With any luck, Molly will grow up big and strong with the help of Kinley and her new family, after which they'll decide if she'll be happier at home with them, or back in the pasture with the uncle's other cows.
Until that day comes, they are just enjoying every moment of having her in their lives.
"I wanted to give Molly the feeling of having a great mom. Even though she's an animal, I wanted her to feel like she could depend on someone. We have a great bond, but I just love the bond she has with Kinley," says Lacey. "It's something I didn't expect, that we would be so connected, and that we would love her so much and that she would love us so much."
In the end, Molly was part of a photoshoot - not as a prop, but as a bonafide member of the family.