Sickly calf grows into full grown cow that lives inside as farmers’ family pet
A fluffy young calf has been taken in by a family of farmers as their new household pet – and she loves her new lifestyle.
Honey, who was left unwell after a complicated birth, now rubs shoulders with cats and dogs in front of the TV rather than cows in a field.
The ten-month-old calf lives a pampered life, from a warm bed to delicious dinners, Plymouth Live reported.
Carolyn Northmore, who works at South Moor Vets, says they decided to keep their new family member after her 18 year-old daughter Molly was furloughed from her apprentice job due to the pandemic.
"Molly's got an inherent love of the animal," Carolyn said. "Honey was born as a result of an illicit liaison between a Charolais bull and a Dexter heffer that went a little bit wrong.
"So she had to be born by C-section, and wasn't very well when she was born.
"Molly took her under her wing and reared her. Molly didn't give her a chance to die."
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Honey isn't the only furry friend in the Northmore household, the family also have two Golden Retrievers, three Terriers and a Colley, as well as horses and cats- and even a goat.
Honey has also become friendly with Rachel the sheep, who lives outside in the family's garden.
The young cow is now treated as one of the Northmore’s own, and loves to snuggle up with her furry siblings.
She loves watching the news, or Beat The Chasers – and she even seems housetrained.
Carolyn said: "She came indoors because it was too cold for her to stay outdoors back in March. It's one of those really happy coincidences.
"She's a complete and utter pet. A slightly stubborn pet at some points. I kid you not she's completely clean in the house.
"Our house is animal farm gone wrong really!"
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