Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spider Friend

This is Spider Friend. He is the spider that sits outside our front door. At first I wanted to kill him but then Wyatt convinced me that he would eat all the bugs that might otherwise be in our house. And my only rule is to kill spiders/bugs that are IN my house - so I couldn't break my rule. He was in "his" house - outside. So he remains watching guard at our front door. Though I am a bit annoyed. I think he invited all of his spider friends over for a party because there are three or four spiders surrounding the outside of our apartment. I think he took a bit of advantage of our generosity...

When we came home tonight we noticed he was crunched in a ball on the ceiling - and not in his usual middle of his web position. So Wyatt said maybe he was dying and he needed food. So Wyatt smashed a bug with his hand and threw it at Spider Friend's web. And Spider Friend ran from his crunched position to the bug and quickly wrapped it into a bug burrito. So I guess we're feeding Spider Friend now....

3 comments:

Jeanna said...

I didn't think spiders wanted to be hand fed, that is interesting. We have spiders too and I have the same rule, only kill the ones on the inside. The other day we had a MASSIVE spider indoors and Harold got the broom out and shepherded it outside. ICK! I would have killed it, but it was so stinking big it would have been super gross. Good luck with spider friend, I hope he figures out which side his bread is buttered on.

josette said...

my rule is...if the spider has any potential of coming into my house...ANY potential at all...then i KILL the spider. DEATH TO ALL SPIDERS!!

Abbie said...

You are better than I am. I wouldn't allow Scott to feed, nor really keep a spider around our place. Cold weather comes and suddenly he'd be sleeping in our bed.