Meet Polly the Baby Goat
Meet Polly, a 6-month old baby goat. Polly is a little goat with several medical issues, but she’s still a lovely little goat. Polly is partially blind and she also suffers neurological problems. Her neurological conditions cause her to have trouble eating, and she is underweight for her age. Like many rescue animals, she also has anxiety. Little Polly is attached to Lauricella, and when she has separation anxiety, she can get nervous when her mom is not around or if there any too many people around. She even told The Dodo that “She’ll find a corner of a wall in the house, and she’ll just start sucking on the wall. So all the corners in our house have these little suck marks from her mouth.”
If you have anxiety, you know how it can be hard to find something to comfort you and relax you. Well, the same could be said for little goats, who don’t have the same ability to voice their anxiety like humans. So Lauricella comforts Polly by keeping her nearby and just being there for you, but what else works?
You won’t believe what Lauricella did to calm this little goat down!