Cows are much more inquisitive and intelligent than we give them credit for. Calves are much like puppies with their playful and fun loving approach to anything new. This calf shows us that she is adorably curious about her first glimpse of a ball in her meadow.
Hope is a one month old calf who was born on a warm, spring day on a farm in Millbrook, Ontario. It's a beautiful place to live with rolling hills, vast expanses of lush, green grass and ponds to drink from. The cows spend most of the year outside, enjoying the freedom of this huge farm.
Fiona is a dedicated mother who watches over her baby protectively. Fiona is especially affectionate and fond of people so it was no surprise when Hope was also fond of being petted and played with. The two are part of a herd of about 40 cows and a huge bull named Gus. Gus also watched protectively over his herd.
The farmers here treat their cows more like pets and even Gus enjoys a head scratch and a few slices of bread as a treat. He's a very laid back bull who enjoys life on this beautiful farm.