Ok folks our computer is still in the hospital so I'm doing this from my Droid smartphone....hope the pics come through.
I searched and searched for what to spend my $40 CSN gift certificate on (thanks to Laura M's giveaway). Then it hit me square in the face. I have been watching our 11 yr. old, arthritic, GSD negotiating our back steps with a lot of effort the last few weeks. As you can see in the pictures our backdoor has two very big steps inside. It's impossible to build a ramp because the door opens into them. CSN has a wonderful selection of pet ramps and this one fit the bill! It folds up out of the way and weighs about 11 lbs. Hard to believe it holds up to 250 lbs. Most of the Cardigans took to the ramp with glee and excitement. Maggie will use it with encouragement and lots of treats. Once we get Maggie use to it, we will lift it up to the top step. We will be buying another ramp for the three steps that go down into our den when the budget allows (or perhaps when I win another CSN gift certificate).