Thursday, July 09, 2020

Your Feel-Good Story of the Day

PEAVINE, Okla. (KFOR) — Her backyard is a convalescent home this summer.
Genia Kay Meyer brings a bottle every morning for her one patient, a downed calf named Cupcake.
“She was my cousin’s,” Meyer says. “They had worked with her. We got her at five-weeks-old.”
“She was born with her front legs [crooked] like that. Her back legs were crooked too but they straightened up,” she added.
Genia’s husband, Tim, helps out too.
But the nurse spending the most time with Cupcake, virtually every minute, is Bo, a puppy not even a year old himself, but a true friend in the making.
“The very first day we took her home and started her on the bottle, he just took up with her and started licking up all the milk off her face, and wouldn’t leave her,” Meyer said.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great story Ken. I had a breech birth calf once that reminds me of this one. His mom didn't make it, she got too ripped up inside giving birth.
    He couldn't get off his front knees until his second month. I figured it was because, being half Charolais, he was big and pretty cramped in the womb. After he got straightened out it was game on. Three gallons of milk replacer every day. By the time he was 24 months old he weighed 1380 pounds, and he was one sweet boy. His name was Lucky, and he was personality plus.
    You can never give up hope with these guys. All you can do is the best you can do and hope for the best. Sometimes it works out really well. It's always an adventure.


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