Posts in category "Animals"

Videos with Gusto: French bulldog reclaims bed from cat

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I need a few more hours to finish this week’s column, yet I’m fairly sure I don’t have the ability to stay up a few more hours of staying awake left in my today. So I’ll share a delightful video of a French bulldog above tonight and finish the column in the morning. It will... Read more »

Videos with Gusto: Baby gorilla at Chicago zoo meets snow

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It is snowing outside. Again. And while snow it old hat to me, it’s not to Nayemi, the baby Western Lowland gorilla that I may or may not pay too much attention to. You can watch Nayembi encounter snow for the first time in the above video. • Joe Grace is a journalist and writer who... Read more »

Videos with Gusto: BaneCat

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Sometimes (frankly, when I don’t have time to write), I’ll be sharing a video I think others might enjoy. Today’s selection features BaneCat, which I saw for the first time with his Christmas special that was published on YouTube on Dec. 22. If you like the Bane character in The Dark Knight Rises (which I... Read more »
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When baby animals attack: Snow leopard makes Bronx Zoo debut

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Perhaps I should just rename Viral Video Wednesday to Viral Videos of Baby Animals Wednesday. Because – once again – I’m sharing a video of a baby animal. This time, it’s of the new snow leopard cub at the Bronx Zoo. Snow leopards are one of my five favorite animals. (Oh, yes. I’ve ranked them.... Read more »

Baby panda meets mom who might eat him (or her)

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It is well documented that I am committed to sharing the best in panda entertainment. The above video making the circuits now is from the Associated Press and shows a panda mom meeting its panda baby (gender unspecified). According to the AP’s description beneath the video: Zookeepers in Taipei, Taiwan’s zoo introduced a month-old baby... Read more »

Tales of Gusto: Psycho battles a rattlesnake and Bavarian finger wrestling

It’s time – once again – for Tales of Gusto, when I celebrate those who do awesome things in life. I have three different stories to share this time: 1. Psycho the Chihuahua poodle mix Yes, animals can for go the gusto, too, and be included on this list. Especially when a little bugger steps in front... Read more »
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A hillbilly, a raccoon and the end of a long day

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It’s been a long day. A loooooooooooong day. After a long day, I like to smile. The above video helps me accomplish that. I saw it first a few days ago on the WGN morning news. It has made the rounds so there’s a chance you’ve already seen it. To which I reply, so what.... Read more »

Tales of Gusto: Weddings, kittens and zombie squids

Tales of Gusto: Weddings, kittens and zombie squids
Here at Going for Gusto, we celebrate those who go for the gusto with our Tales of Gusto. This week, I’ve ran across a number of stories about people who recently have done awesome things and couldn’t settle on just one. So, instead, we’ll be linking to five stories about the following who have tales... Read more »

Nayembi, a baby gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo, is the cutest animal ever

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I told myself recently that I was going to devote less time on Going for Gusto on baby animals. Then I saw the above video of Nayembi, the baby gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo, and I realized, “Who am I kidding? Of course, I’m going to keep posting about baby animals.” Just in case people... Read more »
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The YouTube Hall of Fame: Acetaminophen, cat science and Calvin and Hobbes movie

YouTube has thousands upon thousands of new videos every week, but how do you know which ones are worth watching? How do you know which ones will make you laugh and which ones will make you avert your eyes in horror? That’s where I come in. Here at Going for Gusto, I’ve created the YouTube... Read more »