Posted on Jul 05, 2018
By Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn
It's a hard day when an animal at the Gentle Barn passes... It's an even harder day when that animal has made such an impact on your life... Mr. Rojas, you were: a brave jersey cow; a ladies man; a cow that had terrific eyelashes, but, more importantly, you were my buddy…You changed many lives, one of them being my own. I looked forward to taking care of you every Sunday at the Gentle Barn. I remember you always posing for the camera as I encouraged people to take pictures with you (he loved the attention). I told everyone to give you hugs (I know he loved those). Even on hard days, I loved telling your story. It made me smile. Spreading your love and survival to the world, was a joy of mine. I also enjoyed every time that you got a little feisty and pushed me over (he was stubborn sometimes). Mr. Rojas, I grew so close to you, and I didn't think I could ever love a cow as much as I loved you. You changed me. You helped me see animals in another light, and you made me smile even when I was having the worst week. Mr. Rojas, you helped heal so many countless people, and you healed me. A little more every week. I will never forget you, Mr. Rojas. You were more than just a cow to me... you were my friend.
Signed, your friend Nick