Woman, 22, captures hearts on TikTok sharing adventures with her pet COW

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A woman has captured hearts on social media after sharing the adventures of her pet ‘house cow,’ who she says is like her ‘son.’ 

Faith O’Shields Allen, 22, who works an office job in Arkansas, has shot to viral fame on TikTok with her unique pet, Ferdinand, a 16-month-old cow who spent the first month of his life living inside her home.

Faith dresses Ferdinand in clothes, bottle feeds him, and even potty trained to go on a schedule.

‘Ferdinand truly sees me as his mother and always will be my son,’ she told Jam Press. ‘He follows me everywhere and always wants to be right with me — usually licking my face.’

A woman has captured hearts on social media after sharing the adventures of her pet'house cow,' who she says is like her'son'

A woman has captured hearts on social media after sharing the adventures of her pet ‘house cow,’ who she says is like her ‘son’

Faith O'Shields Allen, 22, an office worker from Arkansas, has shot to viral fame on TikTok with her unique pet, Ferdinand, a 16-month-old cow who lives inside her home

Faith O’Shields Allen, 22, an office worker from Arkansas, has shot to viral fame on TikTok with her unique pet, Ferdinand, a 16-month-old cow who lives inside her home

Faith dresses Ferdinand in clothes, bottle feeds him, and even potty trained to go on a schedule

Faith dresses Ferdinand in clothes, bottle feeds him, and even potty trained to go on a schedule

Faith and her father own a hobby farm and five-acre ranch, where the pair bred and raise miniature cattle as pets

Faith and her father own a hobby farm and five-acre ranch, where the pair bred and raise miniature cattle as pets

Faith and her father own a hobby farm and five-acre ranch, where the pair bred and raise miniature cattle as pets.

Anyone who owns a pet of any kind knows that there’s a special bond formed between you and your pet,’ she said.

‘This feeling is amplified greatly when you’re raising an animal on a bottle.’   

‘When he sees me, he moos to get my attention and keeps doing this until I come to see him,’ she went on.

Ferdinand is the offspring of one of Faith’s other cows, Dutch — and though Faith loves having Ferdinand as a pet, there have been a few challenges along the way. 

‘I lost some sleep waking up during the night to give him his bottles, but I wouldn’t call that a challenge. His sweet face and seeing how happy he was, made it more than worth it,’ Faith said.

‘Although, we were not prepared [for this] as we assumed his mother would care for him.

'When he sees me, he moos to get my attention and keeps doing this until I come to see him,' she said

‘When he sees me, he moos to get my attention and keeps doing this until I come to see him,’ she said

' Anyone who owns a pet of any kind knows that there’s a special bond formed between you and your pet,' she said

' Anyone who owns a pet of any kind knows that there’s a special bond formed between you and your pet,' she said

‘ Anyone who owns a pet of any kind knows that there’s a special bond formed between you and your pet,’ she said

'Ferdinand stayed on a pretty consistent potty schedule and always went shortly after he finished his bottle,' she said

‘Ferdinand stayed on a pretty consistent potty schedule and always went shortly after he finished his bottle,’ she said

'I lost some sleep waking up during the night to give him his bottles, but I wouldn’t call that a challenge. His sweet face and seeing how happy he was, made it more than worth it,' Faith said

‘I lost some sleep waking up during the night to give him his bottles, but I wouldn’t call that a challenge. His sweet face and seeing how happy he was, made it more than worth it,’ Faith said

‘After a difficult delivery, this wasn’t the case as she wanted nothing to do with him and we had to bottle feed him so he would survive.

‘He was like a perfect baby — after the first week or so, he slept through the night.’  

They also got him potty  trained to go on schedule.

‘Ferdinand stayed on a pretty consistent potty schedule and always went shortly after he finished his bottle,’ she said. ‘This allowed us time to get him outside, like potty training a dog.’

Faith also owns six miniature zebu cattle, four miniature horses, two pigs, and three Nigerian dwarf goats. Also living on the farm are eight rabbits, 12 chickens, three dogs, and lots of barn cats.

Despite the wide range of animals, they all get along very well.

Some people even called it the ‘funny farm’ because of the strange connections and friendships their animals have.

‘Ferdinand’s best friends are his sister, Magnolia, who was born just three months after him, and Sunny and Stormy the goats,’ Faith said.

Ferdinand has recently become a big star on social media with over 10,500 followers on TikTok

Ferdinand has recently become a big star on social media with over 10,500 followers on TikTok

Many of Faith's TikTok fans believe that Faith lives in the city and spontaneously adopted a calf without knowing what she was doing.

