Thursday, October 28, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! October 28, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

This is my new friend we're trying to save.

He's looking good. He's up and walking and most the time sleeps in
normal positions now. He's eating if the food gets put in his mouth.
It seems he can't see or smell. He certainly hears some, at least loud
noises. He loves being patted once he gets used to your hands and feel.

Only 53 more voting days !!!! Rikkis Refuge
of VA, USA
I'm a zebra today, what are you?

Mommey and me'll start trying to get thru phone calls and e-mails today.
WOW so many. So sorry. Wez know you understand that saving the
aminals is more important than messages and we thank you for that
kindness and understanding.

What a wonderful beautiful fall we're having!!!

You think this really works? I'd save up Fancy Feast cans for recycling
to get on for mom. She says sleep is way overrated. If this works she
could get way more than usual in only 40 minutes a day !!!!

You know fall means Pumpkin Season!
Sunday is Halloween - and we have a tour at noon. After dark on
Halloween most of the stands that have been selling them want the rest
GONE. Please help us help them. Everybody but us cats and the dogs
love pumpkins. Nummy fresh and full of vitamins and good nutrients!

Most places say we have to start hauling out Monday morning and have
them all gone before the next weekend. Can you help haul during the
week? Ask all the stands you see if you can bring their leftovers to
Rikki's. PLEASE !!!

Catnip Candy turns into the Pumpkin Princess this time of year. She has
a message for you!

Hey y'all,

Here we are in October already - prime pumpkin time. Halloween is on
Sunday this year, so all the pumpkin patches will want to be selling
until dark Sunday night. I realize that most of my "Pumpkin Peeps" work
during the week, but if there are any of you out there that can help
thru the week, please contact me. I'll be driving every day beginning
on Monday (actually Immanuel Church on the Hill already has a full load
just waiting for me, and I'm sure that St. Luke's the Mt. Vernon
Methodist will have some as well). Plus we have Pimmit out in Fairfax
that said that we could have their unsold. I would appreciate any help
any of y'all can give me. I need to have all the churches cleaned up by
Sunday service on Nov 7. If you don't have a vehicle to transport them,
at least come and help me load Ms. Blue Dog or our van on Nov 6. Thanks
for your help and your interest in Rikki's.

Pumpkin Princess #1

Madelyn ‎"Do all the good You can, by all the means you can, in all the
ways you can, in all the places you can, for all the animals & people
you can, as long as you ever can." ~John Wesley~

Rikki's is turning green!! We've been working real hard at recycling at
Rikki's. If you have any good sturdy bins you're not using, please
donate them to us. We're recycling metal, plastic, glass. We've
switched to biodegradable kitty litter, the poop has to go, but the left
over litter is biodegradable so it doesn't have to go to the landfill.
We used to take a truck a day to the landfill and now it's one a truck a
week!!!! We're doing it for our pets, pocketbooks and planet!! Just
like these guys!

Calling all Santas and Elves!!!
from my Santa Melissa
PetsMarts has Photos with Santa for their customers. Rescue groups sign
up to be Santa and the Photographer and two helpers each shift. The
proceeds of the photo shoots goes to the rescue group. It's fun, it's
climate controlled and there's no poop. Unless somebody is that scared
of Santa!

We'll be at Central Park, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 4 days, Saturday,
Dec. 4, Saturday the 11th, Sunday the 12th, and Saturday the 18th.

We will be at Cosner's Corner, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Sunday the 5th

We need to be there at 10:30 a.m., and the picture taking is from 11:00
until 4:00. Can you volunteer for one of these days? PLEASE!

Uh Oh I know what mama's gonna be begging for for Christmas!

Home for the Holidays at Reston VA Town Center
Sponsored by
Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Reston Town Center 11 am - 4 pm
Laurie is in charge and if you can help her please let her know!
The more the merrier at events. Help with our booth and have fun!

Hey Walker, that's Rikki's alumni Spokes Dog Walker, check out this cool
new product!!!

You into Wrap? We'll be Wrapping at Barnes and Noble, 7 Corners, Falls
Church, VA
This is another great fundraiser with climate control, no heavy lifting,
no poop, no slobber, no fangs, no claws!!! Our dates are 12/20 and
12/21 from 4 pm - 10 pm. Can you be there? Let Candy know

Anywhere in the country you can ask to set up at Barnes and Noble or
Borders Book and wrap the gifts people purchase there. Donations are
very generous during the holiday season. Would you set up a wrapping
stand at your local Barnes and Noble or Borders Book to help me? One
day would buy lots of Fancy Feast for me! They even supply all the
wrapping paper! All you bring is bows - and you can get about 100 for
$1 at the Dollar Store!!!

It takes all of us working together to make this work and keep all the
animals in food!!!!

Get to work and get fit !!!!!

Thank you all for the tid bits you've been sending for Good Morning Good
News !!! Keep 'em coming!!!

I'm gonna sign off with this wonderful Haiku by my friend Sam Iam

Life is so precious
Live each day to the fullest
Love with all your heart

Just like I love YOU!!!!

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!
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Now we're going for the gold!!! Click here
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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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