Friday, September 26, 2014

Itsy-bitsy Spider

Hello fellow science geeks! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your circumspect doggie correspondent Chester L. W. Spaniel, along with my erudite colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel. Warning! If you’re scared of spiders, don’t read this. Or, read it anyway. Maybe you just might change your mind. 

It’s that time of year again! No, not just for leaves turning pretty colors and falling off the trees onto the ground. 

Not for the cool nights with bright stars shining above. Not for the flocks of flying geese, mobs of blue jays in the morning, and colorful pumpkins everywhere.  

No, science geeks, it’s time for spiders! Big gigantic garden spiders bouncing in their huge, intricate webs. These are the ones that survived the entire summer without being eaten by birds. 

There's a leaf stuck in my web! 

Unfortunately, for some humans, just thinking about spiders brings chills and fright. There are entire horror movies about being scared of spiders. In fact, there is even a disease with a fancy Latin name, arachnophobia, that means literally fear of spiders. Here’s a most beautiful and excellent garden spider. Aren’t the markings pretty? No? It must be tough knowing you inspire dread and revulsion rather than amazement and wonder. 

Spiders are some of nature’s most successful and highly evolved predators. They eat up lots of flies and mosquitoes. That’s good, isn’t it? 

Leave me alone. I just want to eat bugs!

We doggies aren’t afraid of spiders. Running through spider infested bushes doesn’t phase us in the least. Our ghostwriter never kills spiders, although I have been know to eat them on occasion. If she finds one in the house, she’ll catch it carefully in a cup and then put it outside. 

We doggies think it’s strange that the humans are so afraid of spiders, yet think the one that appears in the movie called  “Minuscule” is absolutely adorable! What’s more, their favorite and most beloved super hero is none other than Spiderman! Go figure! 



  1. Yep. Mom isnot so fond of them and I don't even notice them. I just don't see what the big deal is ?!?!?!?

  2. If...repeat if...they were in your bed you might be scared of them, as is Growlmy...twice as a kid they were in her bed...EEEEEEEKKKKKK!

  3. Mum's not keen on spiders but Dad does save them.
    But, Mum was very disappointed at the spiders on Gwada Poop as they weren't doing their job properly and she got badly (have never seen anything like it!) by mosquitos. She's still itchy scratchy now!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. We don't have that many over here which is just as well as we are not big fans. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. I guess the humans are so afraid of spiders because some of them bite and have poisonous venom. While they are lovely to observe in their natural habitat, finding one where you weren't expecting it, like your bed, can be unnerving. I read a funny saying the other day: a spiderweb is something that, when you walk into it, instantly transforms you into a karate master. haha!

  6. Mommy says spiders give her the creepies but as long as they aren't in the house, she'll leave them alone if they leave her alone.

    Hap-Pee Saturday!