09/28/2012 at 04:00 PM EDT
A dog paid a visit to the Austin, Texas, set of director Terrence Malick's new film, and all we could think was, That lucky bitch.
Leave it to Ryan Gosling
to smile at a passing pooch and stir up all kinds of feelings: jealousy, spitefulness, despair.
The actor, along with costar Rooney Mara, is currently spending long days on set for the untitled picture, and seemed to relax momentarily on Wednesday when a crew member brought over the dog between takes.
Gosling had another encounter with the furry kind on Thursday when he filmed a scene with Mara next to a horse. There is no photographic evidence to suggest that the horse got so much as a "Hay, girl!" or even a goofy grin from Gosling, but we still managed to feel jealous of the horse, too.