Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! November 9, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Vote!! Always start your day with a vote !!! It'll bring you good luck
all day long!! Promise!!

http://bit.ly/VoteVincent Rikkis Refuge of VA, USA

Please come for our
Thanksgiving Dinner for Animal Lovers - Vegetarian & Vegan - Sunday Nov
Sunday BEFORE Thanksgiving - Appetizers 4 pm, Sit Down Dinner 6 pm

Hosted at the home of Chef Mariza Soliman, 18 miles from Rikki's Refuge,
two miles from Route 20 and Route 3, Spotsylvania. She's already
buying seasonal ingredients and has planned 34 wonderfully creative and
different items; appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes,
veggies, desserts. And once she starts planning - she can't stop!!!
Who knows what the next trip to the farmer's market will inspire!

She's hosted many Thanksgiving Dinners for Rikki's before - and each has
been bigger and better than the last - so you can just begin to guess
what's in store for this year!!! Vegetarian and Vegan dishes in every
category. Her substitutions are subtle, her flavors superb. Even
non-vegetarians won't feel like they're missing anything! Great time,
great food, great company.

$25 per person donation to Rikki's Refuge. Free to Rikki's Extreme
Family Members! All food is supplied by Mariza as a donation. Soda,
juice, coffee, tea, water and limited beer and wine, if you'd like other
drinks please bring your own. Fabulous dining for you AND the price of
your dinner will serve 100 meals to the animals at Rikki's Refuge.

Reserve your spot today. Kerry@RikkisRefuge.org 540-854-0870 x2 - In
case of allergies, please note, dogs and cats DO live here. If you're
bringing your dog, it must be approved by Mariza in advance.

Working on the great litter haul. We have the hauling under control.
Need to find permanent storage, containers, truck trailers, sheds,
something - 800 sq ft - ideas?

DESPERATELY need helpers for pumpkin hauling. Candy is doing several
loads a day pretty much on her own. Need a truck in McLean. Lots of
pumpkins left and they're good this year. Please contact Candy and help
her - paulcandy214@verizon.net

Meadows Farm on RT 3 Spotsylvania still has lots for us to haul too.

Are you any good at wrapping?

Well we don't need to wrap any kitties. But we do wrap at Barnes and
Noble in Falls Church, 7 Corners and we need your help. Contact Candy
paulcandy214@verizon.net for the schedule.

You can wrap as a fundraiser for Rikki's at any Barnes and Noble or
Borders Book in the country. Just ask them for details! It's easy,
climate controlled and no poop and a great way to easily raise some
money for the critters. Please help us this holiday season.

We had a wonderful Speuter Clinic on Sunday!! Thank you all who came.
51 kitties who won't be having babies now!!! Yippee !!!! If you
haven't been to the Speuter Clinic tell your hoomans that's what you
want for Christmas!!! I've already been so I can ask for Fancy Feast !!!!

What a lovely day!! Even kind of warm today !!! Mmmmmmm

Rabies Clinic in Green County, Virginia, until I get details, you can
contact s.jacob175@comcast.net

REACH is selling black walnuts for $5.00 for 6 oz bag and chestnuts
$6.00 for a 8 oz bag. Proceeds will go to Rikki's. Still a few left -

Bee Brains Can Outsmart Computers
A new study shows that bees are experts at solving the "traveling
salesman" problem.
True, they can brew delicious honey, create amazing hives, and, if
you're not careful, give you a whopper of a sting—but those aren't the
only talents that bees have. According to a new study from University of
London, the tiny insects can solve complex math problems that a computer
would take days to crank out.

Bees are experts at the "traveling salesman problem," says Dr. Nigel
Raine, since they are able to simply work out the most efficient route
to pollinate all the flowers in their path. "They visit flowers at
multiple locations and, because bees use lots of energy to fly, they
find a route which keeps flying to a minimum."

Raine and his team tested a group of bees' true intellect by setting up
a group of computer-controlled artificial flowers for bees to explore.
He wanted to see if the bees would simply fly to each flower in the
order that they discovered them, or if they would quickly deduce the
quickest and most efficient path from one to the next. Sure enough, as
soon as they had discovered all of the flowers, they'd created a far
quicker route.

Given that bees have brains no bigger than grass seeds, it's a
scientific marvel that they're able to work out such complex problems.
Meanwhile, we can't even work out where we left our keys.

Ya all remember to vote now !!!!

I love you and I hope you're coming for the Tour and Nature Hike
SATURDAY NOV 13, noon and 2 pm. There was a boo boo on the post card
that said it was Nov 11th. UUpppsss - it's not - but it is on the 13th !!!!

Bring me Fancy Feast and you can take me in my stroller on the hike (if
mom'll let us),

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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fundraising and management, 96% is spent directly on the animals you
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Phone: 540-854-0870
Address: PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960
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Web page: http://www.rikkisrefuge.org
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