A 22-year-old woman has revealed that she’s potty training her cow as he is like a son to her.
Faith O’Shields from Arkansas has gained popularity on TikTok for sharing her adventures with her 16-month-old cow called Ferdinand.
She lets him live inside her house just as though he were a cat or dog.
“Anyone who owns a pet of any kind knows that there’s a special bond formed between you and your pet,” she said.
“This feeling is amplified greatly when you’re raising an animal on a bottle. Ferdinand truly sees me as his mother and always will be my son.
“He follows me everywhere and always wants to be right with me – usually licking my face. When he sees me, he ‘moos’ to get my attention and keeps doing this until I come to see him.”
In a new video, which has more than 10 million views and over 2.3 million likes, Faith shares more about Ferdinand’s cushy lifestyle.
“When you were born on a farm and your mom didn’t want you so a girl in her 20s took you home, and now you’re a house cow who wears sweaters, takes baths, and sleeps with a heated blanket,” Faith said in a text overlaying the clip.
One person commented: “He’s living that cowdashian dream.”
Another wrote: “Cows are honestly the most kindhearted and loving animals out there.”
Faith also opened up about some of the challenges of keeping a cow as a pet. “Ferdinand stayed on a pretty consistent potty schedule and always went shortly after he finished his bottle. This allowed us time to get him outside, like potty training a dog. I lost some sleep waking up during the night to give him his bottles, but I wouldn’t call that a challenge.
“His sweet face and seeing how happy he was, made it more than worth it.Although, we were not prepared [for this] as we assumed his mother would care for him.
After a difficult delivery, this wasn’t the case as she wanted nothing to do with him and we had to bottle feed him so he would survive.He was like a perfect baby – after the first week or so, he slept through the night. ”
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