I remember you from a looong time ago! (Probably about 10 years ago, no?) You also have Wyatt, right?
Your post mentioned a lot of things that we've just adapted for Ollie over the last year or so -- the throw rugs for traction, spotting him when jumping up on the bed, and keeping a hall light on at night. Thank you for mentioning the list of things he is able to do and periodically checking his behaviors against it. I think that will be really helpful as we monitor him.
You're right -- mature ridgebacks have such a wonderful dignity about them.
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