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Thomas McDermott, 46, of Skokie said rather than get mad about all the shoveling, he spent the better part of his day Sunday building up the walls and digging out the snow to create an interactive dog run for his pug Wrinkles to have at

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    Adorable Pug Navigates Backyard Skokie Snow Maze

    Thomas McDermott (Published Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015)

    While much of the Chicago area spent this week digging out of the more than 19 inches of snow that fell over the weekend, one man instead used the blizzard to his advantage, building a snow maze for his pet pug to navigate.

    Thomas McDermott, 46, of Skokie, said rather than get mad about all the shoveling, he spent the better part of his day Sunday building up the walls and digging out the snow in his backyard to create a dog run for his pug Wrinkles to have at.

    “I’ve always been creative with snow,” McDermott said. “When I was younger I used to build massive snowmen up to nine feet tall and 250 pounds.”

    McDermott said it took a while for his 2-year-old pooch Wrinkles to find her way out of the maze, and on her first few runs, he and his wife had to hop in and help her out. Once she got the hang of it, he posted a video on his YouTube page.

    But now she can jet her way through the obstacles and dead-ends in nine seconds flat.