Meet Snow, the Samoyed who loves taking scared and timid new foster cows under his wing.
His owner, Krysten Pierre, 36, has been fostering calves for her local rescue ‘Till The Cow’s Come Home’ for a few years now.
Snow, seven, has always been fascinated by the sweet bovines and swiftly makes best friends with all the foster cows on the farm he lives on in Blind Bight, Victoria, Australia.
Once he’s brought new arrivals out of their shells, they’ll play and even snuggle up together.
Mum of two Krysten has documented the bonds that Snow forms with the cows she cares for, with adorable footage showing cuddling, eating and relaxing with his big buddies.
Krysten, a project manager, said: ‘Snow has always been so gentle with the cows.
‘When they first come to the rescue, they’re always so scared and timid, and for most cases, they’ve only been born a day.
‘It’s such a change in their short span of life, but Snow is there with them every step of the way.
‘He’s always been drawn to the sick and weaker baby cows that come in, and he’ll always go and cuddle up to them whilst they recover and settle in.
‘As they settle in more, Snow will start to play with them and is always super gentle as he knows he’s a bit bigger than they are.
‘Equally, the cows love Snow. Quite a few of them form a really special bond with him and are always by his side.
‘One of the cows, Teddy, was obsessed with him and used to follow him everywhere, always wanting to play and do every little thing with him.
‘One of our current fosters, Bliss, is about the same size as Snow, so they love playing boisterously together.’
Most of the cows that come to the rescue are orphaned, with their parents having been slaughtered or used within the dairy industry.
Sweet Snow also moved around a lot as a pup, having been put up for rehoming in a local newspaper.