Have you ever felt like being human is just a bit limiting? Perhaps you’ve tried to juggle more than four shopping bags at once, or attempted to catch a piece of paper that’s blown out of your hands, and have ultimately been defeated.
With this defeat comes a feeling of frustration and questions of “if only”. “If only I had more than two arms that could carry 15 bags at once.” “If only I had the agility and the grace to chase something and actually retrieve it”.
If you think we’ve got it tough, try being a dog. The majority of dogs live closely with their humans, who they see carrying out a whole host of human acts with ease – writing with a pencil, opening doors, reaching into the biscuit tin… And yet dogs, with their furry paws and less intelligent brains, just can’t do these things themselves.
One dog who found himself in a bit of a frustrating conundrum is Tucker the Golden Retriever. The adorably fluffy pup just wanted to gobble a couple of large ice cubes from a cup.
Unfortunately, with no way to get his snout comfortably into the cup itself, Tucker was forced to resort to his only other option: his tongue.
Licking an ice cube, as it turns out, is no effective means of removing it from a cup. In the video, which was filmed by Tucker’s human mom, Linda, Tucker can be seen squashing his snout into the cup, staring down at the ice cubes, which are just a couple of inches away.
He’s showing standard Golden Retriever behavior. The breed is known for being inquisitive and nosy, and likes to be a part of everything that’s going on.
In this case, Tucker seems simply unable to work out why he can’t reach the ice cubes – and the more he tries with no success, the bigger the challenge becomes to him.
Tucker once again licks the ice cubes in an attempt to get them out with his tongue, but no such luck.
He then moves onto nudging the cup with his nose, and it seems like he might be finally getting somewhere, but it isn’t to be. His brain doesn’t quite process the idea that he could knock the cup over and collect the ice cubes up off the floor.
He tries again to reach the cubes with his nose, using a bit more force this time.
And then, almost as if by mistake, he manages to knock the cup over, and he jumps on the ice cubes with the sort of excitement that only a dog could show for a bit of frozen water.
There’s no denying that with his fat snout and goofy grin, Tucker is a dog you can’t help but warm to. Unsurprisingly, the video has so far been viewed more than 1.3 million times and has received over 42,000 likes. His audience can’t get enough of him, with one person commenting:
“I’ll save this video to watch tomorrow when I wake up so I have a happy day. Always works with tucker 😂”
Someone else added:
“I love this video lol😂😂 I want a golden retriever so bad now.
I have post notifications on and liked I love y’all video so much!”
In fact, Tucker is something of a celebrity on YouTube. His channel currently has more than 2 million subscribers, and he’s featured in weekly videos where he reviews food, gets married, reacts to a giant cockroach, and generally gets up to mischief.
It’s the simple things in life that keep us happy and entertained, and Tucker’s videos could put a smile on anyone’s face after a bad day. Check out his adorable ice cube retrieval attempts in the video below.
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