Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! November 2, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Yikes!!! My tail is freezing !!!!

I'm foxy woxie, keep and cunning, what are you?

http://bit.ly/VoteVincent Rikkis Refuge of VA, USA

How come you hooman's make it so much harder to vote than I do? I let
you vote sitting right there in front of your computer, nothing but
click, click, click, and it's all done! And what do you do? You make
the humans go out in the cold, drive somewhere, stand in line in the
cold, and vote. And which one of you hooman's decided that people ought
to vote one of the first few days it really gets cold around here? I
mean, come on, you all ARE smart enough, aren't you, to know that it's
always going to be cold the first week of November?

So, I think that should be enough of a campaign argument, to vote for
Vincent! Be sure you check your ballot closely, Vincent D. Cat is the
guy for you! And if I'm not on the ballot in your area, make sure you
run for any cat voting. You want to see this planet run right? Put us
cats in charge! There's just no other way to do it!

Rowan is a Cool Dog with a Specialty
Rowan, a German Spitz dog, can run, play, and come when called, just
like the rest of his canine family – but when admirers get a close-up
glimpse of him, they've always got one question for his owner, Sam
Orchard: "Why does he have his eyes closed?" Actually, he doesn't:
Rowan was born without any eyes, due to a genetic defect. "People told
me that I should think about putting him to sleep but I just couldn't
bring myself to do it," Orchard told SWNS.

Rowan, now 18 months old, has learned to adapt perfectly to life with no
sight – and, instead of a walking cane, he uses his bark to help him get
around. Much like bats, Rowan uses the technique of echolocation,
listening for the echo of his voice to help him ground himself in his
surroundings. "He barks to judge the lay of the land and then when I
call his name he knows exactly where I am and comes running," Orchard
said. "He's just amazing. He's so independent and he has a really good
life. He's just like one of the other dogs."

Check out Rowan in action for yourself.

Here's some interesting and unusual friends of mine from around the world.

Cats can make owners happier, healthier and gentler
Why do 33% of the households in the USA have cats? And how do you
explain why there are 16 million more pet cats than dogs?

Yes, kittens are adorable. Yes, they can grow up to be good mousers and
are very entertaining to watch. And yes, cats are independent and don't
require as much care as dogs. But research shows cats can also be
caretakers for us and our families, improve our health and teach us and
our children to be kinder, gentler souls.

Theodora Wesselman is 94 and has lived the past two years with her
elderly cat, Cleo, at TigerPlace, a retirement community in Columbia,
Mo. Their enduring friendship is a classic example of how humans and
animals can become family and look out for each other. Wesselman visits
other residents, and her children stop by, but Cleo is her best friend,
she says. They've been together nearly 21 years. They start and end the
day together. "She sleeps on her own pillow right beside mine,"
Wesselman says. "In the morning, she pecks on my cheek to wake me up.
It's really sweet. I pet her, tell her I love her and take her to the
kitchen to prepare her food." Cleo and Wesselman "live for each other.
I really think they keep each other going," says Mary Kay Swanson, a
TigerPlace employee. (yeahhh to the assisted living and retirement
centers who allow people to keep their best friends!)

Research shows that being able to care for a pet improves our morale,
helps validate us and encourages us to take care of ourselves, says
Rebecca Johnson, director of the University of Missouri's Research
Center for Human-Animal Interaction. The body of research is leading
more retirement communities and universities to roll out the welcome mat
for pets.

Is one pet better for you than another? A cat can't make you healthier
by begging with leash in mouth to go out for a jog, but a purr can lower
blood pressure and quiet a stressed-out brain, research shows. (You see
how unstressed mommy is with all of us right?)

And they insist on compassion. They're enforcers, Johnson says. "A dog
will let you bang it on the head and still love you. A cat won't do
that. Children have to learn to be gentle to cats or the cat will go
away." Some parents welcome feline help reinforcing values during
child-rearing, and the cats become an integral part of the family.

So do you still have any doubt? Get out there and vote for Vincent D. Cat!

I message from you hooman's president: I endorse Vincent D. Cat
Everyone on the planet, hooman, cat, dog, ferret, rabbit, bird ... If
you walk, trot, run, fly or slither .... Get out there and vote for
Vincent D. Cat today and every day through December 19th.
http://bit.ly/VoteVincent Rikkis Refuge of VA, USA A vote for
Vincent, is a vote for a better planet!

See all tomorrow,

PS If you don't want your Daily Good News, just let me know! A couple
of you have said you only want Hairballs with out the Good News!!
That's ok! Just tell me. I'm here to make you happy, just tell me how!
If Good New don't make you happy - I could always start Bad News, but,
as you hoomans say, why reinvent the wheel - that's what you've got tv
and newspapers for !!!!!

Vincent D. Cat, Official Spokes Cat of Rikki's Refuge
Representing the Right to Life of the Differently Abled of every species.

Please VOTE daily to help Rikki's Refuge be the Top Shelter in the Nation!
We're very honored to have been voted the Number One Animal Rescue in
Now we're going for the gold!!! Click here http://bit.ly/VoteVincent
and enter Rikkis Refuge in VA in the USA
click search, then vote, then identify your animal of the day for
Please share this with family and friends, with the most number of votes
by December 20th, we'll win first prize of $10,000!!!

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Phone: 540-854-0870
Address: PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960
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