Honouring Bill, the eldest goat-friend in sanctuary here, who’s journey has taken him beyond this life and the incredible joys he brought with him.
Bill was with us since the beginning, arriving in 2006 at around 3 years old, he shared his wisdom and humour alongside his friend Ginger (who passed away in 2012). Also known as MommaBill or Sweet William, he would be seen enjoying his all-access pass to everywhere in the sanctuary, every day of the week. From eating hundreds of flowers daily in the gardens, to napping in the chicken house, to long sun-soaked scratches on the veranda, to eating giant salads (cut up just right for his elderly teeth), Bill was 100% free and 100% completely aware of it!
In 2010, Bill adopted a young friend named Sadie, and he really opened up to the World. As a person, Bill was very generous with his love. He truly brightened the lives around him with his sweet presence and confidence to do whatever the heck he wanted, which is what he did up until mere hours before he laid down his handsome head for the last time, at sunset/moon-rise on Autumn Equinox. With both us by his side, in his private quiet apartment, we got to say goodbye as our sweet freedom-loving friend moved along to another form of freedom he found. Long live Bill's freedom.
Bill's patience and guidance helped us become the sanctuary we are and for this we are ever-grateful. His friendship is dearly missed.
Love ya, Bill! -Sherry & Yan (“Lady and Man”)