When cute animals are mentioned, the usual suspects are kittens and puppies. But have you ever seen Higland cattle calves? This Scottish breed is very special due to it’s long and wavy hair, which protects them from heavy rains and strong winds. You can throw your life insurance away, because the positivity radiating from these photos can cure any ills! Here we’ve compiled the best photos of these adorable creatures.

25. Time For Take Off

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“Who’s that calf that can laugh at a storm cloud? Turn a frown into a smile for free?

Who’s the calf with a heart full of magic?

Everyone knows it’s me!”

24. Stewie

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“Hey, pal! Wanna take me home?”

23. On The Ranch

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Some ranches allow visitors to interact with their calves for a modest price. Highland cattle ranches can be found across North America, Australia and northern parts of Europe.

22. You Talkin To Me?

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“I might be vertically challenged, but I’m still the boss of this family. Don’t believe me? Take a swing and see what happens.”

21. The Milk Diet

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“The Milk Diet works. I lost 20 pounds in 4 weeks and my calves like it as well.

20. It’s Time To Rumble

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Better take that red jacket off.

19. It’s Too Late

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Run to your mamma!!

18. Oh My

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It’s done. Now you have a new pet.

17. King Of The Jungle

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Trespassors will be caught and sent to the barn for further interrogation.

16. Love At First Sight

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Those eyelashes are fabulous.

15. Momma Knows Best

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“You can be a model, but school comes first.”

 

14. Give Daddy A Kiss

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Ponnies are out of fashion. Highland cattle calves are the new ‘every girl’s dream’.

13. Run Forest, run!!

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“Waiitt. You gotta hear this joke man!”

12. Cuddles

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Fun Fact: Highland cattle grow long horns as they get older. They use them to assert dominance within their group hierarchy. A mature bull can weigh up to 800 kg (1800 pounds!), while a cow can weigh up to 500 kg (1100 pounds).

11. Henry Rollins

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It’s either Rollins or Gandalf, but this fella definitely has an X-factor going on.

10. Lick

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Older highland cattle can endure extreme colds due to it’s double layered long-hair coat, and they’ve even been described as “…almost as cold-tolerant as the arctic-dwelling caribou and reindeer…”.

9. Tasty

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Fun Fact: Highland cattle love to eat grass, leaves and an ocassional flower. In nature, they can be found on steep, moutainous slopes, which leaves them exposed to attacks from predators such as wolves, mountain lions, bears and cougars. Luckily, this calf is in a safe space.

8. Village Paradise

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One of the perks of living on a ranch is relaxing in nature every day.

7. Pie-Oh-My

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This is the fluffiest specieman we’ve witnesssed thus far.

6. You Scratch My Neck, I Scratch Yours

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The great benefit of being a furry animal – others want to scratch you – for free!

5. Gossip Time

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“Okay, we’ll tell you. But John can’t find out we told you.”

4. Chilly Billy

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As you’ve probably noticed, highland cattle calves love to relax. Although they don’t mind playing video games on the computer or reading car magazines, they like chilling outside the most.

3. Twilight

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Is this real life or is it just fantasy?

2. Bobby

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“Hi, I’m Bobby. Wanna be my new best pal?”

1. Golden  Retriever

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“I sense lord Vader is in danger.”

 

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