Lifestyle & Belief

Thank goodness it's Goat Week!


A goat is pictured on March 4, 2010 in Paris, during the international agricultural fair.


Lionel Bonaventur

It's been a good year for goats. There were goats yelling like people:

Goats doing yoga:

And goats jumping around excitedly while nursing from a bull terrier wearing raw milk pants:

And all of that was before it was even Goat Week!

It's Goat Week!

Modern Farmer has declared this Goat Week, complete with an official goat cam where you can watch the little guys all day long if you want. They really get around.

And that's where we come in. Goats are truly global animals.

There are more than 450 million goats in the world and 210 goat breeds, most of which are found in the Middle East and Asia. They can be found on every continent save Antarctica. 

Here are some of the things they can do:

1) They let their presence be known.

The Alameda County Fair on June 23, 2011 in Pleasanton, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2) They mug for the camera.

An Iraqi man holds a goat at a market before Eid in Baghdad, Dec. 7, 2008. (Ali Yussef/AFP/Getty Images)

3) They make silly faces.

A goat is brought to market for sale ahead of Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, in Gaza city, Oct. 19, 2012. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

4) They climb trees.

Goats climb an Argan tree near Essaouira, Morocco, Aug. 26, 2012. (Fadel Senna/AFP/GettyImages)

5) They do short little one act plays.

The Alameda County Fair on June 23, 2011 in Pleasanton, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

6) They run, run, run!

A Palestinian man shepherds his goats on Aug. 14, 2011 near the Tapuach Junction north of the Palestinian town Nablus in the West Bank. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

7) And walk, walk, walk.

A Somali refugee herds goats through the IFO refugee camp, which makes up part of the giant Dadaab refugee settlement on July 24, 2011 in Dadaab, Kenya. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

8) They let off some steam.

Palestinians sell goats and sheep at a market as they prepare for the holiday of Eid al-Adha, Dec. 7, 2008 in Gaza, Gaza Strip. (Abid Katib/Getty Images)

9) And sit there looking as cute as the whole universe on a cute stick.

Cloned pashmina goat Noori at a laboratory near Srinagar, March 15, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)

10) They withstand the cuddles of others.

Meng Lounu holds a cashmere goat cub at a farm in Ordos on April 20 , 2011, in Inner Mongolia, northwest China. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

11) And try to keep their chins up.

Goats in the street of the southern French city of Brignoles during a demonstration of shepherds to protest against the reintroduction of wolves, March 26, 2012. (Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images)

12) They want to know what you're lookin' at.

A young Cashmere goat in Ordos, April 20, 2011, in Inner Mongolia, northwest China. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

13) No really. What are you lookin' at?

A goat in Paris, March 4, 2010. (Lionel Bonaventur/AFP/Getty Images)

14) They prefer the beach to the surf.

Children try to pull a goat into the water during the 'Bano de las Cabras' (bathing of the goats), as part of the San Juan festival on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife, June 24, 2013. (Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

15) They flock.

A Mongolian herder with his flock of sheep, goats and cattle head towards grasslands at the Hustai National Park in Mongolia on June 5, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

16) They "participate" in traditional games.

Afghan horsemen compete for the goat carcass during a game of Buzkashi in Kabul on Nov. 6, 2009. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

17) And voodoo rituals.

A Haitian voodoo priestess carried a sacrificed goat during the annual voodoo ceremony Aug. 15, 2006, in Soukri, Haiti. (Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images)

18) They get carried to higher ground.

A Bangladeshi man carries his goat through the floodwaters in Bogra on Sept. 7, 2008. (AFP/Getty Images)

19) If they're lucky.

A dead goat floats in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on Sept. 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

20) They get sacrificed.

Indian Muslim devotees slaughter a goat after Eid al-Adha prayers in Siliguri on Oct. 27, 2012. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

21) When they're not.

Members of the Temple Institute hold a one-year-old flawless goat before an enactment of the Passover sacrifice in the third Jewish Temple on April 2, 2012, in Jerusalem. (Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

22) They wake up early.

Mirta Quiroga (53) sheperds her herd of goats on July 15, 2003 at dawn in the Quimili area, Santiago del Estero, central Argentina. (Ali Burafi/AFP/Getty Images)

23) And wear pom-poms on their head.

A decorated goat is seen at the animal market set for Muslims traditional animal sacrifice festival Eid in Islamabad on Nov. 1, 2011. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)

24) They are forced to serve as military mascots.

Shenkin, the Regimental goat mascot, at the Guildhall, in central London, May 15, 2008. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

25) When all they really want to do is tell some jokes.

Goats mill around an empty lot in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 26, 2009. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)