Dear Bobby was originally a village working donkey before he was purchased by a trekking centre in the Paphos District.
As he was getting old and beginning to have a few health problems, the trekking centre owner rang us to ask if we could give him a well-deserved retirement and the special care he needed.
Obviously we said yes and so in April we took our trailer to collect him. Clearly used to being around a lot of people over the years and receiving lots of fuss and attention, he went straight on to the trailer as if he was going on an adventure.
When we arrived back at the Holding Base, his face lit up with excitement and curiosity so it took several minutes to lead him down the track to the New Arrivals stables!
After our vet gave him a thorough medical check, his teeth and hooves were rasped and trimmed, it was time to gradually introduce some soaked Pony Nuts which he absolutely loves.
He's such a friendly chap who always comes over to the fence to say hello and wait for a cuddle. His full name is Roberto but as we already have a donkey with this name we've called him Bobby.
Although almost 30 years old, we thought Bobby suited him better due to his young personality and happy outlook on life