Minnie was born prematurely during a storm on a farm in Minnesota. Unfortunately, her young mother wasn't producing milk, so the newborn calf's survival depended on someone else stepping in to nurse her. That's when the folks at Sunnyside Stables, a sprawling estate for horses in nearby Rosemount, learned about little Minnie's sad predicament.
"The farm called us and said she had been born and didn't want to deal with trying to keep her alive," Tracy Orr, the stable's owner, told The Dodo. "We picked her up and brought her home."