For weeks he has refused to come up the deck stairs. We figured it was because the sandpaper stuff had worn off. We urged him to be brave. We brought him in and out thru the bottom floor. We are looking into a rough surface paint. We are considering selling the house... We rolled our eyes at a 130 lb. baby of a Labrador.
Today I think I found out the reason. When the dogs were noodling around the deck all of a sudden a swarm of wasps came out of a hole in the railing at the top of the stairs. I'm betting he got stung once and that is why he is afraid to come up the stairs.
First we had our annual ant invasion and now wasps. I am tired of all insects.
Heading out to buy wasp spray.