Climbing Mt. Everest…Sort Of

January 23, 2021

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Mummy has been concerned about us lately. As we are all aging, the stairs that we use to get onto the big sofa have become DIFFICULT for most of us to use. She could tell that it was painful for us to hop onto the steps and then onto the sofa. Last week she ran across a video for this “ALPHA PAW” doggie ramp and decided to give it a try. They were having a special and then there was an additional $35 discount code… so it came to about $124. Yes, that is a bit pricey but Mummy says it is cheaper than taking us to the vet for hip problems and pain medication… so she decided to give it a try. I am the only one home right now because Mummy has been recovering and Daddy took my sisters with him when he had to leave for work… so I have been trying it out. It only took me a few tries to get the hang of it and it DOES seem to work much better than the steps! Mummy is anxious to see what everyone else thinks about it. If you have problems with STAIRS… this RAMP might be for you!!! It is 40” long and we have it set up at 16” tall which is the second lowest setting. The higher you go… the steeper the ramp. The surface is covered in a ribbed-like carpeting so you don’t slip. Mummy is going to experiment and move it up to the 20” height which will be STEEPER, but then there won’t be a little JUMP at the top in order to get onto the sofa… we can just step right off!!! I can see that I will be getting my “STEPS” in today… but it’s so EASY, even a caveman can do it!

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Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
1 month ago

I think I may need to get my daddy to make one for me! He loves making stuff and is good at it. I don’t tell mummy but it’s getting harder for me to get up on our couch. Must be my furry feet🤣🤣

Patricia Smith
1 month ago

That is very nice. It will certainly be easier on the Girls.

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Patricia Smith

I have gone up and down a few times now and Mummy thinks that this will be much better for us. I can’t wait to see how my sisters react to it! I will show them how it’s done!!!

Judith Hipper
Judith Hipper
1 month ago

Wonderful, thank you girls. Stay well ♥️🐾

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
1 month ago
Reply to  Judith Hipper

Thank you… so far this is working well!

mary beth
mary beth
1 month ago

I have been thinking about these for my babies. i have one that won’t use stairs. just jumps. I would need 2 though. 1 for couch and 1 for bed. will be watching to see have the sisters like it. Feel better mom. hugs and Love.

Carol
Carol
1 month ago

You’re so lucky to have Mummy all to yourself, Millie! Love the ramp. I’ve been thinking of getting one for my girls but I don’t know if I have the room. Hope your recovery is coming along just fine. 😊

Susan Calvert
Susan Calvert
1 month ago

Hi Millie – I was just talking to my mommy about this. She noticed that I stopped using the steps to go up, but I can still go down. I think a ramp is coming soon! Kisses! Lucy

Susan Calvert
Susan Calvert
1 month ago
Reply to  Millie LaRue

That is good to know! I think Lucy’s beginning to feel some arthritis in her back legs… just like Mommy’s knee!

Judy Alter
1 month ago

What a great idea! As long as no one is afraid of heights.

Suzanne monty
Suzanne monty
1 month ago

That’s great love you jumper ,did mummy make that .
Hi from Australia 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

Charlette Koger
Charlette Koger
1 month ago

That’s such a good idea. Mercedes is 10 and has cataracts. She sleeps more now. I get worried about her too.
♡︎♥︎♡︎♥︎

Johnna G Wheeler
Johnna G Wheeler
1 month ago

Fantastic! I’m going to share with my niece’s pups! They would benefit from this! Thanks
and trust Mommy is continuing to feel better!

Melissa Coleman
Melissa Coleman
1 month ago

I love it!!! Millie, I had to laugh at first – because that first pic looks like you are scaling a nearly vertical surface! You are a brave and smart girl to check this out first. You can show your sisters when they get home. (side note: I am wondering if your daddy pays them hourly or salary for helping him at work!) xoxoxoxox

Jeanine Wright
Jeanine Wright
1 month ago

Keep up the good work! Once you’ve mastered it, then you can teach your sisters how easy it is to do! ❤️❤️❤️🐾🐾

Last edited 1 month ago by Jeanine Wright
Shirley Johnell
Shirley Johnell
1 month ago

I made a ramp with 3 boards making the ramp and sideboards. Then screwed a board at one end that’s the height of the sofa. I used an old yoga mat stapled to the floor of the ramp. Sides were needed for one blind dog. I made a bed ramp in the same manner with a longer ramp. Picture wouldn’t load.

