PHOTOS: Meet Goliath, the Adorable Calf That Thinks He’s a Dog
Once upon a time, Shaylee Hubbs came upon a little calf that was only a day old. He was a “drop calf” from a dairy farm, and he was very thin and extremely sick. The newborn was hardly strong enough to suck on a milk bottle, so Hubbs took him home and put him in the care of the family’s vet. The journey to health wasn’t an easy one, but eventually the little cow got better, and his appetite and energy levels increased.
The family named him Goliath because he was so strong, and he grew and prospered in the warmth of their love. Soon, Hubbs noticed that their Great Dane, Leonidas, starting mothering Goliath (even though Leonidas is a male).
“He would lick the little cow on the face and try to nudge him to stand up,” Hubbs told CountryLiving.com. “He would lay down with the sick little cow for hours just to keep him company. Leo, of course, was so bewildered at what the cow was trying to do and thought it was a fun game to play. The Great Dane and Holstein bull became the best of friends.”