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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

Moo... I mean woof

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#6

Cow Snuggles

Cow Snuggles

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Pamela 2 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 2 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.

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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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

Stroke... stroke...

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#11

Cows Love Being Cuddled

Cows Love Being Cuddled

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Flinkie 2 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 2 years ago

FREEDOM!!

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#13

Cows Are Very Affectionate

Cows Are Very Affectionate

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CatShatBrix 2 years ago

Cow hugs!

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#14

Sitting Like A Dog

Sitting Like A Dog

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Pamela 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

So cute >w<

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#23

Smile

Smile

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A. Najime 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

ANOTHER ONE?

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#29

The Sweet Giant

The Sweet Giant

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

That's one really Big cow.

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#30

Babies

Babies

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Manuela Simon 2 years ago

Cow is cuter

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