Need cute/funny animal videos for grandpa recovering from hospital stay
June 23, 2020 3:55 PM   Subscribe

Hello, my dearest MetaFiltereans. My grandfather recently suffered a serious medical episode that sent him to the hospital and will require a long recovery. He's back home now, but he'd love your cutest and funniest animal videos to cheer him up. Thank you so much for your help!
posted by DavidNYC to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

Can't go wrong with Cats and Friends Choir videos.

Fiona the young Hippo at Cincinnati zoo has an good collection of videos.

Watching Teddy the Porcupine eat a variety of things is also fun.
posted by brookeb at 4:18 PM on June 23

Scottish sportscaster Andrew Cotter's videos of his dogs, Olive and Mabel, with him doing sports commentary:

Olive and Mabel, episode 1: The Dog's Breakfast Grand Final
Olive and Mabel, episode 2: Game of Bones
Olive and Mabel, episode 3: The Walk of Shame
Olive and Mabel, episode 4: The Company Meeting
Olive and Mabel: From The Sporting Archives
posted by theatro at 4:45 PM on June 23 [4 favorites]

I present to you: Bunny Dressage
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 5:06 PM on June 23 [1 favorite]

Kitten academy livestream. It’s nice for the background and if he wants interesting kitten antics there are videos too. There’s a relatively fresh batch of kittens (about two weeks old) now.
posted by bilabial at 5:13 PM on June 23 [1 favorite]

Guy dresses up as dog's favorite toy is so perfect. The way Jolene slowly stands up and the pure excitement! It's so sweet.
posted by darksong at 5:16 PM on June 23 [1 favorite]

He might like the BBC's Walk on the Wild Side videos? (there are quite a few more).
posted by vers at 5:50 PM on June 23

I like the Sunflower Creamery videos of baby goats. They're chill and free of annoying music. Some highlights are goat babies in pajamas, chihuahua puppy thinks she's a baby goat, babies feeding baby goats, and farm visitors cuddling with baby goats.
posted by pinochiette at 5:51 PM on June 23

Tiny goat tours. The mini goats at the zoo in Portland, OR, have been going on visits to other zoo critters.
posted by dorey_oh at 7:44 PM on June 23

Monkey bath time!
posted by merriment at 7:57 PM on June 23

The penguin who goes fish shopping!
posted by ferret branca at 8:07 PM on June 23

Funny dog videos... of the maple kind?
posted by dum spiro spero at 9:27 PM on June 23 [1 favorite]

Pug Shell Game
posted by DB Cooper at 10:02 PM on June 23

posted by ellieBOA at 10:40 PM on June 23

Animal voice overs are cute and so are the Honey Badger videos
posted by The_imp_inimpossible at 8:55 AM on June 24

This baby red squirrel is cute and makes cute sounds. There’s a lot more where that came from, too.
posted by mumkin at 10:46 AM on June 24

Piglet the deaf and blind pink puppy is truly adorable, and most of their videos are short in length so perfect for recovery attention span. I especially love the ones about his "inclusion pack," and the fact that he has an excellent job as an ambassador for special needs and teaches caring. (They're also on tik-tok and instagram.)
posted by kitten kaboodle at 12:30 PM on June 24

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