Yesterday when I got home, I didn't feel too great. I took my laptop and stretched out on the bed and did a little facebooking, blog commenting, lolcat viewing, etc. Kitty Boss came and snuggled up with me, something unusual for her (she's a Daddy's girl) but she's been doing it a lot lately. Later, I felt a little better and I talked with Honey for a while, watched some funny vids he'd dvr'd, and played on the 'puter some more. It was late when I remembered I needed to print off some stuff for a friend. Since Honey was going to bed, I took my 'puter back to my office, found the info and printed it (yay wireless printers!). While I was doing that, Kitty Boss starting doing her doggie impression. She'd found something and was doing that little chirpy/meow thing.
She'd found a spider! I had been adding information to a stack of notebooks that Co-Teacher and I keep old lesson plans and art/craft/science ideas in. I'd placed the stack in front of one of my bookcases-I had more pages to add. She was chasing the spider back and forth behind them. I was tickled at her behavior and the way she was chirping/meowing (it's really cute). Even after I'd disposed of the spider, Kitty Boss was looking for it, standing guard, waiting for it to come out of its hiding place...still chirping and meowing.
I don't know if it was a wolf spider (middle pic) or a hobo spider (above) but either way, it's dead. I don't show any mercy to a spider in my house. Outside, I'll leave them alone. My little Kitty Boss was looking out for her mommy. I know, you probably think I'm projecting. But I used to have a cat named Boo who would bring me something every time she went hunting, a gift, if you will. After she'd eaten(?) her share, she would bring me-mice, rats, rabbits, frogs, snakes, birds... It is possible that I'm actually right and Kitty Boss is making sure critters either stay out or get caught....don't you think?