Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Good Evening, Good News !!!! February 6, 2013

Are YOU on my team ???
Will YOU help me win the contest at the Animal Rescue Site ???

It's real easy .... go here and enter Rikkis Refuge in VA in the USA and follow the directions ...
it's easy, no information collection, no spam .... just your vote ---

help me get the votes ... vote daily and YOU can help me win $1,000 to feed my furry friends at Rikki's Refuge.  There are 1925 of us ....  well a couple hundred of them have feathers ... but we feed them too.  Vote every day from every computer you have, home, office, phone and so on !!!! 

Let’s work together real hard and win the weekly $1,000 prize !!!

Tax Receipts
If anyone is missing any tax receipts for donations to Rikki’s during 2012 ... just let me know and we’ll get you a replacement ASAP !!!!  Be sure to give us your name, and your email if you made donations on line, and your address if you sent checks !!!  Thank you - I love you for your help and support !!!!


Sweetheart Walk and Mingle
Is your best friend nothin’ but a hound dog ?

Well at Rikki’s Refuge we LOVE Hound Dogs !

We invite you to a Valentine event
especially for you and your best friend
.... your dog ... or your human !

You’ll have the opportunity to walk around our new 63 acre facility with your best friend.
Meet and Mingle with other Dog Lovers.
Roam the wooded areas, see the barns and outbuildings, run thru the pastures ...
lots of fun for you and your four or two footed friend ...
all before our animals move in.

Learn about Rikki’s Refuge and find out about
future volunteer opportunities,
fence fixin’, mural painting, barn mucking, and more !

Sunday, February 10th, from 1 - 3 pm,
admission is $12.50 or a case of cat food (per couple, same or mixed species)
... you heard me right ... today is going to the dogs ...
but we’ve got to feed the cats too !!

Tickets MUST be bought in advance and the number is LIMITED.

So call 540-854-0870 x3 or email
for your tickets TODAY ... don’t delay !

Doggies must be leashed at all times and
accompanied by a parent 18 or older,
must be dog and human friendly and
must bring proof of vaccinations, including rabies.

Can Some Bunny Help ???

This little rabbit went to market .....

and since he’s too short to see over the dash .....  he’s not allowed to drive.

It’s more than a hop, skip and a jump to the grocery stores in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg who give us day old produce. 

Several large stores will give us almost a pick up full of lovely produce every day.
Each store has a specific schedule and pick up times tend to be morning or early afternoon.

If you’re willing to drive your pick up truck or van (too much for car) the produce and bring it to Rikki’s even one day a week, one day every other week, or even just one day a month ....  you’d be helping the animals a lot. 

We can’t do it without volunteers ....
    Would you be some bunny who’ll help us ??

Contact Rikki’s Refuge at 540-854-0870 x5 or and tell us you want to be some bunny.  One of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as they can.

Thank you from the bunnies, guinea pigs, horses, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, emus, peacocks, chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese !!

We NEED YOU to pick up the produce in Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg and haul it to Rikki’s
We’ll do the sorting for each different species.  We’ll take all the plastic off, pulling off plastic and metal ties and rubber bands.  We’ll deliver it to each animal neighborhood.

BUT if that sounds like fun to you ..... we’ll teach you how to do that too.

If you’d rather just drive up, have us unload your truck, and you can be on your way in minutes - that works too !!

Pumpkin is very nutritious and our animals love the fall harvest.

Despite her size, Petunia is a very delicate eater !!

Piggies getting a special frozen treat in the summer !!

To help Rikki’s Refuge keep the animals well fed year round
if you’re willing to pick up produce in Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg
(or ask YOUR local store if they’ll donate)
please get in touch with us today
540-854-0870 x5 or


Can’t help by hauling produce, but still want to help the animals?

Click on anybody’s picture and you’ll be taken to our “HELP” page !!

President’s Day, February 18, 2012
World famous artist Wayne H. Morris and a special friend from Australia will be visiting !!!!!   

And we’ve got a fun filled day for YOU !!!!

11 am - 1 pm  Photo Class, taught by Wayne H. Morris.  Learn how he gets those fabulous shots.  From the simple to the complex ... bring your camera and learn the secrets.
          Photo Class $25 per person

1 pm - 2 pm Photos with the Animals - Wayne H. Morris will take YOUR picture with Opie L. Cat or Duke Thomas Peabody .... or another of your favorite Rikki’s animals!!!  
          $10 and you go home with your photo !!  Yes, you can get multiple photos.  Discount on more      
          than one!

