Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!! December 14, 2010

Good Morning Good News !!!!   December 14, 2010

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Rikkis Refuge, VA, USA

On the Fourteenth Day of Christmas, 
look what came to Rikki’s,

fourteen peacocks plotting,

thirteen humans helping,
twelve temperamental turkeys,
eleven pouting pussies,
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.

See all the pictures

Jingle Bell Rock

Christmas Day Tour at Noon

Last tour of 2010.  Join Jan Chetnik, our professional tour guide, for a trip around the refuge meeting all the happy critters of Rikki’s Refuge.  The tour is all outdoors so dress for the weather and before heading out that day call 540-854-0870 x3 to confirm that it’s on.  Bad weather shuts down our road very quickly and for your safety we have to cancel if it’s been too wet or there’s any ice.

There is only one tour so please be prompt.  Gates open at 11:30 am and the tour begins at noon and runs approximately 2 hours.  Our comfort facilities are porta potties (thank you Larry for supporting Larry’s Lou again during 2010, you’ve made a lot of us very comfortable with almost indoor plumbing), litterboxes and the bushes!!!  

Admission is a case of canned cat food per person - Special for Christmas.  Please feel free to be more generous!!!

New Years Pristine Nature Hike

First event of 2011 - the traditional New Year’s Hike.  Over the river and thru the woods, and we’re not kidding.  You might find some trails or you might blaze them.  Follow Fred’s bright orange vest - and please wear bright orange or red yourself, no hunting on our property but poachers have been known to trespass - and he’ll get you back to the complex sooner or later!!!  The November hike took a few twists and turns and ambled thru the brambles - but they did arrive alive and uneaten by bears!!!! 

Nature hike takes off at noon sharp.  Don’t be late cuz you can’t catch up.  Gates open at 11:30 am on the first. 

It’s outdoors so dress for the weather and before heading out that day call 540-854-0870 x3 to confirm that it’s on.  Bad weather shuts down our road very quickly and for your safety we have to cancel if it’s been too wet or there’s any ice.

Admission is a case of canned cat food per person!

Progressive Automotive & Tire
Check the web http://www.rikkisrefuge.org/ to order your special coupon card!!!  Fabulous money saving Stocking Stuffer!!!

Pet Friendly Housing
It’s a housing search web site, listing pet friendly listings all over the USA.  She’s hoping to help people from giving up their pet due to moving.  She created this web site after searching for an apartment that would accept her Jack Russell Daisy, and Beagle Jerry. As a pet owner she found it difficult to find pet friendly apartments, and now wants to help other pet owners find a home quick and easy. She also promote "Adoption." A lot of times when people are moving to a new home, they have a new furry friend in mind. They may even be searching for pet friendly apartments with the plan of getting a pet soon. She wants to promote adopting instead of the local puppy store.

Duke Meets Santa
Mary Ellen sends in a picture of her beloved Duke telling Santa what he wants for Christmas.  She adopted Duke from FOHA and he’s the absolute love of her life!

Mary Ellen recently met Rikki’s Refuge when her neighbor died, leaving behind four outdoor kitties.  There was no family in the area to care for them.  So Mary Ellen took over and made the arrangements between his estate and Rikki’s Refuge so the kitties could live together for the rest of their lives.  Mary Ellen now volunteers to help all the animals at Rikki’s Refuge.

Quote from Debbie 
If you want to go quickly, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together."  
Old African Proverb
Send me your favorite quotes, I’d like to have one special one a day in 2011  ...  Help me !!!

Vincent's 25 Days of Giving 
with Love at Christmas

Click on the animal               Click on the gift
you wish to feed                  you wish to give

On the Fourteenth Day of Christmas
Rikki’s welcomed your help to trap
and fix all the feral kitties.

fourteen feral kitties happily helped to the speuter clinic
We’re getting close to Christmas and people are thinking about others.  Let’s help the feral kitties.  We could really, really use as many of these feral cat TNR (trap, neuter, return) traps as possible – both for work we do here at Rikki’s and to support our Wild and Feral division. We never use traps to catch and kill!  The more of these traps we have, the more cats we can help get to the speuter clinic. 

thirteen terabytes of memory,
twelve glorious gift cards,
eleven wondrous packets of warmth
ten hooman helpers illuminated to see,
nine domed doggy igloos,
eight cozy kitty condos,
seven guinea pig garages,
six months 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 ....

If you missed any of Vincent’s Shopping Suggestions - here they all are!

You can have Amazon send Doggy Supplies or other items from our Wish List right on it’s way to

Duke Thomas Peabody
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!!!   http://www.amazon.com/?&tag=wwwrikkisrefu-20&camp=212361&creative=392013&linkCode=wsw&

Love always wins
Let everyone you love know it - be somebody’s HERO - say I LOVE YOU today !!!!!

Good night, 
I just want YOU to know how much 
I love you !!!

With a great big heart full of Love and Purrs,

PS - We’re just a couple hundred bucks shy of $3,000 on our $15,000 challenge, if you can spare a buck - it will turn into two bucks!!!  Please help if you can.  We don’t want to lose any of the $15,000 !!!!  Please !!!!  Remember YOU get a tax deduction too!!!

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