Yeah. It’s supposed to be Throw Back Thursday, but around here sometimes, it’s more like Throw UP Thursday. Some of you may remember this picture from a couple of weeks ago, of Marlaina, pulling a calf.
Sadly, this calf was born dead, and by the smell of it, it had been dead for a while. But this all happened on a Saturday afternoon, with a fairly tame cow, close to the house. That means there are lots of options.
Daddy Cheese went to the local sale barn and came home with this little guy. There’s a pretty good market for these calves because of cases just like ours.
In order to trick Y24 into thinking that this little guy was her calf, the placenta from the dead calf was placed on the adoptee. The buzzards weren’t circling yet, but the smell was a bit on the putrid side.
By that evening, Z24 had fallen for the trick, and was thoroughly convinced that this was her calf.
And please don’t tell little Stinky that he’s adopted. It’s liable to break his heart.