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.  :)


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

    Take care

  9. 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

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

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. 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

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

    Have a good weekend
    Big Nose POkes
    The Thugletsx

  15. 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.


  16. 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!!

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


  18. 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'


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