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State Law Separates Animal Odd Couple In Dallas (dog misses goat, or goat misses dog)
CBS 11 TV ^ | 07/09/2010 | Marianne Martinez

Posted on 07/09/2010 6:38:12 PM PDT by devane617

Judy and Minelli were an unlikely pair. But to anyone who saw them, it was clear they belonged together.

"There's such an intense, close bond," said Dr. Karen Fling with the East Lake Pet Orphanage in Dallas.

Judy is a Great Dane, and Minelli is a goat. A couple weeks ago, they were found wandering around – of all places – a wedding venue in Garland.

"In some ways, they act like a married couple in that they sleep together, cuddle together, do everything together," Dr. Fling said.

The pair had been staying at East Lake, until a few days ago. They were separated by the law.

"She's definitely not the same dog she was," Dr. Fling said. "We never heard a peep out of her before and now she spends a good portion of her day barking and calling."

According to a state law, any stray livestock must be picked up by the Sheriff's Department and held for 18 days to give owners a chance to find them. Deputy Paul Stroud with Dallas County removed Minelli from East Lake on Tuesday. The goat is now in an enclosure with others of his kind.

"He's out here with a lot of grass, hay, plenty to eat and a lot of room to play around in," Deputy Stroud said.

The Deputy said the department puts two notices in local newspapers about any missing livestock. About half of the time, owners do retrieve their animals.

Stroud would not say why Judy and Minelli couldn't be kept together, but everyone involved hopes they can be reunited soon--especially Judy, who seems to miss the other half of her odd couple.

"Nothing short of heartbreaking," Dr. Fling said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; goat; manbearpig
Sad and interesting story. Watch the video at the link.
1 posted on 07/09/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT by devane617
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We just don't have enough laws in this country, do we? </sarc>
2 posted on 07/09/2010 6:41:14 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Animals are more than capable of having emotions and showing affection for another animal. It can be of the same kind of animal or this kind of situation.

When one of our pets has died, the others MISS the deceased pet. Their behavior is different. So why can't this be so between these two animals?

3 posted on 07/09/2010 6:48:59 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Uh....no.....”State law” didn’t “do” anything!
Stupid people did!


4 posted on 07/09/2010 6:58:36 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: nmh

You are right. When my beloved beagle Bradley died, after another of our monthly trips to Indiana for cancer treatment, and I came home without him, our other dog, Melody, waited every day, looking out the long driveway that we always came back on. She spent months looking down it, waiting for her friend, who never came.

I have no doubt that dogs have affection toward other dogs.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 7:02:19 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: nmh

As they say in San Francisco, “Love knows no species.”


6 posted on 07/09/2010 7:22:22 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: OldPossum

Grew up around dogs ,cats, and cows, and they all could show upset when one disappeared for whatever cause.Some seemed to remember the missing friend much longer than just a day or two.


7 posted on 07/09/2010 7:23:45 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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And they cannot be together WHY? Just not Getting this.
I’ve REALLY had it with stupidity...its everywhere! I think our planet is really hell...we’ve all died and didn’t make it into heaven..and so here we are.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 7:30:42 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: OldPossum

I got two kittens 11 years ago—brothers—and one had to be put down about a year ago. I have never seen anyone/animal grieve as much as he has. Even today, if I accidentally mention his brothers name get goes into search mode. Each day when I give him his treats he looks around as he use to looking for his slow brother to catch up. The pain he suffers is very real.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 7:35:26 PM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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Judy & Minelli...

Takes place in Garland...

Anyone else pick up on the naming of the dog and the goat?

Judy (Garland) & (Vincente) Min(n)elli.

Cute.

10 posted on 07/09/2010 10:06:51 PM PDT by Rodamala
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11 posted on 07/10/2010 2:42:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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