Far Side ordered me a harness. She said “That boy needs some help sometimes getting up the steps and into the car. His arthur-itis is getting worse.”
The harness came in the mail and she unwrapped it joyfully and set about making it the right size for me. She is so easy to entertain.
I am a little “fluffy.” They are working on exercising me more so I feel better but sometimes I talk Far Guy into a few extra treats….he is a push over.
Far Guy tried to get me to use a step stool to get into the vehicle…I didn’t like that at all. I was ready to stay home all by myself if I had to use that thing to go for a ride…and you know how much I like my rides in the car. I can only get in on the passenger side and only if the seat is way back so I can jump to the floor then to the seat and then into my very own
I was having a hard time jumping up on the bed too…Far Guy had to help. Pushing off on my back legs is problematic sometimes.
Far Side likes red so my new harness is red and black.
She says I look snazzy and the harness is perfect, it even has a handle for a quick assist if I should need one….whatever.
I don’t have to wear it all the time, just on days when I am having troubles.
Far Side says that these kinds of troubles happen to the ageing…and I guess I am 11 years and 4 months old now. Nearing that average age for a Border Collie, their life span is from 9 to 17 years with the average being 12. Of course I think I am way above average for a Border Collie!