Where the pets go!
Well, what is the limit of pets?
One Texas man really wanted to test that limit, so he did....by bringing in his pet steer.
Man takes steer into Petco to test leash policy www.youtube.com
It had to duck its head to get in the door.
The steer, whose name is Oliver, was probably very confused at getting all this attention, including cameras flashing at him from all angles.
But apparently, PetCo's "all pets are welcome on a leash" policy is the real deal.
"Yes, any domesticated companion animals that are legal to own in your county/city/state, and has proper license and is fully vaccinated, are welcome to accompany you to your visit to Petco," says the official website.
Oliver the steer may have been less welcome in a New York City PetCo, for instance. But this Houston-area PetCo "welcomed Oliver the African Watusi with open arms."
A Texas couple brought an exotic horned bull to a Houston-area Petco store to test the “all leashed pets welcome” p… https://t.co/FxU4m4Czxq— Keith Varnum (@Keith Varnum)1553182025.0
Oliver the steer went for a visit to Petco with his dad. #Family https://t.co/pDMfrF2rU0— Pat (@Pat)1553191789.0
Have a large pet? There's no need to STEER clear of PETCO! A Texas Rancher recently put the chain's pet policy to… https://t.co/e8ugHJ4D0d— Sarah Swistak (@Sarah Swistak)1553124076.0
Oliver the steer is an amazingly good boy, but my favorite thing in this photo is the befuddled "dog trainer."… https://t.co/UjE1jMMynX— Karin Brulliard (@Karin Brulliard)1553263034.0
Oliver is a 1600 lb African Watusi, who are described as:
"the show-stoppers of the bovine kingdom. Medium-sized animals, with long, large-diameter horns, they attract attention wherever they appear. These regal animals can easily trace their ancestry back more than 6,000 years and have often been referred to as 'cattle of kings.'"
Oliver has his own Facebook page which documents everything from Oliver being washed:
To other appearances on the town:
And he has already won the hearts of millions.
It's rather moo-ving that my 2,000th article for @CNET is all about a huge-yet-friendly African Watusi steer named… https://t.co/Dc92YhYuHN— Bonnie Burton (@Bonnie Burton)1553230643.0
I'm starting a petition for Oliver to meet that giant cow Knickers https://t.co/gX9xaFKG3Y— N'dea Yancey-Bragg (@N'dea Yancey-Bragg)1553226511.0
Vincent Browning and Shelly Lumpkin leashed their African Watusi steer, named Oliver, and walked him right through… https://t.co/lQ08JqNY8b— Christian Hauser (@Christian Hauser)1553223840.0
@DevinCow Oliver the cow got to go to Petco, does Devin take you to Petco??? Hmm?? https://t.co/ecGqEZOVHU— Melanie Deatrich (@Melanie Deatrich)1553257918.0
Oliver you are darling. Man brings steer to Petco in test of ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy: https://t.co/3njDwIrQGn— Rebecca Wolf Hirsh (@Rebecca Wolf Hirsh)1553151862.0
Awe, sorry I missed Oliver, @Petco. ❤️ https://t.co/1jHjKqirmD— USAProud (@USAProud)1553132828.0
Texas man brings steer to Petco to test ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy https://t.co/P9DJ81Opvv #FoxNews OLIVER IS ADORABLE!— Vickie Love (@Vickie Love)1553145166.0
@CBSNews But like how did the steer know to tilt his head to get through the doors... animals are neat.— Lauren Prater (@Lauren Prater)1553194320.0
@CBSNews Lmaoooo I love how the steer walked in ever so gingerly and made sure his horns fit through the door too! 🥰🤘🏾🥰🤘🏾🥰— Propane Jane™ (@Propane Jane™)1553216181.0
This really is peak Texas.
@CBSNews Texas.— Steve Thomson (@Steve Thomson)1553195935.0
@CBSNews https://t.co/6SVFqaPN7I— MED (@MED)1553195234.0
@CBSNews Love how the first reaction of employees are Guy: *take cell picture* Girl: "I wanna pet it"— 𝕄𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕒 𝕄𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕠𝕟 (Boulder/Denver Colorado) (@𝕄𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕒 𝕄𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕠𝕟 (Boulder/Denver Colorado))1553264733.0
@CBSNews THIS IS THE CONTENT I WANT ON A FRIDAY MORNING— hail seitan (@hail seitan)1553252789.0
@CBSNews You should have seen the guy on his way to Costco.... 😲 https://t.co/qQ7Fy3qrn7— Tracy (@Tracy)1553197480.0
Oliver has made no comment on the event, but we would like him to know that he is a very good boy.