In this beautiful and moving Animal Angel story, Care2 member Tumeria Langlois writes about a very special friendship she had with a calf named Blitz.
A Very Special Friendship by Tumeria Langlois
I was fortunate enough to have a very wonderful relationship with an animal that most people only see from a distance.
If more people had the opportunity to connect with farm animals, I think they would realize that there really is no difference between different species in their capacity to love us.
Some of my fondest childhood memories were those spent at my cousin’s dairy farm. He ran an old fashion farm where the cows were allowed to graze in large, open fields. I was fond of the baby calves and actually became close friends with one of them. I named her Blitz because she had a lightning shaped blaze down her nose. Being only 10 years old, my cousin humorously told me that Blitz was my calf, but that she would have to live on the farm with him.
I would visit Blitz every week. Our bond soon became very strong. Blitz was very curious by nature and would manage to chew through the ropes that kept her confined against the wall of the barn. Several times, when I would go to visit her, I would find her roaming around inside the barn. When my cousin resorted to using a leather collar and chains to keep her restrained, I would undo the latch and take her for walks around the barn myself.