Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 - Opie's Diary of Daily Doings at Rikki's Refuge
                                                                                            photo compliments of Doug Deal
Good morning Animals !!!!!

                                                                                            photo compliments of Lauren Todd
On the way to the speuter clinic !!!  Four not so happy cats!!  Luna, Merry, Lil Girl and Misty.

Almost at the speuter clinic .... more than an hour of driving to get there ... just turning on to their road ..... 4 scared and hungry kitties ..... and they call .... uh oh the doc called in sick we have to reschedule for Thursday .....

Ohhhhhhh nooooooo ...... how do I explain that to my patients .... first let me stop at 7/11 and get them something to eat ..... then they can ride all the way back home ..... and we'll do it again on Thursday !!!

Ohhhh I'm so sorry little ones .... this is not your "Welcome to Rikki's" week I'd planned.

Sunny today, and not to awfully cold, but not very warm either.  Expecting snow tonight ...  ugghhh  ....   So today most of our time will be spent getting ready for that.

We like to stock up extra supplies at each neighborhood and every station.  Why?  Cus it can take a lot longer to walk back and froth to storage areas in snow .... if it's deep you gotta lift your legs so much higher to walk .... and if it's just a little, it can get mighty slippery !!!  You don't want to be carrying cases of canned food or 50 pound of feed and slip and fall !!!  You could spill it all !!!

Cindy came out to help out and visit the animals.  Cindy is our Dog Diva ... aka Director of Dogs.  She loves dogs.  And everybody else !!

Boomer is a special friend
                                                                                            photo compliments of Cindy Wright
And so is Buddy
                                                                                            photo compliments of Cindy Wright

Feeling surrounded................
                                                                                            photo compliments of da Hooman
catchin up on paper work...   That's Neeka on the floor, Sandy in the chair, Spartan on desk, Outdoor on puter!

A little cuddle time in the sunshine before the possible snow

                                                                                            photo compliments of Doug Deal
Thank you momma Cindy

                                                                                            photo compliments of Doug Deal
for the new straw before the snow

I see a house that needs painting?  Where are YOU ?  The strips on the window are that kind of heavy plastic you see on warehouse doors to keep the cold out.  They come off in nice weather.

Does this sky look like snow ?
                                                                                            photo compliments of Doug Deal
Let's keep our paws crossed for NO SNOOOOOO tonight !!!

Love, Opie 

January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018 - Opie's Diary of Daily Doings at Rikki's Refuge
                                                                                                photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Another cold one ....  even the emus want to snuggle this morning !!!

Honors says ANY day is a great day for treats from visitors !!
                                                                                           photo compliments of Cindy Wright
Bella says ME TOO !!!! 
                                                                                              photo compliments of Cindy Wright
Bella was a premarin colt, used in the pharmaceutical biz and discarded as trash ....  

Do hoomans still take pills made out of PREgnant MARe urINe?
Don't believe me that where the name premarin came from and that is just what it is and it's made as medicine for hoomans?  Just ask Wikipedia !

I wonder how many hoomans look up the drugs that are recommended to them?  Do they research what they are made out of, how they are made and .... geesh ...  the likely side effects?   Do they look into natural plant based alternatives?  I know, I know ... not everything can be fixed with an old fashioned tried and true, tested and used safely for hundreds of years, natural remedy .....   but so so so much can !!!  

Be careful with your body ...  you only got one this time round ... feed it well and care for it ....  and learn about the stuff you gonna put in it !!

That's why I only eat Fancy Feast ....  It's good and safe for me !!!

Yikes ....   this picture got stuck and didn't show up the other day !!!!

Remember that nice load of nums we got from Purina?
Here's the wonderful hoomans who did all that long long long drivin for us !!!! 
                                                                                           photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Lori & Patrick, Thank you

This morning Lyn messaged she was coming out
                                                                                                          photo compliments of Katie Terrill
and her nephew Austin came too.  On the way they stopped at our thrift store, Re-tail, to pick up the things that had been donated for the Refuge. 

Did YOU know that if you don't want to come all the way out to Rikki's, you can drop off donations for us at Re-Tail in Fredericksburg?  Yup ... food and everything !!!!   And a nice volunteer like Lyn will bring it to Rikki's. 

And be sure to drop off donations for us to sell in the store too !!!!    Be like most our fans, drop off a few things, go home with lots more treasures you find to buy !!!!

It was a beautiful sunny day and it we got to share hugs and smiles with Lyn and Austin.
                                                                                                   photo compliments of Lyn Hamlett
This load had something for everyone!

Livestock feed, dog and cat food, rabbit food, a space heater, cleaning supplies, hand warmers...
                                                                                            photo compliments of Katie Terrill
thank you to Lyn, Austin, and all who donated. The need never ends.
                                                                                              photo compliments of Katie Terrill
Love, Opie