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Ain’t No Mattress High Enough

Heaven knows, we love our four-legged babies!

Our Yorkies have little stairs so they can get up on our bed. We got a new mattress in November and it’s about 5 inches higher than our old one. The little guy, Miles, has had some trouble making that last vertical leap up on to the mattress from the top step. And he’s freaked himself out because a few times he’s hit the side of the mattress and then the floor. He paces around the bottom of the steps, trying to work up the courage to go for it. It’s exhausting!

So Hubby decided to make a small platform to raise the steps up a little. As his lovely assistant, I handed him the drill and screwdriver and took photos. 🙂

He bought 4″ fence posts and sanded them …

And sprayed black rubber coating on the bottom so they won’t slip or skid on the tile floor.

And spray painted them to match our bedroom furniture …

He even spray painted the clips and screws he used to attach the stairs to the posts …

Here is Miles checking out the stairs without the cover on …

The frame lined up on the posts …

Attached with conduit clips and screws …

All put together …

With the cover on …

Ready to go next to the bed …

Coming soon to a theater near you … “Dog Stairs: The Movie.”

And that is enough silliness for one day!!!


6 Responses

  1. Great job!! Hubby does nice work. I’m sure the little guy is much happier with this arrangement. 🙂 Isn’t it amazing what we do for our pets, they become such a part of the family!


    • The kids used to say, “Why do you have more pictures up of the dogs than us?” And we’d just tell them flat out … “Cause we like them more!” Of course, at the time they were teenagers and that was probably completely true then!!! ;-P

  2. So am I the only one in the world who has a boot that swings down from the ceiling to kick their furry butts OFF my furniture? Just kidding…I really don’t. Please still love me.

    • Ours are small enough, it’s like having a plush toy sitting next to you … or usually on you. They really don’t know they are dogs anyway!

  3. I have had a dog up to 120 pounds (Fenris, the wolf hybrid) and all of my dogs have always been allowed on furniture because they really are part of our family. Fortunately, Fenris would get too hot to cuddle on the bed but now both our 75-pound dogs want to cuddle on a Queen size bed all night. This is a comfort to me on the nights BF works graveyard, but it is insanely crowded on his nights off! If anyone knows of any technology for shrinking live organisms, I’m all ears.

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