"Inseparable" Goat and Great Dane Find Forever Home With 3-Legged Dog Pal

 |  Nov 29th 2010  |   19 Contributions


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The happy trio just before heading to their new home. They sure are well matched color-wise, and apparently friendship-wise as well. (Photo: CBSDWF.com)

A goat and a Great Dane who were found wandering around a Dallas-area wedding chapel in late June, and who proved to be utterly inseparable, finally have a real home where they can be together for the rest of their canine and caprine lives. Joining them will be their old pal, a three-legged yellow Lab.

If Disney doesn't make a movie out of this, I'll eat my hat. Actually, I'll give it to Jake to eat. He's done it before, he will be happy to do it again.

It's quite a trifecta for adoptive owners Norman and Sandy Williams, who were among hundreds of applicants who wanted to adopt the trio. They waited for months to hear if they would be the new guardians. They have a nice setup -- three farmy acres -- and a great attitude.

"It's important when animals are connected with each other that you keep them together, they have bonds with themselves just like we do as people," Sandy Williams told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

The three had gotten separated in June, when it appears Minnelli the goat unlatched the gate of his old home. Judy, the Great Dane, took off with him. They act like a little married coupleTheyre literally inseparable, Dogster reported veterinarian Karen Fling as saying in our story about the odd couple this summer. Finding them by a wedding chapel was kind of the icing on the cake.

Sadly, their old three-legged pal, Lucky, got left behind. Even worse, local authorities stepped in and forced Minnelli and Judy apart, reports NBC. Stray livestock apparently has to be held by the sheriff's department. To smooth things over for the anxious Judy, who was pining away for Minnelli, the family who owned the threesome sent Lucky to the shelter. They couldn't afford medical care or upkeep for the animals, and realized the best thing to do was to give them up for adoption. Eventually the three were placed together while they waited for Judy got medical attention for heartworm and other ailments.

The unlikely trio will clearly have a very good life on the little farm. "They're just like kids," Norman Williams said. Check out the video below.

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