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I sure hope she keeps her ears like they are.
I'm rather afraid she is going to lose about half of each ear. More about that below.
I know nothing about cows or calves so your Secret
is interesting to me. 3 weeks seems so little/young. Yes, three weeks old is very young. That's why a bottle calf must be watched so closely.
Won't she be lonely out there by herself & without her mother? She misses her mother horribly right now, just as a newly weaned puppy or kitten would. Within a week, she will consider me her mother, since I'll be supplying her milk, and she'll be content. Keeping one cow is no different than having only one dog, or one horse. She'll adjust. Right now she bawls every time she sees somebody, because she's used to nursing any time she likes. She's on twice-a-day feedings, and thinks she's starving. She'll get used to that, too. And soon she'll be consuming lots of calf starter (grain) between her milk meals.
I consider everything that comes my way a learning experience. I was looking forward to having a beautiful Jersey heifer to share with my readers. It looks as though I will have a funny-looking Jersey heifer; but I will share her anyway.
I'd be very upset, if I had been planning on showing this little Jersey; but I only wanted a pet. I had Jersey cows for many years, and I've missed them ever since I got rid of the last one. Secret is already well on her way to being a fine, friendly pet. Have I mentioned that she is exceptionally smart, as cows go? (You know how we doting mothers are.)
Will it bother her if she's funny-looking? No, not a bit. And any animal friends she might have through the years aren't going to notice, either. Animals are way ahead of us humans that way... they don't care about race, creed, color, or appearance.
Any pain involved with her ears freezing is already over, so she isn't hurting.
This simply reminds of how God accepts me, imperfections and all. And loves me the way I am. And so I will accept and love Secret, just as she is.
Secret today, in her pen in the barn.