I have a dog named Hank who thinks he is a cow. This is probably due in part to his spending a lot of time around cows when he was a puppy.
I have another dog named Scout who thinks she is a human. I don’t really know why she thinks this, but it’s clear in almost everything she does. Especially in the way she sleeps- preferably with a pillow and blanket.
And now I have a heifer calf named Annabelle (also now known as ‘Peanut’ to Barry – I’m not the only one who got attached) who thinks she is a dog.
Her story is kind of the opposite of Hank’s. She is spending her young, impressionable first weeks of life with Hank and Scout. Naturally, she thinks she’s one of the gang.
In addition to tagging along with the dogs in the backyard, Annabelle has now also started drinking her milk from a bucket, in an effort to be more like Hank and Scout. Just kidding! She’s drinking milk out of a bucket now because it’s easier on us than bottle feeding her. Not to mention she decided she didn’t want to drink out of a bottle anymore about a week and a half ago.
Scout is especially happy that Annabelle now drinks her milk from a bucket. That’s because Scout likes to lick the milk off of Annabelle’s chin afterwards, which Annabelle seems to enjoy too. At five weeks old, Annabelle has also started to eat some grass, grain, and drink water!
So Hank thinks he’s a cow, Scout thinks she’s human, and Annabelle thinks she’s a dog. However, we do have one group who is sure of themselves.
The chickens are pretty sure they’re birds. At least, that’s the consensus for now.
Do you have any animals that are confused about what they are?