Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! November 17, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!

Be sure to vote before the sun come up!!

Thank you for telling everybody and getting them all to vote, no matter
the species! Rikki's is the right vote for you! Rikkis Refuge VA USA

Well, so the first litter truck came yesterday. The trucking company
decided to assign one driver for the day, so he'd pick up the first
load, just drop it off - cuz we're keeping the trailers and renting them
for now - go back for the second, drop it off ........

And it rained. And it rained. And it rained. And it got muddier and
muddier and ......

Yup, the truck got stuck. We all worked and ended up pulling the truck
out with three vehicles. All had 4wd drive. One pick up, one suv and
one station wagon all hooked up together and pulling .... pop the big
truck got unstuck. If it hadn't a been raining mom would have got a
good video!!

And the driver said, ANOTHER trip into this swamp!!! Ha ha ha I don't
think so. But the litter had to be out of the plant right then and
there. No ifs and or buts. It had to go. So the driver said he'd just
take it home and bring it back one day after all the rain and mud had
dried up. Paws crossed .......

This time last year it would have been snow and snow and more feet of
snow. So there is some Good News here - it stayed warm and it's rain!!

Maybe there's something good about living where it's cold. We don't got
no alligators. I think they look really scary.

Mommey says today is the last day to make reservations for Sunday's pre
Thanksgiving for the Animals. See for details.
This is a time to be thankful, and to socialize. It won't be at the
refuge so mommey won't be distracted. If you've wanted to visit with
mommey and talk to her - this would be a great time to do it. When
she's here at the farm she's always busy and distracted paying attention
to us!

Not sure about the eats? Eating vegetarian or vegan means lots of
wonderful delectable and often very creative nums. Some people just
think about what they're not eating. But there's millions of delicious
things to eat that aren't animals! Here's just few of the items you may
experience on Sunday.

Keep checking the shop and save page
for ways to help the animals and get your holiday shopping done safely
and quickly right there from home. Just about anything you want, get
it thru iGive or GoodSearch or Amazon and we get to eat while you get to

And don't forget your pretty colorful Tupperware either!

Maybe we need to do a chip in to help them get a horse trailer!

We're doing Angel Tree's for fundraising. That's a tree or gift center
in stores, offices and gathering places with ornaments or pictures they
can "buy" for a donation, or with wishes printed on them so they can buy
something in the store and put in a bin for us. Do you have a business
or do you work at one or know one who'd like a Rikki's Angel Tree?

Can you do this?
Even if you're not that good we need you! I bet everyone of you can
wrap a book that will just sit still and let you! We need you at Barnes
and Noble in Falls Church, 7 Corners Monday and Tuesday, December 20 &
21 from 4 pm - 10 pm - or any two hour slot.
contact Candy

Need Santa and Elves in Fredericksburg
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18
Help with photos with Santa at Petsmart and help feed the animals at
Rikki's. If you can volunteer some time between 10:30 and 4 pm any of
those days
contact Melissa

This is pretty cool too!

Well, gotta run, sun's coming up!!! And it looks like the rain has
stopped !!!!

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!
We're very honored to have been voted the Number One Animal Rescue in
Now we're going for the gold!!! Click here
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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