Category: Animals

A tiring day calls for cute cats playing patty cake

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It’s been a long day already. Happily, one of my in-laws sent me the above video yesterday of these two cats playing patty cake. It has 2 million YouTube views already  and – as we all know by now – who am I to argue with a legion YouTube viewers? So, for others out there... Read more »

Python hunting in Florida: 5 reasons it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea

Python hunting in Florida: 5 reasons it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea
Pythons are not animals to be messed with it. They are big. They are scary. They are quite capable of eating a small human. Do you know what else fits these categories? Lions, great white sharks, velociraptors and oversized zombies – all creatures I consider incredibly stupid to hunt. But unlike the others I just... Read more »

Baby gorilla makes debut at Lincoln Park Zoo – 5 reasons you should stop by and visit

Baby gorilla makes debut at Lincoln Park Zoo – 5 reasons you should stop by and visit
Lincoln Park Zoo is debuting its newest addition today – a baby western lowland gorilla. As you can see from the picture, it’s awfully adorable. According to the Chicago Tribune, the public can stop by the Regenstein Center for African Apes at the zoo from 1 to 4:30 p.m. to say hello. Unfortunately, I’m at... Read more »
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How a ticklish penguin video can help you accept the cold

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Well, winter has arrived in Chicago. It is freezing this morning. I hate the cold, so during the winter I try to stay positive by thinking about all the good things in the world that exist because of the cold – things like ice cream, snow forts and big woolen socks. Not to mention –... Read more »

My post-election promise kept, cute baby panda video found

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Yesterday on my Facebook page I wrote the following: Hopefully after today I can stop reading and writing about politics for a bit and focus on what really matters – finding cute videos of baby pandas. Consider the above video my election promise kept. For my thoughts on the election, I stand by my earlier... Read more »

Meet Colonel Meow, the world's angriest cat

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Keeping up with cat-based Internet trends isn’t easy, but somebody has to do it. Might as well be me. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Colonel Meow, who already has 55,000 Facebook likes, which is about 54,900 more than the Going for Gusto Facebook page does. Congratulations, Colonel Meow, you have singlehandedly destroyed my... Read more »
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Cat sings Star Wars theme song … or why it's probably a good idea that I don't own a cat

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On Saturday when I was putting together my Gifs With Sound #2 post, I came across this video of a cat singing to Nelly’s Dilemma. It is – without a doubt – one of the most awesome videos involving a singing cat and a Nelly song ever. Then today on Buzzfeed, I came across the... Read more »

This is quite possibly the cutest owl video you will ever watch

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Recently on the Going for Gusto Facebook page, I shared a picture of a robot petting a little owl because – well – it was ridiculously cute and I wanted to. Little did I know that there was a video with just about the exact same image of a little owl being petted – except... Read more »

When baby animals attack: The cutest grizzly bear charge ever

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I’m becoming as bad as Yahoo! with the baby animals videos. Believe me, I know it. But I also just can’t help it. It’s Monday and cute baby animal videos are perfect for a somewhat chilly Monday morning. It’s scientifically proven, folks. By mad scientists, sure, but scientists nonetheless. Also, if ever made, “When Baby... Read more »
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Happy Monday! I have a baby cheetah video for you!

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As it currently says in my bio information, I am a friend of squirrels, pandas and baby cheetahs. While videos of squirrels and pandas pop up on popular websites regularly, baby cheetah videos are seen much less often. But Buzzfeed came through today for me with this video of my new favorite baby cheetah ever,... Read more »