Many of Faith’s TikTok fans believe that Faith lives in the city and spontaneously adopted a calf without knowing what she was doing.

However, she did extensive research before taking in Ferdinand and encourages others to do the same

 However, she did extensive research before taking in Ferdinand and encourages others to do the same

'Ferdinand's best friends are his sister, Magnolia, who was born just three months after him, and Sunny and Stormy the goats,' Faith said

‘Ferdinand’s best friends are his sister, Magnolia, who was born just three months after him, and Sunny and Stormy the goats,’ Faith said

A recent TikTok clip of Ferdinand has been viewed 10.3 million times and has 2.3 million likes

A recent TikTok clip of Ferdinand has been viewed 10.3 million times and has 2.3 million likes

‘While Magnolia was living in the house, Ferdinand was four months old and he snuck back in fairly often for play dates and to read our favorite book, Ferdinand the Bull. 

‘It’s not unusual to see a goat acting like a dog or a cow cuddling with a pig.’

Ferdinand has recently become a big star on social media with over 10,500 followers on TikTok.

In a recent clip, which has been viewed 10.3 million times and has 2.3 million likes, Faith gives insight into the cow’s story.

The adorable Ferdinand can be seen preparing to take on the day while posing in a blue and white jumper.

Over the video, a text reads: ‘When you were born on a farm and your mom didn’t want you so a girl in her 20s took you home and now you’re a house cow who wears sweaters, takes baths and sleeps with a heated blanket.’

Ferdinand is the offspring of one of Faith’s other cows, Dutch

Ferdinand is the offspring of one of Faith’s other cows, Dutch

Ferdinand is pictured when he was just a calf, getting a bath

Ferdinand is pictured when he was just a calf, getting a bath

'Before getting one, you need to make plans and prepare to care for them for their entire life,' Faith has advised other people who want a cow

‘Before getting one, you need to make plans and prepare to care for them for their entire life,’ Faith has advised other people who want a cow

Ferdinand has lots of different outfits, and Faith shares photos on social media

Ferdinand has lots of different outfits, and Faith shares photos on social media

Ferdinand has lots of different outfits, and Faith shares photos on social media

'He’s living that cowdashian dream,' one viewer commented

‘He’s living that cowdashian dream,’ one viewer commented

The cow appears to stand just below the door handle and it’s clear that Ferdinand is no larger than the average dog.

‘He’s living that cowdashian dream,’ one viewer commented. 

Another person added: ‘Cows are honestly the most kind hearted, loving animals out there.’ 

‘My ex is a house cow,’ someone else wrote.

One person said: ‘As he should material boy.’

‘Just wait it will get too pig to fit through your door,’ another viewer commented.

Many of Faith’s TikTok fans believe that Faith lives in the city and spontaneously adopted a calf without knowing what she was doing.

However, she did extensive research before taking in Ferdinand and encourages others to do the same. 

Though Ferdinand used to live in the house, he is now outside with the other animals

Though Ferdinand used to live in the house, he is now outside with the other animals

'Ferdinand only lived in the house for the first month of his life and after that, he went out to the barn/pasture in my backyard,' Faith said

‘Ferdinand only lived in the house for the first month of his life and after that, he went out to the barn/pasture in my backyard,’ Faith said

Social media users have fallen in love with Ferdinand, the unexpected pet

Social media users have fallen in love with Ferdinand, the unexpected pet

The cow also appears to enjoy cuddling in blankets and towels

The cow also appears to enjoy cuddling in blankets and towels

'The love, support and interest shown has truly meant the world to me,' Faith said of their TikTok fame

‘The love, support and interest shown has truly meant the world to me,’ Faith said of their TikTok fame

‘Before getting one, you need to make plans and prepare to care for them for their entire life,’ she said. 

‘Keep in mind that they don’t stay small forever and soon, they will be a full grown adult. Even the miniature cattle we raise can reach up to 600 lbs. and they are fairly expensive to care for. 

‘Ferdinand only lived in the house for the first month of his life and after that, he went out to the barn/pasture in my backyard,’ she went on.

‘I encourage people to practice good ethics and not take calves away from their mothers — he was only raised by me because of the circumstances.

‘The love, support and interest shown has truly meant the world to me,’ she said of their TikTok fame. ‘I can’t explain how happy it makes me that so many people from all around the world love Ferdinand and see how special he is.’

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