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The beginning of my seeing eye human duties is trying to get Buru down the stairs, this is also one of the scariest. How can getting a dog down the stairs be scary you may ask? It's scary when you have as much trouble finding the stairs as the dog (poor depth perception). Anyway, he starts off slow, putting one paw in front of the other; in the beginning I made the horrible choice of standing directly in back of him. He has a habit of switching sides so his body goes right where my foot wants to, hence my feet buckle from under me and I trip. I have never fallen completely down the stairs, thank the gods, but I have skipped a couple of steps. Now I stand about two steps behind him and let him go ahead. This saves me from falling, but it does not save him (he always misses the last step and falls on his face (poor pup, so thats how it got smushed in like that).
I have tried to carry him down, but for a little dog he is heavy, not fat, just bulky, plus this sturred up a whole new set of problems: he does not like t be held , so he squirms, hence almost making both of us go head first into the concrete. Alas, poor Buru, as much as I love him he will be the death of me. No dying in my sleep, or the blade of a serial killers knife, or even a deadly disease; my sentence is death by tripping over dog.
Or maybe it will be another mishap in the advertures of dog walking that will kill me. There are more, so stay tuned...