Amazing sanctuary friend and supporter, Monica Best, is sponsoring a day of sanctuary in a new celebration honoring our dear bovine family, Honey and her daughter, Meredith, and Betsy and her son, Nutmeg, and well, moo moos everywhere!
Monica is hoping this first annual Love a Moo Moo Day will allow everyone to get to know the lovely hoofed animals that share the sanctuary.
You can learn all about the four cattle by clicking on their individual pages from the cattle page on the website. They have a very interesting past, and we feel so very fortunate that we are able to care for them here at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest while they happily keep the grass trimmed. This summer, we’ll be giving them access to even more of the sanctuary property!
Nutmeg is now a big steer, it’s difficult for us to imagine him this size when he was born at Farm Sanctuary’s California shelter:
Nutmeg is much bigger than mom Betsy now, but he’s still a mama’s boy in the best way:
For her part, Betsy is a mom at heart and spends a lot of her time grooming her herd mates. The humans will do in a pinch:
Honey, on the other hand, would prefer that the humans keep the appropriate social distance from her, unless they have some particularly valuable food, in which case she will lower herself to come closer.
Her daughter Meredith likes the occasional scratch, but has an independent streak. When we are watching the bovine family from the office, Meredith is often off doing her own thing.
Just like their primate sanctuary counterparts, each of these four hoofed friends have individual personalities and charm!
Thank you to Monica for setting up a day to love them!
Thanks for showing the cow family. They are adorable!!
Great photos. I grew up next to a farm that had six cows. When I got off of the school bus the cows would come to the fence to be petted. They were so sweet.
Vicki Fagerlee says
Monica you have been such an amazing supporter of the Sanctuary and I love the idea of Love a Moo Moo day. Maybe this will bring new attention to them and create a whole new family of supporters for them. They have been a great addition to the Sanctuary and also provide stimulation for the chimps when outside on Young’s hill Hope to see their buddies lists grow
Elaine Reininger says
Just loved this introduction to the moo-moos. I always wished I could touch a cow or horse, but the opportunity never came. It was interesting to know they each have their own personalities. That never even occurred to me.
Oh no Elaine! It’s not too late, is it? Apart from how soft their fur is, they have the most beautiful sweet smell, like warm grass in spring. I do hope you’ll find a way to experience these beings in the flesh. Often times they’re just as curious about you as you are about them!
Monica you are amazing. You’ve cerated a day for the chimps, a day for the Moo’s and now I think we need a day to celebrate you.
What a wonderful way to honor the sanctuary’s volunteer lawn maintenance crew.
Arlene and Michael says
Beautiful pictures. Thank you Monica for sponsoring this new holiday. Of course, every day is kind of like Love a Chimp Day and Love a Bovine Day but even better to have an official date we can celebrate each year!