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

Just like dogs, these cute cows love to cuddle; they give kisses, get curious, play with a ball, and enjoy good old back rub. And there's such a variety between them - from huge fluffy cows to tiny miniature cows; there's an adorable animal for everyone to love. And don't start us on the charms of baby cows!

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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
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3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Moo... I mean woof

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#6

Cow Snuggles

Cow Snuggles

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Pamela
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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.

Lex's Lists
Community Member
3 years ago

Incorrect. This is a dairy farm calf. The calves are raised in doghouse-like shelters with room to stand and walk around. They will either become milk cows or sold for beef or breeding.

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Pamela
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my gosh he's so cute

Claire Shamgochian
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3 years ago

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Making you hungry?

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Irene Walton
Community Member
3 years ago

What a very sad picture. I've seen calves in these containers here. Even in the baking heat

Monica Riedler
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor little one, the only chance to experience nature. This is no life for calves

Sarah-Jane Lowes
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor innocent baby. That snowflake is one of his only joys in life.

Scarlett Bartlett
Community Member
3 years ago

The comment from KHansen Yoga below should make us all ashamed, and moved enough to do something to stop this horror.

Here to Troll
Community Member
3 years ago

Except for the part where it's factually inaccurate. But, y'know, aside from facts.

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Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg, a good moment to realize that giraffes and cows are relatives!

Debbie West
Community Member
7 months ago

this is so sad these poor little babies ripped away from their moms and stuck in these tiny little pods and than butchered for veal ..... not cute at all very very sad

Victoria Bangs
Community Member
1 year ago

ripped from its mother upon birth and stuck in this crate to keep his " meat " tender. All for someones 10 minutes of glutinous pleasure.

Audrey McEuen
Community Member
3 years ago

A cow is a female and this post uses he and cow in the same sentence referring to the same animal.

Pandola
Community Member
3 years ago

I do the same...

CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

He got one!

Cecile Merkley
Community Member
5 months ago

to think that we eat them......

Lucie de Pelichy
Community Member
5 months ago

Super

Diana Sidwell
Community Member
5 months ago

This calf would have been taken from his mother at birth so that humans can steal the milk that she produces for him. He will never know her love and will be kept in isolation in this small, cold, baren crate until he is sold to god only knows where.

Victoria Bangs
Community Member
1 year ago

soon to be savagely murdered for some selfish humans 10 minutes of glutinous pleasure

Vicki Cryer
Community Member
1 year ago

They took away hes Mum

TL Grizzle
Community Member
1 year ago

Everyone commenting must never eat beef or dairy. And obviously have never been on a dairy farm.

Analia Rossato
Community Member
3 years ago

:(

Christy Vachon
Community Member
3 years ago

Can't eat veal! Poor Baby....at least he gets some enjoyment in his short little life.

Kathleen McDonald
Community Member
3 years ago

Sad

Rose Hogue
Community Member
3 years ago

At least he gets to play for this day....hope the person filming this let him live!

Lisa Ní Chárthaigh
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah sure they let him live - money, money, money, no heart.

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Bunny Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

HORRIBLE CALFS IN VEAL CAGES. SHOULD BE OUTLAWED. TORTURE OF INNOCENT BABY DOES SO IDIOTS CAN EAT VEAL.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 years ago

What deplorable conditions, why is this allowed?

Emir
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like a veal pen, very cruel

Vera Abrams
Community Member
2 months ago

As a little girl I loved veal. When old enough to understand what and where it came from I could not touch it, a terrible practice so cruel. Just as bad as Stuffing food down a gooses neck to make a pate.

Jack Jan Burgess
Community Member
2 months ago

Ba

Mariët Tiel
Community Member
7 months ago

Very sad really, should roam a field not stand in a shitty little tent thing.

Sue Papenfuss
Community Member
7 months ago

Too sad! This calf will be your veal cutlet, soon. This calf is taken from it's mom, kept in a small pen, then slaughtered.

Teresa
Community Member
7 months ago

Its thirsty...rarely gets water

Nancy Munoz
Community Member
7 months ago

😢...Poor baby just wants to play!

Vicki Cryer
Community Member
1 year ago

This is very very sad, hes thirsty and needs hes mother, just as animal human babies do

Floor Boasson
Community Member
1 year ago

Its disturbing that something van be so cute, while Being in such a horrible situation

Kim MacPhee
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel sadness for this baby even though he's finding enjoyment in his captivity

Lynn Bowerman
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so ucking sad. Please please don’t support this treatment of these sweetsmart Animals, they want to live and be loved.

