Skip to comments.State Law Separates Animal Odd Couple In Dallas (dog misses goat, or goat misses dog)
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.
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?
Uh....no.....”State law” didn’t “do” anything!
Stupid people did!
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.
As they say in San Francisco, “Love knows no species.”
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.
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.
I got two kittens 11 years agobrothersand 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.
Takes place in Garland...
Anyone else pick up on the naming of the dog and the goat?
Judy (Garland) & (Vincente) Min(n)elli.