A POIGNANT TALE OF A NURSE MARE'S LIFE - BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP THE AUTHOR OF AWARD-WINNING BOOK DINKY: THE NURSE MARE'S TALE
“So are mine, Nellie. I want so badly to keep this baby. I fear for it, for you, your baby, and for me too. I think this is the last day that I will see you Nellie, at least at this farm. We must talk and see if we can’t figure out a way for you to at least keep your baby; that is, if it is born too late.”
“I know you are right. But I hate the thought of thinking about it all, let alone talking about it. You’ve always been the planner Sadie. I’ve been the go alonger.”
“You are my best friend Nellie. We aren’t that old, even if our breeding days are over. I don’t want to lose you, and I don’t want us to be taken to auction. We both know what happens to mares our age at auction."