Friday, September 5, 2008

More Pets?

A large furry friend.
Hello there, Mr Spider!
Did you come to play?

Yikes, he moves so quick!
Big eyes when he comes too close.
Will he crawl on me?

Tarantula, eek!
My little boys think he's cool!
Mommy's not so sure!

Of course, there's this guy.
Lives in our aquarium.
A big wolf spider.

What about this one?
Tarantula? Wolf spider?
I am not sure which!

I love Arizona living, except for the creepy crawlers that share our land. What's a mom to do? This is my buggy life. We found all three of these eight-legged friends in our yard this week!

I remember in graduate school, I had some little tiny bugs in my apartment in San Francisco from construction going on in the neighborhood. I called the owner several times and I was freaking out... If only I knew then what I know now, those bugs were nothing. All these spiders are probably some kind of bad karma due to me driving my landlord crazy!

I try not to analyze it too much, or think about what else might be out there...  

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Go ahead and click on the photos it you want a closer look at these new pets!

28 comments:

maggie's mind said...

Oh, wow. I have no clue about identifying them, but, yep, pretty much EEK!

Elle said...

cute post - love your boy's big eyes

Greyscale Territory said...

The horror and delight mixed together in the boys' eyes is just brilliant! And spiders of any kind give me the total creeps! I freeze!

Lisa said...

Looks a little like a wolf spider to me. But then again at my house, I wouldn't of waited around that long to find out. He would of been smooshed under a shoe =)

I love animals...I really do LOL

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

hate spiders - yuk!
my son would go nuts over those spiders!!(in a good way)

cacklinrose said...

A boy's delight to be sure. I however will be skeeved out for the rest of the day.

Cecily R said...

That is BIG spider...I think finding that one in our house would send my husband straight to a hotel. He is such a spider wuss!!

Your boys look like they are in little boy HEAVEN.

Amanda said...

That gives me the shivers just thinking about it! Spiders are so creepy!

CrackerJacks said...

Spiders are the one thing I really dislike! We have hug wolf spiders here and they love to be in the house! The black one is quite scary looking too! Great photos!

Mandy said...

Officially creeped out, and brushing myself off compulsively now. Thanks for that. ha ha!
*shudders* Oh, I could not live where you do....eeek!
Great shots, though!

Vixen said...

I can usually handle most spiders, but for some reason the 'hairiness' of tarantulas just give me the heebie jeebies.

Supercool Hotmama said...

Oooh! Creepy! We had tons of huge Wolf Spiders in our cabin at girl's camp this summer. At least 8 every night! Two of the leaders refused to sleep in there and went to sleep in their Suburban! (Chickens.)

Sharon said...

Nice! I love to see kids get so excited about something new. You can just see the fascination in their eyes.

tommie said...

eeks! that gave me the eeebie jeebies.

We used to have tarantulas when we lived in OK.

Thanks for visiting my story.

Shellie said...

My boys love spiders, we need to move south!

wineymomma said...

If my first comment really didn't get eaten then delete this one...otherwise...Moved from one of the least buggy places in the country to one of the most and not enjoying it so much...especially since Lullibell is TERRIFIED of anything with more legs than the dog!

MamaGeek said...

Holy CRAP you weren't kidding!

These were AWESOME shots - they totally made me wigle in my seat!

Genny said...

Oh man. This gave me the willies. You are one brave mom. I don't like spiders!

I loved your comment today at my blog...you must have such wonderful memories from working in that home!

scrappysue said...

i'm not that afraid of spiders, but i wouldn't spend THAT much time photographing them either!!! lol

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I as SO scared of spiders!

Chris said...

Yes, you definitely don't want to think to much about it -- or the scorpions, or the gila monsters, or the rattlesnakes or...
That's what's great about Arizona, the creatures are so much more poisonous, than other places.
Great shot of the tarantula.

Joyce said...

As a child in Phoenix, I loved the tarantulas, but early learned to watch out for black widow spiders and scorpions. I enjoyed catching snakes, and was taught how to distinguish poisonous from non-poisonous.

I'm glad your children are enjoying the spiders!

ya ya's mom said...

ewwwww, spiders! thanks for visiting my blog. and today was a better day!

Susan said...

Ewwww...eeek....yikes! You just confirmed for me that I can NEVER live in Arizona. I am a TOTAL spider wuss.

Golightly said...

You get the "rockin mama" award for getting that close for pictures and having one live in your house! My 3-year-old wants one.

Nope, not gonna happen.

storyteller said...

Ah … boys and spiders … such a wonderful combination! Fun ‘illustrated’ Haiku today! Thanks for dropping by mine at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Um, yeah, I HATE. SPIDERS!

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

wow cool photos.... we get some whopper spiders here too.. and plenty of other creepy crawlies too!