Jacob and Lisa CaniniAuburn, Washington
Jacob and Lisa Canini's diminutive Dachshund, Lola, threw her back out like an achy octogenarian when she hopped up on the bed one day. But, after they built her a ramp
similar to the one in our November 2009 issue, Lola's life took a turn for the better. "I'd seen dog steps in pet stores," Jacob says, "but I didn't want to spend $40 when I could make something better myself for less." We hear you, Jacob.