- Feb 10, 2005
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I don't suppose you all have ever seen a short, animated film called The Cat Came Back. Probably not. Anyways, it's about a man trying to get rid of a cat, and it keeps coming back day after day. The situation turns into the worst nightmare for the man. This calf reminded me of that film, AND is becoming my worst nightmare!!! This is the sluggish calf I posted about earlier. Well, last night it was back to the barn for him and his mama. She was bawling like crazy for it, and when I found it, I got it up, it had a healthy stretch but it was BLOATED! Gave it some bloat-eze, checked on it at 9:30, it was sucking the cow but still with the huge belly. This morning, it's quite lively but still a little round. Last week when I had it in the barn, all it had access to was cow's milk, outside it could eat hay. Yesterday morning when I saw it, it was snacking quite vigorously on some nice grassy hay I put out just for the calves. Do you think there's something in this calf's belly that is not allowing it to process the hay, but allows the milk to pass through?