POSTED: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 10:01am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm
Meet a cow in Georgia who thinks he's a dog...
Shelly and Jay Miller live on 10 acres of heaven. There they can indulge their love of animals: cows, goats, and dogs without bothering the neighbors.
Shelly brings the labrador retrievers to find their playmate, chuck, the steer.
Ordinarily, cows would back off as humans approach. But chuck is no ordinary cow.
Shelly says "a friend of ours called and said they had a really sick calf. And uh, knew that we had a fenced area. And maybe a little bit more time than he did. And asked if we'd come get him"
They got the calf. And though they didn't expect him to live, they tried to save him. And so did their dogs.
Jay Miller says "once they saw Chuck, immediately they lay down beside him. They never got up. Uh, they didn't get up to eat or anything."
Jay says "they touched him. They licked him. They cleaned him. Until he got up and started running around they wouldn't leave his side."
Chuck would even use the dogs' ears as a pacifier. Two years later, Chuck weighs 1,100 pounds and is the picture of health and something else.
Shelly says "he thinks he's a dog. He wants to play and buck and run and chase the dogs. I think he thinks he's a dog."
And he loves bananas and he has a cow girlfriend. And he plays soccer with the Miller's son Colton.
Shelly says "life is good. If you're Chuck, life is good."
If you're in the area, you're welcome to come visit chuck. The Millers won't mind and chuck would love it, as long as you bring bananas.