Friday, February 03, 2012
Sam, Jan and Champis
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.)
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. :)