The newsletter of thanks from grateful animals to their beloved rescuers
brought to you by Vincent D. Cat
We are the happy animals of Rikki's Refuge who so thank you for giving
us the gift of our lives. We represent all the animals, the world over,
whose lives have been saved by kind and loving people just like you.
Thank you for being an animal rescuer.
Uh Oh, it's been a long time since I talked to most of you. If you
don't get "Good Morning, Good News" and if you'd like my quick morning
updates and a bit of happy news or nonsense to start your day with just
let me know. I'll be happy to send you Good Morning, Good News !!!!
Bright and early every morning. Well ... every morning. Well ... as
soon as I can snatch mommey's 'puter away!!! Lots of my friends like to
start the day with a smile!!! I do too !! It makes me happier all day.
If you want "Good Morning, Good News" just send me an email and let me
SHELTER CHALLENGE CONTEST
GO GO GO !!!! We're headed for the goal line!!! Only 13 days to go and
we're in the lead !!!!
Yeah Team !!!!!
You moved us up in the Nation!!
We're now #6 in the Nation.
Leading Virginia #1 by a wider and wider gap.
GO GO GO !!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!
Click here to vote: http://bit.ly/bDLKJY and if it doesn't come up
automagically theses are the keys you need to find me! Rikkis Refuge,
Orange, VA, USA
Please vote every day for the next 13 days so we can win big bucks to
save more animals. If you need help just ask me and I'll walk you thru it!
The shelter that logs the most votes of everybody all across the nation
each week wins $1,000. Rikki's Refuge had the most votes in the nation
during week 11 !!! That meant $1,000 to save lives !!!! Do you know what
$1,000 does? It can feed 4,000 meals cuz my volunteers work so hard to
get wonderful discounts - 4,000 !!!
We are running nose to nose in the Shelter Challenge with a cocker
spaniel rescue. They even got ahead of us for a few days. Can you
imagine? One breed, one species! How could they?? And here we are all
breeds, all species. NO discrimination at Rikki's! Never!!!
AND NOW ... A DEFECTOR HAS CROSSED THE LINES AND JOINED OUR SIDE!!!
Black Jack is a 13-year-old male cocker spaniel. When he was turned into
the pound he was not neutered (he is now). The lady who turned him in
owned a pet shop and you know what his job was. Bad hooman. He is deaf
AND blind and no good for making puppies any more. However, he's gets
around foster mom Kathy's house quite well. He loves to eat. And he's
even housebroken, unlike his girlfriend who came with him, a
13-year-old King Charles Cavelier Spaniel who's also blind and who's
pottying in the house. But after all they've been trhu, Kathy will
continue to love them and give them a home forever and ever!!!
So now voting for Rikki's is voting to save Black Jack the Cocker
Spaniel too !!!
So if you haven't voted yet today! http://bit.ly/bDLKJY Rikkis
Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
BIRTHDAY BASH AND OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY August 15, noon to 4 pm
Fun and food and tours and best of all, come play with me!!!! I'll be
there greeting everybody !!!! I give good ear kisses, nuzzles and
purrzzzz. The gates will open at 11:30 and the first tour will take off
at 12:30. Tours all day, fun, games, kidz corner, entertainment, so
much to do. Bring the kidz, bring the family, bring the neighborhood -
but you have to be voting for me every day if you're coming!!!
Admission is two cans of cat food per person - we love our generous
friends who bring more!!!!
I'VE GOT SOME OTHER UPCOMING FUN!!
Rainbow, my friend who once "worked" in a puppy mill before getting
rescued has a great new show called Rainbow's Rescue Romp. Rainbow's
back was badly injured from laying in a cage and giving birth over and
over and over until she was rescued. Now she works educating people
about puppy mills, differently abled animals, and adoption.
AND she's invited me to be on her show on WOW !!!! This is a really
exciting day !!!!! Rainbow has invited me to be on his show on August
26th !!!!! Get signed up now and you can watch Rainbow's show last
Thursday with my friend Indigo who's a pitty with paralyzed hind legs !!!!
