A well-mannered pet goat from Australia has learned that cat flaps and dog doors aren't just for cats and dogs anymore.
When the McDonald family named their newly-acquired goat “Squeaky”, they made a very prescient choice. Before long, the snow white re-homed goat would be squeaking in and out of their home in Mendooran, New South Wales, whenever he darned well pleased.
According to family matriarch Emma McDonald, Squeaky had been hand-raised by someone in their area who was forced by circumstances to give him up. McDonald runs a daycare program from her home and as Squeaky “had very human-like tendencies,” she thought he'd be appreciated by the attending children.
Squeaky's “human-like tendencies” would soon reveal themselves in a quite unexpected way, however. One day in August of 2018, McDonald was relaxing in her lounge when she heard an “odd noise” coming from her kitchen. Peering in nervously, she was shocked to see Squeaky “standing in the middle of the kitchen looking just as surprised as I was.” How the heck did he get there?
A thorough investigation left only one possibility: Squeaky had squeezed himself in through the cat flap in the McDonald's front door. A video camera set up on August 11th (subsequently posted online by ViralHog) caught Squeaky in the act.
“He now makes his grand entrances into the house via the cat flap on a regular basis and helps himself to whatever he fancies eating,” stated Emma McDonald. One wonders if it was circumstances like this that got Squeaky evicted from his previous home, hmm?