Ah, August. When the giant spiders come out...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It's one of the ways I know that summer is coming to an end.

The inevitable appearance of a massively huge spider, sauntering across my bedroom floor. You can practically hear it's spider thoughts - "I AM HUGE! I HAVE FEASTED ON THE FLESH OF A MILLION FLIES! FEAR ME MORTAL!"

And I do. While I look at the rabbit and the cat to do something about this beast in our midst.

I am not sure what I expect the rabbit to do, exactly. I mean there aren't tales of rabbits eating their body weight in spiders or anything. And the cat is still pretty disgusted at the whole "I now have to tolerate a fucking rabbit" issue, so she's not exactly inclined to help me out.

Although she will decide to sleep in the grass basket I bought for the rabbit. To annoy the rabbit and dare her to come over and do something about it.

But they are not my problem right now. That spider is my problem.

I watch it. It watches me.

For a very long time.

By the time I get up and move carefully A---L----L--- away around the other side of the bed ( so as to not alert it to my homicidal intentions) it has taken off.

Great. Now I have a crazed giant spider loose in the room.

So I do what I do best. I go back to my bed and wait. A few days later I find it's carcass - shriveled and shaped like an old woman's spiky broach.

I sweep it up into the dustpan with the runaway rabbit poops, waiting for the end of summer.

I am involved in this project - Pictures and Pie A picture a day, for a whole year. I have been inspired and awed by the output of the group of women in merely three days. It will be a beautiful year

3 Baleful Regards:

velocibadgergirl said...

That is a big bunny! I bet she could almost hold her own against La Chat.

Mitzi Green said...

totally. hate. spiders.

soooooo scary.

hey, nothing can have that many legs and NOT be of the devil.

speaking of, LA CHAT! how i've missed you!

Jaelithe said...

Okay, someone needs to remind that cat that it is just a cat's JOB to capture spiders. Or at least to play with them mercilessly until they die.

Maybe she did do that latter, actually. Just not when you were looking.

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