Family adopts a pet cow which sleeps in the house and loves watching The Chase

An animal-loving family has adopted a 10-month-old calf who enjoys settling in for a night in front of the television and Sunday roasts.

Family favourite Honey, a mix between a Charolais bull and a Dexter heifer, was taken in by the Northmore family.

After being born by C-section, little Honey was left struggling and vet Carolyn says her daughter Molly took the sickly calf under her wing.

Carolyn Northmore said they decided to adopt Honey after her 18-year old Molly was furloughed from her apprenticeship.

She said: “Molly’s got an inherent love of the animal. Honey was born as a result of an illicit liaison between a Charolais bull and a Dexter heifer that went a little bit wrong.

“So she had to be born by C-section, and wasn’t very well when she was born. Molly took her under her wing and reared her.

“Molly didn’t give her a chance to die.”

After nursing Molly back to health, the Northmores decided to bring her into the house in March when it became too cold outside for her to survive.

Honey has now firmly settled in the family home in Cornwood, Devon and enjoys watching TV with the family and cuddling up with the family’s dogs, reports ITV.

She likes to watch the horse racing and quiz show The Chase on weekday evenings and is partial to enjoying the veg from the family’s Sunday roasts too.

The family have two Golden Retrievers, three Terriers and a Collie, as well as cats, horses and a goat who are all firm friends with Honey.

Honey has also befriended Rachel the sheep, who lives outside in the garden.

The Northmores say Honey entering domestic life is a “happy coincidence”.

But she’s more than adapted to life indoors, with Carolyn calling her a “complete and utter pet”.