Absolutely! I want to say there is no room in farming for keeping unproductive animals BUT before I go there we all have those old pensioners that are eating expensive feed and only are kept because we love them. Several of our old horses (in their late 20's and early 30's) could no longer eat hay so were on Purina Senior feed. We still gave them some hay because they liked to gum it. LOL That was expensive but they were family members who had taken care of my children on the trails for years. They had earned it.I have resolved to sell anything I don't like to milk and I like whole hand teats, soft udders, and good udder texture AND good stand manners. I get the feeling that things are going to change quite a bit. I'm too busy to dink around.
Introduced Bailey to the baby. She wants to stand super still with the very top of her nose gently on his face and inhale his smell and never quit. He was getting cold so I stood up and went in. Instant sad, depressed puppy at the window occurred as she wanted him back.