Max has several routines, one of which is jumping up on this chair,
giving him access to the dining room table (where his food is) and my kitchen counter where he gets in to all kinds of mischief.
Several days ago I found him standing on his hind legs and pawing at the chair seat.
He was unable to jump up onto the chair.
He has been unable to jump up on the bed for quite some time.
He has steps for that!
I put his food in the shower but I thought it wouldn't be long
before the temptation would be too great for Mollie to ignore.
(She never goes into the shower.)
I asked my brother in law,
who is always looking for a woodshop project,
to make Max a "stool".
He used a router to put some grooves in the top of it.
Here's the new set up. (Or step up)
It wasn't long before....
Good boy , Max....It's not easy, getting old..
At first I thought that he may have gotten hurt
rough housing with Mollie.
I hope it's only arthritis...