Monday, March 10, 2014

Please keep sharing for Mary the Emu

Please keep sharing for Rikki's Refuge and Mary the Emu! This case is still open and unresolved.
We are offering a $5000 reward to the person(s) who supply us with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who committed this crime. Contact us at or P.O. Box 1357, Orange, VA. 22960. We will keep the name of any informers confidential and also welcome an
onymous tips. If you prefer to deal directly with the Sheriff, you may call 540-672-1200 or 540-672-9225 for Animal Control.
Please refer to our blog for further info and photos: 

Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc.
10910 Barr Lane
Rapidan, VA. 22733


Good Morning Good News !!!! March 10, 2014

Rikkis Refuge, Rapidan, VA.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Today we’re going to have cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. But wait for’s high is going to be 67F! HOORAY! It’s going to be a fabulous day to be outside to do rounds at the refuge! A gentle breeze to ruffle my fur with winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight it’s going to be a lot milder. A few passing clouds. Low 48F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunrise: 7:31 AM Sunset 7:15 PM
Moonset: 3:38 AM Moonrise: 2:00 PM
It’s a great day to be a cat! MEOW! 


1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt

1 jalapeño, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
One bag of Frito's
1 cup leftover vegan chili, heated
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 or 2 sliced scallions
1 lime wedge (optional)
Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add jalapeño and red onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have lightly softened and are translucent and jalapeños have become dirty green, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Carefully slit open the front of the Frito's bag with a knife or kitchen shears and pull sides apart. Place bag with opening facing up in a bowl. Add half of chili and stir to combine. Top with remaining chili. Garnish with pickled onions and jalapeño rings, sliced avocado, cilantro, and scallions. Allow to sit until softened to desired texture. 

"A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes." 
~Indian Proverb~

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If you prefer, you may send your donation to Rikki's Refuge by regular mail. Send your check or money order to:

 Rikki's Refuge
PO Box 1357
Orange, VA. 22960