Our new foster dog Watson had a request for us: last night after settling in, he asked us for a ramp! Watson is very weak in his hind quarters, causing him to be very wobbly. He doesn’t do well on stairs; the 3 steps out our back door were causing him problems when going outside to potty.
Help is on the way!
After some brainstorming, we decided to use the dog wash ramp out the back door because that was an instant fix. All daddy had to do was drill a couple holes through the metal ramp so it could be fastened to the wooden step. With careful guidance, Watson was using the ramp and was moving around easier.
Today we decided to build a temporary ramp made from pressure treated wood that is much wider than our metal ramp so Watson doesn’t have to walk such a precise line (can’t have our boy tumbling off the side). After gathering the appropriate supplies, daddy got to work outside building an even better ramp!
Here is what my awesome husband built for the dogs today.
Watson and Marley using the ramp for the first time.
Watson is one happy customer and I am one happy wife!
This morning we made arrangements to pick Watson up and bring him home. After spending some time with Watson, the vet and I discussed Watson’s medical issues and medications.
Waiting for me to take him home.
I was very eager to get Watson home so I could introduce him to his foster family. I told him all about the six kittehs, the doggie, and his foster daddy.
You can’t help falling in love with this guy.
Watson is our fifth foster dog and this has been the easiest introduction yet! I am SO PROUD of our dog Marley; she handled the introduction like a pro. So far, Watson has only met 2 of the 6 cats (2 of the 3 house cats). The cats had no problem with the casual sniffing and Watson hasn’t been interested in them since. I suspect a couple of the barn cats will introduce themselves this evening when they attempt to sneak into the house (nightly ritual).
Someone needed a nap.
After introductions outdoors, exploring indoors (the main part of the house), and crate training (tossing treats into the open crate), it was time for Watson to take a nap. It feels really great to have him sleep by me as I sit in the recliner. I look forward to his time here with us and sharing the experience with you.
Looks like we’ll be getting our fifth foster dog tomorrow!
Approx 9 years old, is good with cats, and is in need of some medical attention.
I can’t wait to help get this boy healed up and find him his forever home.
Photos and more info coming soon.
We are enjoying our summer so far, and hope you are doing the same. It’s time to get back to working on my blog, so I thought I’d share something super cute with you.
Just once, I want to raise a Golden Retriever puppy! I love my rescue dogs, but I want to see what kind of adult dog I get when I raise a puppy appropriately.