Thinking I was helping an ailing and aging Dawg to get up on her sofa perch, I bought her an Old Dawg set of steps.
Straightforward. Up and at’em. On the sofa without me lifting her hinds legs up. Except…
Our first test, I put her front paws on the lower step to give her the idea. She’s old but still smart. From there I ASSUMED Dawg would hop up and we’d all high-five my great purchase.
However, as Dawg went to move, she lost her footing, FELL OFF the second step, on to her side, scaring her to the point she lay there for a very long time, panting. I was so distraught that she fell on my account, I got down on the floor with her, hugging her and apologizing. She hasn’t used the stairs since. Anyone want a set of pet steps, used only once??