A dog, Rookie, was raised by a cow in a farm after being orphaned at childbirth.
Kritter Klub, a YouTube channel, reported that a dog that was raised by a cow was left in tears after the unlikely pair were separated.
We have seen several unlikely pals formed in the animal world, like a pit bull and a chicken, and a cat and a goat. Here too, a little pup was raised by a brown cow after the mother of the puppy died.
The dog, Rookie got orphaned at childbirth. It then grew up in an unnamed farmer’s barn, living beside a cow since then. From the beginning, the cow took care of Rookie like its own. The duo lived, ate and slept side by side for two years. The two became inseparable, so much so that that Rookie would crawl between the cow’s legs when it was scared.
The farmer who owned the cow decided that he couldn’t raise two cows and it was getting too intensive. So he decided to give up the brown cow to another farmer. Thus, Rookie was separated from his surrogate mother.
A report from The Epoch Times stated that the dog spent a considerable amount of time looking for the cow. He refused to eat and kept whining for its ‘mother’. At one point, Rookie even escaped from the farm to search for the cow.
“The dog will be okay after a while,” the farmer though initially. “I decided to keep her for Rookie’s sake,” the farmer then said.
A veterinary doctor observed that Rookie would not be able to develop any social skills if he continues living with the cow.