“She was an excellent mom,” Bartfield said. “At first, she would put herself between me and the baby, but again, I think she quickly realized we were not a threat. She had milk and she let Huck nurse as much as he wanted. And if he wanted to pick at her food, she let him share.”
Bartfield tried to help Blossom get better, but she kept getting worse and worse.
“It was sort of me and Huck fighting against the world to try to save Blossom,” Bartfield said. “I spent so much time in the stall with them both that we really bonded. And sometimes I locked him out of the stall if he was getting in the way, and it was so funny to watch his temper tantrums.”