The Wonder of Birth

The Wonder of Birth

By Dani

Yesterday I went to the State Fair with my mom and my sister. We saw a cow being born.

When we first walked up to the animal barn, we saw two people pulling on chains. They were behind the cow. I was surprised to see the chains and the people pulling really hard. The chains were attached to the baby cow's front legs. They had to put the chains on her because she was twisted inside her mom. They pulled for a long time. I was sitting on my mom's shoulders so I could see better.

After they pulled for a long time, the baby calf came out. Everyone in the crowd clapped and cheered. She was black and white and wet. The people took the chains off right away and put her next to her mom's head. The mom started licking the baby calf, and she didn't stop until she had licked her whole body.

We got to vote on the name for the new calf. I wanted to name her Bubbles, but Cally won. So her name is Cally, because she was born at the California State Fair with a lot of people watching her come out.

About the Author

Dani is six years old and our newest Treehouse Friend. Visit her Mom's web site, the online magazine for work-at-home moms. There are great resources, discussion lists, message boards and more for Work at Home Moms.

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