Hitching a ride on a stair-lift might look lazy - but for Henry the bulldog, it's an essential means of transport.
The creature has such short, stumpy legs, that he is unable to negotiate the stairs at his home in Germany, near Hamburg.
When owners Henry Conny and Bernhard Schrader brought Henry to their farm as a puppy, it was easy enough to carry him up and down the stairs. Scroll down for more...
Easy Rider: Henry hitches a ride up the stairs
But now he's an adult, Henry is simply too heavy to hoist - leaving them with a dilemma.
But the pair, who breed horses, came up with a solution when they improvised a lift to transport Henry up the stairs. Now all Henry needs to do is learn how to push a button to start the mechanism and he can glide up and down the stairs to his heart's content.
Henry the stumpy-legged bulldog skips the stairs and hitches a lift | the Daily Mail