He is now getting right up in the stall when he sees us coming with the bottle and then gives that little "moo". Such a happy sound to hear. I am hoping that he is gonna stay healthy. Actually, best way to get a calf in my book. Almost straight from delivery to us, no stress because of only a 30 minute trip from pasture to new warm stall, with warm colostrum supplement (the only thing I'd have done different is have real colostrum for him).
Lyndsey hasn't named him yet, so I keep calling him "cow boy" (get it, he's a cow and a boy?) Sorry, little lame. She keeps saying Don't get him used to that name", and I keep saying "He's 4 days old, name him!"
I love having animals, and livestock are an amazing part of my life. I can't explain how good it feels, but most of you probably understand. Yes, the whole saving a baby calf to later butcher it seems odd, but our livestock have pretty good lives and I believe we are raising them for a natural reason, in ways as close to "nature and real life" as possible.