Little Frostie was fitted out with wheels after contracting a joint disease called joint navel ill shortly after he was born.
The condition rendered his rear joints unusable – but help arrived in the form of a tiny wheelchair – on loan from a piglet named Leon Trotsky, who had previously suffered a crushed pelvis.
Frostie was living at an non-profit animal rescue sanctuary called Edgar’s Mission in Victoria, Australia, and had even graduated from his wheelchair when he fell ill on Monday and died shortly after.
“As the little guy made his last gasps of breath he looked into my tear-filled eyes as I begged him to stay. I told him I loved him and would do so forever more. It was not until his spirit had passed that I would scream ‘Why?’ at the top of my lungs and sob inconsolably into his warm, sweet-smelling white fur.”
The autopsy noted Frostie's spinal column had been riddled with abscesses, with one particularly large one pressing on and compromising his rumen.
RIP Frostie, you were a good little goat.