Monday, April 04, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! April 4, 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!
Greetings Friends
As the Ring Leader of Rikki’s Refuge I must remind you that April is Cats vs Dogs month.  It’s up to you, who do you want ruling the roost for the next year?  ME, your good old pal, Vincent.  Or Duke, my beloved and loyal friend Duke Thomas Peabody? 

Ladies and Gentleman!  Who are you going to vote for? 
Step this way and take the plunge - before Duke does .....

Be a Winner, click Vincent to VOTE
click Duke to vote!

It’s been a busy weekend so I haven’t counted votes since Saturday night.

86% of our amazingly intelligent, cunning as a cat, audience has voted for ME and since this is a Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Contest that represents 61% of the $s. 

Duke has gotten 14% of the votes, representing 39% of the $s and this is cuz he’s cheating.  This is an outrage!

Yup, YOU heard me RIGHT.  Duke is using outside help and he’s cheating!  Duke asked Refugee Walker to purrsuade his mom to cast a great big giant vote for DOGS.  Come on Polly, you gonna stand for this?  Gato Noir, back Polly and speak to your mom in cat talk about this!  You know where her best pair of shoes are!

Don’t let those dogs try to outsmart ME!  Cast a vote in MY direction NOW!

Round the Refuge
Busy busy weekend with lots of help from wonderful volunteers and all kinds of projects going on!!! 

Thank you all !!  Good things happened at Dogs and at Rabbits and at Cats and in the Gift Shop.  We’re getting ready for Bunny Bonanza!  Have you signed up !  Get your early discount tickets!!!

I’m almost sold out of Too Hot for Spot safety devices that can save your pets life!!!  Did you get one yet?  I’ve got a few left so hurry!!!

Spring is most certainly back and I like this!!!  Lots of great photos this weekend.  And if you were out to visit and got any PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS so I can share them with all our friends!!!! 

Geese Enjoying Spring

Jake In the Sun

Spring Nest

Vincent Enjoying the Sun

Till He’s Caught Napping on the Job

vote every day thru Sunday June 19th   Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
The Animal Rescue Site - Shelter Challenge
quick, simple, free
Your daily vote can win $1,000 - $5,000 for Rikki’s Refuge’s Animals!

Let’s see if we can be number one by tomorrow morning when results are first posted!!!
This time around, instead of identifying an animal, you have to enter words - booo

There’s lots of ways you can vote
as long as you remember to enter
Rikkis Refuge, Orange, VA, USA
click on any of these and take it from there !!!!

Spring Romp Photo Contest
Share your pet's photo & give Rikki’s refuge a chance to win a $2,000 grant to help animals!

Welcome to our Spring Romp Photo Contest portion of The Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge! Now you can enter your pet's photo and the name and location --- RIKKI’S REFUGE, ORANGE, VA, USA --- of your favorite rescue organization to give them a chance to win a $2,000 grant to help animals!

For your photo to qualify, please ensure that it is a happy pet photo. We hope to celebrate the accomplishments of your favorite rescue organization with happy pets in happy homes.

The Grand Photo Prize will be a $2,000 grant for an eligible animal rescue organization of the entrant’s choice, as well as a $25 Reward Certificate to The Animal Rescue Site store for the entrant.

2nd Prize - Runners Up will receive a $25 Reward Certificate to The Animal Rescue Site store for the entrant.

Contest Starts -     April 04, 2011 @ 12:00 am (PDT)
Contest Ends -     April 17, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (PDT)

the Animal Rescue Site will pick their top 10 favorite and then WE, the general public, will vote on them for the winner from April 19 thru the 25th.  So get your photos submitted and designate Rikki’s Refuge, Orange VA USA as your favorite shelter!!!

Hey Look at Willy
My mom and his mom are first cousins so does that make me and Willy second cousins?  Or first cousins once removed .....

Submit a photo of your pet and list Rikki’s Refuge, Orange, VA, USA as your favorite place on the planet.  Let’s get an entry in every day.  Tell me when you submit and I’ll publish your photo here too!

Bissell MVP Contest
Vote daily Wednesday March 30th thru Tuesday April 5th for NeeNee
quick, simple, free
Your daily vote could win up to $10,000 for the animals
Click here to Vote for NeeNee
Don't tell this little ball of purring love that she's blind - she'll never believe you!

Just today and tomorrow and Bissell is over for another year!!!

Vincepurrational Visions
Don't let life discourage you;
everyone who got where he is
had to begin where he was!
No matter where you are starting from .... you can end up anywhere you want to be.  I started out as a tom cat cruising the town for young ladies.  And look where I am now!!!  Chief Spokes Kitty for the largest Sanctuary on the East Cost !!!  Why ten years ago you’d never even heard of me, had you?  And today you’re gonna vote for me, aren’t you?

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.

Tabby Air Hanger
Pre-Flight Check
Be srue to VOTE VINCENT if you want to keep seeing CATS of Cod !!!

On this Day
I missed this.  On April 2, 1978 Velcro is first marketed.  Well I sure wish somebody would market Velcro around here.  He thinks he can claim MY mommey.  Velcro was a feral kitty for the last three years.  He’s been really scared and hanging out in cat house #8.  He’d dive for cover every time he saw a hooman.  A few weeks ago he jumped out between somebody’s feet and escaped.  Traps were set.  Escapees always go right back to their home and try to get back in for dinner time.  A little trap helps them safely back.

Well Velcro, his name was Grey back then, didn’t come home.  At least not to HIS home.  That night when mommey was going to bed he ran up behind her and jumped thru the door.  She thought, well good I’ll catch you in the morning and get you home.  Well as soon as she went to be HE climbed up in bed and tried to take MY place.  And he’s been clinging on to mom ever since.  Rides her shoulders, sits on her lap while she’s at her desk.  he’s totally stuck on her and purrs and loves.  If you saw her face this weekend, that was just an accident, he climbed up and was so excited he didn’t mean to be quite so careless with the claws!

April 4, 1581 Frances Drake completes his circumnavigation of world.  Mommey’s daddy, brother and son are out there doing that too.  We hope they have lots of fun adventures and send great pictures and get all the way around safely and soundly.  They wanted mom to go but the boats isn’t big enough for all of us and she wouldn’t leave us behind.

Dear Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam
United States
Washington DC USA

Dear Uncle Sam,

My name is Vincent D. Cat.  I have not received my tax refund.  Will you please send it to me now. 

I desperately need to cast MY vote for CATS in the April Cats vs Dogs event at Rikki’s Refuge. 

Please send me a check immediately, Vincent D. Cat, PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960 or deposit my refund into my account marked for CATS

Please Uncle Sam, please, it’s extremely important that I have my tax refund as soon as possible so I can use it to vote for myself in the Cats vs Dogs contest in April.  I am really worried that dog Duke might win this year.

Vincent D. Cat
Rikki’s Refuge
PO Box 1357
Orange VA 22960

Because I Love YOU
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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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