2 pm - 4 pm Tour Rikki’s with Wayne and practice what he taught you in the morning about taking great animal photos.
          $12.50 per person

6 pm - 8 pm Reception and Vegetarian BBQ with Wayne and Vicki from Australia!!
          $20 per person

ALL DAY -- $50 per person, includes EVERYTHING ...

All events are strictly RSVP, tickets in advance.  Call 540-854-0870 x3 or email for quicker service

It’s that time again ... looking for one full time person .... or possibly two part time people.  Your day will start at 8 am and go until 5 pm or noon.  EVERYONE works weekends ... so please don’t ask if you can get a schedule without weekends !!!  

It’s HARD work.  10% feeding and 90% cleaning up !!  Must be able to work outside, no matter the weather, all day, year round.  Ice, sleet, snow, rain, boiling hot days .... and beautiful days too.    Must be able to life and walk distance with at least a 50# load.  Can’t have fear of any kind of animals.  Must be a quick learner, willing to listen and learn and then be a self starter.   Must absolutely positively LOVE all animals !   You will work with EVERYONE, so you can’t say you only want to work with certain species.

If you think this is the job for you please call 540-854-0870 x8 for an interview.

Rikki's Valentine Jewelry

Sterling Silver Pendants and Pins
Handcrafted Rikki’s Logo Jewelry
Sterling Silver Pendants with chains and Sterling Silver Pins
Pendants and Pins measure ¾” diameter with precision detail
Photos cannot capture the beauty of these pieces handcrafted for you especially by
Michael Gallagher Jewelers
Includes lovely velvet jewelry box
Sterling Silver Pendant with 18” Sterling Silver chain, Christmas Special $50
Sterling Silver Pin ideal for lapel, tie pin, hat, or two for cuff links, Christmas Special $42
Shipping $7.99 continental USA, rush, overnight, and foreign additional
Reserve your unique piece of Rikki’s Logo Jewelry today !!

actual size of pendant and pin, ¾” diameter - all silver, raised areas appear darker in photograph

Coming in March

3-2&3 Thinking of getting a Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Duck, Chick or other small critter as a pet?  Meet some in person and learn all about their care.     RSVP, details to follow

3/23 Meet the Easter Bunny, photos with Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet and Costume Contest.     RSVP, details to follow

3/31 Little After Sunrise Service followed by Blessing of the Animals Tour, non-denominational by Reverend Theresa Spears.  RSVP, details to follow

Keeping us Warm
If you could spare a few bucks to help me with that propane bill, I’d really appreciate it !!!!  Thank goodness it’s not as huge this winter as some times ... but it’s still a lot of money for this little kitty to come up with.  If you wouldn’t mind trading in that cup of coffee in the morning .... well how about your second cup ....   I’d so much love you forever.  You can click right here to help !!

And YOU can keep warm and wide awake ..
Looking for a quick pick me up ?
One that will make your day and make you SMILE ?
Sip some Rikki’s Roast and it’s guaranteed to make you purr all day !!!

YOU get Organic, Mountain Grown, Arabica Coffee ..... Delicious !
THE GROWERS get Fair Trade and Rainforest Protection !
THE ANIMALS get 12 meals with every bag purchased !
Thank You for Supporting Rikki’s Refuge
$3 From the sale of each bag goes directly to RIKKI'S REFUGE!
Order as many as you like, shipping is very reasonable and the more you buy, the more you save!
order as much as you want on line here:
(special now, use code BROWN at check out for 15% off)
***Limited to 500 bags of coffee per customer !!!

Product Specifications
Bag is 8" X 5 1/4"
Net Weight is 6 ounces
The flavor is Classic Columbian Supremo / Arabica Blend
100% Ground Coffee.


Love you bunches,
ps: remember 2013 is the year of the purr ....
Click Vincent to hear him purr ......

Look! It's a great car magnet with the world's most loved cat -- Vincent Cat!!!! "What Would Vincent Do?" He'd "Purr More, Hiss Less". Magnet is $5 each, plus shipping (65-cents for 1 magnet, $1.05 for 2 for U.S. addresses). For other shipping costs (international, or for more than 2 magnets) contact Melissa Felts  with your zip code and how many you want.

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