Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Good Morning Good News !!!! May 20, 2014

Another beautiful day in paradise !!!

Is it morning yet?
Tic Tac likes to snooze in the warm laundry, right out the dryer !!

Mandy Waiting For Her Morning Kiss

Feeling Like Little Bo Peep
......   that’s what Amy says about heading out to the fields in the morning to give Joseph Conrad, an older sheep, his arthritis meds.

Headed off to the Groomer
Kiki is on her way to get groomed this morning. That thick long hair gets lots of mats over the winter, especially on her tail and thighs, that just won't brush out. She won't let mom do the job, last time she tried, poor Kiki got such a horrible hair cut she hid under the office for weeks and was ashamed to show her face!

Nadine Rich at The Furternity, 112 Midpoint Dr, Mineral VA 23117, 804-457-4850 questions@thefurternityspa.com http://www.thefurternityspa.com will be making Kiki Beautiful today !!!

Please VOTE today and EVERYDAY!! 
Your vote today, will help to feed all the mom’s here at Rikki’s Refuge !!!!   Of course everyone is speutered and no reproduction is allowed at Rikki’s Refuge.  Many of our residents come to us already with child.  Sometimes it’s a surprise.  Sometimes their kids are born and they’ll have the privilege of living together as a family all their lives.  

The Shelter Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to help the animals with only a few clicks !!!!  Totally FREE and EASY and QUICK ....  turn your clicks into meds to prevent ticks !!!!

Please vote today and every day thru June 29 !!!   Just go to this link http://www.shelterchallenge.com/web/charityusa/nomineehome?userId=53331&nomineeId=17448
and enter Rikkis Refuge (no ‘ ... see ??)  in VA in the USA and that’s it !! Thank you

Poor Mr. Peacock
One of yesterday's ventures was catching a peacock with a hurt toe !!!!! It's an all hands on deck .... or should I say all feet running .... thing !!!! He's got to get meds once a day and his foot soaked several times a day ..... he doesn't think much of this !!!!

PLEAZ I need Fancy Feast Pate
For my friends in the hospital.  It’s easier to get them to eat when they are sick and easier to mix special meds and vitamins in.   

By the way, you don’t think I’m fat, do you?  Mom’s restricting my diet again to get me ready for summer ....  it’s not like I’m gonna wear a swim suit or nothin ......      I promise to give all Fancy Feast Pate to my pals and not to take a bite .......     Did I just say that?

Look who moved in !!!!
This lovely young gentleman just joined Piggy Paradise at Rikki’s Refuge on Friday..... and the ladies are happy !!!!!   Before he can meet his new friends face to face, he’ll have to be neutered.  He’d been a stray and was impounded.  He got the name Mr. Chops ....  but we think he needs a new name.  What do you think suits this cute little guy?

you share with me, and I’ll share with you
try this wonderful vegan recipe today

Raffle tickets are on sale now!!!!

This is a 2009 Honda Rebel CX250, and has 3540 miles on it. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. The drawing will be held at noon on July 4, 2014. Watch it in action! 

This motorcycle could be YOURS for $5 .... you heard me right ... that's the price of a raffle ticket ..... available at Re-Tail

Tickets can be purchased at Re-Tail, by phone if you call Re-Tail with credit/debit card information, or by mail sent to Re-Tail.  Raffle tickets cannot be sold they payments on paypal.  Sorry ....  We’re looking into other on-line options.

Winner will have to pick bike up at Re-Tail in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA.

Bubbles got her very own furever home this week !!!

Memorial Day Mow The Most Contest !!!
Will YOU come out on Memorial Day and Help Mow?  We’ve got 100 acres to mow, oddles of animal enclosures, miles of fence line to weed whack ......  BRING YOUR OWN MOWER, WEED WHACKER, BUSH HOG ......    sorry, electric ones won’t work out here !!  Gas or diesel !!   Bring your equipment and see who can mow the most !!!!      Please RSVP if you can make it !!!!   

It’s Black Snake Season !!!
They’re harmless unless you’re a mouse, but we don’t want anyone stepping on them and hurting them either !!!  No public events till every thing is mowed so we can see to step over the black snakes and not on them !!!   We need VOLUNTEER help mowing.   Not enough hours in the day for those of us who work here to keep up with the fast fast growing grass and all the fast fast running animals !!!!   So we have to put the animals first.  After all, they prefer the long grass !!!!    But us hoomans would like to see it nice and neatly trimmed!

Black Rat Snakes are good animals, keeping away other animals you might not want in your home, mice, rats, copperhead snakes and others.  Please don’t kill them.   If you must remove them from your yard, please bring them to Rikki’s Refuge for relocation.  We have lots of room for them here and we appreciate our snakes. 

May is mating season around here and the black snakes all come out to look for one another.  They can grow to 7 or 8 feet, and they don’t mature until they are 7 to 9 years old.  They lay eggs, about 6 to 24 eggs each depending on the size of the mom, and when the babies hatch, they are about 13 inches long.  Females lay eggs once a year if the weather is right, but if it’s cooler, only every two or three years.  Black Rat Snakes can live up to 30 years !!

Please don’t kill snakes in your yard.  They’re a very important part of our natural world.  If you’re worried, call a snake wildlife rehabber for information or help.  And if you feel you must remove one from your yard, please relocate to a safe place, like Rikki’s Refuge, and please don’t harm them.

Got Bush Hog?
Joe would love some help mowing Rikki’s open 100 acres.  Bring your tractor and bush hog out for some fun !!!!   Memorial Day Who Can Mow the most ??  Will YOU be the winner??

... 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 enjoying this lovely day!!

Your donations have saved the lives of every animal featured here today !!!!   AND your donations are giving them happiness today !!!   Please make a donation in honor of the animals you have loved to give everyone here a happy tomorrow !!!  www.RikkisRefuge.org/Donate 

    Opie and Timmy

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