Sunday, October 7, 2012

Steps for Juliet

As some of you who follow me on facebook know, we adopted another little dachshund. She was a stray and my sister and brother-in-law are volunteering at Charlie's Angel's Rescue and I had asked him to let me know if they ever got a dachshund. This one was found down by the lake past our house so they brought her to me.
We named her Juliet, of course, (what else do you name her when you already have a Romeo?). This was the first day, she was very tired when we got her as she had been out there for a week or so. She has some issues that we will eventually have taken care of at the vets. and she is quite badly over weight as she is a toy dachshund and weighs 17 1/2 lbs (Romeo is a standard and also over weight and weighs 22 lbs, he used to weigh 19 lbs anyway, that is another story).
She is doing quite well here. She does have a real issue with protecting her food and her and Romeo have gotten  into it a couple of times because he has an issue with protecting his food as well but for the most part she has settled in really well except for one thing. She can't jump on the bed. It is too high for her. We made a "make-shift" kind of steps with a laundry basket and a tin but she didn't like it so today Phil made her some real steps.
Most of these don't need explanation. He had 2x4's left from building the fence and some pallet wood so that is what he made the steps out of.





This was one side. He made another just like it for the opposite side.


Yes, she has used it a couple of times already and if Romeo learns to use it, then it will be good for him as well. Dachshunds really shouldn't have to jump that high even if they can because it is bad for their backs.





"

9 comments:

  1. Juliet you lucky thing not many of us have had a unique piece of furniture made for them by Phil the master of DIY

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nothing spoiled about THOSE dogs! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh they are spoiled but we are trying to do what is best for them. Juliet has lost weight already and I have really been getting onto Phil about the constant treats and he has been trying though it is hard for him.

      Delete
  3. I'm so happy for you all. Animals know when they have it good and they are very appreciative, aren't they?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are. Juliet has settled in so well. Just having a bed and pillows (her favorite place) to sleep on was wonderful to her the first night. At one time someone took fairly good care of her. I am not sure how she ever became a stray but she has a good home with us now.

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. She a heavy little thing and lifting her up and down every time was not working. Beside we want her to be able to be independent and get up and down when we aren't around.

      Delete
  5. Hi Becky,

    I just love Dachshunds and your post did make me smile. All the best to your new gal and congrats again to Phil-King of Carpentry!

    ReplyDelete