In order to compete in the Iowa State Fair’s youth dairy cattle show contest, the 15-year-old Mitchell Miner and his cow Audri worked very hard and ended up coming in the fifth place out of seven contestants.
Even when the pair didn’t win the first place, they have surely won the hearts of many when the picture of them napping together is spread on the internet. Having to spend every single day together for the last two months when preparing for the competition, Miner and Audri had become quite close.
Miner would lead, bath, clip and walk Audri regularly leading up to the competition. They had been up since 3 AM for the last three days in a row and were extremely tired that the pair decided that both of them should just take a short nap inside the barn after the show.
“Our son Mitchell and his heifer after showing yesterday,” read the photo caption uploaded by Miner’s father.
When they were taking their snooze, Miner’s father Jeremy Miner didn’t waste any time and decided to snap the most adorable photos of the two of them all cuddled up during their nap. Jeremy shared the cute photo on social media and the internet completely fell in love with it.
A lot of people enjoy the sweet napping photo and said that it was indeed too cute for words.
Talking about his friendship with Audri, Miner honestly isn’t quite sure how he and Audri became close.
“She likes to lay down quite a bit. I don’t really understand the bong with my animal either. She just enjoys my company,” explained Miner to The Des Moines Register.
But for Miner’s mother, Laura, she had an idea why.
“I think it’s just when you spend that much time with them, they get really comfortable with you.”
Jeremy and Laura grew up living on farms, but they are the first generation in their families to break that tradition. Even when they no longer live on the farm, they continue to uphold the farm-life values proudly.
“We learned a lot from the farm. We have those values instilled in us and we are trying to do what we can to preserve that,” said Jeremy.
Audri was borrowed to the family for the competition and will head back to her fairy farm soon. We hope Miner didn’t get too lonely then.
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