Friday, May 16, 2008

My Cousin Goliath

Hi Guys,

My doggie Gram, Sporty, lives on a dairy farm along with my doggie Uncles, Shawn C. and Goober and my doggie Aunt, Jewels (they're my Mom's litter mates, all wire fox terriers). The farm was sold a few years ago, but hooman Great Gram, Judy, and her family still live there in the old farmhouse.

My hooman Uncle Shawn now has a calf that he says he is raisin' for food. The calf lives in a shelter behind the garage and Uncle Shawn has had him since he was born last year. Did ya know that when momma cows have their babies, they don't get ta keep 'em and nurse 'em... 'n cuddle 'em? Someone comes along and takes the babies right away and they are bottle fed until they can eat solid food.

My that's a Big bottle, huh?
The cow Moms go back into the dairy-milking mix after a few days, once the colostrum is out of their milk. And the baby cows go into little huts with their own fenced yards and a hooman person bottle feeds them all their milk. Sounds like a lot of work, huh? It is.

Here is what the baby huts look like....and there is a whole little city of 'em. Cute little buggers, aren't they?

Anyway, back to Uncle Shawn and his calf. Last time we were at the farm, we got ta see Uncle Shawn's calf and his name is Goliath. Now, if yer plannin' on butcherin' yer little boy child fer food later on, do ya give 'em a name? Well, I guess he's not so little fer a boy child, now is he?

Check out the video of Goliath. He's a cutie, isn't he?

That was hooman Gram Judy callin' Goliath so he would come out ta see us.....

Don't think there are a lot of doggies out there who have a cousin that is a calf and one that will be on a dinner table in a few years. Or so Uncle Shawn says.......

Sure hope ya all enjoyed the dairy farm story and that ya all think Goliath is a pretty neat cousin ta have......we sure do.......

Dewey Dewster...... WFT, reportin' on Cousin Goliath


Maggie & Mitch said...

We think it's sad that the mommy cows don't get to spend time with their babies!
What a big baby bottle!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sparky said...

Hi Dewey Dewster!

Goliath the calf is very cute... I wonder how the humans are gonna eat him after they named him? It's gonna be tough!

I hope you're all having a grrrrEAT weekend,



Hey Dewey,

The Mommy loves meat but when her read your post her cried becuase Goliath is so cute. The Moomy said there is no way we could eat a pet. What if somebody tried to eat me or teribel to even thing of it.

The Mommy's turkey meatloaf is wonderful. I'd make make the money make you one if you ever get to come visit.

Love ya Mona

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Dewey...we couldn't get the video...that little cow is adorable...Did ya ever rent the movie City Slickers...what was that baby calf's'll come to me...musta caught Mumsie's CRS...(can't remember sh**) so sweet....

So...u guys ready for Aussie land???? We're pumped to get outta the Burgh and do some swimmin and snorkeling....

Gotta finish packin'...

Koobuss said...

That story is so sad that it almost wants to make you become a vetinarian, I mean vegetarian. Maybe not. Then I'd have to eat dry dog food all the time. Yuck!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Koobuss said...

It's me again, Koobuss.

I could not watch the video either. I am getting to really hate YouTube.

Love ya,

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I love moo cows! They are so cute...and they smell soooo good!

Come check out mine or Chef's blog!!!! It's up! It's time! The Goody Exchange is on! I'm so excited! Help spread the word! This is gonna be the best event ever!

Hehehe, Woohoo! Go team dogs with Blogs!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

12:52 AM

Eric said...

That Goliath doesn't looks so Goliath yet in the pic, sort of mooee and cute and aaaaw, where's Goliath in the video gone? Is he camera shy do you think? Maybe he read your blog and saw he was going to be eaten 'ventually . . .maybe he's sensibly mooooo -ved on to a new home???

Wagging, Eric x

Ferndoggle said...

They're gonna eat your cousin???? Oh that's horrible.

Bring on the Cup, baby! I've got Penguin fever at my house!


Penny & Poppy said...

Your couson Goliath is really cute. When our pawrents lived in Pennsylvania, our mom saw so many of those little houses that she could no longer eat veal...still can't to this day. Our dad eats it, though and he's an old farm boy.

Poppy & Penny

Jackson said...

Hey pals, do you really think Goliath will be eaten? I'm kinda hoping he gets a reprieve since he's got a name and now stars in a video! J x

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I'm glad I'm not a farmer. I'd have a hard time eating cows after raising them up from babies.

You have an interesting life.

Levi's mom

William Tell said...

Goliath is a beauty! Holsteins are our favorite cows, too. They make good mamas if given a chance, sometimes raising 3-4 orphaned calves at once. Lotsa milk there!

We once had a five-legged cow named Connie Sunshine. Mom will have to dig up a picture of her. She was quite unique.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no, pinky is sad that Goliath is going to be roast beef one day. She'd make a pathetic farmer. She would be over stocked with animals.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Koobuss said...

Looks like Goliath is camera shy. I'm glad that he finally showed uo. He's a cutie. But is seems to me that he is kind of on the quiet side.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,