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Calf living on dog's milk

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When Web was born, his mother rejected him. She refused to nurse him – to give him milk. That's when Gee, a mother of four pups, took over. 

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Kongkian Pimkruasee with her calf named Web. CHINNAWAT SINGHA

Calf living on dog's milk

51-year-old Kongkian Pimkruasee has a young male calf that she calls Web.

The four-month-old calf looks healthy and happy, but life wasn't easy at first.

When Web was born, his mother rejected him. She refused to nurse him – to give him milk.

Ms Kongkian wasn't sure what to do at first.

"I usually raise my cows on a hill behind my house, but I was afraid that Web would starve to death so I decided to bring him into my home.

Then, something usual happened.

Gee already has four pups, so taking on a calf seemed natural for her. CHINNAWAT SINGHA

"A pack of dogs greeted Web, who tried to get the dogs to give him milk. One of them did, a mother of four pups named Gee," she said.

She said Gee's milk is not enough to keep Web full now, so she has to also feed him with powdered milk solution.

The calf also has been sleeping with the dogs every night.

Adapted from a story by Chinnawat Singha

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Vocabulary:

calf: a young cow or similar animal - ลูกวัว

greet: to say hello to somebody or to welcome them - ต้อนรับ, ทักทาย

male: belonging to the sex that does not give birth to babies - เพศชาย, เพศผู้, ผู้ชาย

nurse: to feed a baby with milk from the breast ใ - ห้นม, เลี้ยงด้วยน้ำนมมารดา

pack: a group of animals that live or hunt together or are kept for hunting - ฝูง, กลุ่ม

puppy (or pup): a young dog - ลูกสุนัข

raise: to take care of children while they are growing up - เลี้ยงดู

refuse: to say or show that you will not do something that someone has asked you to do - ปฏิเสธ

reject: to not accept something - ปฏิเสธ ไม่ยอมรับ

solution: a liquid in which something is dissolved - สารละลาย

starve: to suffer or to die because there is not enough food - อดอาหาร

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