Adorable friendship of toddler and orphaned cow captured in cute photo shoot!
An caring toddler has struck up an adorable friendship with an orphaned calf.
Kinley Gray befriended three-week-old Molly after the cow‘s mother died from a fall and came to live at her home in Michigan City, Mississippi.
Mum Lacey, 25, decided to rear the orphaned calf and was delighted when her two-year-old daughter took the roll of big sister.
Now the adorable tot and the baby cow are now inseparable and enjoy going on walks together and reading books.
Lacey, who works as a photographer, decided to capture the pair’s special bond with a beautiful photo shoot.
Lacey said: “Kinley loves cows, whenever we see them we have to stop the car and get out.
“When I told her we were going to get our own Molly Moo she kept looking at me like I was crazy.
“We were watching out of the window when Molly arrived and Kinley rushed to get her boots on, she wanted to pet her andwalk her on the lead.
“After that we brought Molly inside for first night in the laundry room floor.
“Kinley brought her book and sat with her and read it.
“I could tell immediately they had a bond. It melts my heart.”
Molly was rescued by the family from their uncle’s farm at just three-days-old.
Lacey added: “When Molly lost her mum, I knew I was going to be Molly’s mum and provide for her and she would depend on me for everything.
“I knew we would have a bond, which we do, but the most special bond is with Kinley.
“Kinley now feeds her and approaches her by herself, they hug and kiss.”
Lacey revealed that her husband, Justin, didn’t found out about the new addition to family until he came home from work.
But luckily the father is just as besotted as his wife and toddler.
Lacey added: “It all happened over night. I love animals but I wasn’t prepared at all.
“I had to go out and buy everything we needed. It takes up a lot of time but I am happy.
“The scariest part for me was when we were trying to bottle feed her and she had a hard time adjusting, I was in a panic.
“But now she takes just seconds and it’s all gone.”
Currently, Molly is living with the Gray’s in an outdoor pen, but when she is old enough she will be returned to the herd.
Lacey added: “I want her to have a normal cow life that she will love.
“We can visit her. And shes female, so she will have a babies and it will be such a joy to all be part of the journey.”