Saturday, September 04, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 4, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Rise and shine !!! I'm up and have eaten all the Fancy Feast I can get
my paws on and now it's time for my morning bath! Annie !!! Annie !!!!
Annie get over here

From Asif: Sow flowers so your surroundings become a garden. Don't sow
thorns; for they will prick your feet-- Rahman Baba, Pashtun Sufi Poet

Two young goats rescued from bridge after two days stranded on six-inch

Two young goats were rescued Wednesday after spending nearly two days
stranded 60-feet in the air on a narrow 6-inch ledge of an old railroad
bridge in Montana. A piece of mining equipment brought them to safety.
The Rimrock Humane Society in Roundup, Montana received a call
Wednesday morning from a person who reported seeing two goats stuck on
the train bridge. The two female goats had been there for nearly two
days. Sandy Church, president of the Rimrock Humane Society, Cory
Freeman from Animal Edventures and a deputy from the Musselshell County
sheriff's department traveled to the area to investigate.

"We have absolutely no idea how or why these little critters would go
out on this bridge," Church told the Billings Gazette. "The only thing
we can figure is it happened at night and they were unsure of their
surroundings. Once morning came, they were too scared to walk back
where they came from." Church worried the goats would fall off their
high perch. The animals stayed on the angled thin ledge during their
entire ordeal, even though a wider pillar was only a few feet away.
Once in a while they tried to lie down, but then quickly realized it
made them more vulnerable. "The whole time, we thought they were going
to fall off," Church told The Associated Press. "These guys are just

Authorities were contacted on Tuesday, when the goats were first seen.
But there was some confusion about their exact location and it took
Church and her co-workers to actually find the stranded animals. The
three organizations brainstormed about how to safely rescue the goats.
They enlisted the help of officials at Signal Peak Energy, which
operates a nearby coal mine. Byron Kinn, surface superintendent for
Signal came to the bridge and studied the situation. Finally mine boss
John DeMichiei signed off on a rescue plan at 1 p.m. DeMichiei brought
a piece of mining equipment to the bridge, with an arm high enough to
reach the goats. "We thought they were going to panic, but it was just
the opposite," said Church who videotaped the five minute rescue.

The goats were hungry, but in good condition. They were taken to
Freeman's animal sanctuary. The two goats had collars around their
necks, and Church and Freeman are searching for their owner. Both
rescuers hope the animals were not abandoned, but if it turns out that
way - there are a lot of people already offering to adopt the goats.

Mom knows what the response will be when the owner of the goats are
found, "Goats? MY goats? Oh, those two. Hmm well they are really
problems. They've gotten out of every fence we've ever built for them.
They're always into trouble. When we moved out here we thought it'd
be cheaper to get goats then getting a lawn mower. More energy
conserving too. But gosh, these guys are real trouble. Could you ...
ummm .... well ... could you just keep them?"

Don't they look just like Joey and Jessie, just brown. Now you can't
imagine them in that much trouble could you?

I've been trying to convince mom to let us play together too!!
Can you help me and promise her that us kitties would never do anything
to hurt a guinea pig friend? (((((Hey guys keep your paws crossed, I'm

Duke: Two cannibals are sitting around eating a clown. The first turns
to the second and asks, "Does this food taste funny to you?!"

Julia: I love you Vincent... you made me realize disabilities aren't
anything more than a new learning experience

My HEROES are Awesome Pawsome
and YOU are my HERO

Reach out and be somebody's Hero today. So little can mean so much.
Please tell me how you helped the world spin in the right direction today!!

I love YOU hero,

PS Tour at noon on MONDAY Labor Day !!!! Better to be having fun with
me than frying my friends on your grill. But if you are gonna grill -
please check out the wonderful selection of vegetarian items now
available. Better for your health and the health of the animals!

PPS 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.


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