sponsored by mickey sleister
& the counsell family
Pumpkin is best known around IFS as Ellie’s seeing eye cow. We weren’t certain that the two would be a good fit for each other, but it was instant kinship. Pumpkin is so incredibly patient and gentle and seems to even move around the pasture in a way in which Ellie can always be by her side. Pumpkin was originally purchased at a sale barn at just a few days old, and upon arrival at her new home it was noticed that she was very sick. Despite all their efforts, the family could not get pumpkin to make a full recovery. That is when they reached out to us. We took Pumpkin to ISU Large Animal Hospital where it was determined that she had been suffering from pneumonia. While she is a happy, healthy calf now, she still coughs frequently from the scar tissue she developed.