Everyone knows I help with the calves each Spring. My human dad said it is really rare for a dog to help so much with the calves, remember? He said that is what makes me so special.
My human dad has to rub the calf for hours. I sit close by and help keep the little bull warm. I lick him and nuzzle him to try and make him come around.
Then my human mom takes a turn. She rubs him hard with a towel and uses her hairdryer to warm him up. It takes a long time and a lot of work.
My human dad makes a fire and puts the baby calf right over top of the heat duct. Finally the calf starts to shiver. That is a very good sign. That means his body temperature is coming back up, and the circulation is going back into his extremities!
The humans are tired and go for a nap while the calf lies on the heat duct. I stay with the calf the entire time. Later on, I go get the humans and wake them up. WOOF WOOF I say! The calf has his head up WOOF WOOF! GET UP GET UP GET UP! His ears are perky and his eyes are bright! WOOF WOOF!
The little calf made it! Now he is back with his mom in a cozy nursing pen. He drank some warm milk.
In the short video below you can see me helping and kissing the calf! And look at the sweet little bull! I think he is smiling in this picture--what do you think?