This golden retriever is awful at catching food with his mouth

Fritz is an adorable golden retriever with what appears to be a sweet disposition and an eye for fashionable, accessorizing bandanas. He’s also a talentless hack when it comes to catching treats.

Owner Evan Ball filmed an arresting, dare we say instantly iconic compilation of Fritz’s steep learning curve with respect to snagging airborne goodies. He misses on a donut, taco, and even botches the timing necessary to catch a strawberry. 

The fail compilation is set to this melancholy, thumping synth composition that makes you think of Ryan Gosling‘s Drive. It’s an original piece of music apparently written by Ball for this profound vignette about the Sisyphean struggle that is human existence in the digital age.

Enjoy the standalone synth jam on your way out.

Screengrab via Fritz Dog/YouTube

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.