Thursday, May 10, 2007


I don't know what to do.

My life is a mess right now.

Everything is going badly.

I thought I conquored my fear of the scary spiral stairs, but come to find out - I'm just as scared of them as I was last week!

I try and try to go up them, but I always get scared half-way up and then I'm stuck! And then I try to jump down, but because they CURVE I can't jump straight down and end up jumping into the side of the railings.

And Massah keeps yelling at me for trying to go up them. She thinks I'm going to jump and hurt myself. Which I did last night - I scraped my leg falling into the railing when I tried to jump down one time. But it just makes me mad that I can't do it!

And now she wants to put a baby gate at the bottom so I can't try to go up them. And that makes me angry too, because I want to try! I want to go up them by myself! I don't want to be scared! I don't want to be a frightened little puppy! I want to be a big strong man who can go up and down WHENEVER HE WANTS!

But right now I'm going to go hide under a blanket and cry. And I don't even have Mr. Hog E. Hoggerton to cuddle, because Mean Sister Fig tried to murder him and now Massah won't let me have him unsupervised because his innards are coming out and she doesn't want me to eat them!

My life is falling apart!!!!!


Wimsey said...

Dear Tadpole, Don't feel bad, I don't like stairs you can see through either. And don't worry about the baby gate, 'cause then mean sister Fig can't go up either!


Anonymous said...

Oh, this is terribly sad! We don't want you to get hurt. Maybe you should talk to massah about moving to another place, one that doesn't have a winding staircase.

Peanut said...

I'm bunch bigger then you and I don't like stairs you can see through either. I won't even try to go up them so you are doing much better by going up them halfway. I am sorry about Mr.Hog E hoggerton. That was mean of Fig to try to eat his innards so you can't have him anymore.

Balboa said...

I hate stairs too, I'm glad we only have five stairs to our condo.

Maybe you should stay away from the stairs, you might fall in between the steps, I wouldn't want you to get hurt.

What would Fig do without you????

Frenchie Kisses,

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

We have no stairs - you can come here.

Bussie Kissies

Billy said...

Poor little Tadpole, your mom is just making sure you don't hurt yourself and that means that she loves you a whole bunch:) I feel bad for you though because you did discover a whole new world UP there when you were brave enough to get up there...

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

Joe Stains said...

uh oh, is there a doctor Phil for dogs?

Fu Fu said...

Oh Tadpole, do be sad... But it must be sad for massah to see you hurt too. Take care ok

~ fufu

Oscar Airedale said...

Aw tad, don't meltdown. Just forget about the stairs for a while & find other fun stuff to do downstairs. I have a baby gate & I am a bigger boy than you, so don't beat yourself up, OK?

Oscar x

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Lil' Tadpole, Why don't you forget the stairs for awhile and ask massah for some treats? Love, Asta

MJ's doghouse said...

Oh poor tadpole you are making me sad now..maybe your massah could put a slide on half of the stairs so you could walk up and slide much fun...and way quicker. i wonder if they filled in behind the steps...i think that empty space is what scared you..even if they used something temporary...poor tadpole..i sure hope everything goes better for you.;

Lorenza said...

Hi Tadpole. I have the same problem. My house too has spiral stairs. I went up only one time. The second time I tried I fell in between the 4th step and it was scary. I never tried again. Now I wait for my mom to carry me up and down. Please don't cry. I am sure you cand find many things to do downstairs. I don't want you to get hurt.

Lady Kaos said...

Poor Tadpole! Don't get frustrated. It takes a long time to get over fears. My dacshie sister used to hate stairs (all kinds). Mom said before I joined the family they could go visist Grandma Cheese and not have to worry about Sasha leaving the upstairs because she was afraid, but after lots of times going up and down with Mom she got brave and now zooms up and down them all the time. Mom said it was easier when they knew she wouldn't go up and down by herself. If you practice with massah right there, maybe someday you'll be able to do it on your own. Mom says to tell you though she doesn't think she'd do any better on those stairs. She's terrified of heights and those stairs don't look at all fun to her.
Good Luck!