Is your collie too heavy for you to carry?
I have heard so many times that some have chosen a smaller breed dog due to the size of the Collies. Their statements include, "What if he gets hurt? I wouldn't be able to carry him to the car?"
For myself, I can relate that I don't have the strength to pick some of them up anymore. A few years ago I got a grooming table that is hydraulic because getting them up on table to groom was so difficult. This has been a lifesaver for me. (link below for a table like mine)
So, back to having to lift them in a pinch if injured or other need arises. I found a stretcher with wheels that fits in an entry closet for easy access, and I can roll them onto this and get them to the car! I love it! A solution finally. I was even thinking that this would assist with a human also if need be to get their torso lifted and supported and get them to the car. What a great invention!!
So I had to share these things. I'll be 59 June 30th, and lifting them just isn't a good thing for my back. And to the young ones... take care of your back now and it'll take care of you later. hehe
Here are the two things and links that I got...
Stretcher - www.pinterest.com/pin/491033165635969903/
Grooming Table - www.pinterest.com/pin/491033165635970000/
Hope this helps some of you like it did us!