What to do with this old rope?
While spring cleaning a couple of weeks ago, I rummaged through some boxes of hiking gear boxes and came across a bundle of retired climbing rope.
It happened to be Jason’s climbing rope from the mid 90's... It’s surprising what we hold onto, and his rope had survived dozens of moves, Hurricane Sandy, and was still here after a some decades.
As soon as Lola spotted the pile of rope, she immediately went for it, and started chewing and shredding away. It was a no brainer to recycle the rope and make something she could play with. At the same time, ropes are essentially leashes, and I dug around for a way to make a clean rope leash. I found some plastic rope clamps online, and realized there were many ways to loop and finish the rope cleanly. The slideshow and photos below show how you can easily make your own rope leash and other ways of re-using old rope for your pups. (While the clamps are sturdy and great, always supervise your pups so they don't chew up the clamps and the screws inside.)