Reaping the benefits from our Five Dollar Friday Community’s kindness this week was our beloved Parker goat. Parker, a gentle giant Anglo Nubian cross has become a firm favourite among staff, volunteers and visitors alike with his cheeky personality, his unmistakable ears that often seem to have a life of their own and his perfectly executed, “Please Sir, can I have some more?” look whenever the rustle of a wheet bix box is in the vicinity of those aforementioned ears.
Over the years, Parker has been the recipient of multiple life-saving surgeries to correct issues within his urinary tract, which if left untreated or undetected, would likely have led to a most painful death. Regular checks and treatments are now part of Parker’s ongoing care regime to ensure his redirected urethra remains functioning and allows him to live a comfortable and pain-free life.
While surgery seemed no longer an option by Parker’s attending veterinarians, this dear boy now receives regular shockwave therapy to break down scar tissue that threatens to block his urinary tract and keep any complications at bay. As always, Parker is an absolute gentleman and the most obliging of patients, as long as one of ‘his people’ proffer chin scratches and nose kisses, he stands obligingly whilst the procedure is performed.
We are ever grateful for the technologies that allow residents like Parker to overcome adversity and live full and happy lives as are we grateful for our Five Dollar Friday community who make this arm of our work possible.
If you too want to send waves of kindness Parker’s way, please consider joining our Five Dollar Friday Community today www.fivedollarfriday.com.au