Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas From Rikki’s Refuge!!! December 25, 2014

(Thank you Kim, for 17 years of service to Rikki’s Refuge)

Merry Christmas from all of US to all of YOU !!!

Celebrating our 17th Christmas at Rikki’s Refuge .....

WOW ..... That’s amazing !!!

My my my .... time is a flyin .... and it’s almost the end of the year too !!!!  What are your best memories from this year?  Mine are all about YOU.  That’s cuz YOU saved my life and the lives of everybody here at Rikki’s and because you work to do it again and again, each and every day.


I THANK YOU for sharing your money with us so we can eat, have nice beds to sleep in, have family and friends and best of all LOVE and all the nums we can eat ....  I wish I could have all I can eat, but mom and my doc keep saying d..i..e..t ...  poo on diet ....   and all the nasty flea drops to keep the bugs off and the other nasty medicine to keep us well ....  ick ... but that’s one of the things mom says is a For Your Own Good Thing ... I’m not so sure about that ....  but I do know I love you for keeping us all happy and healthy and loved !!!!

THANK YOU for coming to visit me, and bringing me nums, it makes me so happy when you come ....   that anticipation of more Fancy Feast .... and of getting to snuggle and purr with you !!!!   Thank you for coming to help clean up our poo boxes .... cuz you know ... if we could do it for you we would ....  but that a special job for those with opposable thumbs .... so I think you for having those thumbs and for using them to help us be clean, our grass be cut, our fences get fixed !!!! 

THANK YOU for coming on Donation Drop off day.  Thank you for being a Donor and a Docent on Saturdays ... without YOU .... it couldn’t happen !!!  Thank you for bringing nums .... and litter .... and beds .... and all those cleaning supplies ... my gosh all those cleaning supplies .... and things for Re-Tail ...

THANK YOU for all the gifts you mail to us, from our amazon need list, to the kind things YOU think of !!

THANK YOU to all of you who work and volunteer at Re-Tail -- to the donors who made it possible --- what a wonderful success you have created in just one year !!  From the day you opened the doors last January ....  you were a success !!!  What a lot of hard work and planning went into the creation of this store and what a lot of hard works goes in behind the scenes every day.  YOU walk in and see a beautifully maintained laid out store ...  I see all that hard work that goes on, cleaning items, sorting, pricing, stocking, keeping everything so nice and neat and clean.  THANK YOU ...  And to the folks who donate to the store ... well, you know, we could not exist without YOU !!  THANK YOU !!!

THANK YOU all of you who do events for Rikki’s .... who haul supplies and critters all over and set up displays and sell items and promote adoptions and talk to the public and round up support and donations and volunteers !!!  You’re awesome !!!

And you Wrappers !!!  Thank you ....   every year at Barnes and Noble ... so many of you (many more than I have photos of) gather together to wrap gifts for donations.  THANK YOU !!!

To my Pumpkin Haulers THANK YOU !!!!  That’s a HARD job ....  them pumpkins get heavy .... but all the animals ... well not the cats and dogs ... but everybody else, so much appreciate your hard work.

THANK YOU ALL .... who have made Rikki’s Refuge a success .... You’ve done it for SIXTEEN YEARS ....  and here we go ... TOGETHER .... into our SEVENTEENTH !!!!!!  

Hurrah for YOU
we call RIKKI’S REFUGE  !!!!

Join The Three Wise Hoomans of Rikki’s Refuge
they’ve banded together to make GGP’s wish come true !!! 
For 24 hours, they will DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS
from 7 pm, Rikki’s Time (eastern usa) Christmas Eve till 7 pm Christmas Day
all donations ACTUALLY IN HAND or PAYPAL shall be wisely DOUBLED !!!

How you can join in, make GGP’s wish come true and DOUBLE YOUR DONATION
2) PAYPAL to
Come to our Christmas Reception at our Life Center on 12/25/14 between 2-4 PM
21410 Constitution Hwy, Rapidan VA 22733, the gate is at the corner of rt 20 and Quarterhorse Ln
4) CREDIT CARD BY EMAIL (name, billing address, number, exp, security number & amount) to  (you may email us earlier by this method and I promise to wait to run your card until the fundraiser opens!)

Thank you for making this the BEST Christmas ever for my GGP !!!
And thank you for helping Rikki's Refuge!
And all 1300 of us who call Rikki’s HOME !!
Love, Opie and Duke

         Rikki’s 12 Days of Christmas
Refuge Style !!!!   Everything we do is bigger than life size ....  so we bring you 28 days of Christmas !!!! 

Click and play the music in the background, while singing along with us ..........

On the
Twenty-Eighth Day of Christmas

Look What
Came to Rikki’s,

Ferocious Fanging Ferals,

Versatile Volunteers,

Twenty Six 
Dogs a Drooling,

Delightful Donors,

Plump Pigs a Plundering,

Goats a Butting,

Twenty Two 
Sheep in Need of Sheering,

Twenty One 
Chickens a Cackling,

Puppies a Pooping,

Rebellious Roosters,

Litter Challenged Kitties,

Emus Escaping,

Dangerous Ducklings,

Peaceful Pigeons,

Peacocks Plotting,

Humans Helping,

Temperamental Turkeys

Pouting Pussies,

Crotchety Creaking Canines,

Grumpy Geese,

Kicking Kittens,

Guinea Fowl Freeloading,

Lizards a Lazing,

Guinea Pigs a Gnawing,

Elderly Equines,

Burly Bossy Bovines,

Rabbits a Mating,

and a
Chukar in a Cherry Tree.

YOU are

that makes
OUR Christmas BRIGHT

Please put
a penny in our old cat’s hat!

Thank you,
Vincent D. Cat and Duke Thomas Peabody

... with your support we’ve been able to save so many animals ... it’s only with your continued support that we can continue to care for them each and every day ....  Thank you for your kind and generous support for food, medicine, doctors, cleaning supplies ... and love !!

Without YOU

none of us would be here

celebrating Christmas this year !!
THANK YOU !!!!!!
Your donations saved every one of us and will keep us all alive the rest of this year and into 2015 .... we pray.  Please HELP US as we stock our pantries for another winter at Rikki’s Refuge  !!!!   Take the Opie Pledge and promise to work each and every day to make the planet just a little bit better.  If the pictures of the animals you have saved in this issue have made you smile, please take a few moments to make a donation so we can keep them smiling!!! 


PS I want you to know something very important.  We always spend your funds very wisely and frugally.  We buy the basic necessities, we buy generic in bulk, volunteers drive many miles, donating the cost of gas, to get the best deals, we use day old produce, recently expired products, others left over construction materials and recycled products. 

We don’t need luxury, we don’t need the best ... we just want to save lives and create a world of happiness and contentedness.

When we can meet our basic needs, we are happy ... so very happy.

Thank YOU for making that happen.

Join us on
Rikki’s Web Site:
Help the Animals:
   our thrift store
   Location:  3503 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22408  
   Phone:     540-891-5300
   Hours:     10 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday
              noon - 5 pm - Sunday

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