01/10/2012 05:21 pm ET

Dog Finds Ball In Pile Of Leaves: Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day (VIDEO)

Willow the dog may look small, but she's got some big-time determination when it comes to keeping track of her tennis ball.

So when her owner throws it into a comically large pile of leaves, Willow doesn't just sit by and watch. She dives in and finds that thing.

But not without a lot of tunneling and adorable prairie-dogging her head up from beneath the foliage.