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Prayers and healing energy please
to mom's dad. He's in the hospital for dehydration. They're in Thailand getting a boat ready for a sail around the world. He had a bad gout attack and the medicine made him sick and he got real dehydrated. Mom's son and brother are there too and taking care of him.
I want you all to know how much your love & prayers really work. Sam is feeling GOOD, he's jumping up in bed on his own, he's eating a little cat food, he had 4 eggs for breakfast! Tiger is feeling better, poo is getting under control, he's eating a little on his own now. Patches is fully recovered, he has limited vision but is alive, happy & doing well. All this and more - thanks to your love and prayers!
Only THREE Days Left to Vote !!!!
Remember the panic we were in for the last contest near the end? And YOU did it and we won!!! Keep on voting and posting your plea for votes everywhere!! We’re gonna do it agian. You can vote thru midnight PST time Sunday!!!
Vote for Vincent with Pride!
Rikkis Refuge, VA, USA
Lena bunks in during bad weather
Lena, our manager and the one who takes care of us, doesn't want anything bad to happen to us if the roads are too bad to get to work. So she bunks in when the going gets rough. From bottom to top Jake, Niea, Mr Darcy, Smoochie, Miles, Snoop, Scooter, Ginger (not the evil one!), and Lena in her fuzzy zebra nighties!! Stephanie Linhart this is what bunking at Rikki's is like!
sixteen dangerous ducklings,
fifteen peaceful pigeons,
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
Have a Wild Wild Christmas
Reflections of Rikki’s
You’ve now see it all on line! And maybe even gotten your printed copy. They are starting to hit mailboxes. Funny how it takes more time to get some places than others. Friends in England received theirs before some friends in Virginia!!! If you want a printed copy and aren’t on the regular Reflections list, let me know!
In case you’d like a recap in living color!!
Everybody wants to come to Rikki’s
- get on the bandwagon ...
Would you like to vacation at Rikki’s?
I'm working on a deal!!!! If you had a warm house to stay in, and didn't have 40 animals to sleep on your head, would you like to come and spend a week or a night this holiday season? Let me know - if some of you do ---- I might be able to swing a great deal!!!!
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!
Look at all my Pressies!
Look at all the pressies that came for me !!!! Thank you all for ordering things from our Amazon wish list!!! http://rikkisrefuge.blogspot.com/2010/12/vincents-25-days-of-christmas-to-date_13.html
Thank you so much. And guess what? Mary has made me my very own inbox for my Christmas Cards too!! I’ll be getting up pictures of me and my presents and cards as soon as my lazy mom will pause for a photo shoot!
You all are sending me such wonderful useful gifts!!! Thank you.
Well most of them are useful ...... Snickers isn’t too sure about hers ......
Vincent’s Very own 25 Days of Christmas
On the Seventeenth Day of Christmas
Rikki’s received radios to keep up on any emergencies
seventeen ears a listening
A couple of these solar power / self-crank emergency radios (with flashlight and cell phone charger) would be great for the times when the power goes out AND we’re out of batteries – and that could happen at any time of the year!
Click on Peppers to feed her --- click on the radio if you'd like to buy this gift!
sixteen healthy hoomans a caring,
fifteen seniors breathing easily,
fourteen feral kitties happily helped 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 ....
You can have Amazon send it right on it’s way to
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&
If you missed any of Vincent’s Shopping Suggestions - here they all are!
Feral Cat Colony Apartment
How do you like this new and improved outdoor ready kitty nesting box Rene Luther built for feral kitties living at colonies!!! Looks like a purrfect home to me!! What do you think?
Please remember the ferals and the other wild animals and birds this winter and share your food with them. They may be too scared to come right out and thank you but I’ll THANK YOU for them!
Last Chance to Get You Pet’s Photo with Santa!
Meet up with our Santa at PetSmart
December 18, Central Park, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
check with Melissa firstname.lastname@example.org for other possible times
Are YOU keeping warm?
Where are you and what's your weather?
I asked and this is what my friends said! I love having friends of every species from all over the world!!!
Christine - south carolina, wet, cold and yucky
Andrea - We are in Minnesota and we just got six inches of snow!
Tina - st. louis mo.. COLD and ICY!!
Andrea - Lebanon, Oregon and it is colder than a troll's booty here.
Mimi - 65 in Fl.. south Fl
Judy - Carr Indiana...snowing..26 degrees
Jo Ann - Alabama, mild and pouring rain....gross
Ally Leah - Ontario, Canada .. -6 degrees celcius .. wind chill of -9 degrees celcius .. overcast & a lil snowy .. =^.^= xo ♥
Lisa - near chicago...flurries and chilly!
Chelsea - Calgary Canada, -13*C (8.6F) snowing...lol
Martin - dank wet and windy Liverpool. With a little flutter of snow for good measure.