Who'd like to sponsor the show I'm going to be on? Ten cases of Fancy
Feast or $100 for mom to convert ! Unless she thinks there's more
important things to do with $100. Leave it to her to think of something
like buying us shots. I'll send half the sponsorship to Rainbow's
rescue - Diamond Dachshund.
Let me know asap so we can advertise your name, business name or product
WRIR RADIO SHOW
My dear friend and lover of guinea pigs, Rebecca Farris, has invited us
to be back on her radio show Indymedia Live at 12:30 pm August 31st WRIR
97.3 fm Richmond. It's a Get Involved show with guests who are
passionately involved in the issues and causes that directly affect all
of us !!!!
Check http://indymedialive.blogspot.com/ for our broadcast if you're out
of the area!!!
LENA'S FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Was a lot of fun. She was very excited by all the presents and praise!
Thank you all for sending gifts and making it so wonderful for her.
She's been a really good mommey for us all for more than five years now.
On July 16th was a fabulous success! Thank you to Donna Edwards who was
the Chairperson and organized the event and all the fun of the day.
Thank you to Tom Sabol who did a fabulous job rounding up most of the
players. Thank you to Deloris Quick who coordinated all the volunteers
for the day. Thank you to Candy Erhard who begged for door prizes and
goodies and coordinated other volunteers working on prizes. And a great
big huge thank you to all the volunteers who cam out and helped, before
and during the event!
YOU STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS TO OWN A BOAT FOR ONLY $1
Yeah!! You heard me right!! At Rikki's Refuge $1 could buy you a
The boat is a 14 foot aluminum hull Somkercraft 1998. The trailer is a
one axel 1997 Sealion.
For $1 you could be driving this boat away after the Open House on
August 15th !!! This could be the luckiest $1 you spend all summer !!!
$1 buys you one ticket. $5 buys you 6 tickets!!!! Splurge - it's all
to feed the animals !!!
Send checks clearly marked for the raffle to Rikki's Refuge, PO Box
1357, Orange VA 22960 or buy your tickets at the Open House on August
15th, Sunday. We'll have the drawing at the end of the Open House!!!!
SNICKERS, TRAV and LENA
Trav discovered Snicker's loft! Uh Oh what's going to happen when
Snickers discovers that Trav discovered her loft?
Snickers sees Lena coming with claw clippers and heads for the safety of
Only to find Trav! Hssssss. That stopped her long enough for Lena to
Snip Snip there goes the tips of those sharp claws. Trav's been
promoted to medical assistant !!!!!
KRYS LOCKE IS A GREAT HOOMAN!
Lover of us critters! Strong lady who made a difference in the world.
One we can all be proud of and model our lives after! She's visiting
our friends on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge now (I just found
out that's why I haven't had any emails from her lately). Long live
your Spirit and your Soul, Krys !! Read her remarkable story:
EVERY APPOINTMENT AT THE SPEUTER CLINIC IS GOOD NEWS !!!!!
San Antonio Friends! ADL still has $10 appointments available in their
August 20th 'Spay A Stray, Fix A Feral' spay/neuter clinic at the Animal
Defense League. You can make appointments or get further information by
calling Angela at 655-1481 Ext. 104. They are also doing neighborhood
strays for the $10 price including an ear tip and rabies shot.
It's no Joke!
Who wants to run round broke?
Don't make Litters!
Fix your Critters!
If you ain't been fixed - get in line!
A little snip 'll make you feel just fine!
You'll be Cuter
when you've been Speuter- ed!
I'm speutered and proud of it!
AND I HAVE THE HAPPIEST NEWS OF ALL !!!!
Mom's home and she's not got eated by no sharks !!!! Iz so gladz. They
sailed and sailed and sailed all night and all day and all night and all
day! They went diving and playing with the fishes! I'm glad mommey is
all safe from sharkeys now!
