We see a lot of determined dogs around here. Committed canines, firm-minded fidos, and a bunch of good boys and girls on their own private missions.
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One of our favorite recent examples is a red retriever named Eden and her undying resolve to get one of her favorite tennis balls from under a fence. It’s pretty funny to watch, but what makes it even better is that although it’s her own backyard and she knows it well, she stubbornly persists…even with a wide-open gate literally a few feet to her left.
The Yard-en of Eden
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to Eden and her mission to get what must be her favorite tennis ball from just a few inches under and past her backyard fence.
Ahhhhhh, she’s just inches away there!! So close to the prize. But she’s definitely not getting to it like that, although that doesn’t stop her from trying over and over.
Funny thing is, as Eden’s human Molly Kuekes pans to the right in the video, we can see the fence’s gate is just a few feet away. Eden could easily just walk around the exit and get her ball.
So what could look like a sad situation is actually pretty hilarious—we can’t get enough of this silly, adorable girl.
Molly, a 29-year-old resident of Charlotte, N.C., is the proud mom of Eden and another red retriever, Bowser. And the group has grown quite popular on social media sites like TikTok and Instagram.
Eden and Bowser’s Castle
According to Molly, it’s not the first time she’s been laser-focused on getting a ball back.
“This was the first time she did it next to an open gate though. She was so concentrated on the missing ball that she didn’t even notice the gate was open,” Molly told the UK Daily Mail.
Obviously, when Eden has a mission, she’s dead-set on finishing it.
Molly explained further, saying:
“When playing fetch, we often have tennis balls go over the fence into the neighbor’s yard,” Molly said. “When that happens, nothing else in the world matters except that one missing tennis ball.”
The entire pack is definitely worth a follow, since not only are the dogs a hoot, but they’re also a cuteness overload.
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