It’s A Calf Loves Dogs Life On This North Carolina Farm [Video]

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Holy cow… or should we say, holy canine! A calf in North Carolina decides he’d rather be a dog, and is living life with his canine family on a farm.

When a calf was born deprived of oxygen in Asheville, North Carolina, the brain damage it suffered was significant enough that it could not nurse from its mother. It wasn’t for his mama’s lack of trying–contrary to some reports, she didn’t reject him and she did try to nurse. Unfortunately, because of his oxygen deprivation, and her abnormally large nipples, it wasn’t going to work. Farmers Emily and Adam fed sweet Baby James for over 2 weeks through a tube and a syringe while he learned how to even suck a bottle.

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Baby James was about a month old when it was discovered that he’d had an infection from his navel not fully closing off. The poor thing had to have invasive surgeries to be treated, and sadly, the other cattle on the farm thought he was odd and either ignored or bullied him.

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A creature without a tribe, the survivor Scottish Highland decided that he’d hedge his bets with the family dogs. He bet well, as they lovingly accepted him, cleaned him and loved him and included him as one of their own.

Baby James is refusing to eat this morning. He is still up and active but not eating. It's really worrying us. He still got excited about kisses from his best buddy, Bacchus the Just keep praying for this little guy. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ofinstagram nc

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Adam and Emily loved the relationship, but realized he was outgrowing the dogs, so they adopted two orphaned cattle named Judith and Little Girl, and the three formed a sweet little family of their own. The Scottish Highlands bred at Happy Hens and Highlands are not for meat, but for breeding stock or pets, and together with the dogs, all live a very happy (and costumed life)!

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Seriously…is there anything cuter than a cow in a costume? Well, maybe those sweet pups who lovingly took him as one of their own!

SUPER JAMES!! ofinstagram nc

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