Monday, February 14, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! February 14, 2011

I’m Vincent D. Cat and here to make you happy!  You are HEROES!  You work hard every day and you deserve to smile every day!  Those of you working to save us animals hear so very many very sad things.  And there’s lots of very glad things too and that’s what we talk about here!  All pawsitive all the time!  I want my friends to be happy and smile and know there’s a lot of good - including YOU - in this world!!  Be kind and pass it on!  Please send me your Good New and Fun Stuff to share, personal or global. Let’s keep it fun and interactive!!  After all, if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane!

HAPPY  Valentine’s Day
I’m in my Valentine House!
Thank you Rene!!


Rikki’s Sweethearts!!
Jan and Larry
I Love YOU
My beloved friends, Jan and Larry,
know how hard it is to keep everybody
fed and warm in February. 
So they opened their purse strings and
put up the $2,222.22
Double Your Love for Valentine’s Day Challenge. 
Candy and Paul,
who celebrate their anniversary on Valentine’s Day,
added $55 to that challenge. 
When the $2,277.22 was met two days ago .....
Jan and Larry upped the ante!!! 
They reached deep into their purse and
pulled out another $300 for the Challenge. 
Until midnight tonight,
and tonight only,
the total challenge we can match is $2,577.22.

YOU kind and generous donors
have pooled together and met all
but $100 of the final Challenge!

Can we do it?
Can we find that missing $100 before midnight?

Let's round up the pennies and
make Jan and Larry put their money where their mouth is,
open up those purse strings and FEED ME!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day - I Love You !!!!
Vincent YOUR Valentine's Kitty

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I’ll never forget how much I love you!
And all you mean to me!

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My Favorite Quote, Today
Together We’re a Team

Round the Refuge
Thank you Ken for bringing special nums for Iggy.  He’s one picky iguana!  Someone donated Gourmet Iguana Food.  But oh no, Iggy wasn’t touching that.  He eats only one kind of Iguana food.  We were out of his personal favorite and he turned his nose up at gourmet stuff.  Ken came to the rescue and picked some up on his way in !!!

Grace and Ken were on hand to give a tour yesterday and OH NO for the first time this year, nobody came for a tour!!  It’s such lovely weather!!  Where are you?  Thank you to the folks who stopped by to drop off nums.  One family said they wanted a tour but it was a bit windy so they’d try another day. 

But Ken and Grace didn’t waste their time - they got to work helping with all the chores.  When you have 1259 critters .. the chores never end!!!  As fast as you can clean it up .. they mess it up again !!!!

Melissa got some great photos - which my lazy mom hasn’t gotten up on flickr for me yet so I can’t include here.  I’m waiting, waiting ...  come on mom where’s all the photos and videos you keep promising to down load for me???  Gosh, just can’t count on these hoomans ya know!!!   Dear sweet little kitty me, never does anything wrong, and this here hooman is just unreliable.  What is she spending her time doing anyway?

And it looks like another beautiful spring day for Valentine’s Day today !!  Yippee !!!!  Hope you’re gonna have a great day.

((((  Hi, Kerry here.  Just uploaded a pic for you.  "Hisssss leave me alone!  I was sleeping!!! .....Here’s your sweet Valentine’s Boy!))))
....  Mom I see that, no fair, you said you wouldn’t tell ......  You're not so smiley when I wake you up either !!!!

The Cats of Cod
Artwork by Wayne H. Morris of New York
photography and art
visit to see more of his spectacular work

Wayne loves to study an animal and capture their essence which he then turns into a whimsical work of art depicting them at work or play.  Your pet’s whimsical custom portrait available for only $300 (donated to Rikki’s Refuge). Contact me and I’ll put you in touch  Prints available, 8” x 10”, on heavy stock, suitable for framing, $25 each, resolution may vary so you may want to ask first.  Specify which print you want and shipping address.

Vincent Valentine
Cupid and town match maker A
Wanting nothing more than
to make every one happy and
loving one another!!!
And a few cans of Fancy Feast!!!

Live from Vincent Video
Geoffrey the Cat

Fun and Inspiring

Office chair race
A competitor races down a street on his office chair during Hesse's Office Chair Race in Wetzlar, western Germany. Fastest competitors need 30 seconds to cover a 200 meters distance.

On this Day
Happy Valentine’s Day
Say It With Kitties

February 14 is National Have a Heart Day  -- well I think it’s good to have a heart - literally and figuratively - everyday, always!

This is Random Acts of Kindness Week - you know it’s not very hard and it makes you a HERO in someone’s eyes.  Just a simple gesture, hold the door for someone in a wheelchair, reach the can on the top shelf for a short person, grab the can on the bottom shelf for someone having trouble stooping, buy a meal for a homeless animal.  Did you know at Rikki’s we spend about 25 cents on each meal fed?  But without you, we can’t feed ANY meals!

Music and Motion

Animals Don't Litter

Nobody gets hurt - it’s just funny!

The 24th Species
Rikki’s Refuge’s Human Habitat
Home Improvement Training

Because I Love YOU

and wishing you a very, 
very happy Valentine’s Day

PS You tell me what you want!  Email me at with instructions to change your subscription: additions, deletions or modifications!  Subscriptions:    Vincent’s VIPs - up to the second alerts about issues at Rikki’s Refuge for those who care and want to be intimately involved.  Scheduled as needed.  Good Morning Good News - a little something to get you going in the mornings, for those of you who want to keep smiling with us!  Scheduled daily.  Hairballs - so you know what’s coming up at Rikki’s!  Scheduled weekly.

Rikki's Refuge, supported solely by private donations, houses over 1200 animals of 22 species. On line at Checks, money orders, cash, items at Rikki's Refuge, PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960

Rikki's Refuge is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Virginia Corporation, tax-id 54-1911042. Combined Federal Campaigns #77674, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign #3163, PetsMart Charities #1377.  A financial statement is available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.

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