Goliath is an eight-week-old calf that was rescued by the Hubbs family when she was just a week old. Shaylee Hubbs and the rest of the family all helped in nursing the young calf back to health. When we say the rest of the family, it means it includes the Hubbs’ family dogs. Goliath grew with the three pets and formed a special bond particularly to one of the three dogs, Leonidas, the Great Dane.
When Leonidas saw Goliath for the first time, he immediately fell in love with the calf. He would lick Goliath on the face. He would also nudge the young calf to stand. Leonidas even lay down with him when Goliath fell sick. He would keep him company for hours on end.
After the Great Dane and the rest of the dogs welcomed Goliath into the family, the young calf started to act like a dog. He thinks like a dog, eats and drinks like a dog. Goliath even copied doggy behaviors like lying or resting on the dog bed and also play on the dog’s playpen. He tried eating some of the dog’s food too.
According to Shaylee, there was one time that she forgot to close their back door and Goliath wasted no time to enter the house. He went to the living room and immediately made himself at home by lounging on the couch – just like the rests of the dogs do.
Watch the adorable Goliath below as he begins his day like a dog.
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The cow has now become a family member and even has his collar, just like a dog.
Goliath started thinking like a dog after the Hubbs’ family pets showed him love and affection. The story only means dogs are not only capable of feeling emotions towards their humans, but also to other species too.
Read more about Goliath’s story at ABC News.
Thanks to I Heart Dogs for featuring this story.