Bringing Home Puppy

May 22, 2009, 3:04 pm
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So while I was in Chatham, my dad was determined to get Tim Tam to take the stairs.  Up until that point we had just been carrying him up and down.  I had read in a number of books that puppies are still developing their depth perception and muscles, so stairs could be quite dangerous for them.  At home he became quite comfortable going up and down the 5 wooden stairs to the back deck, which was quite exciting.  But I guess its like when your kid learns to walk…exciting, but brings in a whole new range of dangers.

With his newfound confidence, Tim was determined to get up our stairs at home.  Our highly lacquered and polished wooden stairs.  He made it quite well!  The first time that is.  The second time I turned around just in time to see him fall…rolling stair over stair on his back and belly.  It was horrifying.  He fell a total of about 5 stairs. 

And was completely unfazed.  He reached the bottom, got up, and began wagging his tail!  As the “mom” I tried to act cool, so as not to upset him, and that seemed to work.

He has no injuries, physical OR mental from the incident, but he is being a little more cautious now!


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