Friday, October 22, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! October 22, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

It's Furday and so many important things to do!!!!

First, VOTE !!!! Rikkis Refuge of VA, USA

Bllleeeeetttt Bllleetttt I eat your tin cans, I butt your windows, I
climb on your car, I eat your cell phone, I am baahhhhd baaahhhhd,
mommey says if there's anything badder than a kitty cat, it's what I am
today !!!! Can you guess??

And Furdays are Free Food Furdays at PetCo num num num
send an email to with the subject "Shelter
Giveaway" on Fridays to enter PetCo's drawing for a $50 PetCo Gift Card
every weekend. A winner will be chosen at random every Saturday. It
may as well be YOU! and of
course you'd want to five it to me !!!!

And today is the last day to gather your friends together and get ready
for the Fall Furr Festival and Haunted Forest !!! You need to go
shopping and bring lots of canned cat food. LOTS. Tickets to games are
one can !!! For a can you get your fortune read by ME the world famous
Fortune Teller
That certainly is an opportunity you don't want to miss !!!! Just
imagine how long your life line will be if you bring me a whole truck
full of Fancy Feast !!!!! More info or ready to buy tickets?

And if you've got a buck or two you can spare, mom's working on covering
those nasty bills, please help me help her It's
good when my mom is happy cuz she gives me extra treats!!! Don't let
her know I told you that secret ok!!! It's gonna be COLD tonight -
first time in the 30's this fall !!! Mama needs to get da money to give
the propane man so he'll keep us warm! I like being warm, don't you?

And the whole planet is helping us out, tomorrow is gonna be a beautiful
day and the full moon is coming up just before dark!!! Well almost
full, the official really full full is tonight. You could come out for
a trial walk in the woods. It's not really haunted till tomorrow when
the volunteers and aminals dress up scary. But the owls hoot and the
deer call and the fox bark and ....... there have been rumors of
bigfoot ....... uuuuuuuu are you scared yet?

"If News is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult
to claim we are an informed nation" - Norman Cousins

India creates new court to try environmental cases
Polluters beware: India has created a tribunal to punish those who sully
the forests or rivers or otherwise break its environmental laws.
Tuesday's announcement makes it only the third country to set up a
separate judiciary for environmental cases, after Australia and New Zealand.

'We have taken a giant step forward in having a tribunal to take quick
decisions on behalf of the people of India,' Ramesh said. Once up and
running, the National Green Tribunal can order polluters to pay civil
damages in any amount instead of the previous 25,000 rupee ($564)
Experts said the tribunal would ensure informed judges were deciding
environmental cases.

'I don't believe there is any inherent conflict between environmental
conservation and protecting community interest,' said Prodipto Ghosh, an
official with The Energy Research Institute. But 'environment- and
forest-related cases often require some special disciplinary knowledge,
which the general judiciary doesn't have.'

Philanthropist Charles Bronfman scrapped a planned bio and wrote about
his passion, explaining that donating money starts with the heart, not
the wallet. "It makes you feel very, very good that you have
accomplished something," he said. People making even small
contributions should really think about what they want to change in the
world, and which organization is most likely to fulfill that, he said.
Bronfman, the 79-year-old scion of the Seagram empire, wrote The Art of
Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan with Jeffrey Solomon,
chairman of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.

And remember if you want to buy his book, or anything from Amazon, go
here and you'll be feeding two cats out of one bowl as we say in the no
kill world !!! You'll get your book or mmusic or product and I'll get a
can of food!!!

The book is the sum of Bronfman's decades in philanthropy, going over
what worked (the Historica-Dominion Institute focusing on Canadian
history) and what didn't (a variety show that collapsed when the donors
tried to organize it themselves instead of hiring an impresario.)
Bronfman founded the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies in
Montreal in 1986. It moved to the United States in 1996 and now engages
in $220-million worth of programming, and has been hailed as a model
foundation by the Philanthropy Roundtable.

His website,, offers decks of 25 motivational values cards
naming all manner of values from "community" to "tradition." People
sorting out their priorities can order the cards according to what each
value means to them. That can help target what charity might be most

All donations, large or small, trendy or traditional, can only be
effective if contributors don't shrink from asking clear-sighted,
business-like questions. This is particularly important these days when
the contracting economy has caused a net loss in charitable giving.

Thought for the Day - "Watch your thoughts, they become your words.
Watch your words, they
become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch
your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it
becomes your destiny."

Remember it's pumpkin season! And EVERYBODY here - cept me and the
kitties and the dawgies - love to eat healthy yummy pumpkins!! Stop by
all the stand you see selling them - ask for the damaged ones and bring
them to us. And ask if you can take all the leftovers to bring to
Rikki's after Halloween. Often they are so happy to have somebody haul
them away. Let me know if you need help hauling!! Our volunteers are
standing by!

I be Happy Dancing all day waiting to hug you tomorrow at the Fall Furr

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.

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