We are sure those of you who knew Beau, will be as devastated as we were when our dear, dashing boy suddenly passed away on March 21st….
Beau had been under daily treatment for respiratory problems for the past few weeks, but unfortunately and despite our very best efforts did not improve and quietly passed away in his sleep at the age of 21 years old.
He will be greatly missed and none of us will ever forget his bold, but also kind nature.
Many of you will know the story of how Beau came to us back in 2005, aged 8 years old. He had been abandoned in a village near Limassol district and was found eating beans belonging to a rather irate farmer! He had two nasty large wounds on his face, which were treated by the vet.
He was an unusual colour for a donkey in Cyprus – more of a typical Eastern European donkey - grey with the well-recognised cross. He was a strong chap, but he was also into little tricks very often… One of them was to chew the grooms’ shirts while they were cleaning his paddock –something he really enjoyed doing! However, he was not so keen having his back hooves trimmed but as he was so handsome, we were always forgiving him for that!
As you are already aware of, we have recently replaced Beau in the Adoptions Scheme, and Pip Squeak has taken on his role. We all thank you for adopting him in the past, and for enabling us to do everything we could for him…
Rest in peace little boy – we will always carry you in our hearts..