We’ve spent our first night at my apartment in Chicago since Bacio’s FHO surgery. I moved my bed to the ground so that Bacio can sleep on the bed. This morning I woke up to get ready for work, but first time to take Bacio out. I was nervous for the first trip down hardwood stairs.
He fell. When he did, his leg looked disgusting, almost at a 90-degree angle. Soooo I carried that 65lb boy the rest of the way down the stairs. My daily workouts will now consist of carrying Bacio up and down the stairs. I felt so bad for him… But he didn’t seem phased once we were outside. He limped a little outside, but was still putting the leg down… Hopefully it’s all good… I’m still pretty worried though.
Finding Stair Solutions
After work, I went to Home Depot to find a stair solution. When approached buy one of their helpful people in orange, I explained that I needed some sort of grip my stairs, but it had to be temporary, and nothing that involved a staple gun. He suggested sandpaper tape. I veto’d, I skateboarded most my teenage years and grip tape tore up my shoes. I can’t imagine what it would do to dog paws.
He said I could glue down carpet patches, but as a renter I asked if there was a temporary tape instead. I needed something removal and that wouldn’t damage wood. He got a weird look on his face and proceeded toward the carpeting section. He had a brilliant idea! Take the non-slip rug grip pads, cut it to size, and put it on the stairs. YES!
I’ll need to clean the stairs first, and then I’ll get to Bacio-fying them. In fact… I need to clean my entire apartment.
I walked in after being gone for 2.5 weeks and I was like Ewww gross… how do I live here?
On that note… I’m off to clean!