Meet Polly, a blind rescue goat who suffers from some neurological issues and anxiety. This cute kid is one of many residents at a special help centre called Goats of Anarchy in New Jersey.
Miss Polly Pocket saw the vet yesterday because she has been spitting up since the day I got her. In the last week, that has turned into projectile vomiting. 99% of the time, a vomiting goat means a poisoned goat but that isn't the case here. We got x-rays, ultrasounds, blood work and couldn't find anything. Because Polly has neurological issues, we are assuming that it has something to do with that. I have to work very hard to get her on solid food, but teaching a blind goat with a neurological disorders to eat is easier said than done. Say a prayer for little Polly. 🙏
As the winter months drew in, owner of the rescue centre Leanne Lauricella decided to buy Polly (and several of the other goats) some warm fluffy outfits to keep them warm – and it turned out to be the best thing she could’ve done.
Some of yall don't believe me. Polly loves her duck suit. Polly NEEDS her duck suit. It puts her right to sleep. Tonight she was feeling anxious because I'm too busy to sit with her. I put her duck suit on and she's totally happy. It instantly soothes her! Its the strangest cutest thing. This is not abuse, this is love.
In an Instagram post, she explains: “Polly loves her duck suit. Polly NEEDS her duck suit. It puts her right to sleep.
“Tonight she was feeling anxious because I’m too busy to sit with her. I put her duck suit on and she’s totally happy. It instantly soothes her! Its the strangest cutest thing.”
And this is her simple response to all the haters who think it’s cruel to dress up her kids in this way: “This is not abuse, this is love.”
Now Polly can go out and about – in her duck suit, of course – and is as calm and content as anything.