Friday, December 10, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! December 10, 2010

Only TEN more days to vote 
- work hard and let it count - you can find ten more friends to vote, can’t you?

Look what I am today .... 

 Rikkis Refuge VA USA
What are you?

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It’s Free Food Friday
num num num, send an email to with the subject "Shelter Giveaway" on Fridays to enter PetCo’s drawing for a $50 PetCo Gift Card every weekend.  A winner will be chosen at random every Saturday.  It may as well be YOU!   And then you can put it in MY stocking!!!!


On the Tenth Day of Christmas, 
look what came to Rikki’s,
ten crotchety creaking canines,
nine grumpy geese,
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.

Reflections of Rikki’s
Turn your page Reflections Page 17, Donna Edwards, Geoff, Hazel, Randal, Beauty, Vincent, Candy Erhard, Carol Phillips, Autumn-Skye Port, Greg Allen and Granville Braxton Jr, Vincent, Sam, Taco

I have so much to share with you today that others have shared with me.  Lots of photos.  And my internet connection isn’t good today so nothing is downloading right.  I’m sorry.  I’ll get it all out to you as soon as I can. 

Patches the kitty that was hit by a car and Valerie saved about two months ago - is doing well.  He’s fully recovered and everything is working fine except his sight.  He’s studying brail with us and learning to get around with a seeing eye kitty!!!  Happy for a new, warm and loving home, he’ll soon to learn to adjust just fine.

Anya is a collie who recently joined us.  Very elderly and abandoned just in time for the holidays.  What a wonderful Christmas gift.  She was lucky and got to come to Rikki’s when no one would adopt her from the shelter.  She’s a lovely old lady and gets along with everyone.  She had to be shaved down cuz she was so matted it was tearing her skin.  Now she’s wearing a coat when she goes out to potty.  She wants to spend lots more time outside but mom says it’s too cold for somebody with no fur. 

Unionville Virginia, very close to Rikki's Refuge, 3 acres, log home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, huge master suite, giant family room, two propane fireplaces, lots of wood inside including hardwood floors throughout, big front porch, pets welcome (mandatory, you no got, I supply!!), good for horses, backs to hundreds of acres with riding trails, rent $1,000 month for lease by Jan 1 - Rikki's Realty 540-854-6166

Please vote for Rikki's Refuge in this sweepstakes. It's free. You must "like" Big Apple Pet Supply first. One vote per facebook profile / email during the contest - contest ends on 12/30 HELP us win $s and nummy treats !!!

Vincent’s Very own 25 Days of Christmas
On the Tenth day of Christmas, Rikki’s received
ten hoomans who can see in the dark,
nine doggy igloos,
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 one VINCENT eating FANCY FEAST ....

At Rikki’s work starts before sun up and ends long after the sun has gone down. Several of these 7 LED headlights would be so welcomed by our staff and make night rounds so much easier!  

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

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!!!

Well I hate to have to leave so soon, but busy busy, hope to see you this weekend.  At least make it to Central Park PetSmart and get your Santa Claws Photos!!!

PS - We’ve almost reached $2,000 of our $15,000 challenge, if you can spare a buck - it will turn into two bucks!!!  Please help if you can.

Double Your Christmas Donations

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!!!   Wikipedia is campaigning for $16 MILLION and they've already raised $12 Million - GOSH !!!!  How many lives I could save!!!   

So I beg of you - if you love Rikki's Refuge as much as I do - help us out today !!!