A Tale of Heartwarming Connection
A calf who was abandoned and raised by German Shepherds believes he is a dog.
After his mother passed away tragically when he was only one day old, Buddy the bull calf was adopted by a family of German Shepherd breeders. He now believes he is one of the puppies.
A German Shepherd breeder family adopted and reared an orphaned calf, who now thinks of himself as a dog and even wags his tail with delight.
after Buddy was only one day old, Coral and Wayne Algie adopted the cute bull calf. Buddy’s mother had perished after she became entangled in a dam close to the couple’s property in New South Wales, Australia.
After the couple took in Buddy, the 2.5-year-old German Shepherd Bada, who just given birth to a litter of 11 puppies, adopted him as an extra puppy.
The calf, who is just six weeks old, has already adopted several doggo behaviours, such as playing fetch with his siblings, waving his tail, and curled up for naps.
“Bada has really taken Buddy on as puppy number 12,” said Coral, a mother of four.I believe he views himself as more sophisticated than others, rather than as a calf. He’s up on the back porch, taking in all the luxury, yet he glances over at them in the pasture.He is very happy to hang around with the dogs and people.
He finds it enjoyable that Bada takes care of him. He reacts to her rather well. She is with him all the time, combing him, licking him, and wiping his tears.”She keeps an eye on him while he’s outside. She walks beside him and follows him. She gives so much of her time away. She’s been incredible.”
Buddy was found by Wayne and Coral earlier this month while attempting to save his mother from a dam that borders their property.
Coral said that she was “totally exhausted” and had unfortunately died by the time they were able to free her.
Despite the heartache, the calf’s eagerness to participate in their activities led to his being well-liked by the couple’s two kids, Bella, 12, and Lawson, 10.
Buddy plays chase with Bella and runs beside the kids when they’re on their bikes outside,” Coral added. He has adapted extremely well and is very affectionate towards us.”
Despite Buddy’s strong sense of belonging, the home is still off limits, and he sleeps on their farmhouse porch. Given that he presently downs 10.5 pints of milk a day and will weigh 95 stone when fully grown, he could soon overflow his bed. Coral went on, “But he will always be our pet bull, that’s for sure – no matter how big he gets,” so Buddy will always have a home.
“He will always be our big buddy; he won’t be going to the butcher shop.”