July 16, 2005 - 12:38 am 2 Comments

Tonight I went to the mall and when I came home, hub told me to check out the five-legged creature in the jar on the counter. Another brown recluse, looked like, and the cats had had their way with it. That’s not the distressing part, really – we have had several recluses in the house and I’ve blogged about them before. Just search the blog for ‘recluse’.

The distressing part is that we thought it was dead and were trying to get a good picture of it to verify the eye pattern (recluses have three sets of two eyes, and copycats don’t), so hub put it on a paper plate and set up a tripod to take the picture, then we took the kids to put them in bed. While I was upstairs sitting with them, hub offered to go get me the new Harry Potter book (yes, I am a geek) and so he was gone by the time I came down. I went to look. No spider on the plate. No spider in the jar. No spider anywhere I can see. Where is the spider? Did it get flushed? Torched? Play dead and skitter off?

I don’t know.

That’s distressing.

2 Responses to “Distressing”

  1. Morahtrish Says:

    I must be a geek too….I was one of the crowd standing in line and cheering at 12:01 AM when the book went on sale. Didn’t dress up though. My eleven year old said she would have; the 13-yr-old said she wouldn’t have come if we had.

  2. JenBen Says:

    I’m not going to your house for dinner until you find it 😉