We were visiting a farm to learn how they care for livestock in the winter. One of the steers kept walking by, pausing by us and 'making eyes' as if he wanted to communicate. I found his eyes mesmerizing and started interacting with him.
As we were leaving a stock truck pulled up and the steers were herded to load for market. The steer I had been 'talking' with was in that group. I ran over and said that he was NOT going to market, he was coming home with me! I could not let that gentle soul get on the truck. We didn't know how we were going to get him home or feed him, etc. but I knew we would figure it out. And we did. Now Handsome Karl lives on our farm enjoying time with his half brother Moo Puppy who was living on that same farm in a small calf hut as a veal calf product. Karl is always close to Moo Pups, caring for him like the gentle big brother he is.