Thursday, December 29, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!! December 29, 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!
Kiwi and Gibson, Happy in their New Home !
Kiwi came from Georgia and had spent several years at Rikki’s before finding the purrfect parents, Patty and Andy.  

You may remember Gibson’s story. 
Gibson doing The Happy Dance, tasting freedom at last !!!  After 1 ½ years of healing from traumatic wounds, Gibson dances with joy!!  Read his whole story under the video on youtube.

Kiwi and Gibson very happily spent their first Christmas with Patty and Andy last week !!!!  A wonderful forever home they’ll be eternally grateful for. 

YOU made this possible.  YOUR donations paid for their care and for the many surgeries Gibson needed.

Now You CAN Save More Like Gibson and Kiwi
You can double your donation thru the end of the year.  But watch out!  That’s only three more days!!! Saturday at midnight is the deadline!!!  We have $15,000 to be doubled and we haven’t quite yet reached the $5,000 mark.  Please help us reach this goal for the full $15,000 is donated to us at midnight Saturday.

A great big huge thank you to those of you who have contributed to the end of year Double Your Donation !!!!!
Kate Viscardi, Nora Eldridge, Missy Burns and the Wagglebutts, Janet Duran, Katherine Reynolds, Debra Berry, Nancy Mottershaw, Karen Friedel, Theresa Leppley, Mary Lou Pizzio, Vicki Gielen, Denise Halderman, Sue Banning, Dennis Nagy, Amy Madson, Deborah Jameson, Stewart Business Services, Inc., Betsy Brown, Beverly Cain, Martha Girdany, Theresa Loretto, Jayne Ashmore, Harold N, Deborah Forrest, April Nelson, Robert Tringali, John Bowman, Konstantin Shepelev, Suzanne Bolton, Sharon Dyer, Ann Claassen, Roberta Finkelstein, Suzette Haile, Elizabeth Gaver, Linda Downey, Amanda Bumpus, Douglas Michel, Erin Higgins, Jennifer Stocker, Jennifer Dorr Ziegenmeyer, Amanda Lea, Jeffrey Carey, Marlin Leonard, Lisa Millhorn, Wes Boyd

!!!!!  You’re my angels!!!
to See YOUR name here TOMORROW !!!!!

We’ve raised less than $5,000 of this $15,000 matching challenge.  Our deadline is midnight Saturday.  Please help out by making a large end of year tax deductible donation, or simply by tossing in a few bucks!!  Every penny adds up!!  Thank you!!!

Thank you Arthur and Annie !!!
Blue Dog is now a Rikki’s Resident !!!!  This is the truck my dear sweet Aunt Candy used to haul all kinds of goodies to Rikki’s.  Arthur and Annie came to visit Monday and donated Blue Dog !!!!  Thank you, that’s a really lovely gift.

Bonnie Kliamovich is a Vincent Elf
Her Angel Tree was at Pet Supplies "Plus" Charlottesville VA
and look at all the goodies she brought out on this trip!!!

Ahhhh The Hot Seat
Pi is all stretched out and cozy warm in his home with Martha!!

Come to my New Mews New Years Eve Party !!!!!
Midnight Saturday !!!
A New Mew to every one who shows up !!!
Can’t make the party?
Please send your shipping address so I can get your Happy New Mew on the way to you !!!!
ps Just kidding, we’d love to see lots of our kitties get homes,
but adoption application and processing are required for everyone!

Thank you for coming to visit me Jennifer and mom !!!
I Love YOU,
PS Hi can you spare $1 or $2?  I'd really appreciate it if you can.  I can double your donation thru the end of the year - AND you get a tax deduction too!!!   It's a real WIN WIN WIN.  $1 normally buys four meals for us here at Rikki's Refuge.  Now your $1 will buy 8 meals !!!!  That's a bargain!!  If you can help at all, please do!  Thank you, Vincent  

PPS 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.

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