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Video of the Week: A Horse and a Goat

October 25, 2013

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We've already seen that a horse and a goat can make an entertaining pair, but believe it or not, an equine/caprine friendship can be inspiring, too. When Charlie the horse, a 40-year-old rescue case, went blind in both eyes, his owner thought the humane thing to do would be to put him down. That's when Jack, the old billy goat, stepped in. Jack paired up with Charlie, leading him through the wooded pastures, to the best grazing spots and back again, and even rescuing him once when he became trapped by fallen trees.

This segment from the acclaimed PBS program Nature showcases the unusual, but touching friendship between these two aging animals in the twilight of their lives. Yeah, you'll probably want the tissues handy for this one.

 

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Shirley    Waycross,, GA

11/29/2014 7:55:59 AM

This Video was sad but I no this to be true. God always gives animals a gift so that they can live longer and be at peace. Thank you so much for showing this video. It was great.
Shirley

Gwen    Sebring, FL

7/1/2014 2:13:11 PM

Sweet, sad and so touching. Goats are wonderful animals. They are very intelligent and make great pets. It doesn't surprise me that Jack the goat was a loyal friend for 16 years, nor that Jack fell into rapid decline after Charlie was gone. His "job" is finished now, and he is probably anxious to meet up with Charlie on the other side of the bridge. Thank you for sharing such a heartwarming story.

Sylvia    International

6/3/2014 8:11:11 AM

Such a touching story....just shows us once more that animals do have real feelings and can empathize with each other no matter what species they belong to.

Cheryl    Grandview, TX

3/17/2014 5:48:24 AM

How touching, thanks for sharing this remarkable story.

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