Thursday, April 28, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! April 28, 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!

Only TWO days to my Birthday !!!!!
I’m getting so excited. 
Cats are in the lead ... YES !!!! 
All I want for my Birthday is to be voted in the Ruler of the Refuge!!
Who will you vote in as the Ruler of the Refug?

Click on my picture if you want the promise of Fancy Feast always on MY plate!!!!

Click Duke’s picture if you want loyalty, love and to be slobbered on

Well maybe there just ONE other thing I want for my birthday.
Would that be ok?
Just one more thing!

One more vote?
FREE, just your vote, just a couple minutes
Please vote in the shelter challenge
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Rikkis Refuge in the USA in VA in Orange !

Oh!!  And just ONE more thing
for my Birthday!
Come visit me this weekend and bring me a can of Fancy Feast!!!!

Round the Refuge
You all be here Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Lots of good things to do.  The framing is all done on Rabbit Rotunda II so now it’s just the net roofing and if YOU come help it could all get done!!!  Please Please come and help!!

Also Saturday and maybe Sunday too, Animal Artists!!  Come and help me finger paint.  Help Nanny Hoof paint!!  Lots of fun.

Saturday is my birthday and I’m 13 years old!!!  A real teenager!!!  I’m so happy!!! You think I’ve been trouble up till now?  Well you just wait to see what’s coming up next!!!

You don’t go believing nothing Jan’s been telling people either.  I heard her tell people it’s mom’s birthday.  Well Jan has it all wrong.  Mom’s too old to have birthdays.  She’s like almost 400 years old in cat years and that’s just too much.  So it’s ME, your dear lovable very hungry, Vincent D. Cat who’s having the birthday this weekend. 

And you know what I want!!!  I want to win Cats vs Dogs and I want to be #1 in Virginia in the Shelter Challenge and I want YOU to visit me and I want Fancy Feast!!!!  

If you have a lawn mower or a weed whacker that works please bring them out and help with the mowing this year.  We have one push mower that is sort of working.  It keeps cutting off and has to cool down to get it going again.  And we have NO week whacker.  It got busted cuz somebody put gasoline with no oil in it.  Booooo.

Well I gotta go, it’s really nice out and I’m gonna go lay in the sun.  I really hope you come visit this weekend!!  See you later.

April 30, 2011                SATURDAY            VOLUNTEER TRAIN SELF SERVICE 8 am - 1 pm, Learn to earn your Self Service Volunteer Badge.  

April 30, 2011                SATURDAY     CAT DAY CHANGING OF SEASON - Clean out the winter bedding and prepare for the warm weather.

April 30, 2011                SATURDAY            NATIONAL ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING - Donate or dig up and transplant a tree to provide future shade for the animals. We have plenty of small trees at the wood line that would love to be relocated. Bring just yourself and work gloves, we have the shovels.
DISCLAIMER - in order to plant trees anywhere around here you MUST fence them in with goat proof fencing!!!!! 

April 30, 2011                SATURDAY     BE AN ANIMAL ARTIST ASSISTANT - doing painting with the animals.  We have paints and canvases and picture mats and Christmas ornaments ready to go!  Oh, and lots of paper towels!  It's going to be messy, but fun. Wear your painting clothes and painting shoes, and let's paint with the animals!  The chickens, the pigs, the goats, the dogs, the cats, the sheep, and India the cow! Let's find out how artistic they are!  From 11:00 until we are done.  We need 2 or 3 people to help with each animal that paints. We will also need a photographer to capture it all!  Photos of the animal painting will help with making "certificates of authenticity" to go along with each painting.  We hope to have the paintings on display for sale at various locations, and will also sell them online.  Please RSVP to me, so that I will have an idea of how many supplies to bring.  Melissa Felts   PS: painting with the animals will be postponed in the event of rain on April 30th.

YARD SALE - the yard sale scheduled for the end of May as well as all collectiond ates for it has been cancelled.  If you have a location you can run a Yard Sale for us - please let us know!!

Vincepurrational Visions
What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
I think I’m going to be the well fed,
Ruler of the Refuge and
Number One in Virginia for my birthday!!!
YOU can make my dreams possible!!!

On this Day

Opps I missed getting this to you yesterday.  Did you know that April 27, is National Hairball Awareness Day.  I bet if you have a kitty you know all about hairballs.  And if you’re missing out on this excitement - adopt somebody today!!

Music and Motion

Something’s going on around here.  I keep hearing disturbances at Bovine Boulevard.  Last night there was strange noises in the chicken house and when mom went to check it out all the vegetarian animals were in there whispering.  I’m getting worried.  Something’s up out there ......

Because I Love YOU
Hoping you’re coming to visit on my
Birthday - Saturday, April 30th

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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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