Because no one wanted him, we got him for a song. Besides, we reasoned, with better feed and a little love, he might transform from an ugly duckling to a handsome swan, from a cull to a champion. In an extreme stretch of faith, we named him Champ.
For some odd reason, skinny Champ was almost immediately adopted by plump Daisy Mae and her equally pudgy clan: Daisy's two-year-old daughter, Gracie; Gracie's calf, Gunder; and Daisy's new heifer, little Mayzie. Here's hoping that metabolism is contagious!
"But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise...what is weak in the world to shame the strong...what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are." --1 Corinthians 1:27-28 (ESV)