Goat who refused to eat jumps for joy when reunited with best friend, a donkey!

A very touching and happy video: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/animals-feelings-sad-goat-refused-eat-without-donkey-bff/608615/

You will love this! You will love them being reunited and you will certainly love the person who drove 14 hours on a round trip to reunite Jellybean with Mr G, the goat.

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 And you will love the fact that their sanctuary has vowed never to separate them…ever!

We fully understand why some caregivers insist that the animals under their care must be adopted together. Sometimes, separating them can cause severe depression and stress as it did Mr G, the goat. Look at how happy they are when finally reunited. Did you see how Mr G perked up when he heard Jellybean being unloaded from the truck? That moment is priceless, folks!

So, when you rehome your animals, if they are already best of friends, do give this video a thought. Sometimes, our duty is more than just finding them homes; it’s also ensuring as best as we can, that they will be happy.

Yes, I am guilty of anthropomorphising again, but hey, sometimes it may not be wrong!

On another note, this is why the “R” in CNRM stands for “Rehome” or “Return to colony” to be continued with “M” (Manage). Some adult animals have been living for a long time in a certain colony, they have feeders and the colony is relatively safe. That’s their home. Then Return to Colony is a good choice IF ONLY the colony is safe. For infant animals, of course Rehoming is the best way to ensure their safety, but for adults, IF the colony is safe, Return may not be such a bad thing, after all. But IF ONLY the colony is SAFE.

So yes, we interfere with their lives, but let’s interfere with wisdom and compassion to ensure that our interference brings more good than harm! Safety, wellbeing and happiness – which comes first?

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