We are running nose to nose in the Shelter Challenge with a cocker
spaniel rescue. We're still in the lead today - gotta keep up the
voting - only 13 days to go.
Can you imagine? One breed, one species! How could they even be
close?? And here we are all breeds, all species. NO discrimination at
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 thru, Kathy will
continue to love them and give them a home forever and ever no matter
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!!!!
DID YOU SEE US IN THE PAPER?
Big THANK YOU to the Orange County Review for the August 5th, 2010
article: Rikki's Refuge wins cash prize - everybody in town is
talking Rikki's!! Let's just hope they're voting too!!
RICK AND SARAH WRITE IN
Here's hoping the 12th Anniversary bash is the best party ever.
Now that our spay/neuter clinic duties are over, we hope to be able to
make it on the 15th.
WALKER'S ALWAYS GOOD FOR A LAUGH!
What cat purrs more than any other ?
What do you call a happy Lassie ?
A jolly collie !
When you catch your dog eating a dictionary, what should you do?
Take the words right out of his mouth.
Why is it called a "litter" of puppies ?
Because they mess up the whole house !
A WORD FOR THE WISE !!!!
JOHN SENDS IN THE QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
IS IT HEAVEN?
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the
scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He
remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for
years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of
the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it
was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was
standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked
like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like
He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a
man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out,
'Excuse me, where are we?' 'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked. 'Of course,
sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.' The
man gestured, and the gate began to open. 'Can my friend,' gesturing
toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveller asked. 'I'm sorry, sir,
but we don't accept pets.'
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and
continued the way he had been going with his dog. After another long
walk, and at the top of anoth er long hill, he came to a dirt road
leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed.
There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside,
leaning against a tree and reading a book....
'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?' 'Yeah,
sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.' 'How about my friend
here?' the traveller gestured to the dog. 'There should be a bowl by
the pump,' said the man. They went through the gate, and sure enough,
there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The
traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he
gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back
toward the man who was standing by the tree.
'What do you call this place?' the traveller asked. 'This is Heaven,'
he answered. 'Well, that's confusing,' the traveller said. 'The man
down the road said that was Heaven, too.' 'Oh, you mean the place with
the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'
'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?' 'No,
we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their
best friends behind.'
I LOVE YOU, MY HERO,
and I know you won't let me get behind! Keep voting, make sure the
friends are voting. Only 13 more days!
http://bit.ly/bDLKJY Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
For me and my friends like Black Jack!
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!!!
Vincent D. Cat, Official Spokes Cat of Rikki's Refuge
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