Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013 YARD SALE

HELP make Rikki's Refuge’s Yard Sale a SUCCESS

YOU clear out the house - the ANIMALS pay their doc bills !!!!    WIN-WIN !!!!

Donations are rolling in - but we NEED more !!!

We NEED to make it BIG !!!   We need YOUR help !!!

The sale is set for Saturday, June 8 at Rikki's North! 
21410 Constitution Hwy, Rapidan VA 22733
Gates Opening at 8 am !!!

HELP us get ready !!!

Please scour your house, your closets, your cabinets, the attic, basement, garage and shed !!!  ALL donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and proceeds will be used to pay our recent medical bills. 

If you have ANYTHING to donate - clothes, toys, kid stuff, kitchen things, games, sports equipment, the list is limitless -- please help us and make sure that everything is clean when you bring it.  That’s a huge help to us as clean things bring in more money and we just dog gone out of time for any more chores !!!

And don't forget to go through your jewelry collection!  Even if you have broken pieces, or missing earrings, it will HELP THE ANIMALS. 

We can sell ANYTHING and get $$$$!

Please contact Melissa Felts for drop off arrangements.
540-903-7669  or

Melissa will do her best to work around her own work schedule to be there to accept, and price, items. 

DEADLINE FOR DONATION ACCEPTANCE:  Sunday, June 2 at 3:00.  No donations will be accepted after that time and date as we must get things ready and we don’t have the storage space to wait for a future sale.  So HURRY !!!!

Also, can YOU help by working on the DAY OF THE YARD SALE ?   YOU are desperately needed! 

We need someone in charge of clothes, jewelry, and a few other areas. 

Help us convert YOUR clutter into HEALTHY HAPPY ANIMALS !!

Great way to volunteer with the animals and stay away from the heavy lifting, poop patrol, mowing grass and fangs and claws !!!!

Set up will begin bright and early on Saturday June 8th SALE DAY -- 6:00 a.m., in order to be ready to open the gates by 8:00 am !!! 

PLEASE HELP - Rikki's needs this to be a BIG fundraiser to help pay for many recent medical bills!!

THANK YOU for supporting the animals !!!!

PS Can’t help with yard sale?  All out of extra STUFF ?  Perhaps you could spare a buck or two to help us with the expenses?  Thank you, every dollar gets us one step closer to paying off the bills !!!  Thank you so much !!

THANK YOU for supporting the animals !!!!

With out YOU they’d have no place to call HOME !!!

Good Morning Good News !!!! May 26, 2013

Does your life run on crock pot time or microwave time?  

When I was an itty bitty kitten I’d watch Vincent run the refuge in his spare time ... he’d mosey along ... chow some nums ... and somehow always keep nums on the table for every one ....  he’d have some nums and answer like 14 thousand 11 hundred and 92 emails and then mosey out to nap in the sun ... then have some nums and round up the funds to pay for six surgeries !!!!  

And it all looked so easy!!! 

Since I had to take over, like about a year ago, it seems like I gotz 3 seconds to do this and 2 for that and if I get to stop in for nums in between anything I’m lucky.  So that’s why I have to sleep next to the nums bowl at night and wake up and eatz all night. 

Don’t you believe no stuff you hear from mom and da hoomans bout my belly being too big ....  when Iz working at microwave speed for like four dayz in a row with no breaks for nums ....  I need that belly fat.  So I need you to help me tell her to STOP this diet.  I’m just wasting away ....  I’ve lost three whole pounds and that’s a lot of ounces you know.  It’s something like almost half a hundred ounces and that’s a lot. 

Is your to-do-list longer than your tail or do you cruise the house bored looking for another place to take a nap?

I keep finding things to add to that to-do-list.  Just seems to grow every day, finding new things to do round here to keep making Rikki’s Refuge better and better.

So tomorrow is called Memorial Day in Merica here on Planet Earth.  That’s a day we are supposed to remember all the hoomans and other critters too, who worked so hard and sometimes even died to make Merica a free and safe place for all of us to live.  Thank you hoomans for all your work and all you gave.  I preciate you muchly.

Memorial Day was first officially observed on May 30 in 1868 .... that was a very very long time ago ...  when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.   The northern states recognized Memorial Day long before the southern states joined in ... until after World War I .. when those lost were remembered along with those lost in the Civil War ... and it became a time to remember those lost in all wars.

In 1915 Moina Michael had the idea of selling red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died.  The tradition caught on and spread from country to country. 

Red poppies makes me think of red kitties.  Lots of folks call us Orange Tabbies “red”.  We’re not really that dark ... but that’s ok.  I think RED is easier for hoomans to say then ORANGE. 

And did you know where TABBY comes from?  The word "tabby" derives from a striped silk cloth made in Attabiyah, a neighborhood of Baghdad in Iraq.  

AND I’m an Orange Tabby !!!!!   

And I hope you’re having a great Memorial Day Weekend !!!!
Love you bunches,
           Opie and Timmy

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