To the Editor,
It was about 1938 on a small farm in England. Veterinarian James Harriot was called by a elderly farmer to come look at his elderly cow Blossom. This was the third time another cow sometime in the night had stepped on Blossom’s teats and cut her.
Mr. Dakin barely made a living from six milk cows, a few calves, pigs, and hens. He decided he must send Blossom to Fatstock Market. The very day Mr. Dodson came for Blossom, James was there again working on another cow.
As Mr. Dodson was moving Blossom out of her stall, he poked at her with a stick. Mr. Dakin said to stop it. Just tell her and point. James and Mr. Dakin watched Blossom walking toward the main road until out of sight. Later