Mr. Spider & Big Kitty. July 2012.
I'm going to tell you something that you may think is a little weird. And I am okay with that. A week or so ago, I noticed a little spider making a home on our deck. My first thought was to brush him off but he had already done so much work to his little web that I decided to let him hang around for a bit. His web was off to the side and out of our way. If I didn't bother him, I was sure he wouldn't bother me. And hey, maybe he'll take care of some of the annoying flies buzzing about.
So now this little spider has become a part of our morning. Alice and I get up. Change diaper. Make coffee. And then we head out to the deck to see what our spider is up to. To see if he caught anything in his spindly web. To see if he's made any additions to his home. To see if he is still hanging around. I know it's only a matter of time before Mr. Spider gets picked off by a bird or takes flight with a gusty breeze. For now, though, we are enjoying his company.
Just as long as he stays out of our way. And outside, of course.
Do you think I'm crazy for letting a spider set up shop on our deck? He's just a little guy. I'm not worried. And I've always had a soft spot for all creatures. Yesterday, on our walk, Alice and I found a baby robin that had fallen from his nest. He was in a prime spot to get stepped on or get eaten by a pet so I moved him just a little. And then I gave him a teensy bit of water that had collected on a leaf. He gobbled it right up. But today, I will not be walking that way as I don't want to see what may have happened to him overnight. Too sad!