- Feb 10, 2005
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The calf that I've talked about on here before finally succumbed to whatever was ailing it, I found it dead in the shed this morning. The cow was searching and bawling like crazy for her baby. I drug it out of the shed so my husband could pick it up with the bobcat. As I was waiting for him to come, the cow came running back in to the corral on a dead run, spied up her calf. She headed right for it, but came to a skidding halt 20 feet away from it. She knew it was her calf, but she must've been able to smell death. She cautiously approached, backing off every so often, then coming in closer again till she got right up to it. I stood off aways and watched her as she started mooing at it and licking it's face. Next thing I know, I had a huge lump in my throat and the tears were freezing on my cheeks. I've been at this cow biz now for 24 years, and I've seen death many times, but it still does and will always choke me up. So, so sad to see a mama trying to get her dead calf up and going.