The animal is a miniature Hereford steer, and they have ADORED each other since he was born. You should see the photos of her caring for him and taking him literally everywhere. He is every bit as domesticated as anyone's puppy. This was all in fun, no animals were harmed in the making of this video. Large animal care and showmanship teaches kids responsibility for a life besides their own, and presentation skills that many use in life after secondary school.