Shirley Johnell
Shirley Johnell
1 month ago

This is the sofa ramp, not sure where it will post. It’s purple and pink. Boards were already painted and repurposed.

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Melissa Coleman
Melissa Coleman
1 month ago

That’s awesome!! I bet your pups love it!!

Marcia
Marcia
1 month ago

Looks like a great idea!

Crista
1 month ago

Sophi is 14. I switched to ramps when she was 13. She learned fast and now she and my yorkie Greta use them with no problem! They have a small one for the couch and a big one for the human bed. They aren’t cheap, but definitely cheaper than surgery!

Susan Nicol
Susan Nicol
1 month ago

Hi Millie
I think mommy’s idea to get ramp is a good one.
I got one for Oliver to put beside the bed. He got use to it very quickly. The other night and was up and down the ramp carrying all his toys to bed. No room left for me but was he happy with himself. What a spoiled little guy

White Betty
White Betty
1 month ago

Looks great, mommy has good ideas

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
1 month ago

Been using doggy ramps for years! So much better, especially for older small dogs. PetClassics ramps aren’t cheap either but so worth it! We have 4 in various places! Love them! Great job on conquering that mountain, Millie L!

Kristin Rulison
Kristin Rulison
1 month ago

This sounds like a new adventure for you girls. And a healthy one as well.

Martha
Martha
1 month ago

This is what I need for my pup Wiskers as he is getting older and I worry about him jumping down from my bed.

Angela Cuozzo
Angela Cuozzo
1 month ago

That’s great!!!!! So glad that you are using it!!!! You look so adorable too! We love you 😍❤🐾

Natalia DeSantis
Natalia DeSantis
1 month ago

Love it! ❤️🐾🤗

Kathryn M. Smith
Kathryn M. Smith
1 month ago

You babies take care going up and down. Miss hearing from you all. Take care and be safe. Loves to all

Marie Bell
Marie Bell
1 month ago

Teddy and Sidney are not allowed upstairs but have a foot stool to use to get on the settee. But they tend to use it as a trampoline 😂😂 you are very good using it my lovely ❤️❤️

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
1 month ago

awwwwwwwwww don’t even TALK about the whole getting older stuff it just can’t happen! I don’t let little Isabella on my bed or couch because I’m so afraid of her falling off and getting hurt….. if she can’t get me to let her down she may just jump and no I don’t want to take a chance and even with a ramp or steps she could try to get down the wrong place. The new little girl I adopted, Trixie is a bit bigger than Isabella and she’s been able to climb up the make shift steps onto the bed… Read more »

Patti SanFilippo
Patti SanFilippo
1 month ago

Mico has this ramp since November. It’s easy for them to use and much safer for them. Millie you’re so precious and beautiful. 🐾❤️🐾

SNUGGLES ANNE
SNUGGLES ANNE
1 month ago

THE RAMP LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE A GOOD SOLUTION TO HELPING YOU AND YOUR SISTERS GET UP ON THE HIGHER FURNITURE.

PLEASE TELL YOUR MISTRESS THAT THE THREE OF US ARE GLAD TO LEARN SHE IS FEELING BETTER.

HOPE YOUR MASTER IS TAKING GOOD CARE OF HIMSELF.

BEST HISSES,
SNUGGLES ANNE

Sherilynn Admire
Sherilynn Admire
1 month ago

Oh my gracious, our mommy has seen this on Facebook and wondered if any others have tried this company.
She’s looking to order since 2 of the 3 of us are like over 10 years “young”.
Thank you for sharing.❤️🐾😊

Last edited 1 month ago by Sherilynn Admire
Sherri Davis
Sherri Davis
1 month ago

Way to go Millie!!! You did it! Now you can show your sisters exactly what to do!! I think Mummy made a smart purchase for y’all. You should give her an extra special kiss for thinking of forgoing any problems that may come up. I will pray for Mummy to have a speedy recovery but I know she feels better having an A#1 nurse taking care of her. ❤️❤️❤️🥰

Debra Fisk
Debra Fisk
1 month ago

I am thinking of replacing our steps as well with a ramp . I worry about hip and back issues too. I’m glad to see one that goes higher. We have a high bed. So happy you are Getting your exercise in Millie❤️

Nancy Schmeichel Schneck
Nancy Schmeichel Schneck
1 month ago

That looks great! My mommy has stools all over the house so I can get up to my favorite perches! Maybe I can talk her into one of those awesome ramps!! Hope your Mummy gets well very soon!

