Thursday, February 03, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! February 3, 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!

VOTE TODAY   Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
The Animal Rescue Site - Shelter Challenge
YOU voted Rikki’s Refuge #1 in Virginia in 2010
Let’s do it again for 2011
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Animal Assisted Therapy Meowster
Running on behalf of Rikki’s Refuge
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Your daily vote could win up to $10,000 for Rikki’s Refuge
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Read the Guido Gazzette it’s a great way to start your day!!!
Between Guido and Vincent, we’ve got you covered!!!!

My Favorite Quote, Today
Make others happy and you’ll automatically be happy!
You think I’m kidding?  If you’re sitting around worrying about what YOU don’t have, and sad cuz you think somebody don’t love YOU - get out there and give something to somebody who needs it.  Give a meal to a shelter animal.  Or give some love to somebody.  Every town has shelter animals who’d love a hug and some love.

I promise you - it WILL make you happier too!!!!!    You know what they say about you get 10x what you give!  So give the love!!!   Get the love!!!!

Round the Refuge
What a great and warm day yesterday!!!!   Billy and mom worked on the cat runs.  OH NO - lots of new construction is going to be needed to make it really secure and sound.  They have a system - let’s see if it’s gonna work!!!  Sure hope so!!!  We want everything secure for all kinds of snow and ice so this stops being a problem.  2011 is the year to fix the problems!!! 

Oh yikes, mommey did a big boo boo.  Blame her.  It’s always my fault about what happened to the puter.  This time it’s mommey and it’s all her fault!!!  She was messing with flickr and did a boo boo and it messed up all the addresses of the photos and now the old blog entries don’t show the pictures right.  Bad mommey.  I’m gonna not let her have no Fancy Feast till she fixes that.

But it did make the Flick page look nicer!!!  Have you looked at my pictures lately?

The Cats of Cod
I left you on January 26th, with Duke and Vincent meeting a black cat .....

Say HELLO to Batman, mayor and founder of the town of Cod.  Batman’s going to show you around town.

Live from Vincent Video
Meet Sally the goat
the fattest goat on the planet
the goat who’ll anything !!!

Upcoming Events
SATURDAYS            DONATION DROP OFF,  noon - 2 pm,  got something to drop off quick?  The gates will be unlocked.  No tour at this time, just drop off.  Donation Drop Off will be available every Saturday from noon - 2 pm in 2011

SUNDAYS            TOUR THE REFUGE - NOON, mini tour, take a walk around and see the animal neighborhoods.  Every week on Sunday you can join a mini tour where you can walk around from animal neighborhood to neighborhood, from Piggy Paradise to Horsey Haven and see the animals.   One tour only, starts at noon.  Please be prompt.

SATURDAY    February 5, 11 am - 3 pm   CAN DAY - bring cans of food for your cat and dog friends who need to eat a lot more this time of year, stay to help us clean up!

SUNDAY    February 6, 11 am - 3 pm   PICK A PET DAY - If you aren't ready to adopt another one yet, then pick one and help them get adopted and into their own new home.  Become the adoption sponsor of a cat or dog, make posters, tell every one about this one special animal. There's a home for everyone, we just need to find them. Come and meet the wonderful animals waiting to meet you.

SUNDAY    February 6, 11 am - 3 pm   SUPER BOWL SUNDAY - please come and fill our bowls and help with our chores.

Please buy me some Valentine Love!!!
Click here to Chip In for Valentine’s Day

It’s Double the Love, Double the $s
We rely on you to eat.
Donations are especially needed at this time
while we do extensive safety building on the cat runs.
Save a kitty - donate a 2x4 today!!!
They cost about $5

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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