Friday, June 18, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! June 18, 2010

Good Morning ..... well afternoon .... I hope isn't evening before my
tired old paws finish this ... but it is morning somewhere on planet
earth !!!! Did you know it's not the same time every where all at the
same time? That's something I've learned talking to my facebook friends
all over planet earth. It can be early morning get up time here and
nighty night time where they are!! All on the same planet at the same
time!!! My friend Miss Minx has winter when we have summer!!! She
lives way down far away in Down Under Land.

I voted before I started writing this ... did you vote yet? Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
Please tell three of your friends to vote too!!! Hey, you can just
forward this to them.
I'm a lion today!!!! Rooooaaaaarrrrrr !!!!!

Yesterday was super busy too and mom fell sleep about 1:30 in the
morning still trying to listen to phone messages. There was one really
GOOD NEWS phone message!!! It was from Jan and she's offered to make
the Father's Day special a Double Your Donation Deal !!!! She's putting
up to $1,000 to match all the donations for Father's Day - even if they
are a bit late. She'll give us till 6/24 at midnight and then double
the donations - up to $1,000. Jump on this deal now !!! Fathers Day is

Fathers Day Special:
You do ONE --- we get TWO !!!!

Deloris brought us a truck full of yummy produce !!!

Katarina worked all day and had several youth volunteers out!

Bill and Karen came to play with dogs and cats and horses. Bill walks
the dogs, and brushes the horses. Karen fills in as a kitty climbing
tree! And they went out and got fly masks for the horses - oh no mom
got a great picture of Bill wearing the fly mask - can't get it posted
now - will have to do it for tomorrow!! How can a kitty have so much to
do!!! they also brought her back an icky yucky veggie sub for lunch. I
sniffed and went off to eat Fancy Feast. She said it was yummy.

Rene got the fourth and final window in the new Quarantine Building!
And she brought Mom more yucky food! Don't get what's with these
hoomans. Poor mom. Rene brought her raspberry sorbet which made my
nose wrinkle but mommey gobbled it down and about swooned from delight.
And a squash and bean concoction for dinner. While mommey was saying,
Mmmm mmmm good, I was thinking, well maybe it you topped it with a mouse
or ......

I'm sure glad there's enough Fancy Feast for me. It is really nice of
mommey to go hungry and eat the icky stuff and leave all the good things
for me. Thank you Mommey!

For those hoomans out there who need a cooking lesson!

Katarina was out all day with several new youth volunteers. Interested
in the summer Youth Program?

Barbara called to say she was enjoying the closing of the day watching
the bats come out ... have counted 31 so far .....

How often do you get a second chance at life? She'd been working on
catching a mom and kittens to go to the speuter clinic and a fox showed
up. She was sure they'd been eaten. Then a guy at the feeding location
called and said they're back!!! They'd just gone into hiding!!!!
Fingers crossed she catches them tonight!

Beth is away for the weekend but she's still hard at work asking
everyone to Vote for Vincent
Don't be shy - post it EVERYWHERE!!!
We need to win money to save the animals!!!! Vote every day, in every
way, got a phone you can go to the voting site from, home computer, work
computer, vote, vote, vote. tell your pan pals - well e-mail pals these
days !!! It's for a good cause - help us win. Every day, thru August 22.

Send me YOUR picture of how you are spreading the word!!!

And while you're out there getting pictures - snap a few of your pets.
We're having a photo contest!!! It's open now - details will show up on
the web site shortly. But here's the low down. $10 to enter a photo.
Enter as often as you like, as many photos as you like, as many animals
as you like. Animals - of any species, we only discriminate against
hoomans - may be in the photo. Any number of animals may be in the
photo. You do have to have rights to the photo!!! Animals must be the
central focus of the picture. It can be your pets, wildlife or what
ever. Show us your best shots.

You can enter via e-mail by submitting your entry fee here and then submitting your photo to - use the same e-mail address on both so we can
link them up. Please limit photos to 5 x 7 inches and 72 dpi. We might
not be able to down load anything else.

You can mail your photo or a disk to us along with your entry fee:
Rikki's Refuge Photo Contest, PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960.

All entries must be in by August 3rd at midnight. Our judges will then
select their favorite 12 photos. These will go on display at the August
15th Open House and the public will pick the final winner. The top 12
will be on the web site. The winner will be displayed in full size in
Reflections. the runner ups will be there but smaller. Sorry, only so
much space!!! These 12 photos will then be turned into Rikki's Refuge
2011 downloadable calendar just for YOU - our very special hoomans who
make our lives possible!!!

So get out there and start snapping away.

Remember - this great boat is up for raffle too. $5 for the tickets!!
Boat and trailer.

Greg Allen has agreed to perform at the Golf Tournament, doing 2-3 sets
between 10 AM and 1 PM. Greg is our featured performer for this event.
He's real good too.

Karen shares this: this came across my dog list this morning. How
wonderful & amazing God's creatures are.

Raise your hands if you've ever heard of a therapy Alpaca. So, no hands
up, I bet. Read Holli's amazing story:

Dovie is running a new ad on cable TV in Fredericksburg for Rikki's and
it has ME in it !!!!

I'm on TV again in Prince William !!!! Getting a massage from Ms.
Virginia! Jealous ?????

Stephanie shares this video

Jan write in: Good news department! Good idea! All of us in the rescue
business have plenty of sad stories that can drag us down....

Found a good loving home for my latest rescue, Hungry Jack, a real
survivor (long story) special needs cat!! AND two senior kitties whose
owner was having personal issues and ready to "dump" them now has been
given some personal help and is able to keep her old friends she's had
from their birth, and give them good care.

You DID vote, right? Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

I really really love YOU!!!!

PS If you don't want your Daily Good New, 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 !!!!!

Have you Voted for Rikki's Today?

Vote Right Now! We can win $s if we have the most votes by August 22,
2010 - you can vote everyday - it's FREE - get everybody you know voting!!!

Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

Vincent D. Cat, Official Spokes Cat of Rikki's Refuge


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