Saturday, September 18, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 17, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Two more days. Counting. Two more days. I like it when the numbers
are small cuz I can count them on my fingers. I hate it when I have to
bend over to count four more on my toes! We can start voting Monday!!!
Yippee. Let's win most number of votes for the first week. That'll
get us $1,000 quick like !!!!!

The contest is over December 19th. So we've got to vote every day for
..... oh my gosh, Sam get over here I need your fingers and toes,
Tabitha help, hold still Snickers, Trav, Shadow just hold out one paw
....... 91 toes I mean 91 days.

You can do that!! Can't you? Please make the commitment to vote every
day, starting Monday, for 91 days. And if you get 91 friends doing it
too I know we'll win.

Yippee!!!! Testing it out today it looks like the same links are gonna
work, but I'm not sure. When you try Monday


Make sure it looks like the new contest and doesn't still say voting
ends August 22rd!

We are gonna win. And you know why we are gonna win? Cuz YOU are my
HERO and you're gonna make it happen!!!

Bald eagle rescued from power lines. A young bald eagle was hanging by
its wing from a power line when workers below noticed and initiated an
impromptu animal rescue. Workers Phil Morris, Chris Kehoe and Donnie
Philpott were working on the ground when they saw the young bird hanging
by the tip of its wing after it had become trapped on a transmission
tower line.

Morris called local wildlife officer Ellis Bartlett to ask how the three
men should go about rescuing the animal. They climbed 60 feet up in the
steel tower, untangled the eagle and then slowly ushered it into a
crate. "We don't do many rescues in our job," Morris told the news
source. "But it felt pretty good to do what we did." The eagle was
treated by the animal care unit of Salmonier Nature Park and has been on
a food diet. Officials say that once it is fully recovered it will
either remain at the park for educational purposes or could be sent to
another park or zoo.

According to the American Bald Eagle Foundation, the animals don't
develop their signature white feathers on their head and tail until they
are five years old.

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Cat Comes Home After 6 Month, 60 Mile Adventure
Next month, Bob the cat will turn one year old -- and what an
adventurous first year it's been.

Bob was just six months old when he disappeared from his home in
Northampton, in central England. His family was distressed by his
disappearance -- especially four-year-old Joshua. "Bob had been a
Christmas present to the whole family. We put posters everywhere, we
asked neighbors, we phoned the company we had him micro-chipped with,
but heard nothing."

As the months passed, the Dalton family lost hope that they'd ever see
Bob again. They even got rid of his things. And then, last week, the
phone rang. Bob had turned up in the small village of
Stanford-in-the-Vale, some 60 miles away. How the little kitten made the
trek remains a mystery. Somehow, he showed up on the doorstep of a woman
in Stanford-in-the-Vale, who took him in. After a few months, she
brought him to the vet for a checkup. There, his microchip was discovered.

While the woman who cared for Bob was reportedly sad to see him go, the
Dalton family was overjoyed to bring Bob home again. "He is the same old
Bob, still a little bit crazy, only when he left he was a kitten and now
he is a full-grown cat about to have his first birthday in October."

YOU have put October 23rd on your calendar, haven't you?
It's the October Fall Furr Festival and I've got a job!! I'm gonna be
the fortune teller for the day. You bring me Fancy Feast and I tell
your fortune. Hmmm youz not git bit today cuz you feeded me !!!!
Melissa came out yesterday and we had a cool photo shoot !!!!! She made
my costume too!!!!

Candy comed out with a whole great big truck of produce and bread and
made the aminals all happy!!! Nanny loves the raisin bread Candy brings.

We got interrupted cuz mommey had an interesting visitor. They came
back in the office so mommey could give him some info and he told her
bout a great recipe for squirrel gravy!! No kidding. I thoughts it
sounded kinda yum, squirrel gravy over fish heads in jelly Fancy Feast,
but I thought mommey was gonna gack hairball!!!
Love, Vincent

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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