Norman (Jersey Cow)

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Norman is a 2 and a half years old Jersey. We were visiting a local farm to buy some homemade cheese and went on to the barn to see the calves. My husband fell in love with Norman and went to ask the farmer if he would sell him. Since he was a male Jersey, he was of no real value to the farmer and so he gave him to us for free.

He was only four days old and still had his umbilical cord attached. He was the same size as our German Shepherd when we first brought him home. He loves the cookies we get for the horses. Norman will follow you anywhere for a cookie. We take him for walks near a local golf course and get some funny stares. He chases the car when we drive in the driveway, bucking a mooing like crazy. And he loves to play with the dog, tossing her playfully in the air with his big head. He is very gentle with the ducks and the chickens and they enjoy sleeping in his stall with him.

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I never knew that cows had so much personality! Norman loves to be petted and he gets depressed if he does not get loved regularly.

By Colleen

Norman (Jersey Cow)

Norman (Jersey Cow)

February 27, 20110 found this helpful

What a nice story about your farm pet, Norman. It was something different for certain and an enjoyable read; you've really personalized Norman well and you've portrayed just how special he is.

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

He is Precious! It is amazing what you can do with an animal when you show them that you love them.

Keep up the good work with Norman!

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

OMG! How adorable he is and so lucky to have such a wonderful home for the rest of his life with people that will love him. Thanks for sharing.

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

Awwww. He is so cute. I loved the story about Norman also.

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

I don't think people realize how funny cows can be! My mom has a pet cow. She wasn't intended to be a pet, just made herself one. The old girl follows my mom around like a dog & is so funny!

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

I love your story of Norman! My sister had a pet Jersey cow named Rose. She was the sweetest most loving thing you ever saw. She lived well into her twenties and my sister was heartbroken when she died. She was buried in her pasture near a creek that she loved.

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

Lucky, you guys, and Norman. Ya.

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February 28, 20110 found this helpful

I think it's wonderful that Norman is appreciated for his own uniqueness and has such a loving home! No matter what kind it is, just about every animal has its own personality, something that too many humans don't understand. Norman is very personable and cute. What a lucky pet!

Just to be technical, Norman is not a "cow", he is either a "bull" (if he is intact) or a "steer" (if he has been castrated). A "cow" is always female, technically an adult female that has already had calves. A young female that has never had calves is technically a "heifer". An "ox" is a castrated male that is used for draft work (pulling machines or carrying heavy items), and are usually seen yoked together in pairs of "oxen".

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March 1, 20110 found this helpful

Norman is just too cute for words. You are all blessed to have each other. Be Thankful!

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