So, my mom, my aunt, and I were at my late grandparents' house over the weekend, and I happened upon a Sugar Sweet that my cousin owned. My cousin gave me permission to swipe her. Sadly, from what I can tell, I think she has pony cancer. Here's a gallery of the poor girl in question.
It's on my Facebook page, and the gallery is public, so I hope you're able to see it.
She'd been stashed in a plastic bin with other toys, and my grandparents' house got hit pretty hard when Katrina came through several years ago. Her mane was all matted and moldy, so I went ahead and de-haired her. I've since given her a diluted bleach bath to kill any lingering bacteria and mold that might have been clinging on. I'm thinking of customizing her, and I have a few questions.
1) Is it pony cancer that she's suffering from?
2) If it is cancer, since I did use bleach to sanitize her, if I give her a good, soapy bath or two beforehand, will it affect any future painting that I do?
3) I've heard a lot of dissenting opinions, so what is the general accepted method of removing symbols without damaging the pony?
4) I'm thinking of giving her mane a stripe like Glory and Moondancer, so how much of the head needs to be re-haired? Do I just need to do it on one side or both?
That's all the questions I can think of for now, so I hope someone can assist me with this.