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    The New York Times style section declared 2017 the Year of the Goat, and, a website that tracks internet trends, named goats the “hottest cultural trend” of 2018. Will 2019 be the year that goats join dogs, cats and parrots in the small pantheon of animals that have made the leap from wild to domesticated?

    Traditional pets clearly don’t need to worry about being displaced just yet by these adorable horned and hoofed creatures, but goats are making inroads. According to the American Goat Society, the number of registered Nigerian Dwarf goats — one of the breeds most recommended as pets because of their small size — grew about 8 percent between 2014 and 2017.

    If the current goat craze had a Big Bang moment, it was in the spring of 2016 on a farm in Oregon, where the idea of goat yoga (doing yoga while goats roam around you and sometimes on you) was born. Goat yoga went viral, and soon there were many offshoots, including golf with goats and a Goatel, an Oregon retreat center offering various forms of goat therapy. There are YouTube channels devoted to quirky goat videos, including those starring Pismo and Goatee, a pair of surfing goats in California (yes, they actually surf). Instagram has made minor celebrities out of many goats (some accounts have hundreds of thousands of followers), partly by dressing them up in outrageously cute outfits...............
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    I know this is old but do you know I have met 2 groomers that have goats. Milk is very expensive in Hawaii. Not a lot of dairy farms. Solution to keep the yard trimmed, grass grows all year and goats provide milk.