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Blind cow spent 8 years by the side of her seeing eye pig

They say that animals and humans are not much different from one another. Just like humans, animals have their own emotions and feelings, it is just that, we have different ways on how we express it.

Thus, it is no surprise when a blind cow who lost her seeing eye pig- her best friend of 8 years, was devastated. The mourning blind cow wouldn’t stop crying after realizing that she will never be with her best friend again.

The beloved pig whom the blind cow lost was named Lulu. Almost 10 years ago, Lulu was an injured pig who was rescued by a non-profit organization in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The Don’t Forget Us Pet Us rescue organization saved the injured pig after she was abandoned by her previous owner.

“She had been in a litter and she hadn’t been handled, so those first couples of weeks every time you touched her, she would squeal thinking you were going to hurt her,” Deb Devlin, founder of the animal sanctuary recalled. “But she very quickly became very trusting and loyal.”

According to Devlin, it was only when Baby, a blind cow, arrived at the animal sanctuary that she saw a glimpse of Lulu’s gentler side. Apparently, Lulu and Baby had an instant connection that made them inseparable since the day that their paths crossed with each other.

“It was love at first sight. [Baby] always knew where everything was, because of her,” Devlin also shared how Lulu served as Baby’s eyes since then.

Witnessing the 8 years of friendship between Baby and Lulu, Devlin could not help herself but feel for the blind cow. Losing someone you love has never been easy, and the same things seem to apply to animals as well.

“I always knew that when Lulu passed it would be hard for Baby,” Devlin said, sympathizing with the poor cow. “If she wasn’t eating, she was crying for her pig – mooing and going in circles, because she can’t walk far or else she’ll hit something,” she added.

Evidently, more than losing her seeing eye, Baby is longing to be with her best friend. Fortunately for the grieving cow, she was not alone for so long.

Days after, a small runaway calf spent weeks on the loose after escaping from a farm along with two other cows. The calf was soon found by her owner and was returned to the farm a week ago. The strong-willed calf was scheduled to be sent to the slaughterhouse when Jean Briggs, a good Samaritan, learned about her numerous attempt to be freed. The kindhearted woman generously bought the calf from her owner for $450.

After being bought, the calf was then brought to the doorsteps of the Don’t Forget Us Pet Us animal sanctuary.

“When the calf unloaded into her small pen, she was nervous and timid. She quickly saw Baby and she blasted that gate off its hinges… it was still secured on one side by a chain so she jumped the four-foot width of the gate and ran to Baby’s side.” Devlin narrated.

Since the new calf was welcomed in the animal rescue team, Baby- the blind cow, warmed up to the newest addition to their family. But make no mistake, the little calf is no replacement for Lulu. However, it is notable that the little calf brings out the nurturing nature of Baby that they never thought she has.

“The bond was immediate, the love instant and even though Baby has never had a baby… she takes care of, protects and nurtures this little calf… all the things Lulu did for her. It is so incredible!” Devlin said, gushing over the newly discovered side of Baby.

As the saying goes by, “When a door closes, a window opens.” After having her heart broken by the sudden death of her best friend Lulu, it sure is nice to know that Baby has the little calf by her side. Now the grieving blind cow has found a new source of joy and happiness, a new friend to share her days with.

Photos | Don’t Forget Us Pet Us

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William Tom Butler

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

I am a contract swine CAFO operator. We house and raise 7550 to 8000 market hogs every 18-20 weeks approximately 20,000 hogs per year. I makes me think twice about the way we raise and treat animals as a commodity and not as a being. We are kind to our animals but we do raise them for slaughter and money.

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