Monday, February 16, 2009

Photo of the Week - February 16

Recently, my friend Linda sent me a link to a photo of a calf born in Japan with a heart on its forehead. (The article called it an "ox", but it looks an awful lot like a plain old holstein calf to me, but oh well, I'm just a farmer's wife. What do I know?!)

Anyway, I knew I had seen hearts on our cows too so I went out to investigate... turns out, they are awfully common. This little girl is just a few days old.



Happy Valentine's Day!

14 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Love this photo, Judi! What a great Valentine card it would make.

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a perfect time to arrive with a heart!

HElen said...

A really great photo!

BumbleVee said...

what a little sweetie!!

Judi W. said...

I love all your cow pics!

Kerry said...

She is a sweetie!!

Jennifer Rose said...

very cute little calf :D

Jacque Uetz said...

Aaaaw Judi she is cute, love her marking better then the other pic of the Valentine.

Serena said...

What a perfect Valentine's photo!

Re. ox vs. cow - I think it's like in Chinese Astrology....they say 'boar', we say 'pig'. They say 'ox', we say 'cow/bull. Some say an ox is basically another name for a bull. Though in Asian culture the ox is bred as a more heavy-set animal and seen as beasts of burden....not as domestic.

Mike Fleming said...

That's really a great photo, even blown it's still sharp.

Cheryl said...

AWWWW, rare or not it sure gives you the warm fuzzies.

Carla said...

Oh, she is so pretty!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

What a lovely little calf! Love the marking of a heart on her. She is a calf full of love! :)

Sandy said...

ohhh so sweet! That is special...wow.