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Here in Vancouver, on the verge of Spring, there is a lot of rain.A woof load of rain. So much rain. Rain that I have to walk in and rain that they dogs have to walk in. Even with rain jackets for everyone, things get wet. I find that the thick weave of quality leashes and harnesses seems to get wet and stay wet for hours and hours. I can’t count the number of times I’ve hung up the leashes and come back at our next walk to find them still wet, cold and clammy. No one wants to go for a walk when the leash feels like a limp fish. Back in the day, I used to have 75 bazillion leashes. I had a leash fetish. I wanted to own ALL THE LEASHES, but after we moved to the apartment, I felt like too many leashes was well, too many. We didn’t have the space and really, did we need them? Still, by the time the rainy season rolled around, I was heartily regretting my decision to donate all but our favourite. They kept getting wet and I hated it.
I had to start putting them in the dryer, but the noise was driving me NUTS.Holy woof, you guys. I’m pretty sure my neighbours must have thought I was the worst. The absolute worst. The sound was incredibly obnoxious. I tried hanging the metal loop out side the dryer then slamming the door shut with just the leash inside, but then it made this ridiculously annoying whipping sound as it snapped against the paddles in the dryer. Ugh. There had to be a better way.
A sneaker bag was my saviour.
- A Mesh Laundry Bag
- Ribbon (make sure you buy a fabric ribbon, not a plastic one)
- Velcro Stripping
- Needle & thread