Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! December 8, 2010

 Hey Man, did YOU vote today??

Only TWELVE more days to VOTE - on the first day left to vote, Vincent wants you to invite a friend ...... Rikkis Refuge VA USA

Double Your Donations - Christmas for the Animals

In the Spirit of Christmas and for the Love of the Animals

Between now and the end of the year

Double Your Donations
Get a Great Tax Deduction !!!

A wonderful donor has pledged up to $15,000 in matching funds to meet your generous Christmas Donations.

For every dollar you donate - this special donor will match your donation - up to a total of $15,000 !!!!

You donate $1 and the animals get $2, you donate $5 and the animals get $10, you donate $25 and the animals get $50, you donate $100 and the animals get $200, you donate $250 and the animals get $500, you donate $500 and the animals get $1,000, you donate $1,000 and the animals get $2,000 !!!!!

These funds are
specifically designated to be used for basic day to day care of the animals, food and housing. With 1,259 animals sharing the funds seeing where it will be spent is not a challenge.

Please help us meet this challenge
and help us help the animals !!!!


For us $15,000 is such a huge donation.  We care for 1,259 animals every day.  We make it on barely a dollar a day per animal.  Even still, when you get out that calculator and do the math it gets to be a pretty big number.  Gosh, I got an ad from another rescue today, they take care of far fewer animals in a year than we do and they were campaigning for $200,000 before the end of the year.  Geee - such a huge number.  Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the biggest and the bestest and the oldest in the country - they’re doing a double your donation for TWO MILLION.  Oh my gosh, just think of what $2,000,000 would do here!!!  So many many more lives would be saved, so much more community spaying / neutering, so much nicer animal housing -- WOW that could take us from rustic to almost modern!!!! 

Uh Oh who’s getting nothing for Christmas?

Fingers crossed today for James and Autumn-Skye who’ll be filming the next episode of Rikki’s TV today!!!!   Watch Comcast in Prince William County (Virginia) - it’ll be running the week before Christmas!!!!   Get in the spirit -- love an animal!!! 

On the Eighth Day of Christmas,
look what came to Rikki’s,
eight kicking kittens,
seven guinea fowl freeloading,
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 15, Judith Peele, Mariza Soliman, Laurie Karnay, Cindy Walker, Candy Erhard, Katarina Galvin, Ken Lickliter, Angela Soliman, Ron Herfurth, Melanie Hansford, Paul Erhard, Mary Walker, Autumn-Skye Port, Melissa Felts, Boogz, Joe Callahan, Vincent, Rene Luther, James Luther, Judy Link, Kurt Link, Memphis, Pumpkin, Big Red, Beth Hamilton, Deb Barrett, Fred Friedman, Tom Sabol, Amy Sommer, April Nelson, Barbara White, Barbara Lowe, Carol Phillips, Helen Hauser, Adam Hauser, Kathy McLaurin, Kay Nelson, Lloyd Dolan, Rebecca Faris, Dave Smalley, Snippy, Hazel Ryan

Progressive Automotive and Tire is offering YOU a great Christmas Gift and Gifting Rikki’s at the same time !!!
You can have a $295 value for ONLY $30 today !!!!
Twelve great offers - but don’t use them all before Christmas!!
Good for a full year after purchase!
Two convenient locations
60 Doc Stone Rd, Stafford VA 22556 or
11 Commerce Parkway, Fredericksburg VA 22408
Tell us in your comment when you make your $30 donation to Rikki’s Refuge (tax deductible too) that you’d like to receive a Progressive Automotive Value Card and it will be on the way to you the next day!   

WOW this is a real bargain.  12 coupons - use one and you’ve almost made your money back - use just two and you’re way ahead of the game -- if you use all 12 you’ll practically be rich!!!

If you have a business and you’d like to combine a special offer like this with a donation to Rikki’s Refuge, please contact us:

Nina sends in this bit of fun

Also from Nina:  He will cover you with His feathers And under His wings you will find refuge. Psalm 91:4   This one makes you wonder who are the smart ones.  How we treat the weakest among us.

Noah the Dove

These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.

Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab centre. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in -- even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.

Then, suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage.  But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage to everyone's surprise...there was the tiny bunny....under Noah's wing...sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the wide spaces in the cage, preferring a featherbed, no doubt to snuggling up with its littermates!

Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak!  It is beautiful and amazing to see...

This is what God does with us when we need the warmth and love He offers. He gathers us under His loving wings to a warm cradle of protection. All we need do in return is give Him the thanks and praise for being with us.

Update on Noah the pigeon: We are Bob and Georganne Lenham of Wild Rose Rescue Ranch in  Texas , home of Noah the Pigeon. After finding many posts online featuring Noah and the bunnies and reading about the many lives he has touched (his story has been forwarded around the world) we thought we'd post a follow-up and a few new photos. We knew there was something special about Noah the moment we saw him. Although the bunnies seem to be his favorite, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch...
Noah's first litter of bunnies, almost raised and  ready for release.

Now, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the ranch....
How wonderful it is to have a full-time soft-feathered nurturer here at the rescue ranch! He cuddles with all the babies as they snuggle under his warm feathers....and he "coos" as if singing them to sleep with a lullaby.

"And under His wings you will find refuge.”   Psalm 91:4

Vincent’s Very own 25 Days of Christmas
On the eighth day of Christmas,
Rikki’s received
eight kitty condos,
seven guinea pig garages,
six hours of warm and wonderful heat,
five gentle, soothing, healing musical CDs,
four lights to help us see all the creatures at night,
three nummy cans food for each of the doggies,
two snuggy pads to keep us comfee,
and me eating FANCY FEAST ....

One thing we can never have too many of are outdoor cat condos! Yes, we have the cat barns, but many of our felines like to have their own space. These outdoor condos, stuffed with straw, work great all winter – and beyond. 

By clicking here you can have one on the way to the feral of your choice!

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

Feline Fields
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!!!

Keep sending in your Good News and Fun to Share!!!  If you haven’t seen yours yet, it’s in the cue!!

May your planet be filled with Peace and Love