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Dancing goats bring joy to elderly, kids

Miss Nibbles performing for the Red Hat Society. Miss Nibbles performing for the Red Hat Society.
They have themed costumes from Olympics, to Halloween. They have themed costumes from Olympics, to Halloween.
"It brings joy to kids having the parties," Beverly said. "It brings joy to kids having the parties," Beverly said.
MILLERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau County couple is taking their show on the road. They're trying to bring cheer to the elderly and orphans, one dancing goat at a time.

Miss Nibbles and Miss Flopsy are the stars of the show.

About seven years ago, Beverly Shaw of Millersville started taking her pet goat to the hospital to visit Beverly's mother.

"So I'd bring this goat with me, with a leash and a diaper she came along," Beverly said.

The idea branched out and Miss Nibbles became the star of local nursing homes, schools and orphanages.

"People just loved it," said Beverly.

One goat can dance, and her new BFF Miss Flopsy wants her own piece of the action.

She's a bit shy, and didn't want to perform for our camera at first.

But eventually, she did her thing.

They also have outfits to meet many occasions.

They have themed costumes from Olympics, to Halloween, and they've even entertained the Red Hat ladies.

Also getting in on the fun these days are Shiloh the miniature horse, and Aflac the duck.

To help pay for expenses to nursing homes and orphanages, the Shaw's started "Party Animals."

'People kept asking, do the parties, do the parties," said Beverly.

This means, people can actually hire the barnyard squad.

"It brings joy to kids having the parties," Beverly said.

The Shaw's are also getting requests for the goats to be ring bearers in local weddings.

To contact David and Beverly Shaw, call (573) 579-9675

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