Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! April 5, 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!  Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org

Great Big Red Alert!!!!
I’m feeling like the Biggest Loser this morning!

Please don’t let me be a loser.

Dogs only have 11% of the individual votes.

But, some people, some people I won’t name here cuz they have
betrayed me, have supported Duke with 51% of the donations!!!!

This is a total outrage.

Get ready to watch Duke dive into that pool of water!

My feline loving friends,
I need you NOW,

You will not believe this CATastrophic CATastrophe!!!!
A certain person who lives with cats - had the audacity to make a $1,000.00 donation to DOGS -- because - she said:  "I just feel so sorry for the dogs - they always lose and  - this time - I am dogged determined to help them win."

WELL, my superior cat loving friends - we need to show her a thing or two. Let us show her some CATatude  - and SHOW her that REAL CAT PEOPLE are the most generous (and loyal)  people on the planet.



Put your Money where your mouth is and stand up for cats!!!

Vincent and the Cats

if you absolutely must
Duke and the Dogs

Who do you Want to see win?

Is it Cats Rule and Dogs Drool?
Is it Dogs Rule and Cats Drool?

It’s Up to YOU !!!

Your votes will be counted all month .... and at the end of the month, the winner - Vincent and the Cats or Duke and the Dogs - will be announced and crowned the Ruler of the Refuge. 

Round the Refuge
Today is Tuesday and that’s Indymedia Live time in Richmond.
FM 97.3 WRIR
12:30 - 1 pm

Listen to Rikki’s Refuge live on the air!!!
WRIR 97.3 FM 12:30-1 pm today

And since I’ve got to be stuffing up on Fancy Feast for my long trip to Richmond - I need to be quick this morning so I can get showered and one the road!!

I hope the show will be the highlight of my day.  I’m really feeling down.  We’re not number 1 in Virginia in the Shelter Challenge - please folks, help vote for me!!!

And The dogs are gonna drool all over me!!  Please HELP HELP HELP !!!!  Put me back in my Number One Slot!!!

Nanny the Oldest Goat on the Planet

Napoleon, an Elderly Gentleman

Chicken Love
They’re more than Wings and Drumsticks
LOVE your Chickens
Please don’t eat them!

Rene Makes a Game Board for Rabbit Rotunda
Lots of Fun Games
Easter Egg Hunts and More
April 16th - click for details and advance price tickets

Please don’t let me be a loser!
We’re losing Virginia in the Shelter Challenge
and it’s only Day Two
Come on VOTE folks !!!
vote every day thru Sunday June 19th
http://bit.ly/VoteVincent   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 !!!!

Please vote daily so Rikki’s can continue the good work!

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!

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

Look at some of my friends who’ve joined!!!   Il’’ get everyone displayed here.  So sorry I can’t do it this morning!  No jealousies please, these are in the order the photos were submitted!!!

Sleepy Binxy by RoseMarie Crean

Hangover Cat (Chanel) by Debbie Ailman

Pookie hamming it up!!    by Amy Griffin

Tomorrow you’ll see
Beautiful Marilyn!  Miss Attitude by Stacey DeGuire
Jynxy sitting by the front door sunning his fur  by Susan Beringer
Belle on her little rug  by Liz Marcus
D T loves Spring and Rikki's Refuge  by Donna Savory
I love snow!  Winter bound   by Diane Fortier
Dora 'Dorable Dora by Alison Armistead
Scarlett being a cutie.  by Kathy Russell
Will contemplates life.  Will Appleby, 11 years old  by Maria Appleby
Batman  What I Saw!  by Wayne Morris
Please ticle my tummy  Aladdin's tummy in the sun!  by Diane Lo Nigro
Valen sewing  by Melissa Felts
Georgie Porgie Puddin' Pie   by Pam Stanley
Whiskers  Sweet and Shy Whiskers!  by Stacey DeGuire
Mia in the sun.  Hi, you caught me at my best.  by Taffy Rosik
Mi adorada Federica by Maria Gabriela Bertoli

Please add your pet’s photo and share with us!!!
You can win in the contest and if you designate Rikki’s Refuge, Orange VA USA as your favorite place, we can win $2,000.   Click to enter YOUR photo - or ask your hooman to do it for you!   http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/108711/entries/new?ogn=website

Vincepurrational Visions
We all have ability.
The difference is how we use it.
I KNOW you have the ability to click and vote!! So please help us help you make a difference in the world.  Together we can accomplish so much.  But we need to stick together.  Your votes give Rikki’s recognition.  that recognition brings in more voters, more volunteers, more support.  We can’t “do” Rikki’s Refuge by ourselves, we desperately need your help to keep Rikki’s Refuge alive and well and heaven on earth for the unwanted, unloved animals. 

Please it’s so little of your time to make a difference that will save lives.  A few seconds from each of you can save many thousands of lives!  Please vote in the Shelter Challenge!!

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

Vincent’s Grandpa’s Plane
Many Years Ago he Began Flying Rescue Missions
The Need to Save Lives is in Vincent’s Blood
Vincent comes from a long line family history of
saving and helping others. 
Please join Vincent’s Family!

On this Day
April 5, is National Fun At Work Day - I hope you get to have as much fun as I do.  I love saving lives.  The more I save the more fun I have.  Join me and help me save a life today!

Upcoming Events
April 9, 2011                  SATURDAY     Orange Tractor Supply Outing 9 am - 2 pm - come visit us or volunteer to help us out.  Meet the animals and have some fun!!  Too Hot for Spots safety thermometers will be on sale, purchase pre event discount tickets for Bunny Bonanza!!  Rikki’s Own 5’ Tall Easter Bunny Will Be There for the Kids from 11 am - 1 pm.  13226 James Madison Highway  (Route 15), Orange, VA 22960  (540) 661-3525

April 16, 2011                SATURDAY     Bunny Bonanza 1 pm - 5 pm  http://rikkisrefuge.blogspot.com/2011/03/bunny-bonanza-april-16th.html   We need Volunteers for the day, help with set up, clean up, bakers for the bake sale.  Please contact Katarina katarinagalvin@yahoo.com if you'd like to help out or if you want more information about the event!!   Admission is $3 in advance or $5 at the door per person.  Game booths with fun and exciting prizes for the kids.  Buy a tasty treat at our Bake Sale!!  Game Tickets 1 can of cat food each or $.50.  The Great Baldo Baldini will be performing his Magic Show!  COME CELEBRATE SPRING WITH THE 1200+ ANIMALS AT RIKKI’S REFUGE, ESPECIALLY THE BUNNIES!!  Face Painting, Hair Coloring and Tattoos!  One of a Kind Easter Egg Hunt starts at 3:00 Hint: Be prepared for lots of confetti and fun!  Donations made at this event will go directly to care for the 1200+ animals at
Rikki’s Refuge. Thank you for your generosity and see you there!  For more info and to purchase your tickets please visit our website www.rikkisrefuge.org  or call 540-854-0870 x3, 10910 Barr Ln, Rapidan, Va 22733.  This is an outdoor event don’t forget to dress for the weather!!   Rikki’s Own 5’ Tall Easter Bunny Will Be There for the Kids.

April 16, 2011                SATURDAY     Waugh Harley Pet Day 9 am - 4 pm - come visit us or volunteer to help us out.  Meet the animals and have some fun!!  Too Hot for Spots safety thermometers will be on sale, stop by in the morning so you can make Bunny Bonanza in the afternoon!   385 Waugh Boulevard (and corner of route 20), Orange, VA 22960  (540) 672-5550

Because 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.

Learn more www.RikkisRefuge.org and help spread the good word, tell everyone you know about Rikki’s Refuge