Happy Mother's Day!
PS - Buff is doing very well today. So far, she doesn't seem to have suffered any ill effects from her trauma yesterday. She did not adopt the calf we found for her. That baby was already two weeks old and had never nursed off a mom. Like most dairy calves, she had been taught to drink from a bucket almost as soon as she was born. She had no clue how to nurse and Buff wasn't fooled into trying to teach her. If we had been able to find a newborn on such short notice, it might have worked better. However, Buff is a wise, old cow and she seemed to know and accept that her baby is gone. As long as no infection gets a hold, I think Buff will be just fine. She will return to her herd in a few days and resume her position of matriarch and babysitter.