Beatrice was either very smart or very lucky! We had hardly any troubles encouraging her to suckle, but if the farmer knew that she would have had a very different life! Beatrice was very shy and uncertain at first but after a couple of days she came out of her shell. We then discovered she was a curious little trouble maker, full of personality!
Beatrice would call out to us whenever we left her, especially once Ernie had died. Her favourite game was to run after us and jump over logs and kick her heels up in the air. She would come running when we called her name unless she knew she was in trouble. She loved a good scratch under her neck.
Beatrice is now the comedian and the Houdini of the group – she can break into anywhere she wants. She knows where the milk powder is kept and she is very good at breaking into the shed and getting stuck into it. She’ll then casually stroll out, licking her lips, with her face covered in the milk powder and an “it wasn’t me” look on her face. Usually she leaves a manure message on the floor of the shed too!
As well as having a taste for the milk powder, Bea also loves bananas. In fact, she will help anyone to taste their food. And don’t leave your veggie burger lying around as it won’t last long with Bea. A whole burger in one mouthful, down the hatch.
Bea is also partial to scratches, kisses and loves to be groomed. She will follow her carers around like a dog. She’s full of life and energy and loves to run as fast as she can around the horse arena. Bea mothers the younger calves, she calls to them and needs to know that they are safe and sound. An absolute character with a very sweet nature.