Friday, February 03, 2012

Sam, Jan and Champis

Oops!  I just went from no photo to 3 of the same photo of my handsome face.  Wonder why Blogger can't count?  I can.

Oh, sorry, I'm Sam.  And before I post the next photo - which I hope to only see one copy of - I want you to know it was not my fault.  I had nothing to do with it.  Jan has been known to call me Brick Butt, Stone Head, or a few other choice names that mean I am a very large dog of rock solid bone and muscle when I collide with something (usually her) but this is not a black eye and I did not cause it.  We got that straight?  I am totally, completely and entirely freaking INNOCENT!

Now, this is what Jan's eye looked like for most of a week. Icky.  Ugly.  And hard to see through.  So if she wrote anything strange or unintelligible to you, she was probably trying to hold a compress on her right eye with her left hand while she typed blindly. (It's hard to see with a compress over one eye and a hand over the other - or so she claims.)
She can see what mischief we're getting into now, so we assume her eye is better.  Sigh.  It was such fun to be able to get away with things for a week. 

We have a really fun video for any of you who haven't yet met Champis, the sheep-herding rabbit. He (she?) is ambitious and keeps those sheep moving.  Enjoy!

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We recently ran across a blog requesting donations to help their animals using a paypal account. What struck us was it was set up for $1 donations only.  A year or two ago we used to see a lot of private and non-profit sites asking folks or furries to donate just $1.  Thankfully, we haven't run across this practice for a while, but if it still exists, we urge you to not participate.  We're not knocking the sites or questioning their legitimacy.  What we do question is their sanity.. It is not a cost effective donation.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Paypal charges a fee in these transactions, approximately 3% plus 30 cents for each transaction.  That means the person or group you donate that lone dollar to receives only - lets see, multiply by .... - I think it's 67 cents on each dollar.  Paypal receives a third of your donation!  And if there are any other fees, such as Over The Border -  No matter how you slice it, that is an expensive one dollar donation!

Please note:  DO NOT PANIC! We are ONLY talking about a SINGLE dollar, a ONE dollar donation. You know, $1.00.  We are not even remotely referring to anything over $1 where the 30 cents + 3% becomes more reasonable.  

We are still horribly "uncomfortable" with a paypal donate button on our blog because of the number of accounts they have shut down over it, so we have made our own contribution graphic.    If one clicks on the mailbox, the magic email address will open.  :)


ABBY said...

Mom used to sell on eBay. She hated how PP would change things. Frequently. Well it wasn't PP it was really eBay. She doesnt have very good things to say about eBay. Oh dear Jan we are so sorry about your eye. WE hope you are better.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Look at that eye!!! YIKES! I bet a squirrel did that!

3 doxies said...

Jan wrote her was gonna gives a million dollars and some, is dat not true?

Dat eye looks VERY painful. I hope her is betters. I'll be on da look out furs dat squirrel.

PS: I would post 3 fotos of myself just because.

Katie Isabella said...

My gosh, your eye looks like mine did once when I swear..I really DID run into a door edge.

Good to know about Pay Pal and the dollar thing. Thanks for the heads up. xox

Two French Bulldogs said...

yikes..our paws are crossed for your mom
Benny & Lily

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Does Mom have a new camer? She sure took some (neat) odd pictures.

CATachresis said...

Rabbit herding sheep! now I've seen everything!!! Will have to share on facebook!

That eye looks nasty! Hope it is much better now x

Can't understand the paypal thing? Seems illogical.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Ouch poor eye!

Hilary said...

Your poor eye... ouch

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie send Jan lots of purrs and hugs and hope her eye gets better!

Take care

Hannah and Lucy said...

Jan that looks very ouchie - we hope it gets better quickly or else exeryone will think you've been taking up boxing!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Rumpydog said...

Jen still has a scar on her face from where I took a chunk out with a nail while we played. woo woo woo!

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Thanks for the info on the dollar donation and PP. Sure hope your mom's eye is all well very soon. That looks like quite and ouchy! hugs and nose kisses

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That'll do, bun. That'll do.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! Your poor Mommy! That must be awful!
We uses Paypal - reluctantly, but it is the best of all the solutions out there. eBay, now that's a whole other story.
Me lived the bunny!

Bengal Business said...

The eye of your momzz lokks terrible but your eyes look beautiful Sam!

pee ess Hoope your momzz eye looks better soon

Purrs Lars and Odin

The Thuglets said...

Crikey..Jan's eye looks painful! We hope it is soon mended..pawscrossed.

Have a good weekend
Big Nose POkes
The Thugletsx

Tristan and Crikey said...

Thank you so much for the Happy Birthday wishes! I'm soooooo blessed to have furriends like you:) I'm so touched that you haven't forgotten about me.


Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh my--your eye! We is glad to hear it is better! LOVE the rabbit moovie and we are sure Sam is completely INNOCENT! Just look at that little face!!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

We hope your mommy's eye is doing better, ouch!!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Those khats are at it again ;-)

PeeEssWoo: We had shared the Herding Bunny with others - it was too khute! I wonder what would happen if the bunny tried to herd some Siberian 'sheep'