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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  • Dianna@ewaMonday, February 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    I think it would be hard to teach a goat how to surf
    • hannah@ewaMonday, February 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm
      this goat has many cool and weird talenets, i want to have something that is cool like that! comment back if you do to...
      • sschneiderMonday, February 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm
        My 2 inferences on Goatee.FIRST i predict that goatee was trained by a person that is a specilist that trains animals. during the story Goatee was showing off a special skills he has for surfing.In the future i think that Goatee will continue doing what he does with surfing. SECOND: I think that Goatee will get much better and learn to do better things on a surf board LOVE,SYDNEY SCHNEIDER FROM EWA
        • justin2
          justin2Monday, February 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm
          mad cool
          • mjmoneyMonday, February 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm
            the goat really has madddddddddddddd skills
            • Ashleigh RoxMonday, February 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm
              what an amazing goat.tee Wish my dog would even get in the water without me having to throw a stick or a ball into the water!Sw
              • monkey12Monday, February 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm
                Goatee has a true talent
                • eddysgrl
                  eddysgrlMonday, February 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm
                  LOL!!!!That goat is out of it's mind!!!
                  • martynaMonday, February 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm
                    • ChristinaMonday, February 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm
                      Cooleo- I cant even surf! :)

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