How about this hot mess of a "bottle calf"? Except she never was! I'm currently supplementing a calf because his mama has mastitis; treated her but 1 quarter is dead & she's just not producing enough. Anyway, for some reason Big Bertha is allllll about the bottle and begs for any leftovers. Her calf is 6 weeks old and she's a heavy milker - maybe she thinks she's replenishing her supply? I got nuthin'.
Shes getting to be quite brown...
Still loves her man-mom tho.
She loves loves loves having her neck and under her jaw scratched. And the ears! Omg. Like a big ol puppy.
Waiting for that ugly ol wart on her forehead to be gone.
So what makes a person have an almost uncontrollable desire to purchase another bottle calf? This time of year I dont have as many things to do. Still plenty, but just not as many. Maybe I need to feel overwhelmed with responsibility?
I mean it's fun and all, but it costs a bit of money.
Perhaps it's the bond felt when raising a calf from a baby? Perhaps just knowing that your doing a good job? Or the satisfaction that comes from doing a good job? Do you feel loved when you bottle raise a calf?