10 Cute Animal Videos Distracting Me From My Taxes

Hopefully at least one of these will make you smile.

Mar 19, 2014 at 3:30pm | Leave a comment

So, here's the thing: I have been avoiding my tax bill, and, well, anyone who looks at a calendar knows that the clock is kind of ticking on this one. I wake up at night thinking about how much I owe, and I promptly curl into a defensive ball and go back to sleep. I wisely didn't do my taxes before I went to New Zealand (well, a few forms hadn't come in yet, which made it impossible), so at least I didn't have nightmares there, but now that I'm back in the US, it's nightmare time.

I can't be the only one experiencing tax anxiety right now, so I decided it was time for 10 of the cutest videos I use to distract myself when I'm stressed, upset, or generally not having a good day. Hopefully at least one of these will make you smile...and maybe forget, for a moment, your troubles.

This video never fails to crack me up. Actually, just thinking about it cracks me up, even when I'm not actually watching it. Even though the image quality is terrible, those little crunching noises as the penguins walk along, followed by the slip and fall, and then the bemused squonking noise...it's amazing.

Like the IRS, this goat is an asshole. Also, she has more Facebook followers than me.

And they say sheep are the ones without critical thinking skills.

This is Sirocco, an extremely rare parrot from New Zealand. Kakapo like him are in urgent need of conservation help, and, uh, love interests, apparently.

No animal should make this noise. Ever.

Go home, baby elephant. You are drunk.

The best part is when the human tries to get into the game and the cat bites her.

This one's for Daisy.