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Lightning the Calf – Update

February 18, 2010

Per popular demand, here’s an update on Lightning, the orphaned calf my parents are raising by hand (is that even an appropriate use of the term “by hand”?!).

Lightning’s growing well, and is loving living in the yard at my folks’ ranch. His little tail still wags every time he sees my mom, and he drinks a TON of milk.

Here’s his first adventure on a halter designed for a show calf (much older than him). The dog wagging his tail is my folks’ dog Bear – you can see Lightning is no longer small enough to be in danger of being eaten by him!

Adorable. I love how you can see his little tail wagging, as he’s trying to figure out what, exactly, my mother wants him to do.
And here’s one of him eating lunch/dinner/breakfast (it all looks and tastes the same):

Watching calves eat is weird. I’m just sayin. 🙂

I’ll get the folks to take some more pictures this weekend (and the rest of the videos they promised), but so far, Lightning’s doing just fine. Sorry about the video quality – this was taken on my dad’s cameraphone, so they’re not very high-res (read: very VERY low-res). Have a great Thursday!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Emily permalink
    February 18, 2010 2:51 pm

    We have to get up there and let the kids see him. They would love feeding him with the bottle.

    • lisam permalink
      February 18, 2010 2:53 pm

      Haha – if you want to do that, you need to get up there SOON. He’s going to start shooting up (as in growing really fast, not as in start doing heroin) and you don’t want to scare them if he gets too big. 🙂

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