Gertie is a female talking goat.
Gertie is a goat who lived on the same farm as Mickey Mouse in the 1920's and 1930's. She was said to have an "India-Rubber Throat", due to the fact that she would eat anything. At one point, Mickey put pepper in a cat's milk bowl to play a trick on Gertie. Gertie stand on all fours, wears no clothing, and will eat anything, but is capable of speech.
Behind the scenes Edit
Gertie first appeared in Mickey's "Hoozoo", Witswitch and Wotswot, drawn by Wilfred Haughton, in 1932.
Although Gertie is quadrupedal, she talks and is treated as a person by Mickey Mouse; thus, it is likely she is to be considered an anthropomorphic character, by the same token as Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow (who also occasionally walk on all fours).
It is unlikely that Gertie is the same individual as the more openly anthropomorphic Gertie Goat