So, I enjoyed the time of watching this Hereford calf run around the pen. I thought about a name for 'her'. Oops, I got a peek under the tail area and could see it for sure it was not a 'her' IT was a HE. Shoot, I was going to name 'her' Nami, but now have to call it Dan!! You see we'd gotten a 'Flat Nami' in our email about the same time this fella was born so I thought it would be fun to name the calf after her for her school project (like the 'Flat Stanley' many of us have done before). Instead we will have to use her Dad's name!!
Anyway, the calf skipped and jumped and slipped. He ran and Mom sniffed and mooed at him. Maybe she was telling him to settle down and eat?! He played some more, peeked under mom. Then he laid down for a bit and Mom came to lick him off a bit more (that is a cow's way of cleaning her calf off and her way of getting used to his smell so she recognizes her own calf). She made him stand up and eat too!
So, after about thirty minutes of enjoying this bonding time I got to see this:
|Dan's First Meal|
I had a chance to get a photo of the calf - now known as Dan - with Flat Nami:
I think Dan might be wanting to give Nami a kiss!!