|Her first kiss!|
After a calf grows, his mama continues to groom him with her tongue. You might even find cows licking each other on the head or neck. When a cow has an itch, she will use her tongue to scratch it! A cow's tongue is very rough--nearly like sandpaper. Cows don't lap water, but they may play in it with their tongue. To drink they suck the water up through their mouth.
When my kids show cattle, their calves often lick them for the salt in their sweat on their arms. It is not a sign of affection for a cow to lick a person, but it seems that way! I have never eaten cow tongue, but I know many cultures do value it. I found numerous recipes for it through a google search, but I haven't tried any of them.