Anyone who’s had the honor of sharing their lives with a member of the pit bull tribe will agree; you can take away a pitty’s eyes, ears, legs, relatively non-essential organs and/or any other body part, and the dog can still live a happy life. But take away the couch and a pit bull has no reason to live.
Our Sarah is no different. Long are the hours she spends snuggled up to the north arm of her Beloved.
Run A Muck Ranch recently euthanized it’s ancient couch and replaced it with a new one. Sarah didn’t spend long grieving the loss of her old Love, and seemed quite excited to bond with a newer version. But there was a problem: The new couch had all its stuffing, making it higher than the old one. Sarah couldn’t get on it by herself.
With her new Beloved so near and yet so far, all Sarah could do was stand there, staring at it, crying until Crabby or I picked her up and put her on her preferred north arm. The knowledge that once she got off, she could not get back on unless assistance was close at hand made Sarah reluctant to part with her Beloved under any circumstances. It didn’t help that those extra few inches in height were enough that Sarah lost control on the dismount and went crashing to the floor.
We considered dog stairs, but determined they would not be strong enough to handle Sarah’s weight and instability. I looked at horse mounting blocks, but thought they were too narrow and too easy for Sarah to fall off of. We considered building a ramp but in the end decided it would have all the negatives of both dog stairs and mounting blocks, so that idea was discarded as well.
Crabby put on his thinking cap, and came up with this:
Crabby showed Sarah how to use it once and she became an immediate expert.
Extreme kudos goes out to Crabby for building not just ‘a’ Sarah Booster, but the PERFECT Sarah Booster!