Tooling around on the Internet the other day as we are wont to do when there's nothing on TV and it's horribly drizzly outside, we stumbled across something that brightened our entire day (granted, that's pretty easy to do -- we're easily amused here at Eating Our Words): Monkeys. Eating. Jell-O.
The difficulty with which the little squirrel monkeys eat the Jell-O and their confusion at having some odd, gelatinous substance encasing their normal treat -- blueberries -- is simply priceless. If you were presented with Jell-O and had never seen it before (and had the intellectual capacity of a three-year-old), we imagine you'd probably approach the food in the same way.
The video sent us off on a journey to find other cute animals eating food and -- being the Internet, and all -- there's plenty of footage out there. Below are four more of our favorite videos of animals at mealtime. Dig in.
We've all seen bunnies nibbling on things from carrots to bananas. That's old and busted. The new hotness? Bunnies and their adorable, tiny bunny tongues lapping delicately at a scoop of sorbet:
We've all been there: too tired to do anything, even eat. This Boston terrier puppy seems to be having a similar dilemma (although, unlike us, it probably isn't because he has a horrible hangover):
It's already been established that the red panda is one of the cutest animals ever to walk the earth. In fact, we pretty much cemented this fact back in 2009. But they're even cuter when they eat:
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Not having chipmunks in Texas, we think they're completely adorable -- especially when eating peanuts out of someone's hand. Yes, we realize they're just troublesome cousins to squirrels and that Alvin and the Chipmunks is a horrible representation of this species, but LOOK! PEANUTS! Awwwww:
There. Don't you feel better now?