I have two brown Soggy Doggy's that are more than 7 years old and have endured heavy use. We just moved into another hoe and thought we would get 2 new ones for the back door area. These are already coming apart after only a little over a month time. In the first week some threads were coming loose. Great disappointment. I am afraid to wash these. My old brown ones have been washed and dryed several times and never a thread came loose.