For me, the best part was finding some boat/dock bumpers. The vet had actually said they make great playthings for big dogs. It was two dollars for all three of them so off they went into our trunk.
At first the dogs wanted nothing to do with them. I started swinging them about by the rope and Gumdrop got interested first which of course forced Odelia into a much more interested state of mind.
They were too short for Gummy to swing onto her back, her favourite way to transport large objects. She spent a lot of time just rolling them across the yard.
At the sale we had planned to attend, I found a box of hat making stuff. Not too old but fun nonetheless. I will get pics of that soon.