This speedster is Calvin Fury. He was born a few weeks early due to complications with his twin. Unfortunately, the twin did not make it. On the plus side, this calf has blossomed. Curiously, he bawled constantly the first few days of life and then went quiet. Millie, his mother, had plenty of milk, was attentive and he appeared to be in fine health bucking around his pen. It makes me wonder if he was missing his brother.
Calvin Fury is quite the character and is friendly like Murphy (MBT 82) was last year. He enjoys shadowing me around the pasture waiting for me to rub his brisket. In the process of rescuing him during the complicated birth, my husband and I imprinted heavily on him. I have been teaching him hand signal instructions for it's okay to approach me and you need to give me space. I know my husband was skeptical when I told him earlier this week I thought Calvin actually understood me, but he became a believer when Calvin Fury reacted to my husband's signals.
Think I am crazy for teaching hand signals? It seems pretty logical to me. It takes very little effort on my part. Horses and mules learn them and cows can, too. I have been slowly, but surely teaching the rest of the herd directional hand signals. Some look at me quizzically and others seemingly catch on pretty quickly.