This Cow Thinks He’s A Dog… And He Wants You To Respect His Life Choices.
When Shaylee Hubbs rescued a day-old calf name Goliath, she had no idea how quickly he would become part of the family. The newborn was a “drop calf,” meaning he was removed from the mother quickly after birth. Goliath was weak and unable to stand on his own. Hubbs and the rest of the family in their ranch in Danville, California nursed him to health.
The only concern the family has now is that Goliath believes he’s a dog. "He was raised with our three dogs, and he's around them every day,” says Hubbs. Goliath is particularly fond of Leonidas, a two-year-old Great Dane. The male canine has become Goliath’s surrogate mom and best friend.
Goliath has a playhouse in the backyard but is constantly watching the dogs from the window relaxing inside.
"They chase and play together, he watches how they eat their dog food and drink water from their bowls and copies them and he even lays in their dog beds," says Hubbs.
The ranch is also home to horses, sheep, alpacas, dogs, chickens, and goats.
Goliath has watched Leonidas push the door handle to get in the house and go to the couch to relax.
Recently, Hubbs went to feed the animals. When she returned she could not find Goliath anywhere. She said the family checked everywhere, worried that one of the gates was left open. "Then we walked into the house and look who we found lounging ever so comfortably on our couch—Goliath!!!"