December 2, 2010
There are so many things we think we canít bear, until we actually have to bear them. She thought her back would split under the weight of carrying her seventy-eight pound retriever up and down the back steps three times a day to do his business. It didn't.
"Maybe it's time to think about..." her husband started to say, but his words died when she turned to glare at him and wonder why he never offered to carry the dog. Instead, she turned away, and called a handyman to take out the stairs and put in a ramp.