One January morning, a staff member arrived at work to find a cow roped to a shrub outside the Louisiana SPCA. The tiny pup was startled when the nuns first took him in and didn’t seem to understand what was happening.
NeNe Lewis of the Louisiana SPCA told The Dodo that he was “relatively nervous” and “would downward growl when meeting new people.” When given sweets, he would stop, and people would “baby talk” to him. He was found tied to our hedge, so his response is understandable.
With time, Cow started to become comfortable with his existence at the sanctum. The staff had been trying desperately to find him the ideal new family for the previous two months, but they hadn’t found anything better than the family he’d left behind.
When Cow was found by the monks in March, his family was looking for him. They were ecstatic to find that he had been helped after it was said he had been kidnapped from them and ended up in the sanctum.
Cow was friendly and outgoing with everyone, but when he saw his mother again, he experienced happiness beyond anything anyone had ever seen from him before.
According to Lewis, “Cow was rapturous to see his family.” We had no idea what lay ahead, so he was bounding from the ledges and wagging his tail. He reacted in a certain way when he saw his mother, which indicated that he was happy to be back with them.
Cow ran into his mother’s arms and melted into a ball of jiggles and cuddles as soon as he spotted her. Nobody had any reason to be suspicious that Cow had returned with his family.
Cow had been separated from his family in pieces for months, but when he finally met them, it seemed as though no time had passed. After some time, he has become comfortable with them at home and is ecstatic to be returning.