We can all let out a collective "Awww" over viral pictures of a special goat named Polly.
Housed at a New Jersey rescue called Goats of Anarchy, Polly is a six-month-old goat with special needs. She has neurological issues, is partly blind and suffers from anxiety.
Leanne Lauricella, the former New York City event planner who runs "Goats of Anarchy" as a labor of love, found an unusual way to calm Polly's anxious behavior.
Polly was accustomed to being clothed, because the rescue uses baby onsies to keep diapers on the goats while indoors.
Photos of Polly the goat:
Goat wears duck costume
Goat wears duck costume
Polly just did her first interview on our local station WFMZ 69 News @wfmz and it will air at 10pm EST. It should be online if you miss it! For anyone who doubts the power of the duck suit, tune in! 😋
Polly duck (Part 2)... thanks @tractorsupply for letting us waddle all over your store 😌
Today, Polly and her duck suit captured the attention of media outlets all over the world. You may have seen her story... it's been everywhere! In light of that, I thought I would bring back her duck videos that we took while visiting @tractorsupply. Is there no duck emoji?
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a goat in her duck coat! Happy goatoween!
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.
Polly went shopping with me at @tractorsupply today. As soon as I swaddle her or put her duck coat on, she's out like a light! I bet every parent wishes their kids behaved this well in the store! #swaddlebaby
Mom said, that since my ducky costume is so fluffy and warm, it can be my winter coat this year! That means I can wear it every day when I go outside! The #goatduck lives on! And if anyone has a problem with it, they can quack off!
Oh Polly, you quack me up!
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Lauricella bought a duck costume meant for human kids and found it had a calming effect on Polly. It even lulled her to sleep. Other parents wish their kids would sleep as soundly as Polly does in a shopping cart!
Polly has worn other costumes, including a unicorn and a pig costume, but the yellow duck is said to be the best one to treat her anxiety.
If seeing photos of the ridiculously adorable fur babies has you itching to get your hands on one, you may be in luck.
Goats of Anarchy is looking for Volunteer Goat Huggers. Duties include hugging, swaddling, cuddling, filling water buckets and some "light" cleaning.
With a bunch of goats, that cleaning may not be so light, but some muck is worth a cuddle with one of the sweet kids.