Thursday, September 02, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 2, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

I'm gonna try not to miss a day in September !!!!

Morning! We'll they're really gonna do it to me. I see my car seat going
in the truck. Gee and I can't even drive to the vet, even if I agree to
go. Mom says, yeah right, I know YOU Vincent, you'll take off in the
opposite direction and we'll miss our appointment. All I did was sneeze
and snot a little, it's not like this is a problem. I don't hurt or
nothin! And when I get back mom says I'm stuck in the office with the
bills! This is an outrage! Sam is trying to escape too. He hates to have
his eye pressure checked and he hates to have eye drops and he even
hates to ride in the truck. I like that, I can see out the window and I
like to wave at all the doggies and kitties we go by! Well I'll be back
later, probably with some kind of foul slime they're gonna start
cramming down my mouth. Sam and me is plotting ......

Been having unexpectedly high water bills lately?

It's really cool at night these days, huh? I think if I was in charge
of that I'd stir up night and day and make it just right all the time!!!
The hoomans are still talking summer and hot hot hot. But us aminals
knows better. We've already started eating more. Lots more. We, well
some of my friends, lose lots of our warm insulting lining in the summer
and our fur gets thinner and cooler too. And now we have to eat lots
more to build it back up. Please try to help me convince mom that I
lost my fat and really need to eat lots of cans of Fancy Feast to build
it back up!!! She says I look the same! We're all shedding like mad
now too - got to get the rest of that thin summer coat out so the thick
winter one can come in.

You know we really are a lot smarter than hoomans. We just eat and we
grow the right covering for the season! You have to worry and fuss and
muss about winter clothes and summer clothes. And it's so funny, you
actually think you're ... how do you say it? ... higher on the
evolutionary chain! He...he...he...

Lori: Do more than belong ~ participate. Do more than care ~ help. Do
more than believe ~ practice. Do more than be fair ~ be kind. Do more
than forgive ~ forget. Do more than dream ~ work at making a difference
on this planet we share ! Hoping you all have a productive week filled
with magical moments. ?´´¯`*? ? ?*´¯`•? o ? ? •

Craft for a Cause and help Rikki's Refuge (Melissa sent this and this
is really cool)

JoAnn Fabrics is having a contest called "Craft for a Cause." Make any
item using supplies purchased at Joann Fabrics, photograph it, and enter
it online. (keep your receipt, they require it)

Then donate the item to Rikki's Refuge to use, or to sell in their gift
shop. It's that easy! The 3 charities with the most entries will become

Then, beginning Nov. 7, 2010, you can vote at for your
favorite charity! Rikki's could win $50,000, $25,000, or $15,000. And
you could win a $1,500 gift card to JoAnn Fabrics! 5 entries will be
chosen for the gift cards. Details can be found at

Only 1 entry per person. You must be 14 years of age or older to enter.
Void in Maryland and Vermont. Contest ends October 30, 2010. Voting
starts November 7, 2010.

If you do wonderful crafty things and have more than one design, grab a
friend and show them how to make one to enter.

You can make me a bed, a hat, a sweater !!!! And I'll give you my
picture wearing it to post on line!! You can make me a bed, a blanket.
Go on... what else can you think of?? Be creative!!

Kitty toys. Doggy things. How about a donation vest for Duke the
doggy? A vest with a clear pocket that says please donate to help me.

Quilts and crafts we can sell to raise money!! YOU can do it !!!! And
then together we can win!!

We cats have very busy schedules!

Tomorrow is FRIDAY
On Friday, simply email us at with the words
"Shelter Giveaway" and you're entered into the contest! A winner will
be chosen at random every Saturday for a $50 PetCo gift card. Lots of
Fancy Feast for $50 !!!!

Go doggy go!!!

Cuz I Love YOU each and every day,

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 !!!!!

Vincent D. Cat, Official Spokes Cat of Rikki's Refuge
Representing the Right to Life of the Differently Abled of every species.


We're very honored to have been voted the Number One Animal Rescue in

Thank you, our supporters and friends, who made this possible. It took
over 50,000 votes! Thank you for your confidence and trust in the work
we do at Rikki's Refuge. We won't disappoint you!

I'd like to thank the sponsors of the contest; Pet Finders a wonderful
resource for helping us locating the perfect forever home for many of
our cats and dogs; and The Animal Rescue Site, where a click a day helps
feed shelter pets.

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