The young grocery-checkout woman looked at me blankly when I explained, with enthusiasm, that the two silicone pot holders were to be tub mats for my disabled dove, who bathes in a baking pan.
You, friends, will understand, I am sure.
My dove recently acquired a large ceramic baking dish for a bathtub, and it's too slippery. Today I found lovely, soft square silicone pot holders with a waffle pattern that I believe will be perfect as tub safety mats. These were Wholefoods store brand, 6.99 each, called "silicone no-slip pot holder/trivet." Dishwasher safe.
Oh the luxury.
We'll see if he likes them. He's rather a reluctant bather.