Dog Steps

A few weeks ago, my dog hurt his leg. I thought he’d heal up super fast and be able to go back to normal, jumping up on the bed and cuddling on the couch. Unfortunately, life had different ideas. It’s now been almost a month since Rollo has been able to cuddle with me in bed, and since he’s too big to lift I decided to make him some steps.

I have a little experience with woodworking since I grew up with my dad’s wood shop in the basement, but I didn’t have all the tools I needed to make this project. I called up my neighbor who has a whole set up in his back yard and he told me to come on down. He lives just down the road, so I carried a few pieces of scrap wood to his place and we got started.

I don’t want to go into much detail on this project since it isn’t my expertise, but here are the dimensions: Each step is 10” tall, 12” deep, and 24” wide. We did a total of 2 steps so that Rollo would only have 3 steps to get into the bed. The wood is raw right now, but I am thinking about putting some stain on it this weekend to match the rest of my room.

It was nice to be in a woodshop again. I got to smell the sawdust, hear the blades cut through the wood, and put in some practice with power tools. Best of all, Rollo can get on my bed again and spent all last night snoring right next to me! This was just a project I wanted to share to show you that a project doesn’t always have to be super cute or exciting to make you happy 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.

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