This Goat Has Ma-a-a-a-a-d Skills!

By Emily Madsen on February 27, 2012

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We all know that pets can be taught tricks - things like rolling over, shaking paws or fetching but . . . . can they be taught to surf? Goatee, a female goat living in California, sure can!  She fearlessly shreds across waves on her surfboard alongside her owner, Dana McGregor.

Goatee was originally bought by Dana to help clear up un-wanted weeds around his garden. However, he fell in love with the young goat's pleasant disposition and decided to adopt her as a pet. The now two-year old and her owner soon became inseparable. He took her shopping, for his nights out and even to the beach. That's when Dana realized that the kid had an unusual talent - A natural knack for surfing.

Since then, the two have been a regular item at California's Pismo Beach and even gained celebrity status not only in California, but all over the world, thanks to all the Goatee surfing videos that Dana has posted on YouTube. Goatee also has her own Facebook page, where she lists her interests as surfing, playing soccer, eating greens, working, hanging out and going everywhere with Dana.

Dana, who treats Goatee more like a human friend than a pet, is extremely proud of the goat's surfing talent and even more proud of the fact that all this fame doesn't seem to have gotten to Goatee's head -Yet!

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  • emyMonday, February 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    that goat can do a lot of cool stuff.He is even better then me at surfing.
    • lahmedewaMonday, February 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm
      I think that the goat will be famous and perform in many different places as a talented act in the future.
      • sk8terMonday, February 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm
        • CUTE!!!!!!!!Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm
          The serfing goat, goatee and me is sssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE
          • bana2612
            bana2612Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm
            what an awesome goat
            • gravy
              gravyMonday, February 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm
              that goat is better than me at surfing!
              • emyemy11
                emyemy11Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm
                • jakeMonday, February 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm
                  • coolerthanuMonday, February 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm
                    Goatee is super cute!
                    • i am awsome Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm
                      awwwww thats so cute




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