For some reason the dog had it in his mind that this one spot on the edge of the bottom stair would make a great bone!  So he chewed and dug and tore into this wonderful carpet to try to get to the wood:

Joe went out and moved the dog out of the way and took a piece of carpet from the closet and matched it up perfectly using the right tools, the right processes and the right skills:

Just like new!  Wow!!!!