A Determined Dog Swims Through Her Flooded Illinois Backyard to Retrieve Her Favorite Toy

A rather determined dog named Lily was not going to let the remains of a severe summer storm intimidate her. Upon seeing her favorite toy floating in her flooded backyard in Grayslake, Illinois home, Lily jumped right in and rescued the beloved item. With the toy planted firmly in her mouth, Lilly doggie paddled her way back and climbed ashore as if it were nothing, giving only a side look to the human behind the camera.

Dog swims through floodwaters to retrieve toy in backyard
Storms dropped several inches of rain on Chicago’s north suburbs, causing major flooding and flight cancellations.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.