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Mr. G and Jellybean: A Burro And Goat Love Story Taking The Internet By Storm
CBS local ^ | 5/27/14 | Nick Janes

Posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog

It’s the story of an unbreakable bond between two unlikely best friends whose equally unlikely reunion has gone viral.

Mr. G the Goat and his female friend Jellybean the Burro are truly inseparable.

Where one goes, the other is sure to follow.

“He does not let her more than 10 feet,” said Jan Galeazzi at Animal Place. “His eyes are glued on her at all times.”

The unlikely pair spent a decade in a 12-by-12 dirt plot with little food and water with no shade, shed or barn.

They were rescued from a life of neglect in Southern California, but they were split up and sent to different sanctuaries.

“What we didn’t realize, is the depth of their bond,” Galeazzi said.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacramento.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: awww; reunion
Video at link.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Awe!


2 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:00 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: smokingfrog
What a sweet video. ♥ Thanks you! :)
3 posted on 05/28/2014 8:00:09 PM PDT by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: Salamander

Sweet animal story ping.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: smokingfrog

“.......human Sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.......”


5 posted on 05/28/2014 8:15:13 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: smokingfrog

I saw this tonight while reading a link from another unrelated thread. It really is something how being bonded to another being is so important... you can’t help but feel the “heartache” that dumb goat was going through... but it’s not just projecting our own loneliness onto animals... it was a real thing. We have all suffered the grief of separation and death.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 8:18:53 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: smokingfrog

I’m glad they are back together, but I really have to wonder about the people/person who made the decision to split them up in the first place. Animals bond very strongly, especially under traumatic circumstances.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 8:25:39 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: beaversmom

Aw!

I wound up with a rescue goat and he was unhappy so I got him a little girl goat.

They’re inseparable.

They sleep in their little barn, all cuddled up, even when it’s warm.

He’s rather elderly so I worry what will happen to her, when he’s gone.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 8:28:51 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: smokingfrog

My sister & BIL had two horses that were long time companions. One died of old age and the other lay down to die. Got her to a vet, expensive recovery, and then boarded her w/ other horses. The others kicked & bit her constantly, and she again got down & died. Hooray for goat-burro love...the agape kind, of course.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 8:29:03 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Salamander

You might have to get her a “boy toy” goat and hope they bond. A tough one.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 8:32:20 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Salamander
A rescued goat?

Was it one of these?


11 posted on 05/28/2014 8:40:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: twister881

She’d bond, fine.

She loves everybody.

She even tries to play with the Dobes although they would like nothing better than to eat her.

But she never gives up on them.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 8:41:05 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: smokingfrog

Er....*no*.

:D

I brought him home when my dad had back surgery.

He had him chained up at his cabin to “eat weeds”.

Poor thing was always crying in loneliness and fear.

It’s a miracle the “coyotes” didn’t get him before I did.

I almost lost him to pneumonia the first few weeks but he’s been going strong, ever since.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 8:44:11 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Salamander

God bless you.

You’re such a sweetie!


14 posted on 05/28/2014 8:50:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Salamander

Ah...neat story of yours. I knew you would appreciate it. :)


15 posted on 05/28/2014 8:55:30 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: smokingfrog

Dad sure didn’t think so.

You shoulda seen the battle when he got well enough to want the goat back.

>:-)


16 posted on 05/28/2014 8:58:30 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: beaversmom

People really don’t appreciate how special goats are.

They’re quite dog-like with their affection.

:)


17 posted on 05/28/2014 9:00:15 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: smokingfrog

What a sweet story.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 9:07:30 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Salamander

That’s neat. Sounds like they are very sensitive. I’m glad you got yours a little friend to keep him company.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 9:07:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Salamander

Most “domesticated” animals deserve love…don’t mean all!


20 posted on 05/28/2014 9:10:29 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: beaversmom

They’re very people oriented.

Mine are pests sometimes because I can’t walk through the pasture without them stepping on the backs of my shoes.

They’re pygmy goats and it cracks me up to watch them come barreling at me, full speed on their short little legs when I call their names.

:D


21 posted on 05/28/2014 10:22:06 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: acapesket

?


22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:22:22 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Salamander
They’re pygmy goats and it cracks me up to watch them come barreling at me, full speed on their short little legs when I call their names. How cute. :)
23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:41:52 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Salamander

your dad doesn’t sound like he ought to be allowed to own animals


24 posted on 05/28/2014 10:57:42 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: smokingfrog

They didn’t get the burro’s goat.

They got the goat’s burro.

Somehow there is a new figure of speech in here.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 11:16:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: yldstrk

Since he’s no longer on this earth he doesn’t own any.

We had a long history of bitter disagreements of how animals should be treated.

My mom just hates them.

I’m not sure where *I* came from.

:)


26 posted on 05/28/2014 11:33:08 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: yldstrk

When he discovered we’d been sneaking up on the ridge after dark to feed the goat, he threatened to shoot him if he caught us doing it again.

So...we carefully calculated how much the goat would eat/drink by dawn and leave no “evidence” of us having fed him.

Critter commandos!

:D

Oddly enough, my mom interceded when dad wanted him back and convinced him to let me keep him.

Never could figure out why she did that.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 11:39:03 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: beaversmom

I will try to get a video.

Words cannot do it justice.

;]


28 posted on 05/28/2014 11:40:01 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Salamander

Oh that would be great! I would love to see it.

Thinking about the goat got me to thinking about some of my other favourite lonely animal stories. And I just shared them with my FRiend.

This is about Solo the Wild African dog that adopts jackals for family and becomes friends with hyenas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7IId8stTVM

Then there was Lady Liuwa (The Last Lioness), a totally wild lioness, who adopted a European film crew...beautiful story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG_-FU3NNgw

And my favourite about Ma-di-Tau (The Last Lions) who had no pride and eventually became the leader of her rivals...amazing story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avjOSdbdJTY


29 posted on 05/29/2014 12:04:45 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Salamander

I’ve always liked goats. I think the kids are especially adorable:)


30 posted on 05/29/2014 1:00:15 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: smokingfrog

Maybe. But you can bet your bippy it wasn’t one of these!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2460992/Goats-defy-death-scale-dam-Italian-lake-Gran-Paradiso-National-Park.html


31 posted on 05/29/2014 2:18:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Salamander

Glad you turned out the way you did!


32 posted on 05/29/2014 4:22:25 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gaffer

What an irresponsible mother to take her children up there! Call the GPS (Goat Protective Services).


33 posted on 05/29/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Cute.

Meanwhile In Ethiopia

Man & Goat go for a ride.

34 posted on 05/29/2014 9:29:05 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Salamander

A mere jest…I was thinking of men!


35 posted on 05/29/2014 5:04:08 PM PDT by acapesket
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