Jeff Kramer always got excited when coming to deliver mail to a certain home on his route because 14-year-old Tashi, a black lab, lived there. “Tashi adores Jeff, he has always wagged his tail and pulled us over to his mail truck.” says his owner Karen. Sadly, over the past few months, Jeff noticed Tashi having trouble getting up and down the stairs to come greet him. “I didn’t realize how much trouble Tashi was having until I saw them actually carry him up the stairs,” he said. “I remembered my dog having the same problem, and it’s sad.”
Jeff wanted to help his buddy Tashi, so he built him a ramp to make it easier to go from the house to the street! “When Jeff assembled the ramp on a Sunday and we came home and saw him out front, we were so grateful that he took time out of his life to do this for Tashi. He can walk in and out of the front door and down to the yard independently. He potentially prolonged his life because my husband and I both pulled our back out by lifting Tashi on and off the porch. It has enabled the kids to take him out front also and given Tashi a sense of independence and dignity as an older dog. Jeff is just a compassionate letter carrier who possesses a love for animals.” says his owner Karen.