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.

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A Cuddly Scottish Cow

A Cuddly Scottish Cow

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Zori the degu
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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This Sweet Baby Cow

This Sweet Baby Cow

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#3

Dogs Love Cows Too

Dogs Love Cows Too

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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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#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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#6

Cow Snuggles

Cow Snuggles

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Pamela
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#9

Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

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#10

Baby Cow That Likes To Cuddle

Baby Cow That Likes To Cuddle

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#11

Cows Love Being Cuddled

Cows Love Being Cuddled

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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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#14

Sitting Like A Dog

Sitting Like A Dog

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Pamela
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Carson Knott
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brown Swiss heifer/cows are always so Amazing 🥰

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#16

Little Cow Looks So Happy

Little Cow Looks So Happy

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Heidi Stokke
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most cows never get the chance to have fun.

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ouch, that moment when the cow decides that you should throw it for her to chase again. ;D

Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*Plays Rocky's theme music in the backrground*

Lou Wow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' RAWHIDE!

Thea Evans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If only PEOPLE stop eating those damned hamburgers and steaks at picnics!

Peter Iorns
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a bull. Or these days is it a transgender bow or coll?!

Flare
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How to move hay with no hassle for you and all fun for the worker!

Richard Koopman
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He invented the wheel, but the other cows did not see any potential..

Magpie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if he is actually trying to get this damned roll to open up and let the food out!

Markus McCloud
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

♪ Naaaaaa Nanana na na na na na, Katamari Damacy! ♫

Mark Dickinson
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You see Hoss I can play with my food too

Karen Stresau
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gotta do something to keep warm.

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#18

Who Doesn't Like Back Scratches?

Who Doesn't Like Back Scratches?

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Naps And Cuddles

Naps And Cuddles

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Zori the degu
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#21

Herbie Gets A New Ball

Herbie Gets 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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#24

Boy And His Cow Lose Out At Dairy Fair

Boy And His Cow Lose Out At Dairy Fair

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well they do have matching color patterns !

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#26

Everybody Loves Belly Rubs

Everybody Loves Belly Rubs

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Cows Having Fun Playing With A Hay Bale

Cows Having Fun Playing With A Hay Bale

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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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Babies

Babies

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