With all the negativity in today’s society, it can be hard to stay positive— but animals are the perfect reminder of all that’s right in the world. In my day, I’ve come across quite a few cases of adorable interspecies friendships, but this unforgettable duo may just take the cake.
Arnold is a disabled goat who was born with crooked legs.
At the time of his birth, his limbs were so badly deformed, no one was willing to give him the care he’d need to survive. He was on the verge of being put down before Megan Mostacci, the co-founder of Black Goat Farm and Sanctuary, stepped in.
“He had contracted tendons, so he was going to be put down at just a couple days old,” she told The Dodo.
“We took him.”
Megan brought Arnold back to the farm where he instantly developed a strong bond with Drake, the sanctuary’s Nova Scotia retriever.
“He absolutely fell in love with Drake.”
Shortly after his arrival, Arnold started doing physical therapy and had splints placed on his legs. Twice a day, the little goat would do stretches, working the tense limbs, hoping to get them as straight as he could.
After his physical therapy, he’d retreat to the couch to snuggle with his buddy Drake.
According to Mostacci, Drake is a lazy dog who loves to sleep on the couch. “Arnold was an old soul and since his splints slowed him down a bit, he didn’t seem to mind being a lazy boy himself.”
“These two slobs spent more time cuddling on the couch than I’ve ever seen,” she said.
Depending on the day, the two would alternate between side-by-side lazing…
And full-on spooning.
Eventually, Arnold grew bigger and stronger.
At this point, the two were forced to move their cuddles into a doggie bed, but still, their friendship remained. ‘
Recently, he had a growth spurt that aggravated one of his tendons— but he knew the perfect way to feel better!
“He came to the house; he hopped right up on the outdoor couch with Drake to snuggle,” Mostacci revealed.
She recently posted a video of the snuggling duo that has been viewed nearly 80,000 times.
Comments on the footage read:
“OH MY GOD!”
“Well, that’s just the cutest!”
“Animals never cease to amaze me.”
P.S. If you’d like to make a donation to help Drake get more rescued cuddle friends, you can make a donation to the sanctuary via Paypal by clicking here.
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