Rescue Goat With Anxiety Only Calms Down In Her Duck Costume
One day, Leanne Lauricella, who runs “Goats Of Anarchy” which is a goat rescue group in New Jersey, went for shopping at a place called Marshalls. As she was walking down the aisles she noticed a duck costume for children, as the Halloween wasn’t far away. Lauricella thought that the costume would be perfect for her baby coats and especially see thought that it would look really cute on one of her newest baby goats, named Polly. So she bought it without hesitation and went home. Lauricella could not imagine how much would affect that costume Polly’s life! Don’t miss #17,#14 and #12!
20. Meet Little Polly
Polly is a really fragile baby goat who suffers from a variety of medical issues. She is blind and she has some problems that affect her ability to eat and due to them she is dangerously underweight and malnourished for her age. Apart from these, she also has a severe problem with anxiety. Do you want to see Polly hiding in her blanket? Click next!
19. In The Blanket
Polly really loves Lauricella. She wants to be around her all the time and when she can’t find her she becomes really upset. She starts to run around the house as fast as she can and she crying until Lauricella comes back home to calm her down. Click next to see little Polly in her bathrobe!
18. After The Bath
That little goat has some weird habits,too. It is believed by Lauricella that these habites are caused due to the anxiety of the little goat. Especially Lauricella said: “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.” Wait to see Polly in her duck costume. She looks adorable! Click next!
One time, Lauricella tried the duck costume on Polly because she wanted to take a photo of her in it. The little goat looked adorable in the costume, but Lauricella had absolutely no idea what affect would that costume have on her little friend!
16. Just Chillin’
When she put the duck costume on her, Polly seemed to calm down and relax. “As soon as I put it on her, she just instantly got calm,” Lauricella told us. Look how happy Polly looks in her duck suit. She looks like she is ready to take a nap.
15. What does the fox say?
Other costumes seem to also calm down the goat, especially the fox costume and the pig costume. However the duck costume is still Polly’s favorite one. It seems to be similar as the Thunder Shirt or as a blanket because it calms her down, but at the end of the day, the duck suit works better than anything else.
14. “Oink, Oink!”
“I tried a Thunder Shirt – it didn’t work. There’s something about that duck costume that calms her. She goes into a little trance. She just closes her eyes and she’s out,” Lauricella admitted to us. However the little goat looks so adorable in her pig suit.
13. Oh Look! There’s A Unicorn!
Polly has also many other costumes and the cutest one is the unicorn costume. She looks so cute in it like she doesn’t exist! That type of costumes really calms her down and limits her anxiety but is not as effective as the duck one. Click next if you want to see Polly shopping!
12. Sweet Dreams Little “Duckling”
The duck costume not only helps Polly to calm down, but also it is really helpful to Lauricella. Whenever she needs to be outside in order to go and run errands and she can’t leave the adorable goat alone, the duck suit keeps Polly under control. If you look at the photo you can clearly see Polly sleeping in her duck suit as she is sitting in a shopping cart.
11. “No Photos Please!”
Since Lauricella discovered the effect that the duck costume has on her little friend, she always carries it with her and whenever Polly gets anxiety, she puts her into the costume and she instantly calms down. “She just calms down and goes to sleep. Instantly. It’s become a thing that she’s known for,” Lauricella said.
10. “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”
One day Lauricella brought another rescued goat in the house, named Pocket. Polly instantly fell in love with Pocket and since day one they have been inseparable. “When Pocket came home, I laid him on [Polly’s] back … and it just calmed her right down and she went to sleep,” Lauricella said. “It was almost like that duck costume. I’ve noticed that anytime he’s lying next to her, she just gets calm. I’ve never seen her do that with another goat here.”
9. Partners in crime
Polly and Pocket seem to really enjoy each other’s company as they are always spending their time together. It seems that they are meant to be for each other, as they are best friends forever and Lauricella loves them both very much!
8. Did You Just Say Something?
Although Pocket is younger than Polly, he is the best company for her. He is the only one able to calm her down when she has an anxiety attack and she seems to trust him more than anyone else. He calms her so much as if she was into her duck costume.
7. Find The Fake One
They also really like their new friend and it’s hard to distinguish which of them is the fake one! They look so happy together and if you never knew the conditions that Polly has, i bet that you would not have guessed it. Pocket is the best influence for her.
6. Napping Together
These two really like napping together on the couch and dreaming about green fields and treats. They help each other a lot and it is obvious how calm Polly seems to be next to her best friend, little Pocket. They look so cute together!
5. It’s Yoga Time!
Life is really hard for a little goat that has the conditions that Polly has, but she was very lucky due to the fact that she met Lauricella, who was willing to take good care of the baby goat. Polly transformed from a baby goat with some severe conditions and anxiety to a really happy goat who is willing to fight all of her problems.
4. “They See Me Rollin, They Hatin”
Polly is starting to get bigger and sooner or later, her costumes, will not fit her.Lauricella is concerned about the duck costume. “I’ve started regretting that I didn’t buy the next size up,” she said. However, after Pocket came into Polly’s life, her problem with anxiety has been limited.
3. A Little Princes
It’s pretty remarkable how much Polly has changed after her duck costume and especially after meeting her best friend, Pocket. You can really see how much calmer she looks. You can see the sparkle in her eyes!
2. “I Don’t Even Need Instagram Filters”
The happiness in Polly’s eyes is obvious to everyone, as she lives in the most loving home that she could ever find. Look how calm she looks! It’s so adorable!
1. Say cheese!
Polly is a very happy little goat that fights her conditions and anxiety with bravery, but not alone. She has Lauricella and Pocket by her side and they really love and care about her! “I’m hoping she won’t need [her duck suit],” Lauricella said. “I hope that Pocket becomes her duck suit.”