Often late in the evenings, the cows come to visit. These hot, dry days, I think they’re mostly hanging out around the ponds. We don’t see them as much as we do when it’s cooler but they come by several times a week. Yesterday they came for a visit and Vince went out to give them treats.
I don’t know anything about cows but these little calves are almost as big as their moms and I think it’s time they stopped nursing. They’re rough on those poor moms.
Vince gave them all the treats he had in his bucket but some of them wanted more.
Look at those eyes! Cows have the sweetest eyes! They were begging for more treats.
Miss Red just would not take NO for an answer!
This little calf would not take NO for an answer! He wanted treats. He was too busy nursing when the treats were being handed out.
Now . . Miss Red! Sticking your tongue out at me will get you nowhere! Didn’t your mama teach you not to do that?
Oh, dear! She’s frowning. I hope she doesn’t cry. She really does get bad treatment. She’s the only one without horns and those other cows mistreat her so we always give her extra treats. Vince will usually distract the others and I’ll go off to one end with treats. Miss Red knows those are just for her and she’ll come down and I shove them to her as quickly as I can and she eats them as quickly as she can before the others realize I’m handing out treats. Miss Red and I have it down! But . . she really doesn’t need to stick out her tongue and frown like this when she wants more treats than we have to hand out.
Come back this evening . . we’ll give you more then!
Dottie N. says
Love it, LOL.
this is why I couldn’t raise cows to butcher! I’d get attached with those sweet eyes they have!
Judy Laquidara says
Here’s how I look at it. Every bite of beef we eat came from a cow with those big, sweet eyes. Most aren’t treated nearly as well as these are. I’d rather have beef that I know exactly what it’s been fed and what kind of injections have been given so I’ll take the “pet” cows over the storebought beef any day.
Margie Campbell says
Cows will let thier calf nurse until another is born…sometimes longer, depends on the cow. Our neighbor had to seperate the mom and her calf (big as the mom almost) a week before the new calf came…that to ensure the new calf got the first milk from mom…that’s important for their immune system…get that first very rich milk.
I noticed the other day, mom will not let the larger calf nurse any longer….it’s really dry here, and we opened up our 15 acres of scrub to see if the cows would eat any of it…they stayed for a couple weeks & when the edible stuff was gone, they stopped coming over. It let the neighbor’s grass get watered and grow some. Cows & calves are so darned expressive, and smart!
LOL. If those were range cubes, they are like cookies to the cows. They just can’t get enough. And you are so right, the calves really need to be separated from their mommas.
Judy Laquidara says
The guy who owns them definitely knows what he’s doing so I don’t give any advice. The moms are probably all going to have new calves soon so I guess these calves will either be sold or penned up separately before then.
What a crack up…great comments to the likewise great pics, especially the last two !
I think Miss Red was Pouting because she wanted more treats and they were all gone 🙂 Great photos!! I realy like the one where she is sticking out her tongue!!
Awwww …. how SWEET! I just love cows’ expressive faces. They’re just so adorable. <3
Elizabeth Johnson says
That is the funnist thing I have seen in a long time! Ha ha hee hee!
You guys are too funny! Oh, I’ve been calling Miss Red by the name of Lucy. The first time I saw her, I thought of Lucille Ball.
Mel Meister says
I suppose this isn’t the proper time to say how much I love cow tongue and that I have one in the freezer! LOL! Forgive me!!