In case you missed it, we just saw a CNN story that hit a chord, and we want to share it.
Cinnamon, a goat, and Felix, a 1-year-old bulldog mix, are totally buddies.
They hang out full-time, eating, playing, and sleeping.
They came to the Wake County Animal Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 13, 2023, because they each needed a home, and they found one—together.
Now they're BFFs, because a local family, with a history of fostering homeless animals, has taken them in. They now have a small herd of goats, for consorting, pastures for romping, and—of course—each other.
Animals, we believe, are sentient, like us, with awareness and emotions, a belief based on really smart and caring dogs we've had in our lives.
Plus, a bit of back story—when one of us (Richard) was a child, his dog was an exceptionally bright border collie (mix), who took it upon herself to watch over a boy she considered incapable of looking after himself.
Richard had a friend up the street who also had a devoted animal in his life, Clover, a goat. Goat and dog became good friends, and when the two boys played together, so did the animals, fun for all.
Only sour note: Richard's mother looked askance at a goat in her house, prancing about on sharp little hooves.
--Joyce and Richard