The dog who stayed by the freezing calf
A true story: Bosko the dog made headlines when he refused to leave the freezing calf he rescued from near-death.
His owner, Oakenboken, posted photos of the incredible Labrador and the shivering calf, who was later named Imgur, who Bosko had found on their ranch.
“His mother was too weak to care for him, and the cold and wet had nearly taken him,” Oakenboken described on Imgur. “His nose was frozen stiff and his eyes looked dead, but he was breathing.. if barely.”
Oakenboken’s mother and grandmother took the baby calf into their home and tried to warm it with blankets and heating pads.
For four hours, the baby calf laid amongst the blankets, barely alive. Bosko refused to leave his side, staying with him throughout the night.
Oakenboken reported that the baby calf seemed to have recovered. After a few weeks of bottle feeding and a warm life in the chicken coop, the calf returned to life amongst the cows.
But he’d made a new best friend in the process.
- Why do you think Bosko the dog kept the calf in his company?
- What sort of emotions would the calf be feeling, that would’ve prompted Bosko to stay by him?
- What would be the best way that YOU would help an animal in need, such as Imgur the calf?