Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! October 26, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Only 55 more voting days !!!! http://bit.ly/VoteVincent Rikkis Refuge
of VA, USA

Thank you everybody, planners, volunteers, donors, guests, who made the
Fall Furr Festival and Haunted Forest such a success on Saturday!!!! It
was wonderful. I had so much fun meeting so many of you and getting to
visit again with so many of you. Thank you for coming!

A great big hand to Katarina and Melissa for the hours of planning and
set up and to everyone who helped with the prep and volunteered the day
of the event. Job very well done!!!

Mommey said I better get a Good Morning out to let you know we are alive
and safe. I know we have days of e-mail to respond to and now hundreds
of phone messages. We're fine.

We're trying to save somebody's life. A poor kitty got hit by a car
Saturday night. Valerie saw it on her way home, late at night after the
Haunted Forest closed. She stopped and though he was unconscious, he
was alive. He's been lapsing in and out of restless sleep and pretty
disoriented when he's awake and walking into the walls of the cage and
banging his head. He needed 24/7 care if he's going to survive. So me
and one of the hoomans has been with him constantly, day and night.
When he's stroked he can relax enough to get some sleep. Which is what
he needs, sleep can be very healing. It's a head blow and he's on meds
for a brain injury and on heavy pain meds too. He's frightened and
disoriented. When he wakes up he thinks he's out in the road again and
tries to fight and get away. He'd hurt himself if mom or Valerie or
Lena weren't there to hold him. Three days is the real critical time.
If he makes it thru tonight, he's got a really good chance of recovery.
Finally this morning about 5 am he fell asleep in a normal curled up
kitty position for the first time. That's real good to have normal
reactions. Please pray for him and keep your fingers crossed!!!

I have three very important events coming up!!!

October 31, 2010 at NOON is a tour of the refuge. Tour and meet me of
course !!! It's just one tour and it starts at noon, so be there in
time. You'll meet all 1259 of us, goats and pigs and cows and horses
and chickens and guinea pigs and rabbits and dogs and us cats of
course!! Cost of the tour is one can of cat food per person, but please
be generous and bring a case. We're all putting on fat and fur for the
winter and need your help.

November 7th has two events.

Rikki's Second Annual 5k Run at Chancellor High School Track, Sunday,
November 7,2010.
Race Time: 8:00am
Registration: 6:30am-7:30am
Advance Registration Fee: $30.00
Race Day Registration: $30.00 + donation of cat food of any kind.
Prizes: Awards to the top three male and female overall and top three
male and female finishers in each age group.
Age Groups: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Attached is a flyer with registration!!!

Come join in the fun and run run run - can you outrun KiKi????? Please
pass the attached flyer out and hang them up everywhere you can think of
!!! We want 100 runner !!!!!

Also on November 2nd we're hosting a Feline Fundraiser Speuter Clinic
(Cats only, ferals welcome), Rabies Clinic and Yard Sale.
$50 to spay and $35 to neuter and the proceeds will be sent to fund
spays and neuters at our 3rd Annual Guatemala Speuter Clinic.
Space is limited - reserve a spot for your kitty NOW! We've got four
docs doing surgery so we're able to add more kitties!!!

Email Kerry@RikkisRefuge.org to reserve your spot!

Location: Culpeper Animal Hospital, 441 Aspen Street, Culpeper, Virginia
Date: November 7th Time: Drop off 7-8 am
See the attached flyer for details and give a copy to anyone you know
who's in need of an inexpensive speuter!

Life's better after a trip to the Speuter Clinic !!! Trust me, if I'd
gotten a ride to the Speuter Clinic when I should have, I wouldn't have
been chasing hot young things and lost my leg in an accident.

Seez you all tomorrow !!!!


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.

Please VOTE daily to help Rikki's Refuge be the Top Shelter in the Nation!
We're very honored to have been voted the Number One Animal Rescue in
Now we're going for the gold!!! Click here http://bit.ly/VoteVincent
and enter Rikkis Refuge in VA in the USA
click search, then vote, then identify your animal of the day for
Please share this with family and friends, with the most number of votes
by December 20th, we'll win first prize of $10,000!!!

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Address: PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960
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