08/12/2014 03:26 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2014

This French Bulldog Wants His Tennis Ball, But The Struggle Is Real

We've all had that feeling of desperately wanting something that's just evading our grasp.

However, nowhere is that struggle better illustrated than in this video from YouTube user Piotr Nowak, in which a French Bulldog named Blanky really, really wants his favorite tennis ball -- but can't seem to defeat the buffer that is the couch.

Maybe the pup really wants his owner to fetch it for him in a show of sympathy, or maybe he wants to keep trying until he's victorious. Who knows!

Either way, his efforts are adorable.