The little Santa Gertrude calf who was left without parents was taken by a 52-year-old Coral Elgi and her husband 61-year-old Wayne. They live in New Italy. That’s a village which is located in the Australian state of New Wales and where the terrible fires blazed recently.
The goby was named Buddy but not the couple took custody of him but their two and a half year old German shepherd doggy named Bada. At that time, she had just given birth to 11 puppies and Buddy became her full-fledged child number 12.
This is Bud and Buddy – two doggies. One is a dog by nature and the other one is self-proclaimed.
Bada is 2 and a half years old and she is a purebred German Shepherd. The cutie is a caring and mother. Buddy is 6 weeks old and he is an orphan. He was picked up by Bud’s owners and given to the shepherd dog for upbringing. She was only happy about this and raised a real good creature from a Santa Gertrude calf.
Growing up in a canine family Buddy picked up the appropriate habits.
The kid wags his tail, plays a catch-up with puppies and hugs them in his sleep like a full member of their family.
Mr. and Mrs. Elgie have their own farm with all the accompanying ungulates but Buddy isn’t like the others as he was raised like a dog.
“I think he considers himself a dog. He looks at the other cows in the paddock but prefers to sit on the veranda. He is very happy with his family members and that’s people and dogs.”
Bud and Buddy get along really well.
He really enjoys Bada’s attitude and loves her.
She constantly looks after him, licks him, cleans her eyes and she is constantly with him.
When he walks she controls him. She follows him and chases after him if necessary. She loves spending time with Buddy just like with other puppies. Bada is just great.
The cute calf also gained popularity with Wayne’s two youngest children as well: Bella who is 12 and Lawson who is 10.
Buddy runs alongside the kids as they ride their bicycles and plays with Bella. Buddy is distinguished by his appetite from the real dogs – he drinks about 4.5 liters of milk every day. And the “baby” already weighs 38 kg (and when he grows up he will gain at least 600 kg!).
But Coral and Wayne emphasize that Buddy is a part of their family and will never be considered meat.
Buddy the cutie won’t be destined for a slaughterhouse and he will always be a great friend of ours.
This confirms the long-standing theory that it’s not just humans who consider dogs to be incredibly cool creatures and the other animals admit this, too. Ask Buddy and he will bark as a sign of affirmative!