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Cow named Milkshake thinks she's a dog

Milkshake the Rescue Cow Is Convinced She's Really a Dog

A California cow called Milkshake (because she's so sweet!) is having an identity crisis. She seems to think she's a ... dog.

Milkshake, a 1,200-lb. cow, was trapped by an animal hoarder in a tiny 10x10 pen from the time she was two weeks old. She was held there for two years without her mother or any friends.

She likely didn't learn anything about human compassion, or about how to be a cow.

That could be why, when Milkshake was rescued by Beth DiCaprio of The Grace Foundation of Northern California, she was so grateful that she bonded with DiCaprio and started following her everywhere, just like DiCaprio's dogs.

In fact, DiCaprio says Milkshake pretty much thinks she's a dog.

She loves to go for jogs, get chin scratches, tolerates wearing little outfits, moos and gets excited when DiCaprio comes home.

DiCaprio says Milkshake will only eat dog food, and hates the taste of grass.

Milkshake isn't interested in other cows, and her best animal friend is a little terrier mix named Riley. The two run together and even play "ride 'em cowboy" together. Don't believe it? DiCaprio says many people don't. She told CBS Sacramento that, "She really doesn't know. She was never really around another cow. We got a cow friend for her."

Identity issues aside, we're glad that Milkshake is now living in a loving, safe home.

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muffin June 12 2014 at 12:50 PM

To all posters: This story is about how people can harm themselves, or others, with hoarding. It is also how the cow learned to survive. It is not about Bush, Obama, or fast food. Have some compassion for a living thing and quit thinking only of yourself.

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Dan Carrier muffin June 12 2014 at 2:10 PM

Boy................. You can come up with some ****

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Kate Dan Carrier June 12 2014 at 7:31 PM

No, muffin was talking about the easily half dozen or more comments that ARE about Bush, Obama, fast food, and various other completely off topic subjects.

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Ray June 12 2014 at 10:59 AM

Milkshake's thoughts

Hmmmm.. If I can get these stupid humans to believe I’m a dog I won’t end up as tonight’s steak dinner. Moooo…OH! I mean Bark! Bark!

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ortnasty Ray June 12 2014 at 11:38 AM


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vanclaybor June 12 2014 at 3:49 PM

many years ago, i worked for the soil conservation service. we drove out a farm to some design work. as we drove up the yard the farm dogs, great danes came out to bark at us, as farm dogs will do.they were closely followed by a 2000 lb bull! it turns out the couple had bought a bull calf thinking to feed it and slaughter it. they fell in love with it and couldnt do it. the calf originally was about the same size as a great dane. So it grew up thinking it was dog. we didnt get out of the truck until someone came and got us. theres no security like a guard bull!

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helema alkaabi vanclaybor June 12 2014 at 6:11 PM

the guard bull thing has actually been used for centuries. mabey they coul dget him a girlfriend and let the calves feed in a field they dont visit often? mabey sell th ecalves. guard geese and turkeys can be worse when attacking though.....

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janieturnage helema alkaabi June 12 2014 at 7:20 PM

Try a gaggle of geese for guarding. They will pinch the stew out of anyone and make so much noise they will be happy to leave pronto.

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Pasko June 12 2014 at 2:42 PM

Speaking of identity crises: how about the Kenyan in the White House that thinks he is an American?

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sksnyder25 Pasko June 12 2014 at 2:53 PM

Speaking of identity crises: Pasko thinks he is sane when really he is mentally ill.

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fullsrvlaw Pasko June 12 2014 at 2:54 PM

Pasko is a foreign name. Where were you really born? Obama was born in Hawaii. Get over it. All you Republicans have done is try to delegitimize the President of the United States. He is now in his second term in office. Get over it. He was elected twice by the American people. By the way, his mother was in Hawaii at the time of Obama's birth. She did not have a passport at that time. How do you think he managed to be born in Kenya since his mother was in Hawaii? I know thinking hurts your little Republican pea brain. The only thing your head is good for is ring toss onto that point on the top of your head.

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wbearl June 12 2014 at 5:16 PM

How can this be head line material? We have a Community Organizer who thinks he's President, that's head line news.

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helema alkaabi wbearl June 12 2014 at 6:16 PM

umm its news because this happens alot. i have seen servals linos and tigers forced to live together in basements and cant be seperated because they go crazy. in the wild the serval could be a meal fo rthe tigers and lions if they were mixed in th ewild they woul dkill each other. also many of them are fed dog food and dont know what fresh meat i san dwill follow a human abou tlike a dog would. these animals arent pets but people treat them like they are and when they outlive their charm of being cute and cuddly they are treated like crud!!

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sookeycapote helema alkaabi June 13 2014 at 4:04 AM

It would help understanding what you are babbling about if you learned to spell.

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Kate wbearl June 12 2014 at 7:21 PM

Because, oh Powerful Thinker, it's in the ENTERTAINMENT SECTION. Do you always read articles about cows when looking for headline news? I recommend remedial reading classes.

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Vimala Nowlis June 12 2014 at 3:02 PM

My cat thought he wa s a dog. He barked and followed us in the house and on walks. And he loved to sit on our laps and snuggle. Not to mention he tried to lick our faces and hands all the time.

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helema alkaabi Vimala Nowlis June 12 2014 at 6:12 PM

we had a cat that thought she was the boss of us all until she passed a couple years ago. shed chew on our hair and lick us then i fwe fell for the tummy petting trick shes nail us!!!

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eunice50 June 12 2014 at 6:56 PM

It would be nice if the New York writers would learn a little about the farm. That is not a cow it is a heifer.

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Kate eunice50 June 12 2014 at 7:22 PM

Also known as...a cow, as opposed to a bull.

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vtmilitia Kate June 12 2014 at 11:44 PM

A cow has been bred a heifer hasn't.

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c.moorebutz June 12 2014 at 2:25 PM

i wonder what size doggy pooper bag they use

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larry c.moorebutz June 12 2014 at 2:37 PM

Hefty lawn bags--------

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crowland503 June 12 2014 at 11:58 AM

Do not blame the cow for the increase price at the fast food joints! A $15 hamburger not too far in your future under Obama in his efforts to make this nation a third world country. Remember, the cost increases as the hundred thousand of illegal alien kids storm across the southern border. The tax payers end-up feeding, housing, clothing, health caring, and educating them at the same time Obama continues his crap in the White House. Obama's legacy: Bankrupted businesses and nationalized illegal alien welfare!!!

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dwtomczyk June 12 2014 at 1:05 PM

there is a distinct taste difference between beef & dog.

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Dan Carrier dwtomczyk June 12 2014 at 2:11 PM

No it's not! I eat a dog once when I was drunk.................Hot sauce does wonders !

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