Thirteen Tears (a true story about my horse...
Ok, putting on my serious face (shaking dust off it first)... This is a totally true story about my little horse who made history by surviving one of the world's deadliest diseases.
So yes, it's got a very happy ending, even though I had to give him mouth to mouth a few times to restart his breathing each time his heart stopped... (to his nose actually)
Dozens of vets told me I had to put him down, but I could see in his little brown eyes that he really wanted to live, so I tried my hardest, night and day, to save him.
Our story is now taught in veterinary schools to help save more animals... if your pet has ever been to a vet for an operation, then your pet has already benefited from our story.
(This case has also been studied by many students of human medicine, because thousands of people still die of this terrible disease every year, especially in third world countries, and where mothers are forced to give birth in unclean places like supermarkets or the back seats of cars.
To catch it, all you have to do is scratch yourself.
It happened at a very turbulent time of my life, when I was 16 and graduating highschool, getting my first job and trying to cope with a friend who tried to kill herself.
So for passing time during my darkest days, I went from counting sleeps, to counting pay packets, to counting tears - one for each painful or really joyous day... hence the title: thirteen tears.
Also, do you like the cover? I learned how to paint with an airbrush, just so I could make my own cover.
Oh, and special thanks to @PinkPanther101 for introducing me to Wattpad, and to @yme123 for making me feel so welcome and giving me so much great advice about chapters, formatting and learning my way around! Big hugs and sloppy kisses of thanks!!!