Monday, June 20, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! June 20, 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!

Today’s Edition is Dedicated to my Daddy
and to yours!.
I’m really sorry it’s all late.  I was just about to send it to you yesterday morning when I got called out of the office ....  Well being a good kitty (am so mom!!!) I went and helped out, and then it was time to hug and snuggle and purr for my visitors, and then there was something else to do and then ...  well when I sat back down it was almost 11 o’clock at night!!!   Oh speaking of clocks don’t let me forget to tell you about Wayne’s new clock. 

But first, my DAD !!!!!!    
He’s a real King!!!

My Dad has to wear many hats to take care of us all.

And shoes too .....
All the local poachers are terrified of running into Bigfoot in the woods,
they’ve seen his feet print, so they know he’s out there just waiting to get them.

I know my Dad’s a plantavoir ....
... but the rumor in the poaching community is
you better watch out for that giant man eating rabbit!

My Dad is very talented - he’s a pig belly rub expert.

My Dad is a wild Mountain Man who leads Nature Hikes

My Dad is a fearless Sailor
I think that’s real scary, all that water really terrifies me,
but he’s brave enough to go scuba diving.  Ick!!!

My Dad is so talented he’s even in the movies!

Thank you for being MY dad, Fred!!!!

It didn’t go so good Saturday.  Not much traffic.  Only $30 all day for all that hard work from Kathy and Kim.  What we really need is a GOOD location where we can set up and even store things on site.  Do you have a house or a business with good visibility?  Decent parking?  Maybe even an extra shed we could use??  Preferable not too far from Fredericksburg, VA, USA. 

More from Rabbit Rotunda II!!!!
Miss Pitty Pat moves in

Time for Noms!
With the help of Batman and Daisy, his cats, Wayne H Morris has invented the mostest wonderful thing!  A special clock for all you cat owners so you know when it’s time to feed your kitties.  This wonderful device can also be used to know when to feed your doggies, wabbits, guinea pigs and more.  As a matter of fact it works for every species!!!
For more info and to own one of these wonderful clocks, 
click on your favorite time to feed YOUR kitties.

Please Pray for Safe Road Trip
We’ve got an exciting trip to make today!!  Me and mom and Jan and Deloris are traveling a couple hours to check out something new and exciting.  Jan, our Education Director, and Deloris are coming, so they can help mom and me with the plans. 

A wonderful church has two trailers they have set up, side by side, with decking in between, which they’ve been using for meeting / classroom space.  They’ve raised enough money to build a permanent building.  Now they’re donating the trailers to Rikki’s Refuge!  They’re only a few years old, so we’re hoping we’ll be allowed to use them for meeting . educational / small seminar space.  This would be so good for programs like our Teen Care program and other educational events.

We have to travel a couple hours away and check out the two class room trailers to get an idea of how to best use them at Rikki’s.  They're 12' wide and 53' long and there a 12 foot wide deck between them. If all works well they'll be coming to Rikki's and then we'll have some more space.  YIPPEE  --- Paws crossed.

Depending on what the county will let us do for permitting the trailers -- we should be able to have some educational / small seminar space - this will be so good for all the programs we teach for kids and all that. And hopefully some 9th Life Space, we need so much more for the handicapped animals who need a place to go. It's been sad since we've been so full and not able to help more. Keep your paws crossed.

I’m gonna need a Chair Hooman in charge of this project.  Somebody to help interface with the county on permits, round up the right kind of professional’s to provide the drawings etc to the county, work with the electric company to install new lines, and all that kind of important stuff.   Could YOU be my hooman?

This will be the time that we’ll upgrade the electricity to the whole refuge too.  This will help with a lot, lot, lot of things.  And it’s going to take some planning.  Let me know if you’d like to be involved!  PLEASE ....

And most of all, please pray for a safe trip today for Jan and Deloris and Mom and me in this rainy weather!!!

Have you tried this?

I’d like to hear from friends who have.  Does it really work?  What is your experience?  This could be something great for pets that people want to get rid of cuz of allergies.  I’d love to recommend it if it works.

Wonder if I can spray the plants so they don’t make me sneeze!

Sat., June 18th at the Richmond Vegetarian Festival

Thank you Laurie, Events & Festivals Director, Gussie, Mariza and Autumn-Skye for attending the Richmond Vegetarian Festival for Rikki’s and taking Doggy Beau along. 

These are fun events.  If you’d like to help Rikki’s by attending events all over the state of Virginia, please contact Laurie  Did you know you can table at events anywhere in the world?  Yes you can!!!  Rikki’s Refuge is an international organization.  Just contact us and we’ll tell you what to do to help the animals of Rikki’s Refuge and the world over!

Heeee Heeeee Heeeee
Heee Heee Heeee mommy is sitting at the desk next to me working on her 'puter (I finally got my own), she talks to her 'puter with the microphone and she blowed her nose, and the computer said, "Please say that again".

Well gotta go now, Happy Late Fathers Day to all of you Dads out there, especially you Kitty Dads!!!!


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