Marie Pearce
Community Member
1 year ago

# 7 is NOT cute or endearing.. these are calves that have been ripped away from their mothers, denied water and other life sustaining needs in preparation to them.becomong veal!!! Its inhumane treatment.

Sherrie Bachell
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't like this this is not there normal habitat. Tiny enclosures, no real life for them...humans are cruel and unjust in what there doing. All creatures deserve to live... big and small. I really ashamed to be apart of the human race. What a dumb breed we are, full of greed and look at me. Feeble creatures. Stop eating meat 💚

Faith Read
Community Member
1 year ago

Well just for your information this is a heifer calf being raised for several weeks being fed milk grain and hay, when she is weaned. She will be in a barn or open space until she is about 15 months at which time she will be bred to calve at 24 months. She will never be mistreated as the more milk she makes the better for the farmer. You are wrong with your PETA or HSUS rhetoric. You should know the truth and not spread crap? Also see #12.

Faith Read
Community Member
1 year ago

THat would a calf.

Sandralee Wagner
Community Member
1 year ago

I dont eat veal for that very purpose. It's cruel the way they are kept.

Deb Dixon
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree with KHansen Yoga😥

Hannah Lipsett
Community Member
1 year ago

How can any part of a cow be referred to as HIS? A male cow? Really?

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a cold dash of reality!

FreeBird
Community Member
3 years ago

GO VEGAN!!!!!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
3 years ago

why i refuse to eat veal, or any baby animal.

Lisa Ní Chárthaigh
Community Member
3 years ago

Why I refuse to eat any animal. Why is the poor adult less entitled to live than the young?

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Ivona Wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Sweety

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
3 years ago

I found my cow version! O_O

Lorena Magee
Community Member
3 years ago

FYI, for some reason I made a reply to one comment and it was put as a reply to all comments.

Cara Corder
Community Member
3 years ago

Cows are female. Bulls are him.

Wojciech Frank
Community Member
3 years ago

The calf catching snowflakes actually lives in a veal crate - crates in which calves are kept immobilized for six weeks before they are slaughtered for veal.

Sandra Mcinnes
Community Member
3 years ago

Thirsty !

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
3 years ago

Humans are going to be extinct in about 10-15 years. No great loss there.

Here to Troll
Community Member
3 years ago

ROFL I'd LOVE to see that research. Source please.

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Sara Ogilvy
Community Member
3 years ago

This shatters my heart.... So bittersweet.

critical phaze
Community Member
2 years ago

We should staple tags to the ears of the people who do this for a living and throw them in a cage in horrid conditions and see how much they like it.

Dana Busatto
Community Member
2 years ago

This breaks my heart

Dana Busatto
Community Member
2 years ago

This breaks my heart .. poor baby

Deborah Diehl
Community Member
3 years ago

I totally agree with KHansen. This is animal cruelty at it worst. I do not condone veal or fois gras.

Ann Garrett
Community Member
3 years ago

this animal is essentially living in a large dog kennel. not cute, people.

Ann Garrett
Community Member
3 years ago

yes, this poor animal is essentially living in a large dog kennel. this is not cute, people.

Casey Burchak
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree.... Khansen Yoga

Brody Hailes
Community Member
3 years ago

His curiosity of snowflakes is a real display of sentience which only highlights the cruelty if what awaits :(

Audie Armorer
Community Member
3 years ago

VEAL ...yummy !! What else do you do on a dairy farm with a bull calf ???

Cara Corder
Community Member
3 years ago

Cows are female. Bulls are Jim's.

Cara Corder
Community Member
3 years ago

Him s

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Bunny Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

HORRIBLE CALFS IN VEAL CAGES.

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

After that sad story below I don't know what to say

Dan LaHaine
Community Member
3 years ago

Mmmmmm Veal is so incredibly good!

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Stroke... stroke...

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#11

Cows Love Being Cuddled

Cows Love Being Cuddled

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Flinkie
Community Member
3 years 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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CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

FREEDOM!!

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#13

Cows Are Very Affectionate

Cows Are Very Affectionate

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CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

Cow hugs!

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#14

Sitting Like A Dog

Sitting Like A Dog

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Pamela
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

So cute >w<

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#23

Smile

Smile

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A. Najime
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

ANOTHER ONE?

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#29

The Sweet Giant

The Sweet Giant

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Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

That's one really Big cow.

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#30

Babies

Babies

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Manuela Simon
Community Member
3 years ago

Cow is cuter

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