Sunday, September 28, 2008

The ramp is in

And Penny Loafer has used it twice already. She is still a little shy of it going up the stairs, but with coaxing along with some bread crumbs going up it, she did great. Going down was a breeze, she didn't even have to be coaxed, she seemed to know that would be the easiest way to get down. Coming back up was a little scary.

We can still squeeze past it if we have to, or we can just lift it off, because it isn't attached to anything. We wanted to give her a wide berth so she wouldn't feel uncomfortable. The ramp was just made of press board, and we thought she might be able to climb that, but it soon became apparent that this was a slippery slope. So, we had a lot more indoor outdoor carpet, like you see on the deck, and on the stairs, so we decided the underside of it was was much more grippable..I don't think that's a word..but it is now. So, we turned it over and stapled it down, and I think it may work.

Gord and I didn't even get "into" it today when he was sawing the boards, I thought I would have to yell at him I usually do when he starts a project he knows nothing about. But, we played nice and nobody got hurt, even though a major table saw was involved. We both have our limbs to show for it. I can still type. He can still walk...All is well.

Good news...just in... we just let Penny out before we are going to bed, and she bounded down the new ramp. So we left her down on the back yard to see if she would come back up the ramp by herself ...and she did, without any interference by us............YAY...we don't have to carry her up the stairs anymore....and what is more interesting, she seems so much more self assured and happy. She hated to be carried. Now she has a new lease on life...she can come in and out as she pleases and doesn't have to depend on us to get her back up to the house when she wants to come in. Plus she is so smart, she responds to me by voice and hand signals and today when we went through the drill a few times, she aced it. She has her independence back. Winter could be a challenge, but we are up for it. And talking about "smart"...she can still remember every toy she has when I ask her to bring it to me...that is 8 years worth of toys which I have named. Somethimes I have to a little "do over" with some of the old one's we don't play with to much anymore...but she will remember it again. I loves my Penny Loafer.

I have got a piece of Apple Crisp I made this afternoon with my name on it...(with ice-cream).. your hearts out.

Over and out... back to work tomorrow....but that's okay.. it's better than doing laundry, cooking, and cleaning the house.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Problem solved well done!

Donna said...

This is Great news! Yea for Miss Penny! Happy work week sweetie!hughugs

Brenda said...

You and Gord are Penny's heros! And I'm glad the building got done with no lost limbs!