This is Oscar, our pet cow.
He is a very friendly steer and loves to be around people.
He pretty much stays with the Llama and Donkeys and gets along very well with them.
Oscar is a Jersey Steer.
A steer is a a castrated male.
Oscar and Sybil use to play together.
Oscar would put his head down to Sybil and pushes her gently.
Oscar is very easy going. Even when Sybil and Benny were babies, he never
hurt them and was very gentle with them. To this day, Oscar still like Sybil
and sees are often.
Oscar has toys he enjoys. He has a barrel that
he loves pushing around.
Sometimes, he gets his toys mixed up with my picnic tables. He
picks them up, but, will set them back down again.
Oscar has one horn because when the vet dehorned him, the other
not get removed.
In the summer time, Oscar, as most cows and farm animals
attracts flies. I use "Bag Balm" for his face and spray his body
with fly spray. Flies are worse in hot weather. You
can also use a spray bottle of vinegar, water and a little dish soap.
This helps deter flies. But, would need sprayed more often.
If you never heard of bag Balm. This is an antiseptic salve that
originally was used for the milking cows. This is generally applied
on the udder to soften the udder. "Bag Balm"
actually has many other uses. It aids in fly attraction, good
for sores. In fact, people use this for dry skin or cuts.
When any of my farm animals or dogs die, they are buried on the property.
On all the burials, Oscar would attend the "funeral" he stands over the
grave as though he is "mourning".
In fact, my sister brought her cat out here to be buried, and Oscar attended
that funeral also.
Oscar looks saddened every time we lose a farm animal or pet.
I have had several different cows/steers in the past, but never like Oscar.
Oscar loves attention and loves to be petted and brushed.
a real classic of Oscar:
I left the door open and Oscar managed to find his way inside our house.
He then went
into the bathroom, then was looking in the mirror.
He was too big to turn around to get him out, so we had to back him out.
I have to say, he did not dirty in the house. gee, maybe he is house broken!!!
Sometimes, he will poke his head in the door,
but, he is too big to fit through the door now.
You will see this picture in his photo gallery, so please remember to check
(There are three different sections of photo galleries)