I really do give up

The only carpeting left in the house is on the stairs so the dogs don’t kill themselves sliding down them. So why is it, with puppy pads all but covering every other surface in the house, Snowy chooses to poop in the middle of the night on the stair landing… just where my foot would go as I came down to let them out in the morning if I wasn’t smart enough to check before I stepped. It’s a good thing he’s so damn cute!