I gathered up my courage, placed him in a pillow case and threw him in the laundry with some other items.
(before the pillow case)
He appeared to come out of that okay. I decided he could "hang dry" so I clipped him up on the line in the basement. It would have been freeze drying had it been outside!
Andy is just fine and ready for more adventures! I wonder what the next week will bring?
(A funny side note - mostly appreciated by those who know us - Brett read this story like it was a horror story - try it, it is funny!!)