Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Lucky Unlucky Calfie

A few days ago Claui heard a great commotion -- a very young calf bawling in distress -- up in the woods near the barn and she went to see what was up.   There was a calfie semi-trapped under some limbs and a gray creature of some sort (maybe a coyote -- Claui didn't get a good look) was on it.

The mystery beast ran off at once and Claui carried the baby down to the milk barn and called John. When John tried to reunite baby and mother, the mother would have none of it. So Claui and Justin have a calfie to raise.

Luckily, there's plenty of milk.  . .
 There were bite wounds on the little girl's hind legs  but they've been treated and are healing.  And she took to the bottle right away.
For the time being, she has a stall to herself so they can keep an eye on her wounds and keep her safe.
Ali Ali would like to be friends but after her experience, the baby is wary of his type. She likes people just fine though-- this lucky unlucky calfie.


Brian Miller said...

ugh. i feel sorry for the calf...its a vicious world out wishes for it and raising it...hope it makes it through...

Merisi said...

Goodness, what a scare!

Thérèse said...

A foreign smell left behind on the calf probably!!
Good luck to the baby girl.
Your banner is eye catching, such a beautiful view.

June said...

*sob* I can't see the pictures, but maybe it's just as well. The pictureless story is heartrending enough.
I'm so glad somebody found the poor little baby.

Vicki Lane said...

Well, I don't know what happened to the pictures -- they would show you that the calfie is doing well. I'll trey ti repost.