While some people might assume that cows are standoffish or aloof, more and more people are realizing that they can be deeply affectionate animals. But no cow to date was as loving as Tessa’s cow, Cowboy.
According to Tessa, “Cowboy’s favorite pastime is giving people’s kisses.” That was one of the first things he did when he first met Tessa. “He automatically came up to me and just started licking the entire side of my face.”
When Tessa and her mom, Sue, first met Cowboy, he was just five days old and living on a veal farm. “I looked at my mom, and I was like, ‘He has the shape of a heart on his forehead.’ It just felt like fate.”
Almost as soon as Cowboy arrived on Tessa and Sue’s farm, he found his place in his new home. “You could tell how relieved he was,” said Tessa. “We automatically clicked.”
Since he first arrived on the farm, Cowboy was a ball of joy. Tessa loved that he still performed the same dance moves he had done when he was five days old, kicking out his back legs and running around the farm.
When he was not dancing around, he would come and annoy Tessa while she tried to sleep on the hammock, nibbling her toes and licking her face. “I feel like sometimes he is pushing the hammock for me,” said Tessa.
But Tessa was quick to point out that her cow was more than just a goofball. “He is just the sweetest old man in the world,” said Tessa. “He gives me the love a dog would give.”