My dog Indy has many great qualities, but grace is not one of them. I remember when Duncan and I first got him about five years ago, he acted like he had never seen stairs before. He wasn't sure how to operate his body up and down them, and really hasn't improved much since then. Our new house in Seattle has an amazing hardwood, curved staircase. Indy was able to manuevuer his way up the stairs, but would get tripped up at the trianglular shaped stairs on the way down. He'd normally lose his footing at that point and then tumble the rest of the way down, sliding into Duncan's office. He decided this wasn't worth it (rightfully so) and would avoid going upstairs at all. Now and then he'd come up to sleep near us, but then trembled in the morning, afraid to go back down. Carrying a 70 pound dog down slippery stairs is very nerve wracking so a remedy was needed.
I had been itching to try out some Flor Carpet Tiles and thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. After a speedy delivery we set out to solve our pup's problem. We measured and cut and measured some more. After we had everything laid out nicely we used some carpet adhesive to attach the cut squares securely in place. Voila! Problem solved! Indy can now come up up and down the stairs on his own and we aren't breaking any rental house rules!
My favorite part about the stairs is the zig zag architecture at the top! Isn't it fancy!?