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Mischievous pet chews through a wooden DOOR before poking its head through

This 'mischievous' dog chewed through a wooden door before sticking her head through the gap to spy on her owners - as she appeared to channel Jack Nicholson's well-known scene in The Shining. 

Joanne McCabe's hilarious photos show 'wicked soul' French bulldog Red peering through a hole she made in the solid wood just like the actor did in the famous 1980s horror.

The six-year-old pooch had to be separated from her pal Stevie, four, when she came into season but the duo chewed through the door so they could look at each other.

'Nosy' Red also used the spot as a makeshift window to keep an eye on any comings and goings when her owners, of Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, went to work - though it has now finally been replaced with a baby gate.

Joanne McCabe, from Glamorgan, captured 'wicked soul' French bulldog Red peering through a hole she made in the solid wood door (pictured left) just like Jack Nicholson did in the 1980s horror The Shining (pictured right)

'Nosy' Red (pictured) used the spot as a makeshift window to keep an eye on any comings and goings when her owners went to work - though it has now finally been replaced with a baby gate. 

Joanne said: 'Somebody commented saying it reminds them of The Shining - I was like "oh yeah, she looks a bit like that". I was quite shocked when I saw the door.

'Red poked her head through the door to have a nose and to see what's going on - her face looked so inquisitive, or sad I suppose. She's very nosy and follows me everywhere - if I put the shower on she's in there before me - she's my shadow.

'They'd always poke their head through the door to see who's come in and would also do it when I was leaving to go to work.'

Joanne had to separate the pair whilst Red was in season and it took the pair just two or three nights to gnaw the hole through their kitchen door, with Stevie doing the majority of the chewing.

The six-year-old pooch (pictured left) had to be separated from her pal Stevie (pictured right), four, when she came into season but the duo chewed through the door so they could look at each other

Joanne, 47, pictured with her husband Dean, 49. Joanne said: 'Somebody commented saying it reminds them of The Shining - I was like "oh yeah, she looks a bit like that". I was quite shocked when I saw the door.'

It's since been replaced by a wooden baby gate, but for six months the 'mischievous' pair utilised the hole as a look-out.

Joanne said: 'Red was two when she had Stevie and her first season or two didn't bother him, but as he grew older he wanted a slice of the action but he wasn't getting it.

'They're so curious and funny, but stubborn - they're personalities are very unique. She's very spoilt - she has to have a blanket over her head and will scratch me for me to put my cardigan or a blanket over her.'

The 47-year-old said that Stevie takes after his late father Doug and is an 'absolute gem' but his mother on the other hand keeps them all on their toes.

The broken door has since been replaced by a wooden baby gate, but for six months the 'mischievous' pair (pictured) utilised the hole as a look-out

Joanne said: 'They're so curious and funny, but stubborn - they're personalities are very unique. Red (pictured) is very spoilt - she has to have a blanket over her head and will scratch me for me to put my cardigan or a blanket over her'

Joanne said that Stevie takes after his late father Doug and is an 'absolute gem' but his mother on the other hand keeps them all on their toes. Pictured, Joanne's three dogs together

Red (pictured) is notorious for ripping underwear and socks 'to shreds' and they've spent a fortune on dog beds over the years as they'd be destroyed in a matter of days

Red is notorious for ripping underwear and socks 'to shreds' and they've spent a fortune on dog beds over the years as they'd be destroyed in a matter of days.

Joanne said: 'Red has always been bonkers - she's such a character and is funny as heck. She goes off on a mad one and Stevie just looks at her as if to say "what on earth are you doing?"

'I've come home from work and found her in the tumble dryer and the first Christmas we had her I was cooking in the kitchen and opened one of the drawers to find her sitting in the drawer. 

'A soft burger toy was Doug's favourite and if he had it, she couldn't be in the room because she'd take it off him and rip it to shreds - she's a wicked soul. I've had dogs all my life, but I've never had dogs like these.' 

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