I wanted to tell you about the other morning....usually the morning routine is that Paul gets up and goes to work while Vicki and I continue to snuggle. Vicki gets up about 7.00am and then goes and has a shower. Then she will get dressed, have some breakfast, do her hair (which involves a blowdryer) and thats my cue to go and sit by the back door. Vicki will then come and let me out and we go to the laundry for some breakfast and then she goes to work.
Well, the other morning, Vicki got out of the shower and found me sitting on the mat near the front door. Pretty unusual for me, because I am normally still snuggled up on the bed waiting for that hairdryer to start.
So Vicki stepped over me and continued on with her routine which was good. She stepped over me a couple of times and asked me what I was doing there but I was busy, so I ignored her.
Then Vicki wanted to give me breakfast so she opened the back door. Normally I would come running from wherever I was to get out to that laundry for some breakfast. So Vicki came over and picked me up to take me outside and what did she discover that I was hiding.....? Yep, have a look below...a Funnel Web Spider!
So Vicki was majorly freaked out. It is common for them to come in the house after rain, and we have been getting heaps of rain recently. Vicki put me down in the kitchen and just checked that yes, it was a Funnel Web. I kept looking at her and at then the spider, saying, "Look, look what I found!". I was very excited. So Vicki opened the front door and threw the rug that the spider was on, outside. She was very proud of me because she knew that I knew that she wouldn't have seen the spider and may have trodden on it. They are very poisonous and if you don't get treated, you will die from the bite. Go here for some more information on these spiders: