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What are you up to on this fabulous Friday? Maybe you’ll be able to take a walk in nature, cuddle a pup, or another pet, or a partner or a friend. Maybe you’ll be able to take some time for yourself to read a book, or binge watch a tv series. Maybe you’ll be hard at work, keeping the wheels of industry or care or the NHS turning. Whatever it is that you’ll be up to, try and take some time for you. Try to top up your happy-batteries, however that works for you.
Here are some little happy-battery topper uppers for you. Show us your happy-battery topper uppers!
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Lovely that is great advice and very important .nice one👍 gorgeous mini donks😍😍

Oh and lets not forget gorgeous gordon👍😻

Have a lovely Friday lol jasper, bumble and jack x ❤🐾💖🐾

Battery nicely topped up 😊

My nacho enjoying the winter sun yesterday ❤️🐶

This is my Wolsey in his hat he got for Christmas. He looks so happy doesn’t he . Have a great weekend x

How beautiful , thank you for posting these gorgeous photos. 😍

Georgie provides constant top up cuddles

My beautiful Samuel is always a comfort to me 💕 Have a wonderful day.🙂

Barney, Tilly and the Duracell Bunny Hughie Alan! x

Sitting on feet is Nutmeg’s favourite place to be! Mutual battery topping up!!

Morning all x after seeing the lovely photos and post my batteries are well charged up x thank you x what a start for a fab-u-lous Friday x x sending lots of love and hugs xx 💕🤗💕🤗💕🤗💕🤗💕🤗💕🤗💕

Grace provides great entertainment at times! 😂

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We are thinking about teeth on this thoughtful Thursday. Our wonderful vet Annabel came out on Tuesday to do dental exams and treatment on all 6 of our donks. This is something that needs doing every year, and more often if there are any signs of teeth trouble.
Donkey teeth keep growing throughout their lives. In the wild they are kept worn down by the tough fibrous diet available. In domestic donkeys you need to make sure that the teeth wear evenly. If you get an overgrowth on one side of a rear molar over time it will prevent the full sideways motion of the lower jaw, leading to more overgrowth, sharp edges and a donkey in pain.
Thankfully all of ours were given a clean bill of dental health after thorough exams and a bit of rasping.
We thought we would share some photos of the process. Please don't be alarmed by the equipment being used. A metal gag is used to open the donkey's mouth and hold it open so the vet can safely put her entire hand into the mouth. If the donkey becomes distressed by the process we give them a light sedation to ensure that they are stressed as little as possible.

Thank you Stoven Hall Veterinary and Rehabilitation Centre for being fabulous vets.
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Are Saffy’s teeth as bad as mine?? I bet she doesn’t have dentures 🤣😘

I love watching the dentist working with our horses and ponies. They aren't bothered by it, in fact I'm sure they enjoy it id the relaxed botton lip is anything to go by 🧡

Why mask?

Testament to the care you give the lovely donks x

Our two hounds have both had dental vet attention this week, so teeth high in our consciousness. Poor chaps all!❣

Good news that all is well for most cared for minidonks and well loved x thank you for sharing the photos of the lovely girl Saffy xx Happy Thoughtful Thursday x🤔 💕💕💕

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Love is in the air 😍🌹💝💞💕💘💖

If you have a loved one, friend, or just someone who loves donkeys, order one of our handmade limited edition Valentine's Day card complete with metal lapel pin for only £6 inc p & p. Lasts way longer than flowers, healthier than chocolates and you get to support the magical minidonks... helping to provide a mood boosting visit for someone with life limiting conditions.
The envelope will be marked do not open till 14th Feb! x
Order by 10th February and it will be sent out by first class post.

Just pay £6 by direct bank transfer with payment reference “Love” and the buyer’s name:
Miniature Donkeys for Well-being Ltd
Sort code 30 99 08
Account no 22811860
(Lloyds Bank)

Or pay £6 by PayPal with the reference “Love” and the buyer’s name:
Info@minidonks.org.uk

And don’t forget to email sponsor@minidonks.org.uk with your personalised message, the name and address of the person you want to send the card to. If you want to make it an extra special gift you could always add a full year’s sponsorship of one of our special Minidonks for only £35!

Your gift will support us to make more magical Minidonk moments like those pictured here. Thank you 😊

#minidonkmagic
#wellbeing
#valentinesgift

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Adorable!

William LLoraine Nniamh Abby

Lovely.

Kerry Tattersall x

Do you mail to the US???Love those flags!!!

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Welcome to a pretty terrific Tuesday from Minidonk HQ! We have got so much happening here and it's all good! Our wonderful vet Annabel is coming to do a mammoth dentistry session. It will be Jack's first time, but the other are all old hands. We may have to run to the shops for cake for the hoomans though! We have got a magazine interview this morning, all about our work, and then we are being filmed for something rather special on Friday - we'll tell you all about that when we can!
We have got a special treat coming up for those with romance in their hearts 😍🥰😘 more on that to follow.....
And while the MD has been away Hollie has been busy! What do you think?
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Have a great day ❤🐾

Some smashing pics!! 💝 Bravo!

