Thursday, January 25, 2018

January 23, 2018


Opie's Diary of Daily Doings at Rikki's Refuge

                                                                                                               photo compliments of Doug Deal
Good Morning Bovine Boulevard !

                                                                                                              photo compliments of Doug Deal
Good Morning Peacock !

                                                                                                              photo compliments of Doug Deal
The turkeys take center stage .....  see curly goose to the left ?

                                                                                            photo compliments of Clarence Deal
Smoky Joe looks down on hoomans every chance he gets.

                                                                                                 photo compliments of Clarence Deal
Goosie Goose helps to clean his pool

                                                                                                         photo compliments of Clarence Deal
Now I've helped clean my swimming pool, its time to swim !!! 

                                                                                                         photo compliments of Clarence Deal
I use this litter box - you use that one .....

                                                                                            photo compliments of Katie Terrill
It IS the Goat Cart, right?

                                                                                                          photo compliments of Rick Sharp
Boxed up purrfectly and ready to go !!   Come out and adopt YOURS today !!

                                                                                                              photo compliments of Rick Sharp
Beauty gets her beauty sleep !

                                                                                                                                                                photo compliments of Paul Erhard
Superman is ready to go .... but goats are not moving .....  How will Superman get to Fancy Feast Store?

                                                                                                   photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Goose and Bub .... the inseparable odd couple !

                                                                                                             photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Cindy answered sanctuary manager Doug's pleas for help and came out with a truck load of livestock feed !!  Thank you Cindy .. you're our hero !!!!

Question: How do your cows stay warm?  I know cats and dogs and sheep grown thick winter coats, but what about cows, I've never seen one with thick lush fur?
                                                                                                            photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Answer: Take a closer look!!!  Cows grow much thicker fur in the winter.  Curly too.  See the spots that look ... well sort of licked down ... they groom by licking their and each other's fur !!!
                                                                                                           photo compliments of Katie Terrill

                                                                                                           photo compliments of Katie Terrill

                                                                                                             photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Hi Lyn !!!!   Thank you !!!  What kind of goodies did you bring for us today ?

                                                                                            photo compliments of Katie Terrill
I'm tellin ya, there better be some cat food in there .....

                                                                                                                photo compliments of Doug Deal
Mid day we had some spectacular cloud formations.  Did you get outside to see them?

Do you wonder about where I live? 
                                                                                                                        photo compliments of Opie
It's kind a like this ....  you can look at us on google maps by going here

Move the map around till you see Barr Ln and Quarterhorse Ln touching Constitution Hwy ..... you might have to make it smaller now to see all of us ..... Quarterhorse is on our west side, and Barr Ln on the east and kind of down the middle of our property .... follow both of them all the way down .... you'll see creeks way back there .... our land continues on the other side of the creeks. Now go back up towards Constitution Hwy and keep going east from Barr Ln .... you'll see McNeal Ln ... that's the eastern boundary of our land ....... now zoom out so you can see it all and go into satellite mode.

See all the cleared area around Quarterhorse and Barr Ln, that is all the part of the Refuge we have our domestic and farm animals living on .... about 100 - 150 acres .... then all the woods surrounding that is Rikki's too .... another 300-350 acres for wild animals!

It's easy to get lost out here !!!!   When you take a tour, you're walking 2-3 miles around to visit with all of us, that's why it takes hours to have a tour !!!!

What does it take to feed YOUR animals ..
                                                                                            photo compliments of Opie
An itty bitty scoop?  A little scoop?  A medium scoop? 
A big scoop?  A bucket !  A big bucket ! 
A giant tote ?

                                                                                                              photo compliments of Doug Deal
Or do you have to take off the front loader ....  break out the forks .....  load up ..... and feed your animals !!!!
                                                                                                              photo compliments of Doug Deal
Everything at Rikki's is a BIG job !!!!

                                                                                                               photo compliments of Doug Deal
Good night !

Love, Opie 

thank you for making it all possible !

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