Skip to comments.Mr. G and Jellybean: A Burro And Goat Love Story Taking The Internet By Storm
Posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Its 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 didnt realize, is the depth of their bond, Galeazzi said.
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Sweet animal story ping.
“.......human Sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.......”
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.
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.
I wound up with a rescue goat and he was unhappy so I got him a little girl goat.
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.
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.
You might have to get her a “boy toy” goat and hope they bond. A tough one.
Was it one of these?
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.
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.
God bless you.
You’re such a sweetie!
Ah...neat story of yours. I knew you would appreciate it. :)
Dad sure didn’t think so.
You shoulda seen the battle when he got well enough to want the goat back.
People really don’t appreciate how special goats are.
They’re quite dog-like with their affection.
What a sweet story.
That’s neat. Sounds like they are very sensitive. I’m glad you got yours a little friend to keep him company.
Most “domesticated” animals deserve love don’t mean all!
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.
your dad doesn’t sound like he ought to be allowed to own animals
They didn’t get the burro’s goat.
They got the goat’s burro.
Somehow there is a new figure of speech in here.
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.
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.
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.
I will try to get a video.
Words cannot do it justice.
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:
Then there was Lady Liuwa (The Last Lioness), a totally wild lioness, who adopted a European film crew...beautiful story:
And my favourite about Ma-di-Tau (The Last Lions) who had no pride and eventually became the leader of her rivals...amazing story:
I’ve always liked goats. I think the kids are especially adorable:)
Maybe. But you can bet your bippy it wasn’t one of these!
Glad you turned out the way you did!
What an irresponsible mother to take her children up there! Call the GPS (Goat Protective Services).
Man & Goat go for a ride.
A mere jest I was thinking of men!