Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Good Morning Good News !!!! October 23, 2013

Morning !!!!   I’ve got a book out !!!   My very first, very own book !!! 

I’ve got a problem, can you help? I want to be a Top Cat. That is a big honor at Rikki's Refuge and that means I have to know alot about the place. My friends are saying I’m too young. They don't think I knows all the differences between the animals at Rikki's and I think they are trying to trick me. Help me prove them wrong. 100 colorful photos taken around the refuge are used to illustrate this book. There are 25 challenge pages with four photos on each page. One does not belong. There may be more than one difference on each page but there is only one right answer. You will need to use the clue at the top of each page to figure out the photo that does not belong. If you get stuck there is an answer page in the back. This book is formatted to be viewed in landscape mode. It is geared towards kids 5-8, but everyone will enjoy the photos of the animals. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to care for the animals at Rikki's Refuge.

So grab your copy and help me solve the puzzles TODAY !!!

Thank YOU !!!
for voting in the Shelter Challenge - you DID make a huge difference.  It takes each and every one of YOU to make Rikki’s happen !!!  YOUR voting brought in $1,000 .....  AND .... we’ll be receiving either 50 pet beds or 100 vaccines too !!!!    You DID IT !!!!  

YOU, my friend, are FABULOUS ....  and I LOVE you so so so much ....  cuz it’s all cuz of YOU that we all got a second chance and we get to live at Rikki’s !!!! 

Yippie  .. Let’s hear a BIG hand for our wonderful friends !!!  Sing with me !!!

Lives YOU have Saved
Thanks to YOU and your support ... you make it possible for Rikki’s to save lives every day.  Lives that others would have tossed away.  To us every soul matters, no matter how small, how many legs, fur, feathers or scales ....  they all deserve a comfortable life. 

And YOU make that possible when you support Rikki’s Refuge.  Thank you !!

Got a Green Thumb ??
Wouldn’t these look cool at Rikki’s?

Fruit for Life
Teaching hoomans about kindness is one of our very important missions at Rikki’s Refuge.  Kindness to the animals.  Kindness to one another.  We hope that someday all meanness in the world has gone away.  And that everyone will always do everything in kindness.  It’s really not hard.  It just means thinking about the options each time you’re picking an action .... and opting for the kind action.

Rikki’s Education Center was born in December.  We’ve had lots of programs there.  And as we gear up there will be more and more.  We’ve got a lot of work to do to fulfill all our dreams of what our Education Center will be. 

One project we’re working on now is planting a row of fruit trees at one of the borders.  This is a two fold project.  It will provide a pleasant shield between our animals and the neighbors, and it will give our animals yummy fruit in later years. 

You can be a part of this project by donating a hardy fruit tree.  We’ll be adding signs with donors’ names.  Bring your tree to Donation Drop Off on Saturdays between noon and 2 pm.  Add a $10 donation if you’d like your name attached to your tree.  Please be sure to give us your name printed clearly.  You can also do “In Memory of .... “ or “In Honor of ...” 

If you can’t make it out with a tree, for a $50 donation our volunteers will pick up the tree for you.  Same deal on a sign, if you’d like one.

Click to order your tree, and sign if you wish.  Please add in the comment area that this is for a tree and if you’re requesting a sign too, then be sure to include your name as you’d like it to appear.

The goats, sheep, cows and horses who will one day inhabit this area of the Education Center say THANK YOU !!!!  

Donation Drop Off
21410 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Rapidan VA 22733 is the address of our Education Center.  We have a Docent on duty every Sat from noon to 2 pm.  The gate is right there at the corner of Rt 20 and Quarter Horse Ln. 

Volunteer opportunities to be a Donation Drop Off Docent --- just email us and let us know you’d like to help out one weekend !!  Thank you.

Kathy and Kim moving furniture

in for the first event held at the Education Center.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving
This is the kitchen at the Education Center and where we’ll be cooking up nummy vegan and vegetarian things for Thanksgiving Dinner .... some of our friends may join us .... but not in the oven or on our plates. 

We give thanks for all life forms ....  preferring to see them eat ... than being eaten ... 

If you’d like to join us in a celebration of life at our Thanksgiving Lifesaving Feast just ask me for details  It will be on Saturday, November 23, 2013 ...  we’ve picked Saturday for our Thanksgiving as many folks wanted to be with their families on traditional Thanksgiving.   We pray that no matter where you are celebrating Thanksgiving ....  that part of your thanks will be for life ... life of our animal friends ...

Up Coming Fun
Saturday, October 26, Halloween Tour at Rikki’s and Nature Hike
Saturday, November 16, Nature Appreciation Day, Tour and Nature Hike at Rikki’s Refuge and Full Moon Walk

Contact us by email  for details, times and tickets, all events at Rikki’s require tickets in advance.

Still looking for volunteers to help haul produce from grocery stores in the Fredericksburg area to Rikki’s.

Volunteers to help haul pumpkins in over the next couple week.  All over Virginia !!

Volunteers to help Sandy Paws at Fredericksburg PetSmarts with Photo Taking in December.

Volunteers to help with wrapping for donations at Barnes & Noble Bookstores.  We have Falls Church, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Charlottesville and Virginia Beach lined up ....  and it can be done at B&Ns anywhere ....

And of course .... scoop poop at Rikki’s !!!! to volunteer or ask questions !!!

... with your support we’re able to help so many into their new furrever happy homes ....  and to give that life long home to those not quite so fortunate ...  Thank you for your support
Without YOU none of us would be breathing today !!

Love you bunches,

2013 is the Year of the Purr ....

Join the movement ... we’re adding purr to planet earth !
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"What Would Vincent Do?"
He'd "Purr More, Hiss Less".

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