Sick Baby Cow Finds Adopted Family Among Farm Dogs and Sheep!
Humans aren't the only animals who adopt babies in need. We've shared stories here on Hooplaha before about farm animals who, for various reasons, end up in adopted families—sometimes being raised by entirely different species! This story about a cow named Baby James is a very special example of that.
When Baby James was born, on a farm in North Carolina, he had health problems that prevented him from nursing with his mom. So the husband-and-wife owners of the farm, Adam and Emily Hopson, brought the calf into their home so they could feed and care for him.
With round-the-clock care and attention, Baby James began to improve. In addition to his human caretakers, the young calf also found a new family in the house: the Hopsons' dogs!
"Our dogs adopted James and took over the duties of a mother, loving and cleaning him," said Emily. "Their love and acceptance gave him a will to live."
Things were never simple for Baby James. By the time he was well enough to go back outside and feed himself, he was a foreigner to his cow family; they shunned him. Fortunately, a farm has lots of loving animals, including some other "orphans" who accepted James as one of their own.
Photos via Happy Hens and Highlands Farm. If you love stories about animals like this one, check out our Heartwarming Animals YouTube Channel, part of the HooplaHa Network... and don't forget to smile!