Goats, cats and ducks are my favorite domestic animals and I am aware that none of them are technically domestic. I admire their intelligence and self sufficiency. I think it's cool that both cats and goats are too independent for us really to measure their intelligence, because they won't do things our way. I don't think I'll ever have goats, since as someone who has now breast fed twice, I don't think I could milk a goat without feeling bad about keeping them in a constant lactating state and while I like the fiber arts, I'm not likely to take up spinning. Maybe if I had a lot of giant hogweed in the yard...now that's a post for another time!