Our beloved Jersey cow Matilda, who passed away February 10, absolutely loved calves. She would nurse any and every calf who wanted milk. As a result, we called her our Universal Donor.
Yesterday I caught Amy, Matilda's adult daughter, engaging in the same practice. Double-dipping, anyone?
One calf is hers, and the other is little Ferdinand.
As far as I'm concerned, having a Universal Donor is an excellent thing on a farm ... plus it's a testimony to Matilda's gentle, generous nature -- something she clearly passed on to her daughter.