Friday, August 20, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! August 20, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing
that ever has."

And my HEROES have done it!! We're back in the top slot in Virginia.
Keep voting, please don't stop, only 3 days to go.
Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

I'm Swimming for the Finish Line

Vote - Push me in the right direction. We're .35 % ahead. We've GOT to
keep that lead. Don't let it drop. Only 3 days to go. VOTE NOW ! Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

Come on everybody - this is it - down to the last three days!! We're
gonna make it. You and me. Please, please no matter what you're doing
this weekend, please stop to vote. It's so important. We often lose
ground over the weekend. We can't do that this time cuz the contest is
over midnight on Sunday. Doesn't matter what time of day you vote. But
get those votes in !!!! You are my Heroes!!! You spent all week
getting us back to the top - don't let it drop!!!!!

If you're out and about over the weekend, you can still vote. Forgot
that link? Then just remember "Rikki's Refuge", stop in at a friends
house or office, a computer store, phone store, library or internet
cafe, type that in any browser and you'll find out web page Just click on the giant $100,000 and enter
"Rikkis Refuge" and "VA" and that's it !!! How easy.

i think we can .. I Think We Can .. I THINK WE CAN ... chug chug chug
keep on voting!!!

Monday Morning we want to see RIKKI'S REFUGE WINS VIRGINIA all over the
news !!!

This year it's the Shelter Challenge ... Next year Governor !!!

I hope you can see this video even if you're not on facebook. I think
it's wonderful and it's just what I think of you - I'll love YOU always
and forever!! Unconditional love for everybody no matter how many legs
or how long your ears are.

It's by a British organization called EVOLVE! - Embracing the Vision Of
Liberation for the Voiceless and Exploited. I started searching for it
on youtube cuz I know you can see those. I didn't find it. I did find
out about them. They're an awesome group of people who care deeply
about animals. I've asked them if there's a link on the web. Let me
know if you can still see this if you don't have a facebook account.
It's very heartwarming!

Fastest koala in the west
Koalas are famously chilled, laid-back creatures who don't like a lot of
excitement. So imagine the shock this little critter suffered after it
was hit by a car in Australia and got stuck in the front grille. The
vehicle struck the fully grown male koala near Narrawong in Victoria's
south west after leaving the town of Portland, west of Melbourne. The
driver, who was traveling at about 50mph, hit the brakes after striking
the animal with his Ford Falcon on the Princes Highway.

Assuming the animal was dead, he was stunned to find the koala very much
alive and wedged in the car's front grille. The shocked marsupial was
trapped just under the license plate with its front paws and head
hanging out the front of the vehicle. The driver phoned Portland's
after-hours veterinary service before driving nine cautious miles at low
speed back into town.

Local veterinarian Lisia Sturm was astounded to find the animal had
survived without a scratch. 'It looked quite surprised - if koalas can
look surprised, it had its bum wedged right in there meaning it couldn't
get out. But he was a big boy and looked really healthy. He didn't have
any injuries at all not even a graze.'

The koala was cut from the grille with bolt cutters. It was kept under
observation for the rest of the day before being released back into its
prior habitat later that afternoon. Dr Sturm said the koala's amazing
escape showed it was important for drivers to stop and examine an animal
following an accident before seeking veterinarian treatment.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the litterbox ....

Jean has a wonderful idea!
Attached is a file I just created and I will walk around to get people
to vote and hand them one of these slips of paper with the link on it
and they can take it home and vote on their home computers also. Attach
it (it is) to Vincent's reminder email tomorrow and ask people to print it
and cut the page up and give them out to others to vote at home on

Seven Animals Smarter Than Hoomans (after cats, of course)
1. Homing Pigeons - While most humans need several types of maps and a
compass to find their way home after a long journey, the homing pigeon
can return from extremely long distances (more than 1,100 miles) without
any guidance.

Well, as a matter of fact, they do have some help: According to research
by the University of Frankfurt, these pigeons have iron-containing
structures in their beaks, which help them sense the Earth's magnetic
field independent of their motion and posture, and thus identify their
geographical position.

Research results released this year indicate this magnetic charm is
present in other birds as well.

Can you guess who animal #2 on this list is??? Go on guess. Can you get it right before I tell you tomorrow?

Have a wonderfully spectacular Friday!

Peace, love and happiness to you,

I love you,

PS Every time spell checker tells me litterbox isn't a word and I hit

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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