Friday, April 20, 2012

Good Morning Good News !!!! April 20, 2012

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!

Your daily vote will help me win $1,000 to pay me doc bills !!!! Your prayers helping me stay healthy. Please help me WIN !!!! It's easy, and FREE. Just click here and Enter USA, VA, Rikkis Refuge and then enter the code it shows!!! No registration, no apps, no nothing - quick and simple!!! This is the Shelter Challenge - TOGETHER we can be NUMBER ONE !!! Please help me spread the word !!!!

Christmas Funds Running Out
Christmas time brings in lots of extra donations and that helps to get us into the spring.  Now the grass is growing and we need to buy a couple new lawn mowers, lots of gas to keep them running, and lots and lots of flea and tick prevention for all of us every month !!!!   Every season has it’s challenges and it’s extra expenses.  And with 1,259 critters - well - that’s a lot of expenses!!!!

And so our annual spring fundraiser and very important vote to see who will Rule the Refuge is now officially kicked off !!!!!   

Its CATS vs DOGS 2012 !!!!!!

We’re a little late getting started this year, cuz your favorite candidate was in the hospital.  He’s out, got a great appetite and going wild to Rule the Refuge for yet another year !!!!

Will YOU give Vincent the chance?

Or will 2012 be the Year of the Dogs?
Is that what all this 2012 nonsense is about?

Better keep Vincent on as the ruler to keep the planet stable !!!!

Its up to you !!

Hear what the candidates have to say:
Vincent has teamed up with Opie and Timmy

The Cat’s Campaign Promises
1) Fancy Feast on every plate
2) Equal Rights for the handicapped regardless of species
      Vincent lost a leg twelve years ago in a traffic accident
       Opie was born last summer with out hind feet
       Timmy’s hind legs are partially paralyzed after a “fall” out the window of a moving car
3) We travel to teach Humane Education
4) Will buy your vote with Purrs for every supporters
5) Cats RULE, always

Duke has doubled his effort this year

The Dog’s Campaign Promises
1) Treats and Hooman food for all
2) Keep your critter for life
     Jack, abandoned because he was getting older
     Baby Girl, abandoned when the hoomans moved
     KiKi, abandoned as a pup for growing too big
     Boomer, abandoned when the hoomans moved
     Duke, abandoned in a city park, blind
     Beauty, abandoned for behavior
3) We will eat the treats you bring
4) Will buy your vote with Drool for every supporter
5) Dogs DROOL, well .... yeah .... we do ..... so what?

Cast your vote NOW !!!

WHO will it be for 2012?

Cast your vote to support the cats  ......................................................................................................  or the dogs !!!!!  
Click on the candidate you’re voting for
Votes of $100 or more will receive an 8x10 glossy photo of their candidates (as shown below)!!!!

Click photo for Vincent and the Cats                                                              Click photo for Duke and the Dogs

Or send your VOTE by check to

Cats vs Dogs 2012
Rikki’s Refuge
PO Box 1357
Orange VA 22960
be sure to specify CATS or DOGS

We’re ready for a debate!
Send in your questions (comment below), check back frequently for our answers!!!

VOTE as often as you like !!!!

Ask all your friends to VOTE !!!!

HAPPY 14th
And may you have many more our dear boy!!!

Friend of Vincent?
Love the Vin-Man?

If YES ... continue reading ....
if NO .... then disregard, cuz this is a special party JUST for Vincent’s very bestest friends!!

APRIL 28, 2012
Get it on your calendar NOW !!!!
Please RSVP, very important, space is limited !!!!!

We put plans on hold while Vincent was sick, so we’re a little behind schedule and working out details now.  Check back frequently for up to the minute plans and details.  And keep those prayers coming for Vincent to stay healthy!

Party from 1 pm to 4 pm
Games: Pin the Leg on the Kitty
             Barkgo or Mewogo (bingo)
             Got any other ideas?
Tours:  Meet the Animals
Cake:  2 pm Fancy Feast Cake for Vincent and friends
           Hooman cake too

BBQ and Pot Luck from 4 pm to dark
RSVP a must, Chief Ron will be doing veggie burgers
Please bring something vegetarian to share.
Remember, the refuge is vegetarian for all two legged critters!

Half Moon Walk from dark, about 8:30 pm to ........
We couldn’t schedule a Full Moon for the party so a half moon will have to do !
Listen to the guinea pigs and pigeons coo as they settle in for the night!
See the eye shine of the wild and feral cats!
Watch the pigs pile up in a heap to sleep!
Hear the hens sing gently and the roosters crow!
Listen to the dogs howl!
Hear the rhythm of the emus booming!
Be lulled by the frogs calling!

Our night time sounds will awe you !

You’re Invited to some or all
Just remember it’s a MUST to RSVP, space is limited !!!!!

More Happenings
on Vincent’s Day

Opportunity to vote for CATS or DOGS in the 2012 Election Race

First showing of the fabulous Signature Quilt !!!!
Check back for details and a photo.  It’s gonna be a spectacular raffle!!!

Vincent’s Birthday Wish List 
Fancy Feast !!!!  Especially the Appetizer White Meat Chicken and Flaked Tuna

check back frequently as Vincent thinks about what he REALLY needs !!!!!

PS !
Shhhhhhh:  Vincent doesn’t want to let it leak that, Kerry, his mom’s birthday is the same as his.  He scared people might bring icky vegetarian things for her instead of delicious Fancy Feast for him.  He says if you do have to give his mom a Birthday Gift all she really wants is a vote for her beloved Vin-Man!!!

Remember $100 or more vote in the Cats vs Dogs 2012 Campaign gets you an 8x10 glossy of Vincent, Opie and Timmy in their Tree House or Jack, Baby Girl, KiKi, Boomer, Duke, and Beauty in a lovely field.  Photos will be available at the party too.

I love you sooooo much,

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.

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

No comments: