At last Billy has been able to leave Isolation - when he moved in there from my home in Ottery St Mary on 14th October 2009 we did not expect him to be there for three and a half months. He had to have blood tests and was too poorly to be castrated until 15th December, and now six weeks after the operation he has made the short journey to Brookfield Farm where once he has settled in he will be introduced to a group of young male donkeys.
I was really impressed with how much healthier he looked, his runny eyes have cleared up and his coat looks and feels good, I took him a banana - his favourite treat - and peeled it for him to eat the flesh, then he ate the skin too!
Andy the Farm Manager took this photo of me with Billy. I am so pleased that he is going to be living close by and perhaps one day in the future he join our foster scheme.