A boy named Mitchel Miner (aged 15) and his cow Audri recently participated in the Iowa State Fair dairy kettle show. After a lot of hard work and effort, they finished only fifth out of seven. Feeling tired, the duo took a nap, when the boy’s father came in and took a photo of them snuggling together.
The picture was shared with the following caption: “Our son Mitchell and his heifer after showing yesterday.” It went viral instantly and gained more than 15,000 likes by the next day.
“I think it’s just when you spend that much time with them, they get really comfortable,” Laura Miner, the boy’s mother, told the Des Moines Register. Laura and her husband grew up on a farm, but now that they live elsewhere, they want their children to get back to their roots. Therefore, the family takes a loan of animals for the summer so that her kids can get the idea of farm life.
“We learned a lot from the farm,” Jeremy Miner, Mitchell’s dad, said. “We have those values instilled in us and we are trying to do what we can to preserve that.”
As for Audri the napping cow, she will be heading back to the dairy farm once the showings finish in September.
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