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
MY DEAR INTELLIGENT,
SMART, CREATIVE, FRIENDS,
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SAY
HOW YOU REALLY FEEL ABOUT MY HOME,
RIKKI'S REFUGE AND ME!!!!
AND GUESS WHAT?
BY DOING THAT
WE COULD WIN $5,000.00!!!!!!
THIS IS EXCITING - READ ON....
Between TODAY and Feb 28th post a comment about Rikki's Refuge on GuideStar's site - and the nonprofit with the MOST comments wins $5,000!!!!
So, my motivated, remarkable friends - just - click and write a quick review - one word, one sentence, one paragraph. Like: TERRIFIC!!! or COMPASSIONATE or WONDERFUL!! Are you glad Rikki's was here to save me - your beloved Vincent - then say so. Or write something like: "GREAT home to Vincent the Best SpokesCat Ever!"
SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART AND
KNOW THAT BY DOING THIS -
MY FRIEND, BLIND DUKE -
WILL LISTEN TO ME READING
EVERY COMMENT THAT YOU WRITE -
AND IT WILL TOUCH HIS GENTLE HEART ---
HOW PURR-FECTLY WONDERFUL IS THAT?
WHO LOVES YOU, ME - VINCENT
(PS - Think of all the Fancy Feast that $5,000.00 can buy too!!!)
click here to leave your review now, and when it asks “should this review be counted for a specific campaign” be sure to click “contest”
Rikki's Refuge is a division of Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc.
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The Animal Rescue Site - Shelter Challenge
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Bissell MVP Contest
Vote daily thru Tuesday February 22nd for Grady
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Your daily vote could win up to $10,000
for HELP Humane Society in Missouri
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"But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart..." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Grady is running for HELP Humane Society in Belton, Missouri, their slogan is one we agree with, “Our clients are homeless animals ... we hope to be out of business someday.” They do fiv and feluk too!!! www.helppets.org
Please Vote for Twisty - our Black Cat favorite
Please Vote for Scruffy - our Adoption Representative favorite
(different photo contest)
My Favorite Quote, Today
Open your MIND, then open your EYES
Round the Refuge
And yet another beautiful spring day. Just lovely here!!! Are you ready for the big sale on cat food starting tomorrow? Melissa is gathering up all the coupons and she’s ready to be at PetSmart’s door when they open tomorrow grabbing up all the nums!!! Worried she’ll run out of money before she runs out of coupons? Toss in a few bucks to help her shopping spree http://www.rikkisrefuge.org/donate.php
Everybody - cept the hoomans who we make work - is laying around in the sun !!! Mmmmm it feels so good. Thank you all for making this heaven on earth possible for all of us. We love you!!!
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery!!!! I’m jumping at joy from this note!!
Darcy M Swope: I visited you about 5 years ago, and loved your program SO much that I was inspired to move from the city to the countryside of western Loudoun County to start a quiet, no-kill, cage-free cat sanctuary for cats with "special needs." It is a forever home to us! Please friend us at Cats Crossing on FB, and check out more... info at www.thebirdsofafeatherartstudio.com -- let's keep in touch!
Cats Crossing Sanctuary cares for cats with special needs, and is an integral part of the Birds of a Feather School, a non-profit whose mission is to share art with people who have special needs. Our mission is to give cats who have been deemed "unadoptable" a second chance at Life.
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 THE OWNER OF
NIPPERS BAR AND GRILL
Live from Vincent Video
Meet Harvey the Cat, with Vista, Utah and Ron Herfurth
Fun and Inspiring
(Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Employee Amy Mordan stands in a lily pond with a giant beetle metal sculpture, as she poses for photographers during a photocall at Kew Gardens in London. Kew Gardens have added displays to their Prince of Wales Conservatory to illustrate the relationship between flowering plants and their pollinators.
Tails of Trivia
Nearly a quarter of all mammals can fly; with a huge 985 known species, bats make up 23.1% of all known mammals by species.
An owl can see a mouse moving from over 150ft away by a light no brighter than candlelight.
On this Day
February 17 is Who Shall I Be? Day - You can be anybody you want to - not ready to reach for that in real life? Well try it on for practice today!
Music and Motion
It matters not the species - it matters only that you give.
Vets learn high volume speuter technique
WE are the world
Meet Sassy and Friends
Sassy is an old gal who’s been at Rikki’s for several years now. Dumped by her owners cus she and boyfriend Ralph were getting old. Their owners couldn’t bear the thought of watching them grow “that” old. So they figured better to dump them while they still had some life left in them and head home with cute little puppies.
At Rikki’s, we think gals like Sassy are absolutely adorable. We don’t care that with no teeth in her mouth her tongue hangs out. And with a mild stroke she’s a bit droopy on the left. We just care that she’s happy and that she’s loved every day of her life. She spends most of her time sleeping with Ralph.
Ralph and Sassy, were inseparable for years before coming to Rikki’s and they’ll remain together for the rest of their natural lives at Rikki’s Refuge.
They get up in the morning for a long walk about, have breakfast, sleep most of the day ways and have another long walk about in the evening before dinner and settling in for a long cozy night.
Navigator and Amelia are buddies. They get very jealous of anyone else trying to get into their twosome. It’s a very delicate balance to keep them feeling equally loved and being careful not to lavish more attention on one than the other. If they feel out of balance they’ll get into a tiff. Own they’re own they’re best buddies.
Dogs? Huh? This is a DOG house? Could of fooled me!
Our beloved Nanny Goat, the oldest goat on the planet. We thank every day she’s still with us!
The 24th Species
Rikki’s Refuge’s Human Habitat
Scouting Programs Teaching Solid Values; Bobbie talks about Big Brothers
Love you whole lots,
don’t forget to write your review of me!!
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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