Thankfully, I have gotten to a point in life, where animals are not concerned, that I can laugh at these two. Seriously. And, I think my laughter is shared by many who visit said URLs. I can't blame people for needing money. Goodness knows, I need some too- oil and hay to purchase, which is starting me at the face, and what I wake up to each morning.... Sometimes, I hear people tell me I should put a contribute button on my blog... But, you know what? If I have to beg for money to pay basic bills, or, as some would have you believe, for a blog (which, by the way, blogger is free), um, then, I need to do something wherein I cut back my bills or up my income, legitimately.. Pledge drive? Seriously? Really? Like PBS? My kind of pledge drive is selling something I own, or eating more PB/J for dinner. My contributions are when someone opens a door for me at Dunkin Donuts, or maybe gives me an extra helping of desert... Things are tight everywhere. Grain for the animals is not cheap, I pay twice what others do for hay, and on top of that, taxes are increasing every year. It's tight. Yep, that I know. But, please, do not get sucked into donating to either of these causes, because they do not write for US, they write because they like to write- they are writers, after all, and without people jumping to donate, they may actually have to get a REAL JOB like the rest of us. Imagine that.