The sweet one-minute video above gives us a glimpse of the first day out for Blossom, a newly rescued resident of Catskill Animal Sanctuary in upstate New York. Staff members of Catskill were thrilled when Blossom, a month-old calf, received a clean bill of health from veterinarians, enabling her to leave quarantine for the first time since her arrival at the sanctuary.

The video shows that Blossom initially felt quite nervous about stepping outside, but with a little bit of encouragement (and a tasty treat or two!) she was soon persuaded to make the move. A group of pre-teen campers visiting the sanctuary – as part of its much-lauded Camp Kindness program – were given the amazing opportunity to see the young calf and spend time with her. She seemed to revel in the attention! Blossom continued to be the star of the sanctuary for the rest of the day as she sniffed the grass, tentatively explored her new home, and caused everyone around her to fall head over heels in love.


Catskill is home to many famous residents, such as the beautiful porcine duo Nadine and Peggy, as well as Amelia, whose sassy disposition has earned her the tongue-in-cheek title of “the worst pig in the world.” And now it looks like the adorable Blossom can be added to that list! To find out more about how you can support the sanctuary’s amazing work, click here.