Saturday, August 21, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! August 21, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Vote first Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA

Now we'll talk!

We're still in the lead. But watch out! Our competition is known for
passing us on the run over the weekends. Don't let your guard down.
It's only till midnight tomorrow 8/22 PST that we have to vote. So be
absolutely sure to get your vote in today and tomorrow. No matter what
- these will be your most important votes!!

Don't look back .... just keep on running.
Where are you? Come on, I need your help, it's hard to go it alone on
three legs .....

No matter where you go today, computer shops, libraries, places with
wifi, hand out one of Jean's tickets (attached, I forgot yesterday
didn't I?) and beg everyone to vote. Let them read my story
and I know they'll want to be behind me. Who can't love me? I love

Don't be shy! The worst anybody can do is say No ! And about 87.5% of
them will smile and be happy to help me.

My friends are hanging out at fast food with wifi begging everyone with
a puter to vote
Please join the crowd.

Forgot your tickets or the little link, no problem, you can't forget our
web site cuz it's named after us!! And just click
on the $100,000!

I like to think I'm a big tough kitty and I can take on the world all by
myself, but I know how much I need your help. I love you! My wonderful
wonderful friends.

Victory party, Monday night, around the bon fire. BYOCN !!! Catnip
Candy might have some extra to share!

Margaret got somebody from China voting - new country !!!

Program benefits both youth and animals
A rehabilitation program in Oregon has benefited individuals who are
finishing their time with the Oregon Youth Authority and a local animal
rescue organization. The young men are housed at a facility for
juvenile offenders and are completing their sentence. They learn life
skills that help them transition back into society, and part of that is
doing community service and providing care for the animals at the
shelter. "After the first day [at the shelter], when they come back,
you see a different young man," superintendent of the juvenile facility
Brian Blisard told the new source. "Their humane side comes out."
The boys help animals that have been through all kinds of
situations. They take them on walks, feed them and spend time playing
and encouraging them to be social. Shelter workers have seen vast
improvements of many of the dogs that come to them terrified of humans,
and they credit the young men with helping socialize the canines.

YUP we think programs like that are great! Some hoomans just haven't
experienced the kind of love we can give and when they help us, we're
really helping them. Every hooman we can touch, makes a kinder more
gentle soul, who will carry a little bit of that out to the world.

I love our youth programs at Rikki's!!

How's my little kitty

Vincent's Prayer
Dear God, please let my friends understand how important their votes are.
I know how hard my volunteers work for me.
I know how much my donors go with out to provide for me.
I know how much my mommey and Lena and everybody loves me and works to
keep me happy.
I know no matter what, I'll always be loved at Rikki's Refuge.
Dear God, please help my friends to vote today and tomorrow.
And please let Rikki's Refuge win so I can give the gift of being Number
One to all my friends, my voters, my supporters.
I want to whole wide world to know how wonderful they all are.
Each and every one.
PS and God, please don't break ALL the fingers off the opposition!

It's so easy to be a hero when you help somebody! Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
Remember Black Jack my brofur the Cocker Spaniel is counting on your
votes too!! He's 13 years old, blind and deaf and needs your help too!

Walker says the answer to yesterday's trivia is "#2 on the list of
animals smarter than Hoomans is DOLPHINS!!! Although he thinks dogs
should be #1 and cats #2... "

Well Walker, you and me got something to talk about, see you in a bit!

Here's the answer some hooman pannel made up:
2. Ants - Despite their size, the world's many varieties of ants have
amazing skills. One of the most impressive is the mycocepurus smithii
from the Amazon, a super feminist species that has developed the ability
to reproduce via cloning — dispensing with both sex and males — to
evolve into an all-female breed.
According to research from the University of Arizona, it's not
clear when the change happened, but by reproducing without sex, the ants
avoid the energetic cost of producing males and double the number of
reproductive females produced each generation.
Unlike us humans, ants have also learned super efficient ways to
organize their traffic. And 2006 research by the Berkeley University of
California has established that the trap-jaw ant (odontomachus bauri)
can close its mandibles at an incredible speed: The strike lasts 0.13
milliseconds, 2,300 times faster than the blink of an eye. This allows
them to jump enormous heights for their size.

Guess who they think #3 is?

Be my HERO and VOTE!


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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