Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 22, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Only 89 voting days left !!!!

Go to my web site and click on the $100,000 then
enter "RIKKIS REFUGE" in "ORANGE" in "VA" in the "USA" then click on
"search", then "vote" then for verification, identify your animal of the
day and click "confirm vote". That's it. Vote every day to help us win
our share of that $100,000 !!! AND if you'd like, you can set it up
so The Animal Rescue Site sends you a daily reminder to vote!!!

Remember vote every day! The rules allow you to vote once on each
computer, at home, at work, at the internet cafe, at the library, at
school, on your notebook and on your phone. Teach everybody at school
and at work how to vote too!!! This is really important!!! If you help
me win world wide I'm gonna throw the best party you've ever seen and
you're invited!

I know some hoomans who call Wednesday, humpday! Wonder what these guys
call it?

I told you about the painting of Zach that's up for auction yesterday
and I did a boo boo. I didn't tell you HOW to bid.
If you're a facebook person you can do it here.
and if you're not you can tell me and I'll do it for you. Winning
payment will be thru paypal.

It got really windy last night for a bit and the trees were throwing
walnuts at the house. That was a scary noise!!! It's warmer this
morning than it was yesterday morning!! It's really getting to be fall
time. Lots of leaves are changing!!!

I think this is really neat!!! Wonder how well a newspaper house would
hold up to kitties!!!!
I wonder how many kitty doors we'd have?

Fireman rescues cat, adopts him later !!! There is a Chinese Proverb
that says if you save a life, you are responsible for it forever.

Cats may have nine lives, but a feline in Georgia was spared two of
them, thanks to the help of firefighter Jim Cadenhead. The 29-year-old
was dispatched in June to help a cat that had fallen down a well,
according to After saving the feline, Cadenhead took him
to the local animal shelter. However, after a few weeks, the father of
two girls started getting calls from local animal rescue groups. One
woman in particular got his interest. "She told me a lot of people were
following the story, and wondering what would happen to the cat. It got
me thinking," he told the news outlet. After talking it over with his
family, Cadenhead decided to adopt the cat, now named Max. He most
probably saved the animal from being put down. It looks like Jim and
his daughters, Kelsey, 10, and Sarah, 11, are loving their new addition
to the family. "He's the first cat I've had since I was a child,"
Cadenhead told the news source.

Sorry about the initial commercial but this is a cute doggy! Yes you
heard that from a cat!

Teacup pigs a trendy, but not ideal, pet

Every time a new designer pet comes on the market there's a collective
groan from animal rescuers who know where most of them will be in a few
short months.

Maybe it's childhood memories of "Charlotte's Web," or perhaps it's
because the intelligent animals love to interact with people, but many
hoomans can't help but find pigs endearing. So, when it was announced
that there was a teeny-tiny version of everyone's favorite barnyard
animal available, it sparked a pet trend that swept the U.S. and the
U.K. Though teacup pigs have become a popular pet for celebrities and
animal lovers alike, in recent weeks they have also become a
controversial topic of discussion among animal rights activists.

When celebrities like David and Victoria Beckham and "Harry Potter" star
Rupert Grint began scooping up these smaller-than-pint-sized versions of
potbellied pigs, many people followed suit. However, some animal experts
have come forward to say that teacup pigs are actually more of a
marketing ploy, not a convenient pet.

"It gives people an image of a very small pig - they will not stay
small," Yvonne McIntosh, the manager at Best Friends Animal Society, a
Utah sanctuary, told the Metro. "It takes them five years to reach
mature size." Because many homeowners are not prepared to take care of
and house a full-grown pig, experts fear that when the pigs begin to
grow they will be dumped or given to animal rescue centers. The
designer swine cost upwards of $1,000 each yet still end up in the local

Are you gonna come play with me this weekend?

Love, Vincent

PS If you don't want your Daily Good News, 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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