Saturday, June 26, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! June 26, 2010

Yippee it's Caturday !!!! The funnest day of the week cuz the mostest
of my friends come to visit !!!

And adoptions are going on everywhere -
be responsible
adopt TODAY !!!!!!!

Somebody out there is just waiting to make your life a little bit warmer
and a little bit happier !!!

Every size and shape, color and pattern available - ADOPT !!!

Joan is having adoptions from 11 am - 3 pm at the Booth Feeds in
Fredericksburg on route 3 - kats and kittens -- get one quick before
the supply runs out !!!

Every PetSmart and PetCo on the planet are having adoption days too,
every shelter and pound is open for adoptions!!!!

Make somebody's summer, make somebody's life !!!! ADOPT TODAY !!!!!

Teach everybody to vote !!!
Day care, camp, Sunday school, scouts !!! Vote Vote Vote !!!! Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

Candy brought Blue Dog (a big pick up) filled with produce and yummies

Melissa and Ann came out with a vehicle stuffed with cat food and other
goodies and spent several hours helping to clean ears (over 2500 of them
here) and clip claws (over 14,000 here, just counting mammals) - a
daunting job !!!!

Dog and Cat Romance !!!

Bionic cat has 9 lives, 2 faux paws - Oscar fitted with prosthetic limbs
in world-first operation
LONDON — Oscar the cat may have lost one of his nine lives, but his new
prosthetic paws make him one of the world's few bionic cats. After
losing his two rear paws in a nasty encounter with a combine harvester
last October, the black cat with green eyes was outfitted with metallic
pegs that link the ankles to new prosthetic feet and mimic the way deer
antlers grow through skin. Oscar is now back on his feet and hopping
over hurdles like tissue paper rolls.

After Oscar's farming accident, which happened when the 2
1/2-year-old-cat was lazing in the sun in the British Channel Isles, his
owners, Kate and Mike Nolan, took him to their local veterinarian. In
turn, the vet referred Oscar to Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopedic
surgeon in Eashing, 35 miles southwest of London.

Together with biomedical engineering experts, Fitzpatrick gave Oscar two
metal prosthetic implants, or pegs. Those were attached to custom-built
faux paws that are a bit wobbly, to imitate a cat's natural walk.

After rehabilitation training that taught Oscar how to walk again, the
cat was on all four feet in less than four months. "This is a pretty
lucky cat," said Dr. Mark Johnston, "Giving a cat artificial limbs is a
very novel solution." Johnston said that while there are many "perfectly
happy" three-legged cats and dogs, animals that lose two legs do not
usually fare as well.

Dogs might cope better with some sort of animal-wheelchair for their
back legs, but cats don't usually adapt to that because of their freer
lifestyle, he said. "If a cat has two legs that are damaged beyond
repair, it's very hard to keep him going," he said.

He doubted the technique would be widely available due to the cost and
said it was still relatively rare for animals to lose two legs at once.
Gordon Blunn, who led the effort to make Oscar's fake paws, said they
cost about 2,000 pounds ($2,996) to make, not including the cost for the
operation itself.

In 2008, Fitzpatrick made an artificial knee for a cat named Missy who
was struck by a hit and run driver. In the U.S., several animals have
received artificial limbs directly attached to their bones at North
Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

I'm a cat today !!!! Pweeeh it's been tough being all those other animals.
And there's nothing better than a cat! Is there?
VOTE now - and today - tell three friends to vote. Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

Ok, sorry, I gave you a bogus link yesterday, here's the RIGHT one.

Yoga Gathering in Central Park Breaks World Record
Despite an early end due to rain, lots of limber folk -- about 10,000 --
helped organizers set a new world record for the largest ever registered
yoga class Tuesday night in New York City's Central Park. "To sense
firsthand the enthusiasm and attention rising up from that sea of people
is an experience I'll never forget," said Brower in a statement.
Ominous (or were they om-inous?) thunderstorms cut short the event.
Nothing, however, could dampen the crowd's enthusiasm.

Man Returns Lost $3,600
Brennan Breene returned an envelope stuffed with $3,600 to David and
Ashley Marasco of Bridgeville, Pa., who had driven off Sunday with the
envelope on the trunk of their car. Breene said, that he saw an
envelope lying in the middle of the road on Washington Pike, a busy
highway southwest of Pittsburgh. It had cash hanging out of it. He
pulled over and cautiously went into the road to pick up the envelope.
"If nobody claimed it, I guess I would've kept it," he told the
Post-Gazette. "I figured, in a couple of days, I'd go to the police with

The next morning, however, he looked for news reports about lost money.
He found a report on a local TV station's website about a couple who
lost $3,600 of their wedding money. Within minutes of realizing he had
the Marascos' money, Breene went to Bridgeville police to turn it in.

The Marascos had driven away Sunday with their wedding photo album on
top of the trunk of their car -- and the envelope with the money was
inside. Another driver alerted them to the wedding album on the car, but
when the Marascos pulled over, the envelope with the cash was already
missing. "To be quite honest with you, I would have loved to have had
$3,600," said Breene, whose business has suffered a downturn. "But my
better conscience said it wasn't mine."

WWVD - stop at WalMart first for just a FEW cans of Fancy Feast ???

You did VOTE already, Right? Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

Be somebody's hero today!

And write in and tell me who was your hero for the day!

Love, Vincent

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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