March 23. And on this day in 1857, a guy by the name of Elisha Otis installed his first passenger elevator in New York City. The concept of the elevator was around long before that with references dating back to 236BC. Just so you know- in case there is a question on Jeopardy.
Now dogs do need to be careful on elevators if they are on a leash. There was a horrible case where a dog’s leash was caught in the door, almost strangling poor Fido. I’ll skip the video – but suffice to say, you DO need to be careful.
I found some very interesting videos about DOG elevators. They are designed for canines with mobility issues. Here is what appears to be a homemade version:
And if you want to build one yourself- here is a site that discusses construction:
Alternatively, you may want to consider this stair lift.
I can understand elevators for old dogs, or dogs with injuries or orthopedic problems. But it drives me crazy that one company that is marketing them says that elevators are good for obese dogs. Really?! How about taking Fido for a walk- or feeding him the right food?! Get him an elevator instead?! Some humans are downright not right. Clearly their elevator does not go to the top!
By now you have probably scrolled to the bottom of my blog post. I guess I wasn’t happy about my human going to work yesterday. She got home mid afternoon and saw that someone had peed in the house. She had a sinking feeling. So she went to look at the video recording on Big Brother. Yup. I had had a seizure. Back to square one. To say we are disappointed is an understatement. Now we just hope I don’t have any more in the next 24 hours.
In the meantime, we stay happy that I had 40 good days. And we hope this was just a glitch…and we ride up from here. Sorry. I couldn’t resist.
Have a good one. Peace and paws up.
Seizure free days: 0