Mr. G and Jellybean
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FROM

Animal Place Sanctuary
July 2014

Never doubt the depth of emotions other animals possess. Mr. Gís grief was as deep and mysterious as a humanís. His joy at reuniting with Jellybean was as beautiful and inspiring as a humanís.

On a warm May day, a 10-yr old goat named Mr. G arrived to Animal Placeís Rescue Ranch adoption center. For a decade he lived with a burro on the property of a woman who could barely care for herself, let alone the dozens of dogs she hoarded and three barnyard animals.

Animal Place was one of two sanctuaries offering to help the goat and burro when they were confiscatedÖbut we could only take in the goat, and the other sanctuary could only take the burro. The two were separated in order to save their lives. We didnít know the depth of their bond.

Mr. G arrived stressed from his eight hour transport. Rescue Ranch staff allowed him his solitude.

Mr G JellybeanMr. G refused to eat. He spent his days lying in a corner of his stall, barely lifting his head. Staff tried every treat Ė molasses, sweet grain, apples, wetting down foodÖnothing worked.

Staff physically moved Mr. G to ensure he didnít spend too long lying down.

After health exams revealed nothing physically, it became evident Mr. G was in mourning, assuming his friend Jellybean had disappeared forever. He was inconsolable. After four days of starving himself, drastic actions were taken to help Mr. G.

It was time for Jellybean to come home.

It would take an additional three days but soon Mr. G and Jellybean were reunited.

When Jellybean entered Mr. Gís stall, he could not believe his eyes. In fact, he did a double-take! It was only when he smelled Jellybeanís unique scent that Mr. G realized the truth Ė his dearest friend had returned!

Mr. G erupted from his prone position, snorting and inhaling Jellybeanís presence. He rushed after her into their outdoor pasture. The magical moment came when Mr. G began eating from Jellybeanís bowl!

Mr G Jellybean

Never doubt the depth of emotions other animals possess. Mr. Gís grief was as deep and mysterious as a humanís. His joy at reuniting with Jellybean was as beautiful and inspiring as a humanís.

Instead of placing the two up for adoption, Animal Place welcomed Mr. G and Jellybean as permanent residents at our 600-acre Grass Valley sanctuary. Their story will live on, inspiring and teaching visitors about nonhuman emotions.

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