put into washing machines.
Do not ask why this happened. Let it just be said that your resident cat has spent the last 40 or so minutes cleaning up the resultant mess.
I have discovered a lot about silica gel in the process - and I hope I do not discover any more. I just hope it has not irrevocably harmed the washing machine. It is going through another cycle right now and it appears to be working.
I have also swept and vacuumed the laundry floor.
And I did not get cross with the Senior Cat because he felt bad enough anyway.
Normal blog service will resume tomorrow.