Sunday, August 13, 2006

Calvin the pig sticks his nose out

close-up of pig
This photo was taken by Patricia Copeland while on tour at Rikki's refuge August 12, 2006
Calvin the pig stuck his nose out to meet the visitors on yesterday’s tour. The humans had as much fun as the animals. But the animals got to eat more treats! Everybody always has a blast on a tour at Rikki’s Refuge. Jan, Rikki's own Director of Tours, tells you stories about the animals and makes every visit memorable.

Don’t miss out, sign up now for the next tour, September 4th, Labor Day. Come and share you picnic with the critters. If you’re lucky they’ll let you have a bite or two! Sign up early, space is limited so we don’t over crowd our animal friends. This great photo of Calvin waiting for a handout was taken by Patricia Copeland while on tour at Rikki’s Refuge yesterday, August 12, 2006.

And a real big THANK YOU to Jean, who painted, yes painted by hand, the big new beautiful Rikki's Refuge sign we put out by the driveway. And if you think the sign is cool ... you should see some of the neat things she makes to sell in our Gift Shop. Can you believe Christmas is only four months away? Time to start thinking about unique gifts for your best friends (family can be friends too). If you don't want to give them an adoption certificate for an Emu or Pot Bellied Pig, I bet you can find that perfect gift in Rikki's Gift Shop.

Will Basil's Dreams Come True?

When the chickens first arrived, Basil said, ”Wouldn’t it be cool if they were all ostriches?” I can just see those of you who are afraid of the attack roosters, cringing at the thought of 300 ostriches chasing you through the 300 acres of Rikki's Refuge. And if you think the emus looked dangerous, standing at only 5 feet tall, well maybe some are almost 6, wait until you turn around and see a herd of 300 ostriches, 8 feet tall. Love this photo? Want a full sized version? 5 inches high and 37 inches wide, send me an e-mail and I'll send you the "real" thing.