Having a pet with anxiety issues can be a difficult and sometimes heartbreaking problem.
My Labrador mix has been anxious for most of his life, and nothing I've tried has ever seemed to make much of a difference. He's otherwise pretty happy, but I still wish that I could find a miracle fix to give him some much-needed relief like this woman did for her goat.
Leanne Lauricella manages a goat rescue called Goats Of Anarchy in New Jersey and deals with all kinds of medical issues when it comes to her precious residents. One of her newest baby goats, Polly, suffers from severe anxiety. However, Lauricella came across the perfect (and most adorable) solution for her while out shopping one day.
When she bought a child's duck costume for her baby goats, she had no idea that it would be the answer Polly's anxiety.
In addition to having anxiety, Polly is blind and severely underweight because of neurological issues that affect her ability to eat.
When she can't sense Lauricella nearby, she cries uncontrollably while running throughout the house. As soon as Mom put the costume on her one day, however, she was instantly calm.
“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 told The Dodo.
She's got other adorable costumes as well, but Lauricella says that her absolute favorite is the duck.
She'll eventually outgrow her beloved costume, but she won't have to worry -- another rescue named Pocket has the same calming effect on Polly when he cuddles up next to her.