Whew! I decided to dig out all the old dog stuff today and found quite a bit of stuff that I could still use!
-Three nylon leashes, still in excellent condition
-A gadget that goes on the seat belt and clips to the dog's harness
-A tandem dog-walking device (It's two strips of nylon with a metal ring in the center and clips on either end)
-the afore-mentioned tennis balls
-two brushes; a palm brush and a rubber currycomb
I tossed the leashes and tennis balls into the washer and they came out looking great! I also disinfected the brushes. I'm kind of on a budget, so I'm going to be looking for ways to save money wherever I can without cutting corners. I'm even looking at modifying a horses' saddle pad to use as a dog bed! It is washable, thank goodness!
A corner I have already designated as 'the dog corner' is starting to look like a kennel.
The leashes are hanging up on some pegs below a shelf, and the tennis balls and brushes are sitting on top of the shelf. Once I add the crate and the toys, it'll be all set for my Beagle.
If only July wasn't so far away!