“I try not to get attached but how can I resist? “says this American mother. Is she talking about a kitten, a rabbit or a chick? But no, of course: a calf!

Intended for the slaughterhouse, the young bovine was rejected by the butcher because it was too small. The family, which runs the farm where he grew up, saw it as a sign and therefore decided to keep him. “It’s just our pet cow now,” rejoices the breeder in a video shared by Good Morning America.

Named Delbur, the animal is enjoying its new life. “He is a very curious calf and he is very intelligent,” continues his mistress. Delbur loves, for example, opening door latches, licking tools and napping in the pasture. In itself, he behaves like a puppy.