Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! August 19, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

I really need your help now!!
Four days to go!! Vote Vote Vote and then enter this
Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA (remember leave out the apostrophe in
We're all begging for your votes for the next four days!!!

I think we can .... I think we can .... I think we can .... I think we
can ....
And remember believing in yourself is half the battle!!!

I have friends all over the world. Lots right here in the United
States. And friends in Canada and Mexico and Guatemala and Peru and
Venezuela and Norway and Denmark and Holland and Sweden and England and
Scotland and Wales and Germany and Spain and Italy and Greece and Turkey
and Pakistan and India and Thailand and Hong Kong and Japan and
Indonesia and Australia and New Zealand.

Lots of them I met on Facebook. And they've been voting. And we've
been in number one for many many weeks. And now when we're down to only
days to go. I get overtaken! My friends are all still voting and it's
neck and neck.

We're all different, but we band together.
We may have different ideas but we have one common goal - to give all
critters the right to life! And Rikki's Refuge winning this contest
will help do just that!!!

It really seems fair Rikki's Refuge should win as number one in
Virginia. We're the biggest in the state. We take care of the most
animals. 1259 have a bed with us each and every night. 23 species. My
dedicated hoomans feed us and give us medical care and love, so much
love. We don't have to live in cages. This is home for life, our very
own natural life, for ever and ever. And I bet Rikki's does all this on
one of the smallest budgets in the whole state of Virginia too!

At Rikki's we love everybody and everybody gets along and loves one
another - no matter what.

But I guess some hoomans just have to win. All the time. I just hope
the other contenders (that's a big word for a cat, huh?) are playing
fair like us cats and dogs do. But sometimes I worry about them
hoomans. Lots of my votes come from my facebook friends everywhere.
They're in different time zones and they can vote around the clock. And
their voting is visible for the world to see.

And now it looks like somebody has complained about me and facebook says
I'm not allowed to talk much for several day, till the contest is over.
But now I won't be allowed to post VOTE FOR ME but once a day, so my
friends in different time zones will miss the reminder. And I'm not
even allowed to comment and talk to a lot of my friends. Even answer
their notes. They'll think I don't like them anymore. Boooo. This
makes me sad. It's like I'm grounded for something I didn't do.

Why can't we just get along and play together nice?

I was playing fair and square. I have a lot of friends cuz YOU love how
we save so many animals. But somebody out there seems to think if they
can't have more friends they'll just quash us and try to take ours away.

My bro Fang (his name is Fang cus that one fang is all the teeth he's
got) spent most of his life on the streets fighting to survive and he's
so happy to have a comfy home with lots of food for his retirement years
and this is what he thinks of anybody trying to quash Rikki's and
jeopardize his chance at a happy home

Oh well, when it's all over I may not win this challenge, but I know I'm
the real winner cuz I have the bestest friends in the whole wide world YOU!

If you've got any way to help step up our voting and show everybody that
good and kindness and love will prevail - PLEASE HELP.

Ask everybody on the bus or the subway or your carpool this morning to
vote - it's only four days, just four times!

Don't let anybody go out to lunch today without voting first!

Pass by an internet cafe on the way home from work? Stop in and ask
everybody to vote.

Everybody can vote - there's no discrimination here!

Don't have the little link handy? Then just go to and click on the $100,000 and you can enter just
Rikkis Refuge (remember no ' ) and VA and with just that it can find us!
So easy. Make sure all your friends know to search, vote and then
identify the animal.

Together all you good, kind, loving and caring people and cats and dogs
and everybody - WE CAN WIN !!!!!

I have just one thing to say to them who got my facebook blocked right
at such a strategic time:

I hate to be so fixated on your hooman money. But it IS what keeps us
alive. The medical bills, the medicines, the flea prevention, the food,
the electricity and on and on. Money is the root of what makes it all
go round! Check out this video my friend did! He's helping to spread
the word about voting too!

Here's some wonderful Hoomans at work!! Planned PEThood of GA a NEW
Low Cost Spay/Neuter organization. They are having an OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, August 21st 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at their new facility: 2860
Buford Highway, Bldg. F, Suite 2 Duluth, GA 30096. Please also check out
their great prices and spread the word about them!!!

Some day there will be as many free Speuter Clinics as there are
McDonalds !!!! Happy Days, Happy Dance !!!!!

Our very own Tool Gal and Artist Rene Luther
Her artwork will be for sale Friday, November 5 at McGuffey Art Center
in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia near the downtown mall. Put it on
your calendar now for holiday shopping!

Photos from the Open House!

Slow, gentle, patience wins everything!
Did you get any good pictures? Send them to me!

My friend Sharon writes in, I have a devious mind, much like a feline,
and I can't see how a Cocker Spaniel group could be so large that they
beat Rikki's every time. Something is very fishy in Denmark and it is
not the kind of fish you would want to eat. How many people even know
what a Cocker Spaniel is? Or are they the almighty world wide Cocker
Spaniel savers with divisions in every country in the world? I think
they have everyone in their offices voting for them and as a last ditch
effort, why not encourage everybody who works in an office to get the
cubicle gophers to vote for Rikki's? I mean, all office workers
participate in football pools on company time, why not vote for a good
cause on the good old coffee break?

I've already emailed all my retired friends and they are helping, but if
I was back at an office, I bet I could have had 10 or 20 people voting
everyday. YOU CAN'T LOSE THIS ONE! Those Cocker Spaniel people are
up to something and must be denied victory at any cost. Tomorrow I am
going to the library and vote from every one of their computers in
addition to my home. Its the only way I can figure out how to vote
more. Maybe it will work. I do have a multiple-split personality,
again a most feline trait, and can be any number of different people in
a single day. If it works in my library, I intend to vote at every
computer terminal at every library that accepts my card.

Dancing Dog

Oh my gosh! Is this a REAL cat?

Patsy writes in: Instead of us rescuing animals, they rescue us, they
bring so much joy into our lives, I would be lost without mine.

TONIGHT 8 pm Rainbow's Rescue Romp
Rainbow and Dog Trainer Katie Locks talk about using positive methods to
train your dog! Meet Bonanza Phillips and some of the Diamond
Dachshunds! Sponsored by

Next week - I'll be on the show with Rainbow!!!

Walker wonders if you know why dogs wag their tails ?
Because no one else will do it for them !

Tomorrow is Friday and that's Petco contest day
Just email them
with the words "Shelter Giveaway" as the subject and "$50 Petco Card for
Rikki's Refuge" as the body. A winner will be chosen at random every
Saturday and they get a $50 gift card to buy FOOD!

A guy walks into a laundry run by cats. "Excuse me", he said to the cat
in charge, "Can you get milk stains out?" "Sure," replied the cat.
"We'll have that stain licked in a minute!"

Peace Love and Catnip to all,

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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