Galileo was born in 2001, the year I went to get him from a local farmer.

His mother had died while giving birth to him and the farmer called me.

He said that Galileo was too thin to be butchered and that he had neither the time nor desire to raise him.

It was like having a baby. I bottle fed him every three hours even during the night.

When he was two they offered my 600 euros for him. He was at the age when donkey meat is highly prized for goulash.