Actually we're talking stair descending adventures today. Buttons loves running up the stairs, but although he can get down on his own, he's still not very confident. I love this shot below - you can see the slight apprehension in his eyes I think! He always goes down the first 4 steps ok, then stops, as the stair turns 90 degrees, and waits, and looks up at me, as if to say either "are you coming?" or "do I have to do this on my own?" before I tell him to give it a go and he goes almost to the bottom.
He then pauses on the second to bottom step and thinks for ages about how he'll manage the dismount to the floor, and nearly always decides to fling himself off fast and make a run for his safe place in the living room! It's quite hilarious to watch.