The bonding process crept along for a few days. Then other cows started parading their newborns around, hovering over them and mooing to them in that particular bass-tone that new mama cows use. Panda watched and listened for a while. She walked up to Little Red--we got to see this--and began licking the top of her head, showing the world that she had an adorable calf too.
That evening, we realized that Little Red no longer needed anyone to make sure she nursed safely. Panda had already seen to Red's supper. Since then, we haven't had to do anything but watch Panda love her little heifer.
|Clockwise from top left: Tex and Little Red run and play together every evening; Panda bathes Red numerous times a day; Little Red and her brothers and sisters are already trying to eat hay.|
"God's greatest blessings often come costumed as disasters. Any doubters need to do nothing more that ascend the hill of Calvary." ~Max Lucado