03/21/2012 12:52 pm ET | Updated May 21, 2012

Dog Vs. Pool: Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day (VIDEO)

This Golden Retriever wants one thing from life: a tennis ball.

His problem? The ball is just out of reach in the pool. And instead of jumping in there and grabbing it, he decides to try his luck with paddling it his way.

Is it the most effective way of getting it? Nope. But it's definitely the cutest. And the driest.