The family put up a little stair gate that they assumed would keep Spike downstairs come bedtime but alas, it was no match for a doggo who really wanted to sleep in the same bed as his family.
Like most of us do, the family eventually gave in. You probably know how this works. At first, you are too tired to take the dog back downstairs and there is also a part of you who kind of wants them to sleep in the bed anyway. Even though you know it’s not good for your sleep to have a pet in the bed with you, you just love them too much to kick them out. Perhaps you think to yourself, ‘okay, just this one night’ but it’s never just one night.
Spike’s second stroke made it hard for him to stand, let alone walk. While he regained much of his mobility, the stairs are a bit too much for him. Getting up to the bedroom is not something he’s able to do.