Erin - south georgia ... VERY COLD=^.^=!!
Pookey - Edmonton,Alberta.-18,just digging out of a 2 day blizzard
Morrigan - Eureka CA and it is sunny and 51 we are waiting on a three day storm
that is coming in tomorrow
Lisa - Tampa, Florida-we hit 70 today with bright sunshine. Mid 50's now.
Sharon - South GA, according to natives, very cold, according to this MN feline, time to go out for
a walk! With maybe a sweatshirt on. Very smokey though because we have a forest fire going
just north of us.
Angie - KY....snow, ice in the 20's !
George - Paris (France) and cold rain.
Shannon - Back paddock in Carrum Downs (Melbourne). Tis 23C (73.4F) sunny and; windy (da wind
tis blowings up my skirt...mol!) and I's chasings bugs! :)
Lia - Connecticut...30 degrees. do not like.
Ziggy - Michigan and about 25 degrees and dark (it is night, isn't that like weather?)
Sharon if I can't be in snow, I don't think I'd mind being where you are!
Carol - upstate ny usa 17.8*f clear sky and grass has a bad case of dandruff... let it snow!!
Amilyn - South Carolina. It's wet and a bit windy, but not too cold (to me). Around 45F I think. I didn't need a coat so it wasn't too bad out there.
Kenny - Kentucky--just had an ice storm...I'm comfy and warm--sitting around the fire reading a book and sipping on some catnip tea.
Kelly - Central California, upper 50's F today, hazy. With 6 days of rain on the way.
Melissa - cold, but no pretty snow to make it ok =(
Blackie - Beaverton Oregon . 43 degrees F and rainy
Catresea - Long Island NY. C-c-c-c-cold. Cloudy. And at this point...dark!
Delores - Hiawassee, GA and very windy, rain and sleet washing away a 3 day snow and ice storm!!!!
Tanya - adelaide, south australia... its summer here, should be hot this close to christmas, but its cool and wet... max temp of 24C/75F
Poohdy - Ohio, USA -- snowing and cold. 27 degrees and heading south.
Catherine - Arizona and it is RAINING!!!!!!!! YEH!!!!!!!!!
Terri - In Kentucky ... it's in the teens and we had 6" of snow this morning.
Alice - It was 60 degrees today on the lake....Lake Sinclair...Eatonton, GA. I'm in Brer Rabbit and
Alice Walker country!
Tammy - NE Ohio.Very cold with snow on the ground.
Joey - We is in Richmond...the weather is snoozy and cozy...snowy and colds and icy...perfect for lots of mommy time!!!
Alison - NSW,Australia - dull, overcast, humid, threatening thunderstorms.We's snuggled up on our mum's bed, noses under tails.....
Kocur Slovakia, Košice, -15 Celsius
Deborah - Florida- it's been in the 20's last 2 nights but it's supposed to warm up tomorrow:)
Tanqueray - Hawaii, and nice soft twopical bweezes. =)
Joanne - wolverhmtonn slight snow mate x
Liz - SW Ohio....snowy and warmer than it's been all week...26
BootBlack - L.A., Catifornia. 60 degrees wif sunny skies & big huge clouds. We expectings rain soon.
Helen - I'm in York, UK and its fr-fr-fr-FREEEEEEEEZING BRRRRRRRR! Keep warm Vincent ♥♥
Casper-Bandit - Virginia cold snow 31 degrees
Trooper - Gloversville, NY which is an hour north of Albany. It is very, very cold here with only a dusting of snow. All the storms keep missing us :(
Maria - Cincinnati Ohio. 6 inches of your fav white stuff and 20 degrees.......burrrrr! Come play with my 4 funky felines and a doberman! Inside of course!
Annika - In Finland and it's cold, -15 C. About 20 cm snow.
Wayne - 21 degrees with a real feel of 7 degrees. Long Island NY!
Deb - Battle Creek, MI it's 22 degrees F out side. Some snow on the ground.
Stacey - St. Louis, Missouri and 28 degrees! Snow on the ground (a little left!) and icy roads!
Taffy - Sandy Utah......it's 11 degrees here. Tomorrow it's posed to snow agains.
Polly - East London - Cold, bit of snow, lots of ice.....I'm going back to bed. Mummy can go shopping on her own!
Versace - Taupo, New Zealand. It was 27C (84F) here today but it's 11pm now and its about 17C (64F) and I'm off out to chase bugs. Nosetaps!
Peace on Earth
and Love in your Heart, that’s what I’m hoping you have this holiday season. It’s all about love, peace and kindness. Share some today!!
PS - Hey, we’re up to $3,300 and it’s the 17th of the month - Only 13 more days to go HELP ... We need to reach 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!!!
PPS 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 !!!!!