Sometimes we’re asked to think outside the box, but this dog named Lucy has had to think outside the cone.

The pooch had undergone surgery on her head, forcing her to wear a plastic cone to keep the stitches safe. The handicap, however, led to a conundrum: how to get up a flight of stairs?

Lucy proved just how smart she is with her creative plan to make it up the steps, which (thankfully) her owner captured for the whole internet to see.

Check out the videos below to see how Lucy made the most of a tough situation.