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! Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org
TODAY SHOULD BE THE COLDEST LEFT THIS WINTER !!!!
That’s Good News!
WARMER WEATHER LEADS TO WARMER HEARTS !!!
Be Vincent’s Valentine
We at Rikki's have a BIG heart and we know that you do too!!
Please show the love in your hearts and
give from your hearts to
help us during the cold month of February -
your love for us will warm us and keep us fed and cozy!!!!
Please - we need you to help double our money -
help us make that challenge by Valentine's Day!
we’re so close ....... help make it a reality !!!!
http://bit.ly/VoteVincent Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
The Animal Rescue Site - Shelter Challenge
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YEAHHHHH Guido Cat - and Thank YOU for voting - Guido is #2 for week 4!!!
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My Favorite Quote, Today
You did vote today, right? So I don’t have to practice what I preach??? You know it is true, running or even scooting around, all angry and upset about things only makes you feel worse. Forgive ‘em and get on with it. You can’t change yesterday. But you can build tomorrow!!! Build a bright sunny day!!!
Round the Refuge
We got just a smattering of the cold white stuff. Enough to have Beauty and KiKi running and rolling in glee. Beauty tells me on her mountains at home in the Pyrenees there’s always 20 feet of snow to play in. I don’t want to go visit her home!!!
The weather man has really good news for us!!! Today is gonna be cold - AND - sunny - AND - it should be the coldest day left for this winter!!!! Yippee !!!! I’m a good little groundhog and I didn’t see my shadow!!!! Yeah Spring come on .....
Mr. Peacock sure thinks it’s spring time !!!! Yippee !!!!!
Mary came and worked in the office yesterday. And she loaded up the old broken appliances to take to a scrap place - they said they’d trade for cat food!!! I can’t wait to see how much cat food you get for an old washer!!!!!
Dennis brought nums out from the school food recovery program. Nothing for me, but the piggies were very happy!!! He’s working on a course to do an Ultra Marathon here - tell me if you want special updates on this! Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org
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 Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org 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. http://bit.ly/WayneMorrisPrint
Meet Bandit, owner of Bandit’s Trucking Company and purveyor of fine cat chow. Bandit skillfully navigates the streets of Cod at night, delivering nums to al the residents so they have fresh breakfast waiting every morning. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, Bandit never misses a delivery. Though some of the residents have noticed holes in their bags and a few ounces of missing nums!
Live from Vincent Video
Ron Herfurth says VOTE!
Fun and Inspiring
An elephant crosses a railway track
which runs through the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
on the outskirts of Siliguri in west Bengal
On this Day
February 10, 1933 The First Singing Telegram was delivered - I think I should deliver Singing Telegrams!! What do you think?? Would you hire me to go sing to somebody?
Music and Motion
Songs to snip by!
Good Times in the News
Russian Scientist Reintroduces Ice Age Animals to Farm - Associated Press
Russian scientist and director of the Northeast Science Station in Siberia, Sergey Zimov is working to recreate Ice Age conditions by reintroducing native beasts to Russia. He hopes the move will help slow global warming.
Blue Whale-Sized Mouthfuls Make Foraging Super Efficient - Journal of Experimental Biology
Diving blue whales can dive for up to 15 minutes. Bob Shadwick and Jeremy Goldbogen from the University of British Columbia, Canada, discovered that blue whales swallow almost 480,000 calories in a mouthful of krill, and take in 90 times as much energy as they burn during a single dive. The dives lasted between 3.1 and 15.2 minutes and a whale could lunge as many as 6 times during a single dive. It takes a lot of energy to do all that diving. How efficient of a job are these whales doing? The whales consume 240 times the amount of calories as they are burning on the dives!!
The 24th Species
Rikki’s Refuge’s Human Habitat
Humans with Handicaps
Dennis talks about REACH; Bob takes about Young Democrats; Cindy talks about the positive influence Rikki’s animals have on the community
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.
2nd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH SINGLES DAY - 10 am - 4 pm
Something for everybody. Come and do a day of service at the refuge and meet like minded souls. The leader who puts together the biggest work party wins. 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10
SATURDAY February 12, 11 am - 3 pm HONEY DO DAY - a little bit of this and a little bit of that, no matter what your talents we can use you!
SUNDAY February 13, 11 am - 3 pm VALENTINE'S DAY OBSERVED- bring special treats to all the animals to show your undying love.
HELP late breaking report - Lena just came in and said, “UH OH, Vincent, you and your kind is in big trouble. Saturday breakfast will be the last of the canned cat food. What ‘cha gonna do about that?”
I’m telling you what I’m doing - I’m begging my HEROES to bring a few cases with them on Saturday, donation drop off is noon - 2 pm!! HELP - save me from starving - bring me nums!!!
I love you,
PS You tell me what you want! Email me at Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org 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 http://bit.ly/Give-a-gift-to-Rikkis 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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