Are you putting on a production of ‘The Sound of Music’?
If so them why not hire these marionettes.

Three goats and a Tyrolean boy and girl.The goats are approx 22 inches long and 14 inches tall. The boy and girl are approx 17 inches (43cms) tall.  The Goats have moving mouths for singing.All have basic stringing and are easy for beginners to operate with a little practice.