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Meadow the calf is happy to kick up her prosthetic heels

Bovine bliss

Calf is happy to kick up her heels again

Meadow the yearling Black Angus calf spends her days frolicking in northeastern New Mexico's cattle country. The prosthetic hind legs don't bother her a bit. Just a few months ago, rancher Nancy Dickenson and her stepdaughter, Martha, found Meadow on a neighbor's property. The 11-month-old calf had lost her back hooves and half of her ears to severe frostbite. The Dickensons bought Meadow. In August, veterinarians at Colorado State University amputated a portion of her hind legs and fitted her with the prosthetics. Now Meadow is running, grazing and making friends with goats, Dickenson said. "A few people have asked 'Is she going to be beef?' and I said 'Are you kidding? This is my newest baby.' "

No treat for trick

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Voted likely to . . .

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Hey, it's my funeral

On Day of the Dead, he's alive

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Meadow the calf is happy to kick up her prosthetic heels 11/04/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 8:52pm]
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