Thursday, September 30, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 30, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Welcome to the last day of September 2010 !!! Only 81 voting days left

We'll call this day to order with a vote !!!
Rikkis Refuge of VA

Good morning wonderful friends of the world !!! Thank you for being
here today. Thank you for being my friends. Thank you for caring about
one another and all our animal friends, non-human and human too! The
word of the day is LOVE ! Approach your day with LOVE, share a little
LOVE everywhere you go, at the end of the day your own heart will be
filled with twice the LOVE you gave away!! Smile at everybody, hug
somebody out of the blue, if they look at you strange, look them right
in the eye and say, "Vincent made me do it!" Then hand them a Vote for
Vincent book mark and ask them to vote! The world will be a happier
place because of YOU! When in doubt, stop and think, What Would Vincent
Do ! It's simple, be somebody's HERO today !

Read stories about our animals up on our web site. Go to and on the left click on "about us" and then under
MY picture, click on "Their stories". Do you have a Rikki's alumni?
Write a story and send a photo and we'll include it!

Here's another way to help for FREE!! Would you take a minute to help
Rikkis Refuge win $1,000? is sponsoring a contest that
will give an extra $1,000 to each of the five organizations that have
the most toolbar downloads (and $100 to each of the first 100 charities
to reach 100 downloads!) With the GoodSearch toolbar, every time you
search online or shop at more than 1,500 stores (from Amazon to
Zazzle!), a donation will be made to Rikkis Refuge — all you have to do
is add our toolbar to your computer.

Please help us be one of the lucky charities that will receive these
much needed funds!
Here's how:
1. Click
2. Download the Rikkis Refuge toolbar
by clicking on the button about halfway down the page.
then clicking on Download on the next page
Firefox may prevent you from doing this - if so you can click
"allow" on the upper right
continue following your browser's instructions
3. Search something for a test drive! Then use this search bar when
needed so Rikki's benefits.
4. Share this with you Friends, let them know a simple search could feed
one of us !!!

The contest ends on Oct. 31 so please add the toolbar NOW and spread the
word to as many people as you can! For more information, click

To date the GoodSearch search bar has earned $584.49 for Rikki's Refuge!!!
You may ask why, it's the advertising on the search sites, folks are
paying to see their blips come up in hope it'll get you interested in
their products.

So YES it's worthwhile for you to install this search bar NOW!!

Are you ready for some serious Good News? Brought together by feral
Hi Vincent - My fiancé. Larry Bisgaier, and I just got engaged - our
first unofficial "date" was at Rikki's Refuge many years ago to learn
about vaccinating feral cats, so we wanted to give back. We both
believe in your mission so much, and wish we could send you more! Best
of luck - Sue Wolf and Larry Bisgaier

I agree with Jeanie: The FIVE Most Important Things You Can Say To
Another Being
1. I am proud of you.
2. May I help you?
3. I love you.
4. Thank you.
5. We

Look we made the paper, have to scroll down a ways.

Artists' Sand Sculptures Boggle the Mind at World Champ Event
Watch the video on the second page.
That would be cool to have a contest like that at Rikki's. We'd have to
lock up the goats !!! And well I guess us kitties, too!

Blue Whales Spotted In Unusually Large Numbers Off Southern California Shore
Whale watchers in Southern California have been delighted this year with
the spectacle of blue whales turning up close to shore in unusually
large numbers.

Captain Brad Sawyer, "I've been working on the water for 23 years right
now and this is the first time I've ever seen a congregation of blue
whales like this." Other veteran whale watchers concur with Sawyer's
statement, and say higher amounts of krill -- which the whales eat --
may be responsible for drawing the whales both closer to the shore, and
up to the surface.

Video (sorry it does have commercials up front)

New footage shows tigers can thrive in Himalayas
A few seconds of film showing tigers roaming wild in the foothills of
the Himalayas could provide the ''missing link'' to an ambitious plan to
try to save them from extinction. The film is the first real evidence
that tigers can thrive - and breed - in the hills which are more than
13,000 feet above sea level.

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan said he was reduced to tears the
first time he saw the footage. He said: ''It was beyond words, pretty
overwhelming. 'We were there about six weeks. For me the whole purpose
of the expedition was to film evidence of the tigers living in Bhutan so
all the effort and everything we did came down to a few seconds of

Mr Buchanan added: ''This is such a significant discovery for tiger
survival. The tigers' behaviour suggests they are breeding and I am
convinced that there must now be cubs somewhere on this mountain."
Peace, Love and Catnip to all,

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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