Thursday, September 11, 2014

Good Morning Good News !!!! September 12, 2014

C is also for Cat Show -- Rikki’s was at the National Capital Cat show last weekend where we caught up with many friends we see once a year.

We need your help at other events.   Here’s what’s coming up.

Eat Pizza at CiCi’s for Rikki’s
Meet and Kiss the World Famous Indigo !!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
11 am - 5 pm

Saturdays, September 13, 20, 27, 2014

Saturdays, September 13, 20, 27, 2014

Sundays, September 14, 28 and October 12, 26, 2014

Rikki’s Refuge will be at the Fredericksburg Pet Show
Saturday and Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014 
SATURDAY 9/20/14 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fredericksburg Expo Center
2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Rikki’s Refuge will be at the 18th Annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
located at Lee Park in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia

Rikki’s Refuge 6th Annual Benefit 5K Race / Walk
(bring your well behaved, all species friendly, leashed friend)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
9:00 AM
at beautiful Lake Anna State Park
Your entry fee of $25.00 (or $30.00 on race day) will help the over 1200 animals who call Rikki’s Refuge their home. Checks should be made to Rikki’s Refuge. Donations of pet food and/or other supplies are welcome.
Awards will be presented to the first male and female finisher and the first 3 in each age group (19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-up). Also the team with the most runners/walkers. All pre- registered runners are guaranteed a T-Shirt. The race will be held rain or shine.
The race is sponsored by: Patterson’s Construction, Ed’s Awards & Engraving, VA Runner, Lake Anna State Park, Giant Food Stores, Meadows Farms, and The REACH program.
Entry Forms can be picked up at: VA Runner, Ed’s Awards & Engraving, Giant Food Stores, 360 Feeds or email for more information.


Of course you can always come out and visit us at any of the shows. 

Being our support personnel is really helpful.  There’s lots to do to have a successful show. 

Getting ready.  Packing up supplies, cleaning cages and car seats and thinking of all the last details.  Did you pack enough Fancy Feast for the day?  And the litter and scoop and bag and wet wipes and all the other things I might need? 

Getting the supplies and critters to and from the shows can be a big job too.  We go to events in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Orange, Shenandoah, Luray, Winchester and even more fun places when we’re invited.

Setting up our booth takes a few dedicated early risers to unpack and make everything look nice before the opening bell rings!

During the events, we need lots of folks 
there hoomaning the booth. 

        Some to sell our merchandise. 

Cuz every dollar of stuff we sell is four more meals for the animals ...  so this is very important.  And we have so much cool stuff !!!

So Close And Yet ......   dang I Need Thumbs

A Boy’s Gotta Eat To Keep Up The
Strength To Hug and Kiss Fans ....

 Other folks catsit or dogsit or goatsit  to make sure we’re safe.  Every one of us who goes to a show needs a full time sitter to make sure we are safe.  You’ll introduce the spokescritters and then let us run the show doing our kissin and huggin.  Or you’ll introduce adoptable kitties and dawggies and see if there’s a match.

Ron guards Opie

Andy protects Socrates

Opie Hugs .....

Opie Kisses .....

And we take lots of brochures and handouts.  We want people to know about Rikki’s cuz most people who do, want to help us.  They want to help feed us or pay or doctor bills or buy us electricity.  They want to help us scoop poop and fix fences. 

Ken answers questions about Rikki’s Refuge

Socrates hands out flyers

Andy shares stories about he cats and dogs he’s adopted from Rikki’s Refuge

Alanna talks about why she supports Rikki’s Refuge

Autumn-Skye Booth, Mrs Virginia 2014 and a member of Rikki’s Refuge’s Board, and her daughter Alanna Port, Miss Virginia Collegiate 2014, attract a lot of attention for Rikki’s at events !!!

It’s ok if you can’t answer all the questions, if it’s your first time at an event.  Just tell folks what you know and you’ll learn more as you go along.  If you get a hard question from somebody, you can ask another volunteer there to help out with the answer !!!!   

So sign up NOW at to help us at one of these upcoming events !!!    Pleaz?  We have SO much fun !!!

Robyn and Ken show off the Official Rikki’s colors, Sage and Purple

Oh my gosh ....  THAT cat just told my daughter she NEEDED the most expensive thing here ......

What’s that lady up to?  She’s got a scary gleam in her eyes ......

Huggin’, kissin’, lovin’, THAT’S in my Spokes Cat contract ......  I don’t recall seeing modeling ?

The Iams Spokes Kitty competes 
against Opie for the Most Laid Back Cat


We are in second place as one of the Top Ten Finalist in the Tractor Supply Company’s RESCUE MY RESCUE PHOTO CONTEST!    The grand prize?  $10,000!!   

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The contest winners are chosen by VOTES.  It is free and easy and you can vote every 24 hours.  The contest runs through Sunday, September 14 at midnight!  The final prize winners will then be announced on Wednesday, September 17, the first day of the Tractor Supply Company Pet Appreciation Week (PAW).

AND you can come see us at The Orange, Virginia, Tractor Supply on Saturday September 20th from 10 am - 2 pm !!  Please VOTE for us so Tractor Supply will be featuring US as their WINNER !!!!!    Thank you !!    Click here to VOTE

Please get your Shelter Challenge VOTE in EVERYDAY!! 
this contest runs thru 9/21 and allows daily, sometimes twice daily, votes !!!  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  ...  Just go to this link
and enter Rikkis Refuge (no ‘ ... see ??)  in VA in the USA and that’s it !! Thank you

... 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 have been alive

to enjoy this beautiful summer !!

THANK YOU !!!!!!
Your donations have saved the lives of every animal featured here today !!!!   AND your donations are giving them happiness today !!!   Pledge to work each and every day to make the planet just a little bit better.  Please make a donation in honor of the animals you have loved to give everyone here a happy tomorrow !!! 


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