Sunday, 9 October 2011

Do spiders have feelings?

Do spiders have feelings...I am not sure but after watching the big one who has a web on the outside of our kitchen window, I think they might.

I wonder if they dislike the fact the a lot of people are scared of them (me included-although I am trying to overcome this and not pass on my fear to the kids).  Little spiders, money spider size or maybe a tad bigger, I can be fine with but the mahoosive house spiders-urgh!  My new method of dealing with spiders is to talk to them, explain that I understand why they are here but why they cannot stay, me, the kids or the fact that the cats will eat them, etc etc and then kindly ask them to leave.  Bizarre I know but it does seem to have a very high success rate.

Anyway back to this morning, while I was standing by the window making a brew, I was watching the big spider outside.  A little insect fly into the web and she was down on to it so quickly,  I don't know what she was trying to do with it but she dropped it!  She sat in her web and if she had shoulders they would have dropped, her head hung low she slowly and despondently climbed back up to the corner of her web.  No breakfast for her then, if she hadn't of looked so sad it would have been funny.  So am I putting human emotions onto a spider or do they have feelings and emotions...who knows?

In honour of my spider this morning I have been browsing the web (!) to see what spidery crafty things are out there and here are just a few of the shops.  Please go and see what they have to offer.

Diomo Glass

Nics Knots

Mogs Togs


Oh well, that is all for now, catch up with you all soon!