Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! March 23, 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!

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Always happy, even with congenital eye defects, Duke is a Spokes Dog, inspiring hope in handicapped animals and humans everywhere.  Duke is as sweet as he is cute!!!  

I know he’s a dawggie, he can’t help it, he was born that way!!!  Please vote for him anyway. 

Round the Refuge
So much Good News since I talked to you !!!!!   We won $1,000 in the Shelter Challenge for week 9.  Yippeeee  See what your clicks did!!!!  You made 4,000 dinners for us!!!!  That’s a lot of nums. 

The Animal Rescue Site has decided to share more this year than before.  So that means that we got named WINNER for Week 9 and then have to let somebody else win the rest of the prizes.  Oh well.  I’ll be a good sport and not merooowww. 

It gives me an idea for next challenge that starts on April 4th!!!   If we get the most votes in weeks one, we can either go on to be top three in the nation - and then win more money.  Or we can pick who we want to win and start voting for them !!!  Gotta work out the details but maybe we can help others win too who need help!!!  isn’t that wonderful???

More Good News!!   Most of the skunk smell is off Tess after three baths today!

And more Good News!!!    Lots of work done on Sunday.   Rabbit Rotunda II saw a lot of progress. 

It’s got a terrific roof structure that is gonna hold up with any snow now!!

KiKi and Beauty greet Dave and want to know how long till lunch break.  They love to eat his lunch.

Dave and his bro hard at work.

Mary came to help.

And so did Andy

And more Good News!!!!   Andy and his lovely wife Patty want to adopt a kitty!!!!   They adopted a doggie Starr from us five years ago.  She was really shy and scared and they fell in love and they took her home and now she’s really happy.  They have two other doggies too.  And now they want a kitty!!!!  Yeahhhh!!!!!

And even more Good News!!!  Katarina was so busy Sunday, she did two tours!!  Lots of people want to come and learn about the animals and shy it’s good to save them!!  The whole world needs to know about this.

And Good News for our Volunteers!!!

March 26th is

Volunteer Appreciation Day!

Duke kisses new volunteer Robin

If you have volunteered at Rikki's Refuge you have helped save the lives of all the animals.  Come out to the refuge this Saturday and let the animals say thank you!  Of course, our favorite thing to do as volunteers is feed the animals we love their favorite treats. So, we will have plenty of treats on hand for you to give them. All the animals are going to love all over you as soon as the see you coming with those treats.

Then around 5 pm, we'll start up the grill and have a lovely vegetarian cook out.  Come enjoy the day with your favorite animals and your favorite animal lovers. Please let me know if you can come so we'll know how much to bring for the cook out =0)  E-mail me at

I have so much more Good News to tell you and I’m so tired I can’t think!!!   Some of that Good News is that mom and me stayed up all night with three sick friends and they all are feeling good today and look great!!!  Yeahhh. 

Jessie the dawggie my big black old lady lab friend had a problem and like a small seizure and mom was scared it was her heart cus she’s real old and real fat, but not as fat as when she came!!!  Lucky lucky, Doc Meredith said it was just a little seizure and Jessie seemed in really good shape, just watch her and if it happens more we’ll have to try and find out why.  She’s eating and back to her normal self.

Buster is an old man diabetic kitty with no teeth.  He’s real funny.  He love to chomp down on hoomans chins when they hold him.  They always get real scared and jump and then he just gums them!!!  Last night a couple hours after his night time insulin shot I had to run get mom cuz Buster was looking sick and hanging over the water bowl.  Uh Oh mom was afraid his blood sugar was gonna be messed up.  She couldn’t even get blood cuz he was so dehydrated.  So she gave him fluids and about an hour later he ate some tuna and was feeling feisty and looking better.  She who opens cans is a stubborn one and wanted to know what his blood glucose level was anyway.  She’s a worry wort.  So they fighted and struggled and mom got his blood but he got more of her’s!!!  His blood glucose level was fine, a little high but probably from the stress of the fight.  Mom’s probably was too!!  And her good news is that the claws marks on her belly and chest are healing up nicely and don’t hurt nearly as much tonight as they did last night!!!

This morning Buster has the sniffles so that’s what was going on, coming down with a cold, that always messes up his diabetes.  He’ll be fine.

Mikey’s Good News is that he’s feeling a lot better and breathing pretty good today.  Mikey is a feral guy with asthma and he has trouble breathing if he gets sniffles.  He needed the inhaler and to be on the vaporizer last night.  He don’t like the inhaler and the Good News is that mom’s finger, or what’s left of it, is healing nicely.  Mikey has really healthy teeth!

All them made us real tired and I think I’m gonna fall asleep before I finish the Good News, so I say nighty and try to write you early tomorrow morning!!  OK??

Vinspirational Visions
Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it.
Boldness has genuine power and magic in it.
I’m going to get under my lectic bankie and dream about something really good now!!!

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.

Stelly prefers to ice skate

On this Day
Well yesterday March 22, in 1903, Draught caused Niagara Falls to run dry.  Well history is not repeating itself this year!!!!

March 22, is World Day for Water - so it’s a day early - it’s POURING buckets and buckets out there.

Because I Love Somebunny
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