains of my Milano pony sheital. For the non-Trekker geeks out there, this is the wiki entry on tribbles.
What the heck happened? Well, the hubster was being a helpful guy and ran a load of towels for me. Unfortunately for me, he thought the towel that my sheital was wrapped in was supposed to be washed. So my sheital got washed and dried. I can’t even get mad at him because I just found too hilarious. So I’m in the market for a new human hair one now. Oh well…. I had it over a year and it served me well.