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Orphan Puppy Raised By ‘Mama Cow’ Weeps When She’s Taken Away

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on September 19, 2023

In a world where we often hear stories of conflict and division, it’s refreshing to come across a tale of true friendship and love between two unlikely companions. This is the story of Ruki, a dog, and his foster mother, a cow, who formed an unbreakable bond that even their owner couldn’t separate.


Ruki, a small puppy, lost his mother at a young age. Fortunately, he wasn’t alone, as two cows living in the same house took care of him. One of the cows became particularly attached to Ruki, and the two formed a strong bond. They were inseparable, spending their days and nights together, with Ruki cuddling up to his new mom before bed.

For two happy years, Ruki and his cow mother lived together in harmony. However, their owner faced financial difficulties and made the difficult decision to sell the cow. As the cow was taken away, Ruki wept in despair, shedding tears over the loss of his beloved surrogate mom.


Determined to reunite with his cow mother, Ruki followed her scent and voice to another farm. Although he was returned to his owner, the separation proved too much for Ruki, who fell into a deep depression. He refused to eat and spent his days howling in sadness.

Seeing Ruki’s distress, the farmer relented and decided to bring the cow back home. The reunion between Ruki and his cow mother was a heartwarming sight, with the cow licking Ruki affectionately and the dog wagging his tail in pure joy.


Experts advised the owner to help Ruki develop social skills by arranging playdates with other dogs. While Ruki enjoyed making new friends, his bond with his cow mother remained strong. The two continue to spend their days together, eating, sleeping, and enjoying each other’s company.

This touching story of friendship between a dog and a cow serves as a reminder that love and companionship can be found in the most unexpected places. Animals may not experience love in the same way humans do, but there’s no denying that they can form deep, lasting friendships.

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