Goliath is a gorgeous little “drop calf” that was rescued by the Hubbs family from being slaughtered two months ago; he was only a day old. When they took Goliath in, he was weak and frail, and could only eat with assistance. Two days later, he was already picking up and gaining strength.
Goliath has settled into his new home, a ranch in Danville, California, with the alpacas, sheeps, goats, horses, mini-horses, chickens, and especially with the dogs, which Goliath thinks he is. The Hubbs family have three dogs.
A Great Dane named Leonidas cared for the cow since he arrived, licking and nudging him to stand up.
Shaylee Hubbs, a high school senior, told CBS: “He would lay down with the sick little cow for hours just to keep him company.” “As the cow became more active, he began to try to ‘nurse’ my male Great Dane.”
Watch short report by Inside Edition on Goliath:
One day, they could not find Goliath, and they searched the back, around the yard to see if there were open gates, and then they found him in Leonidas’s favorite spot, the couch.
My cow thinks he’s a dog… We left the door open for 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/Wj1OHygrAH
— shaysap (@shaysaprocky) October 28, 2015
“Look who we found lounging ever so comfortably on our couch — Goliath,” Hubbs said. “This was triumph and victory; a nice comfortable place on the couch,” CBS reported.
— Goliath Hubbs (@goliaththecow) November 6, 2015
Goliath doesn’t think he’s a cow at all. ABC wrote: “I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s a dog,” said Hubbs, 17. “He was raised with our three dogs, and he’s around them every day. They chase and play together, he watches how they eat their dog food and drink water from their bowls and copies them, and he even lays in their dog beds. He even loves scratches on his neck around his ear.