Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday's issues -- aging and loss of agility

My Satchmo is getting older.  That is a fact.  Not only is his muzzle almost all white, but he has slowed down considerably over the last few years.  I worry about him constantly and am always looking for a way to make his life easier and more comfortable. 

He loves to be in the bed with me, but has been unable to jump up on the mattress now for a few years.  I tried buying doggie stairs, but he was so frightened of them I had to get rid of them.  So, every night I pick him up and put him on the bed where he will stay until I get up because if he gets down, he cannot get back up.

I was surfing the net a few days ago and came across a wonderful product that I am considering buying for him.  I had never heard of or seen this product before, so I worried that the novelty would wear off and I would be looking at another useless item.  I found this on a site called Puppy Stairs, but it is not a stair but rather a ramp.  Satch loves being independent and I think he would like this.  It is cloth covered and padded so he would not be frightened by it; he loves getting on the furniture.

Here is a picture and the link to the product.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  I will keep you posted if I decide to purchase it about the outcome!

Here is the link to the website -- Puppy Stairs

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