This is my favorite picture mommey took. She saw lots of sea turtles
this year. Not many sharks. But lots of turtles. What a cool relaxed
turtle !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQm_EaZf8_I
I think I'd like to meet a sea turtle if I didn't have to get wet to do
I'm Vincent the Cat !
I'm a Cat wearing a Hat !
My Friend is Sam !
His Name is Sam Iam !
In my Life he's a Light and a Spark !
...That's why he made me a Hat with a Shark !
Thank you Sam !!!! I think it's cool!!! Now I'm gonna go chase mommey
Join us on Good Morning, Good News or on Facebook for more rhymes and
fun!! It's a Happy World where the rescued and the differently abled
play and spread the Good Word !!!!!
HERE'S OUR FAMILY PORTRAIT
Dad and Mom and me!
YOU CAN HAVE A BRAND NEW WASHING MACHINE TODAY WITH OUT FEELING GUILTY!!!!
Have you been dreaming of that nice new washing machine you saw? But
you just can't bring yourself to getting rid of the one you have cuz
it's still working? I mean wasting something is wrong, right? If you
have something that works, you can't just go get a nice new shiny one
and replace it. So you're waiting until it breaks down and you NEED a
new one? Well, have I got the opportunity for YOU!
My kitty bed is dirty. All our kitty beds are dirty. Do you think this
bothers me? Any of US? Being a hooman you might think it does BUT
you're wrong !!!! It's you hoomans who worry about feet print and fur
on our beds!!!! But Lena is upset cuz our washing machine quit working.
And I don't like to see Lena upset.
I NEED your old washing machine!!! So now you can have the new one!!!!!
Isn't that wonderful? So stop dreaming, load that old machine in your
truck (or call 540-854-0870 x1 and leave Lena or Mary a message that you
need a volunteer with a truck - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford,
Culpeper a definite, Charlottesville, Richmond, Northern Virginia's a
maybe) and DONATE that old machine for a TAX WRITE OFF and then you will
have no guilt feelings about going out and buying the machine of your
NOW YOU DID VOTE, RIGHT?
http://bit.ly/bDLKJY Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
Remember - every day - and get one more friend voting each day - only 13
days left - you can do it and we can WIN BIG !!! Save a life, make that
commitment to vote daily thru Aug 22.
SEE YOU IN A FEW DAYS
I've got so much to tell you and don't want to make this too awfully
long so I'll get back to you real soon with more news! Hopefully before
Sunday, but if not - please come to the Open House!
THE FINE PRINT
Rikki's Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 367-acre, no-kill, all
species, peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations from kind and
loving individuals just like you! We help farm animals, domestic
animals, and wildlife. Over 1200 individuals of 22 different species
now reside at Rikki's Refuge. Please continue to help us help the
animals. To learn more about Rikki's Refuge go to
http://www.rikkisrefuge.org/, http://www.rikkisrefuge.blogspot.com/, and
We survive on donations from kind and loving people, just like you. We
live on a shoestring and make it on less than one dollar per day, per
animal. So if you can spare a couple of bucks to buy a few meals,
please go to http://www.paypal.com/ and use our email address of
firstname.lastname@example.org . We do accept checks, money orders, cash and
stuff, too! Thanks for your support. Rikki's Refuge, PO Box 1357,
Orange VA 22960
Your donations directly support the Critters of Rikki's Refuge. Rikki's
Refuge is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc., an IRS
501(c)(3) not-for-profit Virginia Corporation. Federal Tax-ID
54-1911042. We hold membership in all Combined Federal Campaigns in
Virginia #77674, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign #3163, PetsMart
Charities #1377, iGive, Benevolink, paypal.com (email@example.com),
your donations provide direct support. A financial statement is
available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.
If you know others who'd enjoy reading about the exciting adventures at
Rikki's Refuge let me know and I'll be happy to include them. If you
are one of those strange humans who does not wish to laugh and cry with
us, simply reply with "REMOVE" and nothing but "REMOVE" in the subject
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!!!
Vincent D. Cat, Official Spokes Cat of Rikki's Refuge
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