Smart moms of elites athletes like Michael Phelps and Shawn Johnson helped channel their children’s intense energy into sport. Johnson’s parents enrolled her in gymnastics class at age six because of her habit of climbing up book shelves, and Phelps’s mom recalls, “He was always pushing, nudging, shoving, and fidgeting….you can imagine what bedtime was like!” But, what’s a mother goat to do?
Buttermilk, a Nigerian pygmy goat born five weeks ago on Took A Leap Farm in Houlton, Maine, is a hit with the Internet-the video has had over 1,000,000 views since it was posted on July 27. But, with her goat companions? Not so much. The cheeky little girl hops around them, pops over them, and even knocks two over as she jumps on their backs. The cameraman chuckles in the background but “sophistikathryn,” who posted the video, writes, “I think we’ll have our hands full with this little one.”
According to the farm’s blog, Buttermilk’s owners promised to donate $25 to the non-profit rescue and education organization Farm Sanctuary if the video received 1000 views.