Saturday, June 19, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! June 19, 2010

Good Morning ..... Look.... I made it !!! All the morning chores done
and the sun hasn't been up that long. Now if nobody yells Vincent DO
before I finish writing to you ..... !!

Richmond Vegetarian Festival today - Noon to 6:00 pm - Azalea Gardens at
Bryan Park
Free Admission. Stop by our booth and meet Mariza, Katarina, Cindy and
Walker the alumni spokes dog! Me? I'll be home eating Fancy Feast.
Catch me at the Richmond Mouseatarian Festival!!!!

Peggi sent me a note: Awww Vincent, we love you! Did you know you were
the one responsible for us putting together a page for Sugar Dial, to
help promote awareness for differently abled creatures? We met you in
the Bissell contest, and was so impressed with your work, that we wanted
to do something like it in a very small way. Sugar Dial's... owner/boy,
is autistic; he has Asperger's Syndrome. Sugar teaches him how to be in
touch with feelings. So, Vincent, thank you for what you do!

Wow is that humbling. See how much you help not just me, but other
animals the world over? By supporting me in the Bissel Contest - even
though I didn't win - joy and happiness - gee just LIFE - is being
brought to others !! This is what it's all about. Single handedly it's
real hard. TOGETHER paw in hand we CAN make it HAPPEN !!!! We ARE
making it HAPPEN !!!!

OOppp ssss gotta stop and vote!! You do it too and we compare notes
when I come back ..... Rikkis Refuge, Orange,
Oh yippee I got a white tiger. That means I get to stand in the
kitchen all day and ROAR .... for Fancy Feast !!!! I really like
it when I get a feline of any kind!!! I feel funny stomping around all
day like an elephant!!!

White Tigers - Did you know?
This coloration is caused by a recessive gene. It's not a breed thing.
An additional genetic condition can remove most of the striping of a
white tiger, making the animal almost pure white.
Outside of India, white tigers have been prone to crossed eyes.
Siamese cats are also sometimes cross-eyed, as are some albino ferrets.
Siamese cats and albinos of every species which have been studied all
exhibit the same visual pathway abnormality found in white tigers.
Some of the white tigers born to North American lines have bulldog faces
with a snub nose.

Happy Birthday Louise Hilliard !!!
Yesterday was her birthday. Without her, none of us would be here. Her
beloved kitty Rikki came to her in a dream and asked her to share the
love they had shared with other homeless animals - and she bought and
donated the land that became Rikki's Refuge. She crossed the Rainbow
Bridge in 2004 to be with Rikki, after seeing her dream of love and life
given to thousands of homeless critters!!! She loved to come visit and
let us crawl all over her!!

Louise is Kerry's mom. Kerry is my mom. Kerry, really wishes her mom
was here now to see how much bigger and better you make Rikki's Refuge
every year. Kerry misses her mom and it'd makes her real happy to see
donations in her honor so Kerry can keep carrying out her mom's dream.

So you know the office has a loft. Snickers the evil office kitty has
claimed this as HER domain! There's a ladder and she can zip up and
down at lightning speed. Especially if she sees Lena coming. She hates
Lena. Lena cuts her claws and gives her icky worming medicine and puts
stinky flea drops on her. She hates Lena. the minute she sees Lena,
she starts snarling and growling and heads straight up her ladder.

Nobody messes with Snickers. This is what she does if you do.

Sam, 20 years old, has recently learned to go up and down the ladder to
the loft. Well up anyway. He does up really good. He's still a bit
awkward on the down part. Me? I don't do ladders!

So Sam is up in the loft snoozing. Snickers is sitting half way on the
ladder not yet decided if it's up time or down time. She spends a lot
of time just sitting on a rung of the ladder undecided. Ancient Psycho
Shadow comes in the office and mom opens a can for him.

Hiss snarl, kaboom..clatter..clunk
Sam hears that pop top and in a flash he's coming down the ladder - to
heck with Snickers in the way - trying to bound over her, around her, he
don't care he just wants down. Snickers, caught in the middle of some
commotion she's yet to figure out what, starts bounding up the ladder.
They collide and spat and hiss and slap. But lucky nobody falls off.
And Sam gets down to take the food away from Shadow.

Things I've Learned The Hard Way, No. 3,575
No matter how tempting it looks, DON'T lick velcro.
Posted by Waldo A. Cat

Even though Ernie has leukemia, he votes every day.
He says he'd never let a handicap come between Rikki's Refuge winning
money to care for him and his siblings and being able to offer a safe
haven to others in need.
No matter what !! YOU can vote ever day too!!! Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
Every day thru Aug 22 - the shelter with the most total votes wins the
bucks !!!
Get three friends to vote today!!!

Rainbow Bridge???

Fathers Day Special:
Good for Double Your Donation thru June 24th, help us reach our goal.

Candy brought a load of produce and brought in the mail yesterday!! I
can't wait to see who's gonna come to visit me today !!!!

Did you get any good shots of your animals for the photo contest?
Details yesterday or ask me.

Win a boat for only $5!!!
Raffle - $5 for the tickets!! Boat and trailer.

Old Sayings I've Said, No. 91
The squeaky wheel gets the grease; the squeaky mouse gets deceased.
Posted by Waldo A. Cat

Need pickup in Aroda in early July - can you help?
John writes in: Hi. We live in Aroda, near Good Hope Baptist Church.
We're remodeling our kitchen and have a Kenmore 21 cu ft, Energy Star
(very quiet), bisque refrigerator that we want to give to charity. It
was purchased new in 2002 and is in excellent condition. If you're
interested, someone would have to pick it up the beginning of July. We
can be reached at 540-661-3275.
John and Linda Cann

If you can help please contact them. We're ok right now, but would feel
very comfortable and safe with a fridge in storage for the next disaster

Yikers! I went to send the and it was saying NO emails for Vincent!! I
thought WHAT, even though I checked late last night - well ok - early
this morning - you'd think SOMEBODY would have written!!! Opps I had to
hit refresh!!! And now I have 488 emails!! Poor mom - she's got almost
10x more than that!!!!

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

You're the bestest friends in the whole wide world !! SMILE - I 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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