Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 27, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Only 84 voting days left !!!!

I'm a ladybug today. Did you know that in England they are called
ladybirds? You don't realize not only the language barrier (bet you
can't spell penguin in Croatian!) but the spelling differences and the
different nomenclature that can make voting difficult for some of our

We have friends from all over the planet! Where are you from? Do I
have a representative from every state out there?

Rain today. It's really good cuz so much is so dry. We need to get
more grass growing for our herbivore friends. We've been worried that
we might have to start feeding hay and that costs lots and lots of
money. That's one of the things that made last winter cost so very
much. Everybody but the cats and dogs needed hay every day to survive.
At first in the fall it was so wet the grass died, then it was covered
in snow for months and months, then too wet again. Keep your paws
crossed that the weather lets us have good grass all winter.

I'm really glad I get Fancy Feast, not grass. Thank you Barbara for
that whole suv full of Fancy Feast Appetizers!!! And than you the other
Barbara for bringing 50 cases of cat food to me at the festival on
Saturday!!!! We're eating good!!!! And I love eating!

Squeaks, a pigeon, has joined Rikki's Refuge.

Elizabeth has a freezer she'd like to
donate to Rikki's Refuge. It's about 4 feet long, two feet wide and
three feet high, so it's not huge, any size pick up or even a small
trailer should do. You'll need to take it out of her basement at Lake
Monticello, so you might want to take help with you for lifting or check
with her to see if she or someone else can help. Lake Monticello is
south east of Charlottesville. Please contact Elizabeth if you can
help. Thanks so much.

Have you always wanted to be a writer? Would you like to see your
by-line and/or your photos in Reflections, my printed newsletter? I'm
accepting articles now! Send me your story about your visit to Rikki's.
What you like to do to volunteer and help. What you like about
animals. A story about your special animal. A story about an alumni
you adopted from Rikki's. A cartoon you'd like to draw. Anything you
think our readers would enjoy seeing. Please send your material to

Check out Earl Worick, a neighbor of mine, and his work Quite interesting, isn't it?

Aviarios del Caribe - the only sloth sanctuary in the world in Costa
Rica. These are some of the baby Sloths.

Sometimes that looks more like mom's speed than chasing feral cats

Why did the guinea fowl cross the ditch?

Lots of love and stay dry, unless you're a duck!

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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