I received a very kind “Thank you” email from The John Aspinall Foundation today. I’ve been donating ten whole English pounds to them for a while now and this is the first time they’ve sent me anything. Not that they need to but I was starting to feel as if they’d forgotten about me.
Why give money to The John Aspinall Foundation? Well, it’s mainly the work that they do to protect gorillas. These gentle creatures are significantly more deserving of charity than most humans…at least most humans that I’m aware of. Although The Hildy insists on giving money to human charities as well. She has much more charity in her heart than I do. This is probably why she works with the dregs of society while I work with machines. Machines are predictable and clean (even if they can catch viruses) and there’s no maliciousness about them. People do horrible things that make me hate them.
The Hildy told me that one of her clients’ 12 year old daughter has contracted an SDT. This is probably from her client’s boyfriend. It isn’t the worst thing that she’s told me about her clients but it is the most recent. Anyway that’s probably something that you don’t want to hear about so I’ll go back to talking about apes.
Apparently that nice Dermot O’Leary is off to do a documentary about endangered gorillas and illegal hunting of them in Africa soon. I think he’s working on some telebox program or other at the moment but he’s off to the Congo when it’s over.
*Yes, I do know that gorillas and other apes are not monkeys. The title was just for effect.