Saturday, December 25, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! December 25, 2010

I’m Vincent D. Cat and here to make you happy!  You work hard and you deserve to smile every day!  Those of you working to save us animals often hear very sad things.  There’s lots of glad things too and that’s what we talk about here!  All pawsitive all the time!  I want my friends to be happy and smile and know there’s a lot of good - including YOU - in this world!!  Please send me your Good New and Fun Stuff to share, personal or global. Let’s keep it fun and interactive!!

We hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas Day
make our Christmas a little brighter

Merry Christmas!!!

As of 9 am we have a light snow falling with expected accumulations of 2 to 7 inches, so the weather person is telling us.

The Tour is on at noon - gates opening at 11:30 am.

Much of the ice has melted though there are still a number of icy patches.  A few in the driveway - IDLE SPEED ONLY - please do not run over our animals - chickens and guineas love to dart in front of vehicles - do not drive faster than you can stop on a seconds warning.  We don’t want you skidding into Chicken City or into the trees.

There are icy patches in the areas you will be walking.  Many at the entrances to animal neighborhoods.  Anywhere that had heavy traffic and packed down the snow is now icy - that’s cuz the snow melts a little during the sunny day and then freezes over at night.

If you have fragile bones, worry about falling or have any condition that a spill on the ice could hurt you, please schedule your visit during warmer weather.

We are not able to offer assisted 4 wheel drive to those with difficulties walking long distances today.  The conditions are just to icy to make it safe for us to be driving near the animal neighborhoods.  We don’t want to slid into somebody’s house!

Admission is one case of cat food per person today for this special Christmas Day Tour!!!

Check back for any further updates or call 540-854-0870 x3.  At this time there are no plans to cancel the tour.

 On the Twenty-fifth Day of Christmas,
 look what came to Rikki’s,

twenty five delightful donors, 

twenty four plump pigs a plundering,
twenty three goats a butting,
twenty two sheep in need of sheering,
twenty one chickens a cackling,
twenty puppies a pooping,
nineteen rebellious roosters,
eighteen litter challenged kitties,
seventeen emus escaping,
sixteen dangerous ducklings,
fifteen peaceful pigeons,
fourteen peacocks plotting,
thirteen humans helping,
twelve temperamental turkeys,
eleven pouting pussies,
ten crotchety creaking canines,
nine grumpy geese,
eight kicking kittens,
seven guinea fowl freeloading,
six lizards a lazing,
five guinea pigs a gnawing,
four elderly equines,
three burly bossy bovines,
two rabbits a mating,
and a chukar in a cherry tree.

See all the pictures

Stand by --- you still have three more days !!!!  Rikki’s Christmas is a 28 day special!!!

Rescue dogs help the humans who adopt them
Many people do their best to help animals in need, but sometimes it's those same furry creatures who rescue their two-legged counterparts. USA Today recently chronicled the stories of three separate adopted animals who later saved some very lucky people.

One such case involved a hound-mix from Kentucky named Digger. It was a frigid night when the 10-month-old pup began whining and begging to go outside. Once there, he quickly alerted his owner, Teresa Oney, to a woman crying for help on the other side of her fence.

"Ordinarily he'd bark and bark if something grabs his attention," Oney told the news outlet. "It was because he was so still and made no noise [once outside] that I was able to hear her. He seemed to understand he needed to be quiet."

According to the news provider, it turns out Oney's neighbor became disoriented and slipped and fell in the middle of the night. Thankfully, an ambulance was quickly dispatched to the area.

Those contemplating adding a furry friend to their family may want to head to their local rescue shelter and adopted a special, loving animal. Pets have been known to lift spirits and create happiness in home. The choice may also save their lives - and yours.  (The Animal Rescue Site)

From all of us to all of you!!!

Vincent's 25 Days of Giving 
with Love at Christmas

On the Twenty-Fifth Day of Christmas
all the critters of the Refuge,
want to wish the very best to YOU!
Please join Vincent enjoying 25 meals, Christmas breakfast, Christmas snack, Christmas lunch, Christmas snack, Christmas dinner, Christmas snack ....

Vincent wants to remind you to feed your favorite cat.
We end our 25 days of Christmas from a final plea from Vincent for canned Fancy Feast! Case of Fancy Feast!   Please sign up for a monthly delivery!!!  Pretty paw please !!!!

Click on Vincent to help him and his friends - or - click on the case of Fancy Feast to express mail dinner to Vincent !!!

twenty-four happy mutts, eating till they are full,
twenty-three bowls for all the yummie,
twenty-two labor saving can openers,
twenty one warm and fuzzy uni-species balaclavas,
twenty warm and toasty feet,
nineteen dogs a walking,
eighteen extra eyes on the lookout,
seventeen ears a listening,
sixteen healthy hoomans a caring,
fifteen seniors breathing easily,
fourteen feral kitties happily helped to the speuter clinic,
thirteen terabytes of memory,
twelve glorious gift cards,
eleven wondrous packets of warmth,
ten hooman helpers illuminated to see,
nine domed doggy igloos,
eight cozy kitty condos,
seven guinea pig garages,
six months of warm and wonderful heat,
five gentle, soothing, healing musical CDs,
four lights to help us see all the creatures at night,
three nummy cans food for each of the doggies,
two snuggy pads to keep us comfee,
and one VINCENT eating FANCY FEAST ....

You can have Amazon send it right on it’s way to

Vincent D. Cat
Rikki’s Refuge
10910 Barr Ln
Rapidan VA 22733

AND it even counts towards Amazon point for Rikki’s cuz you’ll be going in thru our site with this link!!!! 

Interested in buying other items from Amazon for yourself or for gifts for all your friends and family?  Use this link to make your shopping shop for Rikki’s - it doesn’t cost you a thing - Amazon will make a donation to Rikki’s when you enter their site thru this link!!!

If you missed any of Vincent’s Shopping Suggestions - here they all are!

Are you sad around the holidays?
You come on out to Rikki’s for the Christmas Day tour and I’ll pat you and purr!!!  You can be sad when somebody is purring around your neck!  Rikki’s too far away?  Get in tough with your local shelter or rescue - they have a wonderful friend waiting to move in with you!!!

Holiday Cheer and Fun !!!!


Ha Imagine trying that photo shoot with cats !!!!

Thank you all for sending my your favorite things!!!!  Love the cartoons, the quotes, the stories, keep sharing!

Oh and LOOK!!  We’re up to 45% of our goal.   
Think we can make 100% by the 30th????

Have a wonderful Christmas


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