Who needs steps anyway? As if a bit of plastic lattice could contain him! During Phase 2 of our early morning ritual of "yard/poop - deck/coffee - yard/poop" Stedman levitated himself up to the deck banister in search of delicious bird droppings to lick.
There was a moment when he lifted one hind paw in a test to see if he could get his entire little puppy ass all the way up onto the rail. That was a negatory, so he started swiveling those ears around in hopes of catching an updraft and taking off like Sister Bertrille. [ (lift + thrust) > (load + drag) = flight ]
This dog definitely needs to find employment as soon as possible. Too much free time.