When you think of a man's best friend, a cow is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind! And that's a shame, because cows are more similar to dogs than you think - and Bored Panda has made a compilation of photos to prove it!

Just like dogs, cows love to cuddle; they give kisses, get curious, play with a ball and enjoy good old back rub.

We hope this will encourage you to see them as sensitive animals, which they are, and inspire a more ethical treatment of these magnificent creatures.

#1 A Cuddly Scottish Cow

A Cuddly Scottish Cow

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Zori the degu 1 year ago

Um, I think you must have confused something, it's a teddy bear. ;)

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#2 Dogs Love Cows Too

Dogs Love Cows Too

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Whoa, more like 'cows love dogs too'!

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#3 This Sweet Baby Cow

This Sweet Baby Cow

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nanashi 1 year ago

I'm pretty sure that's a teddy bear

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#4 Cows Will Be Your Friend If You Treat Them Nicely

Cows Will Be Your Friend If You Treat Them Nicely

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Aww I wonder if it snores

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#5 My Cow Thinks He's A Dog... We Left The Door Open For 5 Minutes

My Cow Thinks He's A Dog... We Left The Door Open For 5 Minutes

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Moo... I mean woof

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#6 Cow Snuggles

Cow Snuggles

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Pamela 1 year ago

That's it I'm a vegan lol okay not really but dang it they are so cute

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#7 Cow Catching Snowflakes On His Tongue

Cow Catching Snowflakes On His Tongue

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KHansen Yoga 1 year ago

Just an FYI this is a veal calf - this calf is kept in it's tiny enclosure - it will never feel pasture grass under it's feet, it is fed only milk when it should be weaned and eating grains and grass - it will be slaughtered well before adolescence, while it is still young and at the beginning of its life, all for your dinner. There is nothing cute about veal.

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#8 So I Was Out Walking My Mini Cow When Howie Mandel Stopped For A Picture

So I Was Out Walking My Mini Cow When Howie Mandel Stopped For A Picture

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Are you friggin serious?

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#9 Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

What is that thing?

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#10 Baby Cow That Likes To Cuddle

Baby Cow That Likes To Cuddle

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Stroke... stroke...

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#11 Cows Love Being Cuddled

Cows Love Being Cuddled

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Flinkie 1 year ago

Awwww <3

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#12 Happy Cows Returning To The Pasture After A Long Winter In The Cow Shed

Happy Cows Returning To The Pasture After A Long Winter In The Cow Shed

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#13 Cows Are Very Affectionate

Cows Are Very Affectionate

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Cow hugs!

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#14 Sitting Like A Dog

Sitting Like A Dog

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Pamela 1 year ago

Whose a good boy?! You are ! Yes you are baby cow !!

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#15 Radar Is Now 11 Months Old But Still Loves His Dog Bed

Radar Is Now 11 Months Old But Still Loves His Dog Bed

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

She's so lovely ..I'd want to just sit by her and stroke her...

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#16 Little Cow Looks So Happy

Little Cow Looks So Happy

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Heidi Stokke 1 year ago

If I had a best friend with rainbow hair, I'd be happy too :) <3

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#17 Cow Loves Rolling His Bale Of Hay

Cow Loves Rolling His Bale Of Hay

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Claire Shamgochian 1 year ago

Most cows never get the chance to have fun.

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#18 Who Doesn't Like Back Scratches?

Who Doesn't Like Back Scratches?

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Jeff 1 year ago

I love how the machine is called HappyCow

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#19 Naps And Cuddles

Naps And Cuddles

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Zori the degu 1 year ago

Hope the calf doesn't wake up faster than the boy, because calves love to chew on different clothes! ;)

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#20 Cows Make Great Companions

Cows Make Great Companions

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

They look so comfy

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#21 Herbie Gets A New Ball

Herbie Gets A New Ball

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Char Char 1 year ago

Just like a doggo with a new ball!

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#22 We Found Oliver's Favorite Spot To Be Scratched

We Found Oliver's Favorite Spot To Be Scratched

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Flinkie 1 year ago

So cute >w<

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#23 Smile

Smile

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A. Najime 1 year ago

Holy cow!!

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#24 Boy And His Cow Lose Out At Dairy Fair

Boy And His Cow Lose Out At Dairy Fair

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Madeline Bublik 1 year ago

There was an article about this

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#25 They Think That He's A Cow Or That They Are Dogs?

They Think That He's A Cow Or That They Are Dogs?

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Pamela 1 year ago

Well they do have matching color patterns !

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#26 Everybody Loves Belly Rubs

Everybody Loves Belly Rubs

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Flinkie 1 year ago

BELLY RUBS. GIMME!! X3

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#27 Cows Having Fun Playing With A Hay Bale

Cows Having Fun Playing With A Hay Bale

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Don't let it get away!

