Monday, June 10, 2013

This is Pete

I know this isn't a crafty post but I wanted to share our story about Pete. Pete's mom is a Hereford cow that belongs to my father-in-law. A couple of months ago she had twins and decided that was just way too much work. She took care of the little heifer (girl) calf but pushed the little bull (boy) calf away. Poor thing. :( So since my husband also raises cattle, he brought him home so we could feed him with a bottle, and then a bucket. Hence the term "bucket calf". Pete took to the bottle well, despite some mess:


The bucket, not so much. At any rate we did manage to get some food into him and he grew. Now he is an old pro and even eats a little grain and grass. He's about 2.5 months old now. Here is a picture of him with my daughter, who is in charge of afternoon watering:



In the pasture, looking cute (this is his one and only talent):



And being a typical cow-nosy!




17 comments:

Larissa said...

Great pics, love the last one especially! :)

Hugs,
Larissa

Mary Pat Siehl said...

he is just so sweet! love all the photos. i am sure he is keeping you busy!

June K said...

TFS. I like his "cute" photo.

jimlynn said...

You know, most people don't really think cows/calves are pretty animals. I, for one, think they're awesome! This is a prime example too. Pete is just perfectly precious!!! Love the way you took the last photo of him! Too cute. Give little Pete a hug and so glad he's doing well now. It seems he's had a lot of loving care!
Lynn

Lynn Murphy said...

awww..what great sweet pictures. you need to scrap this. The last one is priceless. Love it!

deshacrafts said...

He's a cutie for sure!

Cheryl said...

Oh Gayle, What a wonderful story, and such sweet pictures.

Penny said...

I totally understand you changing your comment section Gale, I had to do the same thing due to porn spam several months ago! I loved the photo's and story of the cow! He'll be huge in no time! Love Penny

Tracey Jean said...

Pete is really cute...

Marcy said...

Awwww....Pete is adorable! :)

Stephanie said...

He's adorable and does a very good job looking cute!

MiamiKel said...

This is just the absolute BEST!! Your post just got me all teary eyed and smile at the same time! What a gorgeous boy he is! Extra hugs and thank you for your dh - wow, I wouldn't have had a clue but he looks right at home helping the babe (who is HUGE, oh my!) What a charmer - so so sweet!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Awe. He is very talented at being a cow!

Chris D. said...

Pete has got to be the cutest little big guy out there! LOL! So glad to hear that he's doing so well! I had no idea that cows could give birth to twins!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness Pete is adorable.
Such a pretty colour and beautiful coat.

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your cow is so cute. Thank you for sharing his story.

Hugs,
Mary Ellen

P.S. Brown Coats Unite

tina said...

I'm so glad he is doing well! He's a cutie!

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