Smooth exit: Little Jack Russell finds the perfect way out of swimming pool – through the filter
- Melissa Sim uploaded footage of her pet Jack Russell onto her TikTok account
- The small dog, Baby Girl, was filmed escaping from the pool’s skimmer basket
- Ms Sim said Baby Girl’s fans enjoy getting regular updates about the dog
A water-loving dog has come up with a novel way to get out of its owner’s swimming pool.
Footage, shared by Illinois ‘Jack Russell mama’ Melissa Sims, shows her terrier doggy-paddling across the pool.
The little dog, called Baby Girl, hops into the pool’s skimmer basket and pops out of the filter on the side.
Baby Girl then leaps up onto the ledge around the top of the pool and onto the deck in the backyard of their home in Johnston City.
Baby Girl, a Jack Russell terrier from Johnston City, Illinois
Baby Girl, pictured, is able to make her way out of the skimmer basket when she wants to leave the pool
The clever dog is able to make her way back onto the wooden railing of the pool
Baby Girl’s owner Melissa Sim uploaded the heartwarming footage onto her TikTok account
Ms Sims uploaded the footage of her dog onto her TikTok page for Baby Girl’s growing legion of fans.
Ms Sims said: ‘She gets out of the pool using the skimmer basket as a doggie door and walks the rim until she gets in the deck to shake.
‘I told her not to jump on the rocks because her fans didn’t like it.’
Johnston City is in a former coal mining area of south west Illinois and has a population of around 3,500 people.
The video was shot on May 28,