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#28 A Boy And His Cow Napping At The Goshen Fair

A Boy And His Cow Napping At The Goshen Fair

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#29 The Sweet Giant

The Sweet Giant

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

That's one really Big cow.

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#30 Babies

Babies

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#31 Big Pupper Wants All The Cuddles

Big Pupper Wants All The Cuddles

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Janet Martin 1 year ago

This stuff is warming my heart... killin my appetite.

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#32 Cows Also Deserve Kindness

Cows Also Deserve Kindness

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Alida Sheptenko 1 year ago

I can't get over how beautiful that girl is

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#33 Apparently This Is A Perfectly Acceptable Place To Park Up For A Snooze

Apparently This Is A Perfectly Acceptable Place To Park Up For A Snooze

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Cat version of a cow. #IFitsISits

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#34 Cuddles Are Life

Cuddles Are Life

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Pandola 1 year ago

they are...for sure

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#35 Cow Loves Rottweiler

Cow Loves Rottweiler

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Looks like Rottie loves it as well :)

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#36 Photo Of My Niece With Pet Cow "Wilson" (We Have Had Wilson Since He Was A Calf, Abandoned By Mother... Been Family "Pet" Since)

Photo Of My Niece With Pet Cow "Wilson" (We Have Had Wilson Since He Was A Calf, Abandoned By Mother... Been Family "Pet" Since)

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Pandola 1 year ago

majestic and beautiful

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#37 Baby Cows Like Car Rides Too

Baby Cows Like Car Rides Too

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Mark Dickinson 1 year ago

can we get a moove on

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#38 Mikey, The Awesome Cow Who Thinks She's A Dog

Mikey, The Awesome Cow Who Thinks She's A Dog

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Lara B. 1 year ago

...and so proud of it :)

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#39 Cows Are A Lot Like Dogs.they Are, Hands Down, One Of The Sweetest Animals. I Have Never Met An Animal That Gives Out Trust Faster Than A Cow

Cows Are A Lot Like Dogs.they Are, Hands Down, One Of The Sweetest Animals. I Have Never Met An Animal That Gives Out Trust Faster Than A Cow

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sea bear 1 year ago

Udderly adorable

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#40 This Cow Thinks It's A Puppy

This Cow Thinks It's A Puppy

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

'Play fetch with me Hooman'

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#41 Cows Love Giving Kisses

Cows Love Giving Kisses

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jasmine chilton 1 year ago

just like my dog, always wants to return the favour

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#42 Cows Are Good Selfie Buddies Too

Cows Are Good Selfie Buddies Too

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Janet Martin 1 year ago

Okay, tongues out. Snap. Okay googley eyed next.

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#43 Cow Friends At The Virginia State Fair

Cow Friends At The Virginia State Fair

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Char Char 1 year ago

My bestie goals.

#44 A Cow Seems Amused By My Son's Shirt

A Cow Seems Amused By My Son's Shirt

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Cousin Bob? Where's the rest of you?

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#45 I Went Hiking Yesterday And There Was A Cow Standing In The Middle Of The Trail. We Quickly Became Friends

I Went Hiking Yesterday And There Was A Cow Standing In The Middle Of The Trail. We Quickly Became Friends

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Char Char 1 year ago

Um, I think you are now a cow parent.

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#46 Calf Falling Asleep On Lap

Calf Falling Asleep On Lap

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Amanda Harker 1 year ago

Ah yes, hoomans make good pillows for all types of animals :D

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#47 Happy Baby Cow

Happy Baby Cow

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CatShatBrix 1 year ago

Mary had a little cow... little cow...

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#48 Never Ending Cuddles

Never Ending Cuddles

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Claire Kidd 1 year ago

This... looks like a deer.... =|

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#49 Nap Time

Nap Time

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Vera Deme 1 year ago

So big ears!

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#50 Cow Would Like Some Cuddles

Cow Would Like Some Cuddles

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

i'd cuddle up with that cute guy too. ;)

#51 Just A Happy Milkshake!

Just A Happy Milkshake!

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

He must have told her a good joke.

#52 Look At This Little Guy

Look At This Little Guy

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Amanda Harker 1 year ago

OMG he's so fluffy!!!!

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#53 These Are Blow Dried And Conditioned Cows

These Are Blow Dried And Conditioned Cows

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sea bear 1 year ago

Look like their wearing fluffy leg warmers :))

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#54 @facebook.com/gerritwilma Knuffel Koeien Boerderij

@facebook.com/gerritwilma Knuffel Koeien Boerderij

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

Translation: a cow-cuddling farm

#55 Moon Moon

Moon Moon

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#56 I Love You Best Human Friend 😋

I Love You Best Human Friend 😋

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#57 Trip To My Village Was A Memoorable One

Trip To My Village Was A Memoorable One

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Claudia Wunderlich 1 year ago

best friends :)

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#58 #squadgoals

#squadgoals

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#59 Bull Riding Gone Soft💝

Bull Riding Gone Soft💝

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