I am well aware it is not what you’d expect of a dog lover

BuddhaBubba was trying to carry a stuffed elephant that is almost as big as she is up the stairs.  She’d get up about four stairs, step on a leg or the trunk and tumble backwards to the landing. The elephant invariably landed on top of her. She would stand up and stare at it for a moment as if wondering why the elephant had attacked her. Then she would pick it back up – no small feat in and of itself given their relative sizes – and start up the stairs again, only to tumble backwards around stair five.

I watched this while laughing hysterically for about five minutes before I felt bad that I wasn’t being a good dog person and carried it up the stairs for her.