Monday, July 18, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!!!!!!!! July 18, 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!

It’s a snap to VOTE !!!
And it HELPS the Animals !!!!
Voting to win Prize Money for Rikki’s is just like Donating!
Just FREE !!!
vote every day thru September 18th
in the Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge
  and enter USA , VA, Rikkis Refuge
The shelter with the most votes wins the most money !!!
It’s a SNAP and it’s quick, simple, and free !!
Your daily vote can win $1, 000 - $5, 000 for Rikki’s Refuge’s Animals!

  and enter USA , VA, Rikkis Refuge
Come on Larry, get them Hokies voting, last time you got them on board we soared to the top!!!

Voting Secret, please don’t read if you’re not MY Special Friend
It seems that sometimes the Animal Rescue Voting site lets you get two for the price of one!!  If you vote early in the morning, sometimes, just sometimes, it lets you vote again late at night!!!  Play around with this and see if you can figure out what makes it decide to let you do that??  I don’t know, but it’d be fun to know!

Nine Lives - Not Nine Times !
Opps Some of you said you got the last Good Morning Good News NINE times!!!  I don’t know how that happened and I’m very sorry.  I want nine lives but I don’t mean to send you the same thing nine times!!!  Sorry.

Puzzled Frog
First-Ever Picture of Rainbow Toad, Found After 87 Years
An adult female Bornean Rainbow Toad, also referred to as Sambas Stream Toad, was spotted by scientists in Penrissen, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, June 13, 2011. These are the first photographs of the colorful, spindly-legged creature, which hasn't been seen since 1924.

How well did you do on the puzzle challenge?  Our winner is Jenna at 29 minutes and 54 seconds.  Close runner up, Melissa at 31 minutes and 43 seconds.  Ron came in at 48 minutes and 2 seconds.  And Deb slid in with 63 minutes and 40 seconds.

That was a hard one wasn’t it?  I’m sorry the pieces were so small.  And I was disappointed I couldn’t get them to blow up on my screen, control + just wouldn’t do it.  I’m surprised we didn’t have any teenagers with great eyesight at the top of the list !!!!   And I do apologize for all the businesses across the globe that were shut down for an hour while their employees worked on the puzzle .......  Opppssss

Ohio City Says Hoomans are Guardians, Not Owners
City Council members in Parma, Ohio, have voted unanimously to change the city’s animal related ordinances to recognize pets as part of the family by adopting the term “guardian” instead of “owner.”

The move was initiated by high school student Brandon Yanak, and Councilwoman Mary Galinas worked with the city council to have the new language adopted.

“More people are thinking and acting as ‘guardians’ of their animal companions,” said Yanak. “I expect to see higher levels of animal care and appreciation, thus helping to end many animal-related problems such as people breeding animals and keeping too many in inadequate conditions on their property in Parma.”

In Defense of Animals (IDA) began the Guardian Campaign in 1999, and 18 cities have adopted its language into their codes and legislation. The campaign promotes an understanding that “guardian” denotes a higher level of responsibility, caring and respect toward the animals with whom families share their lives.

Funds-On Specials for Rikki’s Supporters
$99 For Laser-Tag Party for Ten People:

50% Off Dinner Or Sunday Brunch Cruise On Potomac River - Amazing Views!

Humpback whale gives show after being rescued.
Click for fabulous video of rescue:


A great big thank you to Amy Willing Madson and

Fred J. Friedman for giving their Birthday Cause Wishes to Rikki's in June !!!! Yeahhhh You raised $395 to help care for the animals!!!! Fred won the Critter Cause Contest for the Month of June by raising the most money!!!! Who's gonna win in July!!!

It's easy to help Rikki's Refuge with a Cause Wish - it can be a Birthday Wish, a Memorial Wish, or just a Wish to help the animals. You can pick "Wildlife Legal Defense and Survey Fund" or "Rikki's Refuge" or "Life Unlimited Of Virginia Inc" - spread it wide and far, to friends of friends of friends, to people who've never heard of us before .....

The more people we can tell about Rikki’s Refuge, the more people will help.  And the more people helping, the less the burden is on any one of use!!  So SHARE !!!!

Rikki's Refuge Critter Cause Contest - every month my friend who raises the most for Rikki's Refuge thru a Cause will win a pawtographed pawtrait of ME !!! Everyone hosting a Cause for Rikki's Refuge will get mentioned here, in Good Morning Good News and on my blog. The monthly winners, will appear in Reflections!!!! See the wishes of our July Critter Cause hosters........

Faythe Roberson Goldsmith wants to give presents to all the kitties for her birthday!!  You can help her do that with her Birthday Wish !!!!  Or with yours!

Denise Halderman - is asking for funds for Rikki's in lieu of Birthday Gifts for Herself !!!!

Patricia Luisa Howard has been a friend of mummy's for 3x longer than I've been born!! Happy Birthday Patti!! She's giving her Birthday Gifts to Rikki's Refuge!!!

Barbara Lowe is currently in the lead with the most collected so far in the July Critter Cause Contest ---- can YOU create a Cause to beat her? Causes can be for anything!! Birthdays, celebrations, or just cuz you have a WISH !!!

Dace Terapak just set up her Birthday Cause!!!!! She's a new volunteer at Rikki's who's taken on the responsibility of working every Saturday. She helps care for the dogs, horses, rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs.

Stacey DeGuire has a birthday this month!!!! And she's joining the Critter Cause Contest !!!!! Don't miss out on your opportunity!!!! Create a Cause or a Wish for any reason you want !!!!

Who's gonna raise the most in July ????   Will it be YOU?

Adorable Porcupine

Not gonna nag today, but if you can spare a couple bucks today I’d really appreciate it.  All of us would.  All 1,269 of us here.  We need food everyday !! 
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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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