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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Giving The Old Girl A Helping Hand

 

Noo not me yet lol ! soon though I can imagine  haha !  or should that title say a helping paw  !

For our girl Miggs .

Papa whipped up this little stair case in his work shop  for our Miggs last night after work and supper and he sanded and shaped all the edges nicely , it looks great ,   all  so she can get up and down to her swing . Now the swing used to swing but Papa fixed that to by anchoring the sides and the back to the frame as it was to difficult and scary for her as her legs , hips shoulders and balance aren't always that great especially on damp days  to climb up on . The straps underneath the swing seat were all frayed and tearing so he shaped  and notched a piece of ply  wood which has some give to it so it isn't rock hard under the cushions  when sat apron and it fits snug   . I showed these photos  of him fixing the seat of the swing in a past post .  This swing was my mums and it is 25 years old and Miggs has always loved laying , snoozing and sitting on it and watching the yard from it . I have put out her softer beds on the patio for her even mats but NOPE the only thing she prefers to all that  is this swing , so be it I say .

She was thrilled she was able to get up and down on her swing so easily now .

Here's a step by step , pun intended haha ! of Miggs using her new stair case.

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                                                                                              Slow and steady !

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MAY 2018 (7 of 8)                                                                                              Getting there lol !

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                                                                                                Feww,  made it !

MAY 2018 (8 of 8)    Going down is easier lol . So far she has loved being able to use  her stairs and get up on her swing all by her self  and we are all happy that she can now do this  on her own . Awesome wood working as always Papa !

     Miggs has her days were her legs are good if it is warm and sunny and the air pressure is up but once the weather gets damp and or cold or stormy like and the air pressure drops , well she has problems with her legs as both back  legs have now been operated on and she has arthritis in them as well as   her hips and her shoulders . I hear ya Miggs , Papa and myself   hobble about in the same type of weather , but making our girl happy is what makes us happy .

     Miggs is going for her summer groom tomorrow , gona the usual , the works , bath  and getting the thick shaggy coat all shaved  down , cleaned up and her nails done , we call it the doggy day spa and when we mention those words she gets exited and wants to go ASAP ! Miggs loves getting bathed and groomed , we have stayed there before and I was in a little disbelief  as to how much she really liked it and how good she was for our groomer  but yup she loves it and she is a very good girl for our groomer and the groomer loves it when she comes in .

So that's Miggs update and story for now  , right now she is snoozing in the kitchen as the weather today is foggy rainy , humid , damp overcast and the odd pop of sunshine , a mixed bag  if you will of weather  , so she is resting her bones after our early morning walk .

                                                                                    Until next time .

                                                                                     Country Gal

6 comments:

Linda said...

How cool is that?
Enjoy your week Elaine...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lucky Miggs 👍

Margaret Adamson said...

AH! Papa is great at solving problems and that is certainly a great idea so that Miggs can sit on her swing more easily.

Anvilcloud said...

A thoughtful thing, very well accomplished too.

William Kendall said...

She is set in her ways, but likes the steps!

Years ago I was in an accident- a hit and run where my left knee took the worst of it. The doctor at the time said at some point I'd likely get arthritis there, and there are times this past winter when I really felt it on a cold damp day, the ache.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We all need help as the years progress and glad that Miggs can once again enjoy her warm weather swings due to some handy craftsmanship from Papa.