Friday, May 8, 2015

Mr. B vs Stairs

One of our biggest concerns going from a single floor condominium to a single family home were the stairs. We were worried that our elderbulls would not fair so well on our stairs that lead up the bedroom and down to the basement. Miss M has long and gangly arms that are perfect for our stairs. She can ascend and descend our stairs with amazing grace. Mr. B on the other hand, has a harder time up the stairs. Though his stubby arms really makes it difficult for him to climb up our stairs, it is actually going down the stairs that has caused Mr. B the most problems. As written many times before, Mr. B loves his stuffies. He loves them so much that he has to take them everywhere, even if it means taking them up and down from the second floor.
We were wary, but we thought it was nothing to be concerned about. Until that fateful day when we heard a loud crash coming from the hallway. really early in the morning. A and I jumped out of bed to find a stuffy on our landing and Mr. B hobbling a bit on the main floor.
Luckily for us, the vet examined Mr. B and found that his injuries were minor, but we are really shaken by the whole event.
Now Mr. B is no longer allowed to carry any stuffy down or up the stairs. A has even separated his stuffys, where the ones that dangle and can cause Mr. B to trip are Mr. B's downstairs stuffys and the rest are his upstairs stuffys.
Unlucky for Mr. B, whenever he wants his stuffys to all be together, it is quickly yanked out of his mouth whenever he approaches the stairs. No longer will his stuffy collection be complete and in one place.

12 comments:

The Daily Pip said...

Poor Mr. B that must be quite an adjustment for him. Maybe he needs a duplicate set of stuffies on each floor. LOL

Sharla Fouquet said...

Oh, poor Mr B! Glad he didn't get too badly hurt falling down the stairs. I can only imagine how traumatic that must've been for everyone.

Sharla Fouquet said...

Oh, poor Mr B! Glad he didn't get too badly hurt falling down the stairs. I can only imagine how traumatic that must've been for everyone.

Miki said...

Cutest dog EVER!!! Personally I hate stairs and don't have them anymore, but i have to admit I think it added to the longevity and strength of my elder cat's limbs having to go up and down the thing everyday. He lived until 18 years old and went up and down our stairs about 5 times a day. We put non slip pads on them though.

K-Koira said...

Doggy Treads have a product that provides traction on indoor stairs specifically for dogs (though they help people too). You should look into those, it might help Mr. B, and both dogs as they get older, not to mention the humans in stocking feet.

A Nelson said...

Poor Mr. B, glad he's ok!!
Traction on the stairs would definitely help, their are different products that adhere nicely and look nice too, that you could look into.

Laura said...

Dear Mr. B, we are grateful you are well after your stuffy mishap!
How precious you and Miss M are. Have fun playing and blessings to your sweet family! <3

A Spiller said...

Poor thing. He's so cute carrying his stuffies around!

Rebecca said...

As a pet parent who had two dogs within two months who needed surgery to repair a torn ACL, I feel your caution. I don't even have stairs and I don't know how either sustained their injury. One is still healing, and the whole experience is a not a pleasant one. The discomfort and pain for the dog, the expense of the vet bills, the inconvenience for me and the dislike that the dog has for the restricted activity, the trip to the specialist vet for checkups which is over an hour away, all add up to a big pain. It is something I hope doesn't happen again.

How Sam Sees It said...

Poor guy! We used to have great danes in a two story house, and yeah, we had a few accidents too.

Monty and Harlow

ohmelvin.com said...

Stairs are so completed! Melvin's issue was always exuberance on the steps. Jake needs traction. So we had to get a runner! Sorry to hear that Mr. B has to pick and choose where his buddies stay!

liliana876 said...

Glad Mr. B is OK, but poor sweetie, I am sure he misses having his buddies all together. Better safe than sorry though!

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