Good job Holls. Great photos xx

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 exciting news! 👍🏻

Lovely photos and very exciting post x can’t wait to hear all about the surprises x Happy Dentistry Tuesday xx 💕💕💕

Fantastic photos, can’t wait to hear the news!! xx

Lovely pics x

They are all so wonderful 😍

You have come so far since we first met..... must catch up soon....ladies what lunch?

Beautiful photos lesley u3a

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The sun is shining
The sky is blue
My ears are sideways
How about you?
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The sun is shining
The sky is blue
My ears are sideways
How about you?

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Beautiful picture bless him xxx 💘💘💘

Cheered me up on this dark dreary Monday morning x thank you x hope you had a good weekend x 💘💘💘

I am looking to rescue 2 donkeys , anyone know any that need a home

Better for seeing you! Beautiful picture, thank you so much 💕

Hiya Saffy 😍

MUAH 💋 Shared ~ Ariane

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Beautiful pictures x ❤🐾💖

Thank you for the lovely photos x warms your heart just love the minidonks x Happy Sunday to you all xx💕💕💕

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Bless you Gordon xx 💕🐱💕

You need chips Gordon!! Love Hugo

Just love gordon bless him really enjoying the fish👍😻

Can I ask Gordon where his Mum or Dad got it for him? My kitty might like one of her own 🐟

He is wonderful xx

Look at that fluffy belly 😻😻😻😻

Bless Gordon adorable xxxx 💘💘💘

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It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster couple of days at Minidonk HQ. MD has gone down with her first bug in 2 years. Felt quite rough and started coughing. Got a PCR test - brilliant service, huge thanks to all the staff there running such a smooth and efficient and friendly service. Thankfully negative, which means that she will be heading off up north to see her family, for the first time in 2 years! Head of Poo thinks he will be in charge for the weekend. Head of Security is a bit weird at the moment so can’t really be relied on (we think he has been getting at Gordon’s catnip Dreamies). Gordon, Head of Rodent Control, will be taking over the MD’s sleeping duties (upstairs in the warm, on the pillow next to Head of Poo). And Head of No One Knows What will be picking the rest of the MD’s duties for the weekend………. Wish them all luck with that! ... See MoreSee Less

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Have a fantastic break

Sarah enjoy your time away relax, you deserve it x

What a relief its only a "normal" lurgy! Enjoy your break and feel all better really soon xxx

Sarah hope you feel better and enjoy your well earned break x and I’m sure everybody will Miss you but they will step up to the mark with their duties I’m sure lol 😊😊 xxx 💕💕💕

Enjoy your time away. xx

Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your break the best you can 🤗

Hope you have lovely time Sarah, feel better soon, love Diane and Chris xx

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Feedback from previous visits

The donkeys came to visit our tenants and Pippin went into the room of a very poorly lady. The look on her face was priceless. Thank you for bringing some joy and love to our setting.

You guys (most of all the donkeys) are awesome. Bringing joy and happiness to people who can’t get out easily. Keep up the good work

Pixie and Bo Peep were the best behaved donkeys ever, our residents thoroughly enjoyed their visit… I cannot recommend Sarah, her donkeys and fabulous volunteers enough.

Your visit encouraged the residents outside into the sunshine. They enjoyed stroking and interacting with the donkeys as well as chatting to each other. So nice to see them enjoying themselves. Thank you.

Amazing reactions of residents, especially those with restricted communication. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Smiles all round, thank you.

My mum is one of the residents you refer to. I visited her this evening, words are a struggle but she was definitely trying to tell me about the donkeys! Thank you so much for visiting her.

You kindly took two little donkeys into my wife’s room, to say it made our day is very much an understatement, in fact my wife said ‘it is something I will never forget’.

The main highlight has to be with one resident who never leaves her bedroom. This lady suffers from dementia and the donkeys visited her in her bedroom. As soon as she saw them her face lit up. She absolutely loved them.

It was the most special visit for our residents, staff and extended families. Thank you so much.

Highlights were being able to have the donkeys up close even for residents nursed in bed, to be able to tell residents’ families about the visit and have photos to show them. Sarah and volunteers went out of their way to make it a special visit. More visits, more donkeys, we love you!

We were delighted with your visit, all ages and abilities loved the friendly donkeys.

It was all fantastic but the room visits were the best. Had me in tears the reactions we had.

You get smiles where nothing else can – thank you so much

Thank you, they were amazing. The patients loved them.

The residents enjoyed interacting with the donkeys and being able to touch them. They were interested to hear all about them and they loved them being in the lounge as most of the residents are not able to get outside.

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