Phyllis
Phyllis
1 month ago

I think my four will be needing a ramp
Soon. Thx for the tip. I was sorry to read your mom was under the weather. Special hugs to her please Millie🤗

Fayelawrence
Fayelawrence
1 month ago

Love this excellent 😍💝

Faye Lawrence
Faye Lawrence
1 month ago

This is great excellent 😍

SandyMcDonald
SandyMcDonald
1 month ago

I am sorry to hear you mum has been sick. I received an email notice but when I clicked on it to read the post I just received a message that either site was down or had been removed. I went back to it today to see if it was up, but received the same message, so I missed a chapter and am just catching up. I am so sorry. I so hope all is well now for your mum and your whole family. I worry about my three girls getting on my high bed. I have an ottoman that… Read more »

Sandy Newman
Sandy Newman
1 month ago

Hello doll! You have a very smart and loving mummy. I wish everyone had a mummy like yours who takes such good care of them! Miss Trixie has stairs up to the bed, she is 6 now ( so hard to believe!!!) and I know I will need to switch over someday. I have seen the one mummy got you girls and thought that is the one I would need to get. Sorry mummy is still recovery, hope and pray she will back to her pretty self soon. Please give her our love and let her know we are praying… Read more »

SHARON J SWEAT
SHARON J SWEAT
1 month ago

concur that ramp and dream of going up a mountain. You are so adorable. Take care of mommy and tell her we are praying that she gets better soon. Kisses and hugs from Florida.

Sandra Kellogg
Sandra Kellogg
1 month ago

There are a couple of senior yorkies in our household too. We have been thinking about getting a ramp for ours but were not sure if this would work for them. Glad to hear this is working out for you. Hopefully, your sisters will like it as much as you do.

Kay Sheets
Kay Sheets
1 month ago

What an awesome idea how come we haven’t seen this before it makes so much better sense. The only thing Is you have to have the room for it to stick out in the way of two legged people! If we have the room for our babies let’s do it!!!💖 Be careful girls and have fun. 😘You’ll be like young girls again and you won’t have to have Mummy or Daddy help you get up all the time!!❣️❣️

Shirley Skulimowski
Shirley Skulimowski
1 month ago

It’s so good that you can maneuver the ramp! ❤️❤️❤️

shannonhenderson62@yahoo.com
shannonhenderson62@yahoo.com
28 days ago

My mom got us one for Christmas to. It’s so easy now to get on couch. She said best investment for her babies

Rev kennyhaddock
Rev kennyhaddock
23 days ago

Littlebug says hi am behind on my emails YES aging is not fun

millie larue
millie larue
23 days ago

Hello Littlebug! Mummy is ordering a SECOND ramp for our house at the lake because this one is really working out for us!!! It is much easier than the stairs to get up on the sofa with the RAMP!

Rebekah BARNES
Rebekah BARNES
20 days ago

You mastered the ramp, Millie! Good girl!

millie larue
millie larue
20 days ago
Reply to  Rebekah BARNES

We are ALL loving the ramp! Mummy just ordered a SECOND one from ALPHA PAW to use at our LAKE HOUSE because this is working soooo much better than the stairs!!!

Jill Stroh
Jill Stroh
12 days ago

Dear Millie LaRue,
I’m so happy that you have a nice ramp to use when you want to climb to the sofa without problems! Your Mummy was smart to find this one for you.I hope your Mummy didn’t have covid! The little girl I babysit for, a sweet yorkie named Prissy, also uses a ramp to get onto the bed. She loves it! I hope you love and your sisters love it too!

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
12 days ago
Reply to  Jill Stroh

Our ramp is working perfectly and Mummy ordered a second one for our lake house! No, Mummy didn’t have COVID. She is all better now and things are back to normal. KISS KISS

shannonhenderson62@yahoo.com
shannonhenderson62@yahoo.com
5 days ago

My boys love there ramp. My one is having problems getting up on couch. Best investment for my babies

Millie LaRue
Millie LaRue
5 days ago

I’m glad you are loving yours too! We even bought a second one to use at our lake house because it is working so well!

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