Monday, December 06, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! December 6, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!   December 6, 2010
The GOOD NEWS is it’s gonna be a few degrees warmer every day till it’s 50 on Saturday !!!!  YIPPEE !!!!!

We’re barely behind the shelter in 6th place and barely ahead of the shelter in 8th place.  With only two weeks left to vote !!!  We can slid it up a notch if we all work at it.  We handed out bookmarks asking folks to vote at the parade last night.  How can you think of increasing the voter base? Rikkis Refuge VA USA

Need your help in Gordonsville - can you haul a dryer and about 40 pumpkins to Rikki’s?  If so contact  Thanks!!!

Open you mailbox and CLICK for the the cutest and prettiest Christmas Card ever !!!

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, 
look what came to Rikki’s,
six lizards a lazing,
five guinea pigs a gnawing,
four elderly equines,
three burly bossy bovines,
two rabbits a mating,
and a chukar in a cherry tree.

Turn your page Reflections Page 13, featuring Beth McMaster, Prince, Ernie, Bella, Dennis Bane, Kristina Anderson, Duke, Paul Fetzer, Donna Edwards, Lisa Marsico, Michele Seale, Annie, Crystal Bane, Jan Chetnik, Katarina Galvin, Ken Lickliter                                                                       Click for page 13      

Jean sent us this article!  Hip Hip Hurrah to more and more places sharing with us animals!

Deerfield Township nurse saved Fuzzy, who became friend to elderly

Nurse, Carole McManus, saved the life of a newborn bulldog with a cleft palette — an opening in the top of his mouth that threatened to drown him if he tried to nurse from his mother or a bottle.

She tube fed him every two hours until he was a month old, getting help in caring for him from some of the 196 elderly patients at Cumberland Manor Nursing Home in Bridgeton, where she has worked for 10 years.

“They’d line up to burp him. Even the patients who self-isolate would come out to hold him,” she said of the puppy named Fuzzy, who went with her to work from his first day of life, with permission from McManus’ boss.

Three years later, he's practically a staff member in the activities department there, playing fetch and tug-of-war with patients, and generally making their lives more fun. He has free range of the three-story facility and even takes the elevator by himself.

McManus also has two Clydesdale horses, which she brings to visit the nursing home residents during the holidays, pulling a sled.

Debbie sends in "Nothing can stop the man (or cat) with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."  Author - Thomas Jefferson

The parade in Orange was fabulous last night.  We all had lots and lots of fun!!!  Thank you Kathy, I wore my purple fuzzy vest and stayed warm!!! 

A big thank you to Bob who lent us the trailer and to Katarina, Rene, Laurie, Grace, Selena, Jenny, Paige, Brody and Jaime who worked on building the float on Saturday.  Then to Katarina,  Paige and Victor who worked real hard on Sunday to finish it.  To Bob who drove it and to Katarina, Cindy, Brody, James, Victor, Paige, Cindy Lou, Walker, and ME for being in the parade!!

Here are the photos!!!    

The beginning .... not much time .... scrounging up materials .... what shall we do ???
AH HA   .... IDEAS !!!!!
We'll start with a blank slate ...... and a goat ....

Are you admiring ME ?

 Can I ride on the float?

 Approving the finished product!

Getting ready to roll !!!!!

Cindy Lou and Paige

             Walker and Cindy

 Vincent and Victor



And the Videos!!!

Audience participation!

I look just like Walker, just smaller, why can’t I be in the parade?

This segment is for Ron!

The End !

Vincent’s Very own 25 Days of Christmas
On the sixth day of Christmas, 
Rikki’s received warm and wonderful heat,
gentle, soothing, healing music complete with a player for CDs,
some light to help us see all the creatures at night,
nummy canned food for all the doggies,
snuggy pads to keep us comfee,
and me eating FANCY FEAST ....

Winter is here - boy is it ever - and we never seem to have enough heat!  A few of these ceramic tower heaters would certainly keep the senior center, hospital and office nice and toasty!  And they are economical too.  There’s always cooler areas of the building that can use a boost!  This is a great price too!

You can have Amazon send it right on it’s way to

Vincent D. Cat
Rikki’s Refuge
10910 Barr Ln
Rapidan VA 22733

AND it even counts towards Amazon point for Rikki’s cuz you’ll be going in thru our site with this link!!!! 

Interested in buying other items from Amazon for yourself or for gifts for all your friends and family?  Use this link to make your shopping shop for Rikki’s - it doesn’t cost you a thing - Amazon will make a donation to Rikki’s when you enter their site thru this link!!!

Only two more weeks till the days start getting longer!!!!

Lots of Love,