Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tis the Season for Love

Tis the Season for Love
Originally uploaded by rikkis_refuge
This is the time of year that we try to set aside our differences and extend love to all our earth mates. No matter how many legs we have, or how long our ears are, we are all here to share this planet in a peaceful and loving way. Everyone of us has redeeming factors, and a few issues that somebody else might think are less than perfect. But it all comes down to one bottom line.

We want to be loved. We want to be respected. We want to be cared about. We want a safe place to sleep. We want food to nourish our body. We want love to nourish our soul. Sometimes it's hard to remember that every one of us deserves this basic right.

Spend a little bit of extra time this season reaching out to help someone. Someone who's down on their luck, has lost their home, doesn't know where their next meal is coming from, or has suddenly lost their whole family.

It doesn't matter if they have two legs, three legs, or four legs, or even no legs. Skin or scales. Fur or feathers. Stripes or splotches. Just reach out and help someone.

And every time you do, it makes your soul grow, it makes you a happier person, and it makes your life more worthwhile. It's amazing what a day of service to those less fortunate than you can do for you. More than any gift anyone else could give you.

Lend a hand, or send a buck, to your favorite homeless shelter - regardless of the species they house.

If you'd like to help the 1200 animals of 18 different species who live at Rikki's Refuge you can making a donation of food or money or come out to volunteer.

Cash, Check, Credit or Paypal - The choice is yours. Please, just make the choice to help. Stop by the refuge if making a cash donation. Write a check and mail it to Rikki’s Refuge, PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960. Call me with your credit card information 540-854-0870 x5. Go to and make a donation thru

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Rikki’s Refuge,, 540-854-0870

All of us at Rikki's Refuge pray that your holidays are filled with love, respect, caring friends, a safe home, good food, and enough love to fill your soul.

Happy Holidays from Vincent and Duke Thomas Peabody and their 1,198 friends at Rikki's Refuge !!!!

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