This spider has been hanging out by our garage entryway for weeks now. My husband wants to kill it. I prefer to think of her as natural bug repellent and forbid him to knock her down. Besides, I'm just waiting for the day that she writes some incredible message in the web or all of a sudden the Virgin Mary appears in the middle and we get our 15 minutes of fame on the local news. Then again, we'd probably have a lot of people from all over lined up to see the Blessed Virgin in the web, and it might require me to tidy the house. And I don't know if it's really all that appropriate to charge people to see miracles of the sort. So, scratch that. I'll settle for her to just write cool messages to me instead.
I had a couple of e-mails asking about Charlotte's name after I disclosed Seka's name origin in my last post. Charlotte's racing name was Daydreaming. She ran just a couple of schooling races at a track in Kansas, but just never had the drive to run at the track. She is pretty spooky. Maybe that's why her first family named her Cobweb. When we took her to the kennel on the day SEGA took her in, we decided that it might be hard to adopt her out with a name like Cobweb. She really didn't come to it anyway (but really, do any of them). We decided that a sweet name that reminded us of spider webs (or cobwebs) was Charlotte (Charlotte's Web - get it?) and that's where she got her name. She's pictured here with our fat Boo Radley kitty.
As I write this it is the top of the 8th inning and the Red Sox lead the Rockies 4 to 1. GO SOX!
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