Sunday, April 17, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! April 17, 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!

Round the Refuge

Them hoomans cancelled Bunny Bonanza yesterday!  Just cuz of a little rain.  Well a lot of rain.  Well maybe like raining cats and dogs!!  Oh no!!!  Merow Woof !! 

When the hoomans went away us kitties changed the day to Duckey Dunking!!  As the ducks sailed past in rivers of water we tried to dunk them!!!! 

I missed you at Bunny Bonanza!!!  I wanted you to visit me.  Well today is nice and sunny.  So come on out to the tour at noon!!!  But wear your but knee high mud boots - cuz gosh that was a lot of rain. 

If you bought advance tickets for Bunny Bonanza send an email to the hoomans and tell them the name you bought tickets under and how you paid and the amount and they’ll refund the tickets to you.

I gotta be quick like a bunny bonanza bunny today -- gotta run ....

Remember to keep vote everyday in the Shelter Challenge.  It’s really important.  Lots of $s to win.  And winning money is good!!!!  It helps the animals.  So click and vote.

Any one of these clicks will get you to the rescue site to vote.
Then enter Rikkis Refuge in Orange VA USA to help us win. 

Get everybody voting, we’re losing ground.  Please don’t get bored with winning money!!!

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!!!

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

and others have entered - keep watching Good Morning Good News to see theirs and YOURS!

Vincepurrational Visions
He who does not have the courage
to speak up for his rights
cannot earn the respect of others.
And cuz only special hoomans, like YOU, can understand what critters like me are saying, we need your help to stand up for us!!!  Thank you rescuers!

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 - Let’s Fly !!!
We’re headed out to spread the good word !

On this Day
Did you know April 17th is National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day?  Don’t have to work today?  Wear your PJs out to visit us - tour of the Animal Neighborhoods at noon today!

Upcoming Events
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.

April 17, 2011                SUNDAY          DOG DAY CHANGING OF SEASON - Clean out the winter bedding and prepare for the warm weather.

Dear Vincent

Dear Vincent D. Cat,
I have either been a 2010 IRS 1040 in the name of Vincent D. Cat or I find that you are not due a refund.  Please send a copy of your 2010 IRS 1040 in triplicate along with a letter pointing out at least 17 reasons why you believe you are due a refund.  Please send at least three copies of your letter along with the copies of your 2010 IRS 1040.  Send an additional three copies of your letter to each of the 16 addresses listed on the back of this form.  Your correspondence must reach us a minimum of 14 days prior to the posting of this notice to you or we’ll be forced to start a new file on your behalf which could further delay our response to you. 

Should we receive your correspondence in the requisite time frame, as described above, we’ll make an attempt to understand what you are sending and get back to you within 673 days.  If you have not heard from us in that time and feel you need additional assistance, please contact us at 1-800-eat-ffst.

Thank you for contacting the IRS.  We love to correspond with you.  We hope we have answered your question and resolved all your problems.  Please remember to enjoy paying YOUR taxes on time in the future.  Never forget that are continuing to allow YOU to keep the majority of your earnings.

Uncle Sam

Because I Love YOU

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.

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